What Pathways can I follow?
Which Pathways can I follow?
People often wonder what they can "get" out of dancing. Well for some it is being social others might want to aspire medal dancing whilst a third is into the "sport" of it all, competions.
Social dancing is perfect for people of any age. Most dance studios offer group classes usually 8 weeks at a time for a up front nominated fee. Also some studios have a pay as you go system, work out which is best for you and choose the studio that suits your needs. Sometimes there is a free lesson or a discount for the first night also. You can participate as an individual, a couple or in a small group. Cost of tuition does vary from studio to studio, so ask before you decide to take lessons. Once you take dance lessons try to participate in any social dance cabarets that the studio may have, these are beneficial for practicing what you have learn't in class.
If you are more confident, and feel you want more of a challenge, then try a Medal Dancing Course. Participating in Medal Dancing develops better technique and improves your skills. Most Dance Studios have a Medal and Trophy awards system. The progression from Bronze to Silver and then Gold , will give you the incentive to improve your dancing skills. Medal Classes run for about a 12 week term though it also depends on when the Studio thinks you are ready to do your medal exam with your instructor. After participating on your Medal Day the achievement gained in obtaining a medal is very satisfying for the medal dancer.
Of the many people throughout the world who regularly participate in social dancing, there are some who are attracted to taking part in organized DanceSport competitions. Competition dancing is a form of DanceSport dancing that has evolved from social dancing. It attracts people who love to dance, and who have the urge to show their skill and talent in direct competition with other couples on the dance floor, and if you are ready for something a little more glamorous and exciting then it’s time to get competitive.
Which ever pathway you might want to follow, never forget the love of it all, dancing is a great way to keep fit and..... having fun!