Finding time to improve your dance skills can be really, really tough.
You may want to become a better dancer, but how can you fit 1-2 hours of dance class between work, school, a social life, and EVERYTHING else!?
Even if you can't make it to class, you can still improve your dance skills with a few simple, daily practices.
Just follow these tips to keep leveling up, every. Single. Day.
One of the best ways to start your day is with a morning stretch!
Stretching will help you improve your dancing by making you more flexible and increasing your range of motion.
It will also reduce the risk of injuries like pulled muscles.
Your routine doesn’t have to be long or intense – you just have to get your body moving.
Watch this video to learn how to (and how not to) stretch!
We also have a quick and easy stretching class you can take on STEEZY Studio!
"Muscle memory" is the ability to execute a movement without having to think about it.
You can practice muscle memory by doing doing the same technique, skill, or routine over and over again.
For example, if you want to practice certain things like isolation or hitting, take breaks during work or studying to do some drills.
Repetition will help your body remember moves and choreography, so that with enough practice, you will be able to do them automatically.
And on that note...
Have you ever watched someone do a routine they learned 5 years ago, and they do it flawlessly, like they just learned it yesterday?
It's because they didn't stop practicing when the class was over! Review pieces you’ve learned to keep them fresh in your mind.
This conditions your brain to consistently think about body placement.
Chances are, dance videos are probably what got you into the dance in the first place.
Watching is not the same as doing, but it can be just as valuable as practice.
If you watch a video with the intent to learn from it, you'll still grow as a dancer.
As you watch, think about the connections between the movements, how the choreographer interpreted certain sounds, their performance, the execution, etc.
Not sure where to start? You can always check out STEEZY's channel for the newest videos by top choreographers!
This one’s hard – I mean, who wants to give up hot cheetos and peach rings?
But poor eating habits can be detrimental when you really want to improve your dancing.
Plan your day ahead and pack some fruits or veggies. Or throw a granola bar in your bag if you’re on the go.
Junk food can give you quick bursts of energy, but will ultimately make you feel weighed down.
Healthier foods energize you more sustainably, and good eating habits will lead to better health in the long run.
That means, your body will be able to dance longer, stronger, and better!
If you can’t set aside time for a traditional class, try taking a class online with STEEZY Studio!
Each class is broken into bite-sized sections that you can take anytime, anywhere, at your own pace.
You can improve your dance skills by taking shorter classes that focus on fundamentals, or learn a whole piece by working on it, little by little, every day.
Want to see how it works? This explains it all: