5 best ways of how to find a dance partner-This works all the times

As dancers, we have all been at a place where we were in need of a partner to rock the dance floor with. This can be hard at times especially if we are new in dancing or at a specific area.how to find a dance partner

This is why it is important that we have to learn the skill of how to find a dancer partner at whichever stage of our lives we are at.

Thankfully we are living in an age where we are more engage with our potential partners since social media has made our work a bit easier.

However, we still do need to learn know the fundamental ways to go about it. In this article I will be talking about the best ways you can find the right partner for you specifically.

OK folks enough talking let’s start.

Understand the fundamentals

Before we talk about how to find a dance partner I want to first address some vital fundamentals to keep in mind always.

There are 5 key points you should always be looking in a potential partner that can help your partnership last longer and win more.

Related: How to win a dance competition

Remember this is like choosing a business part. So here they are:

  • Loyalty

Loyalty is the number character for a partner who will last. You need a partner that will always know that he or she is in debited to you.

I know this can be hard to see especially when you just met a person, however you can always do this by finding out the background about him or her.

Another way you can do this also is by asking your partner qualified questions which link to how loyal he or she was to their previous partner(s).

An example: “How many partners have you had and what was the reason you broke up?

This question checks how committed they were and it will reveal if they were the problem or their previous partner was the problem.

  • Ability

Your partner’s potential talent or skill can be a huge bonus. Please note that this does not only mean that they must be good talent wise, but this could mean they easily grasp what they are taught.

This can be found within a few days when you are doing try-outs.

  • Communication

This can also be assessed while you are engaging with the new partner to see how well and fast they communicate things to you.

This can even be that they tell you their weaknesses at the beginning. This will show how far you will go with this person.

According to Thought catalog communication is what breaks many types of relationships and sometimes above trust. Well in dancing it is no different.

So make sure you look out for these signs of communication on Thought Catalog.

  • Respect

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Again this characteristic is difficult to dictate because it is needs to be seen over time. This is the reason I say that I say try to find a little a bit of history of your potential dance partner.

  • Applied faith

Applied faith simply means that the potential partner simple does not give up easily and has a lot of faith in their dream of dancing.

This can be easily found by just asking the person many qualified questions such as the goals they have and how long they are willing to stay the course.

  • Positive mental attitude

Let’s face it you can never achieve great things with a person who is negative,but you can go through anything with a person who has a positive mindset.

This is very true for a sport or an activity like dancing, so you need a positive minded person who is always positive.

Now that we know the fundamentals now let us look us continue with ways of finding a dance partner.

1. Social media is powerful

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The first step of how to find a dance partner can be social media as it is one of the easiest.

We are living in a world whereby social media drives our lives so that is why it is the best way of how to find a dance partner. So why not use it?

Related: How to learn ballroom dance

Social media platforms are vast so it is even easier to find a partner.

Most people I know in dance have found their partners through social media.

2. Your genre-specific dance clubs

Without a doubt finding a dance partner has always been easily how to find a dance partnerdone by simply attending a dance club.

Let me ask you a question: Where are you likely to catch a shark? at a lake or in the ocean?

We all know that at the ocean

Why?

This is because while the lake also has water like the Ocean the Shark does not live there. So it is the same with dance: You can not go to a tap dancing or Latin American dance studio to find a ballroom dance partner.

I hope you get the idea I am trying to communicate here.

3. Use your networks

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You know the saying “your net worth is your network”?

Well this is true, so it is vital that you really look into people you know in dancing who might be able to be in the know how. The best thing is just to ask.

4. Go to dance websites for partner search

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There are many dance websites for searching for a dance partner on the web so you can have a feast on those.

Although most tend to be country or region specific it is good to look for one in your area.

The best way could be to type the following on google: dance partners in “YOUR LOCATION”

An example if I live in South Africa I could type; Dance partner in South Africa

If I want to narrow down: dance partners in Durban.

5. Attend competitions and look and ask around

This technique is another great one similar to going to a dance club. However, with this your chances are more magnified than ever.

This is because you see a lot of people who are watching competitions and some might be looking for a partner.

So you can use a general dance (when it is a break in between the competition) to dance with someone you have spotted in the audience.

Take home message

When it comes to finding a dance partner it involves an easy yet detailed process.

You first to need to ensure that their character is one that will take you guys far such as loyalty, Communication, respect and applied faith.

However, once you know the characteristics that are needed in a partner to be successful you than need to ensure that you use many ways to find a partner.

Fortunately these days there are many ways we can find our dancer partner like going to dance competitions and social media to name a few.

So use all these resources and I am sure you will find the best partner for your dance career.

I hope you enjoyed this article of how to find a dance partner, If you have any comments or and questions to add you are more than welcome to do so in the comment section below.

The Wdsf world championships in Russia-Things we all should know

Having competed in several wdsf world championship competitions I can say that the experience is very good experience for every national dancer to have.

When we attended the wdsf world championships in Russia, we were privileged to learn a lot from our fellow competitors in terms of conducts, practice and discipline.

We also learnt a lot about the essence of a high class ballroom dance competition and what dancers should always expect and understand.

In this article I will be unloading all the things that are vital for a couple attending a world championship competition.

Atmosphere changes to prepare for

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When attending wdsf world championships competition the chances are that you are well-informed about the fact that the atmosphere can literally compromise your dancing to some degree.

So what do I mean by atmosphere?

Well I am talking about other dancers whom you will be competing with, the audience and the dance floor.

You see all these aspects tend to intimidate many dancers especially if they have never attended a wdsf world championship or if they do not compete at an international stage often.

Trust me the nerves do kick in since you are holding the flag for your country.

The ways things are done can also confuse some people and it happens a lot.

I remember my first time representing South Africa in 2005, in Slovenia and I got position 55 out of 60 couples. At first, I thought it was a joke or I was dreaming when the results came.

This is because we were one of the couples called to do a re dance (a section to select the last couples for the next round).

When we were not called back after the re dance I started to doubt myself, because at the time I understood myself to be a top dancer in my country.

It was only after where I realized that I am competing with dancers who do this sport for a living that I relaxed my emotions.

So any new dancer can be discouraged by this if they are not aware and many people do.

Adjudication system is larger

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Not only do you have a very efficient system but there are normally 11 adjudicators which are participating in the dance competition.

This is done to ensure the results are not biased at all and that there is consistency.

Look, there might be some things that may happen without a doubt like favorisim however this system really helps eliminate this aspect somewhat.

To make it even more fair the adjudicators are swapped around in certain dances or certain rounds. So it just depends on that specific wdsf world championship.

In Russia there were 11 adjudicators and there was no swapping around, but it was fair to a large extent.

Accommodation

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As with all wdsf world championships accommodation is provided for 2 couples of each country for only two nights along with transportation and transfer fees.

Transfer fees are when you are picked from the airport upon arriving at a certain country and also leaving you are dropped of at the airport.

In Russia, we were at the Vnukovo international airport which was very near from where we had accommodation.

This is what the wdsf tries to do so that competitors do not have to travel too far to their hotel.

As far as where we stayed it was at the Moscow Trade Center and it was more than a five star to be there, so we enjoyed this luxurious place fully.

 

fortunately we did not need to travel outside to attend the competition since the competition was in the Trade Center unlike some wdsf world championships where you have to travel to the world competition.

Competition day

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When we attend the wdsf competition it was very exciting since we were ready to show case our skills we had gotten since we had done a lot of lessons from World champions a few months prior the competition.

We were able to place 30th and we were happy with the results since we were dancing with only the best professionals in the world who do dance for a living.

Can you buy dance accessories on the day?

Yes you can buy many things like shoes and ballroom dance dresses on the day and it is always guaranteed that you will get brands like BD dance shoes and supadance and if not Ray rose dance shoes.

So it is vital to have some extra cash should you wish to buy some of these.

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Conclusion

Wdsf world championships are the best competitions for dancers to weigh themselves in terms of dancing.

The adjudicating system and the atmosphere is unique and will give you a very fair advantage since you are judged solely on technique and quality of your dance.

This is the reason people always get shocked when they beat a person who is number 1 in their country since the results are always very fair.

I hope this article of wdsf world championship was helpful in giving you light how the world champions are and how they are made.

If you have any comments to add you are more than welcome to add them below and I will be more than happy to engage with you.