Habits of successful dancers-What you should know as a dancer

Have you ever wondered  about the habits of successful dancers and what they involve?

If you are like most dancers I am sure you have right?

Everyone wants to be a top dancer, whether it is in ballroom or Latin American dancing or even Jazz. But did you know that there are fundamental principles that help you be a top dancer?

In this post I will be talking about habits of successful dancers and how you can put it in your dance journey.

Below is a video where I talk about these principles.

Take practice time serious

Habits of successful dancers involve, first and foremost more practice time. Practice time is  actually the most important when it comes to being a great dancer.

Each second Ballroom dancingyou are at practice you need to be dedicate at  focusing on a certain aspect of your dance.

This will assist in small growths which will accumulate to big amounts of improvements over a month and over the years.

It is basically like saving money each day in your bank account, the more you save the more money you will have in a month and ultimately over a year. More than just practicing a certain aspect ensures what you are practicing is quality and 100{14175b1f95d0f0faa387c4f6ed17908f179b141bfe6cf26d34224cd7cbf4f8b7}. Remember quality is better than quantity.

Practice long hours

Habits of successful dancers would not exist without this concept. This concepts goes hand in hand with the principle of taking practice serious.

The more a Ballroom dancingperson practices(quality) the better dancer they will end up becoming.

Look at all the top athletes in the world, they are all top because they work hard and give themselves more practice hours.

Michael Phelps even admitted that he practices nearly 365 days a year . He said he practices while people are having holidays… imagine that.

Warm ups and fitness

No dancer, in my books, should be allowed to dance without doing any warm ups. Warm ups are crucial in ensuring your body is ready to dance because if you fail to do that ultimately your body will get damaged over time. This is why people end up having cramps while dancing.

Fuel their bodies with good nutrition and Water

With any activity, to produce the maximum potential in your body it is wise to ensure it has the proper nutrition.

In dancing I would recommend eating lots of protein to ensure your body is ready to give you energy since dancing demands a lot of muscle function.

Water is also vital because dehydration can actually cause you to faint while practicing of competing which has happened in the past to my partner.

Invest in themselves

To get a head in life you need to invest in yourself. This is a concept all successful people in ballroom dancingany field live by.

This means they understand that education for their sport is an on going process since there is always a lot to learn in order to become the best.

Remember if you are not investing in yourself and just complaining about the costs you will pull yourself back for your own growth.

The good thing with investing in yourself is that it always comes back to you later on in life.

Work in teams

You have probably heard the saying “to get to your goals fast you must do it alone but if you want to get there far you must do it with others.”

This is because when you are in an environment of people who are positive and who encourage you the more you are going to be successful.

Throughout my international travels in dancing I have witnessed a lot of these.

You can also get these by attending group lessons which can help you improve a lot.

You can check out my article about the importance of dance lessons to see how lessons are vital for dancers.

Final thoughts

Habits of successful dancers involves  lot of aspects such as practice time, nutrition and more it is vital to learn to tackle all the aspects.

Once you learn these concepts not only will your dancing improve but also your life’s general achievements.

I hope these tips helped you understand the principles successful dancer use to dominate the dance stages. You can add any opinions or experiences you might have also had in dance or any questions you would like to ask on the comment section below.

 

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