If you have always been taught that learning how to dance was going to make you look awkward and not graceful then you are absolutely mistaken! In fact, the opposite is true. If you want to learn how to dance without looking stiff, then you have to first understand what goes into making that look so undesirable. So how do you do it?
Here are the ten points you need to first understand.
- Be on beat, move your body and legs on the beat. It will help you find rhythm.
- Don’t lock your limbs. Just unwind, and relax.
- This one takes time, but learn how not to cut off your movement.
- Use everyday motions (walking, crawling, moving, hand position) as part of your dancing.
- Be open and intentional with your hands. Dancing is not a punishment.
- Match your footwear and clothing with the mood of the music.
- Don’t stop, keep dancing through your mistake until you remove them.
- Regular gym and workout with some yoga helps in conditioning your body thereby making you more flexible and less stiff.
- If you feel awkward looking at the camera or an audience, face different directions while you dance.
- It’s not bad to look – or feel – stupid. Remember, no one has the rights to judge you.
To Dance without being stuff, you need to learn how to drop and ignore expectations. This may sound very strange at first, but in reality it is often the first thing people realise that they have to understand. Once you drop any expectation of how your dance performance should be, you are free to focus on how you are feeling and how you want your output to be. This is an important step, particularly if you feel you do not have the skills necessary to dance in a way that you see other dancers do. Dance without trying to focus on the expectation of others, and you will feel light automatically.
To dance without looking stiff, you need to make sure you are doing things right. This means you need to practice correctly often and get better. Even the experienced dancers who have the most natural talent sometimes have trouble with postures, so you need to make sure you understand this concept as well.
Remember, you do not have any preconceived notions about how you are supposed to look. This does not mean that you should drop the idea of wearing your favorite dress, but it does mean that you should take the time to find out how you should look so that your dance performance is as natural as possible. This may take a little practice at first, but it will be worth it in the end.
you need to understand is that the same techniques that work for one person will not always work for others. Discover what works best for you and you won’t feel stiff or awkward again.