To all of you out there who feel shy, hopeless, uncoordinated- there IS hope and yes ANYONE can learn to dance!
I’ve received many comments on my youtube.com/ClubDanceLessons Channel where people say dancing is something you have naturally or you don’t… and that you can’t learn to have rhythm and feel the groove.
These comments are complete BULLSHIT. Rhythm CAN be learned, and ANYONE can improve their body control and coordination. In 13 years of teaching I’ve seen hundreds of the most uncoordinated people in the world and I can honestly say every single one of them improved.
I didn’t say it would be easy, or say how long it will take, but generally I see improvements in my students within the first 2 hour of lessons, more improvement after 4-5 lessons, and after 10+ lessons muscle memory has taken hold and many of the movements become more natural.
I will mention the most difficult student I ever had was a Gentleman from Chicago. We completed a weekend crash course over 3 days and he made significant progress. When I saw him months later for a follow up lesson in Los Angeles he had regressed to his pre lesson habits. The reason he regressed was because he had not practiced since we had our initial lesson. However since we had had training previously he picked up the skills quicker then he had the first time.
If you feel like you’re not improving you either:
- Are not listening to or watching your instructor carefully enough.
- You have not practiced enough to retain the movement in your body.
- You are being impatient.
- Don’t have a quality instructor.
Notice I did not mention anywhere in that list you that you should quit, or anything negative. As I mentioned in my previous post learning is not an overnight process, you need to take lessons and practice consistently to get where you want.
What challenges are you having with learning to dance?