When we start our dance classes in our school, we do it with the illusion of learning very quickly. To the initial feeling of a certain embarrassment, that everyone will look at us, follow the desire to demonstrate what we are learning to friends, family, etc..

However, in order to really prosper and succeed in mastering the musical and dance style we have chosen, there are two very important questions to consider: patience and continuity on the one hand, and on the other hand, to assimilate well the figures and steps learned in dance classes.

With patience and tenacity one can achieve the unimaginable. And if not, watch this video that shows a person who learns to dance bachata and can not walk (emotional, spectacular, incredible...).

If you're learning to dance to the music you've always loved, it's very important to keep these two things in mind. To help you a little bit in that work, let's discuss them.


The training and practice of what is learned at home

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You've been to your weekly salsa dance class, and you've been able to learn some new figures, which you'll have to add to the ones you already knew. However, it was all a bit confusing because some of the figures didn't work out for you. In the next class, the same week or the following week, new figures will probably be reviewed, but new ones will also be added.

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The only way for you to assimilate well what you're learning is with a little practice at home, in your favorite dance hall on weekends, etc. You don't need much time, ten or fifteen minutes can be enough.

The sooner the better, i. e. if you can review the new figures the day after you have learned them (they will still be "fresh" in your memory), the better. This little effort will go a long way. Because when you return to your dance classes you will easily remember with the teacher the steps of the previous class and you will be prepared or prepared for the new figures. In addition, there are many moves that can only be made if you already master other previous ones.

Have you been dancing for a long time, can you memorize all the figures, including the new ones you are learning, how do you "keep" everything? Tell us about your experience, I'm sure that many people who are starting dance classes would like to read it.


Patience, effort, perseverance and continuity

Progressive evolution, little by little, is fundamental in the learning of dance, as it happens with other types of classes. If you're thinking about learning to dance your favorite style, the best thing to do is to understand as soon as possible that it's a long process. And be patient, because I'm sure you'll need it.

Throughout the courses to learn to dance, there will be better and worse days. Sometimes you will feel that everything is very simple and God has called you to dance... and other times you will think that everything is lost, that there is no way that you can come out some figure.

The solution is purely mental. Dancing is something repetitive and we need to internalize it well. As difficult as it may seem to be a few steps or a figure, by repeating it will end up coming out... even unconsciously. It is very important to think about what we do, how we move our feet or how we have to place our hands. But it's also about learning more mechanically than it might seem. By repeating, we will discover ourselves making the figure that we have seen the teacher make and that we would never think we could do.

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