A few days ago we published the advantages of learning to dance with a teacher. But if you've decided to learn to dance at home on your own, you should know that doing so has some drawbacks.

Chica bailando en casa saltando encima del sofá

You want to know what they are?

Soon we will be revealing them but the most important drawback is that you will not have anyone to correct your mistakes, failures and defects in the dance.

In fact, there may come a time when you think you are dancing well, but don't be. You may not care, but creating initial vices can make it difficult for you to learn in the future.

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If you like to dance, if you want to progress and do it better every time, the ideal thing is to join dance classes with professionals from dance schools.

In the dance classes you will meet many people, socialize, take references from other students who dance well, and above all, learn to dance faster, forging the right bases.

Although it is best if you go to dance classes with a teacher, depending on your goals it can also be useful to learn and improve from home.

For example, if you don't plan to achieve a very high level, but want to enjoy with your friends when you go dancing, or learn a few steps to pick up more when you party, it can also help you to improve your style at home.

Here we counted the 8 qualities that we all need to learn to dance, see if you have them all and leave us your comment in the post, please.

What would I do to learn to dance at home?

#1. Find people who already dance what I want to learn
To prepare your learning at home, I would look for and talk to other people who know the dance you want to learn well and ask them how they learned to dance and what advice they would give me to start dancing from home.

#2. Collect good instructional materials
Although you can collect different books, dance guides, brochures, magazines, etc., without a doubt the best material for you to learn to dance without a teacher are the videos.

You can buy or rent DVDs with tutorials, watch many videos over the Internet, and even dance classes online.

Videos such as this one (from 2009) that teaches you ballroom dancing and Latinos:

If you focus your learning on a specific material, DVD or online classes, all you have to do is follow that order.

But if you've managed to collect a lot of material, from different sources, before getting into it, you have to organize everything following a logical evolution.

You have to know that you can't learn everything all at once. The correct progression requires that you assimilate steps and figures, improving little by little, polishing errors, etc.

There will be days when, because of your mood or other circumstances, nothing will work for you. Possibly the best thing in those cases is to leave it and return the next day. Patience is fundamental.

#3. Mark a few hours to learn to dance at home
The first thing to learn to dance at home could be a warm-up exercise session. You can count on freedom and a flexible schedule, adapted to your daily activities. But this also has its risks.

There may be days when laziness and homework prevent you from taking a moment to follow your classes and progress. Discipline is very important.

Look at a weekly schedule, for example, two classes of one hour each. And try to keep it.

If you like dancing, this is for you.

#4. Finding the right space for dancing
Have you thought about where you will learn and improve your dance style at home? It is important that you choose a clear location where you can be comfortable or comfortable. Ideally, you should have a good screen in front of you, with as many inches as possible, so that you can watch the videos and the evolution of the steps, movements and figures.

It is essential that you do not suffer an excessive amount of interruptions during your dance classes at home, which would serve to distract you and not make good use of your time. The floor where you dance is also an important issue. It should not be too hard, nor should it be too rough. The best floors are wooden.

If the floor is cement or similar, it is best to cover the area with some material while dancing.

#5. Practicing what you learned by going dancing outside the home
Although you take time to learn to dance at home and improve your style, you should complement it by dancing away from home. It will be very positive if you put into practice what you learned during the week, and review what needs to be improved a little more, but do it surrounded or surrounded by people.

It is not the same to perform these steps and figures in the intimacy of your home as to perform them with people who may be watching you. It is very important that you dance what you learn at home, with more people around you; it will serve to uninhibit you.

In the end, it's best to learn to dance with a teacher.
Even if you have started at home, with videos and all the material you have chosen, sooner or later you will feel the need for someone to advise you about your style, the perfection of your movements, etc...

To do this, you should enroll in an academy or dance school, receive the assistance and advice of a teacher or dance teacher, even if for a limited period of time.

6 things you miss if you learn to dance from home

You don't know people with similar tastes
You have fun and socialize less
Mistakes, time and posture don't correct you.
You need a lot of discipline to follow the scheduled times
It is difficult to learn in a logical order of less to more
You don't know the dance plans and outings that arise in class.
Anyway, I think it's always good to complement what you learn in class with practice at home before going out dancing in social. But above all...


inconveniences of learning to dance at home

And now tell us (please), in the comments of the article, how do you learn to dance at home and what experience do you have of it?