Here's Your Ticket to Better Dancing!

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alan gyllenhaal

May 11, 2009, 10:12:13 PM5/11/09
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If you have ever dreamed about becoming an incredible dancer then
perhaps dancing lessons would be a good idea. Dancing lessons are the
quickest way to learn the steps involved in most styles of dancing and
no matter how you decide to take lessons, via one on one service or
instruction videos, you will gain some valuable experience in the
process. Dance lessons just may be your ticket to better dancing!
It's known that one on one service, through either private lessons or
through group studio lessons, are the best way to learn how to dance
quickly. However, not everyone has the time or energy to go through
with these lessons and they can certainly be stressful, never mind
expensive. With the advent of the internet more and more people are
utilizing virtual lessons instead of music and dance schools.
Why use the internet to learn how to dance? The internet obviously has
its pros in terms of taking dance lessons. It is very convenient.
Think about it: You don't have to drive anywhere. You cannot possibly
be late and you can do your lessons at any time of the day or night
you please. Virtual lessons are also cheap. Since the instructor is
making a general video for a wider array of people it can be purchased
at a much lower price then actual lessons in a school. If price is a
concern then you should look into dancing lessons online. There are a
few downsides however.
The major con about internet dance lessons is that you can't get any
feedback. There is no instructor by your side telling you what you're
doing right and what you're doing wrong. With no instructor you can
easily pick up bad habits and practice the wrong form, which could be
very difficult to fix. Without a teacher by your side you also lose
valuable motivation. Dancing requires a lot of motivation and teachers
help provide it. When you have a virtual teacher it becomes much
easier to 'skip class' so to speak. If you are a self motivated person
though you should be just fine.
One of the most popular dance lesson videos is called the "Anyone can
dance" series and it is put out by popular teachers Donald Johnson and
Kasia Kozak. Donald and Kasia walk students through a DVD of how to
learn nearly any style of dancing, from Latin to Ballroom in a very
short amount of time. The videos are straight forward and have already
taught thousands of people their favorite dance moves.
If you are seriously considering dance lessons you should seriously
consider looking on the internet, especially if there aren't any
specialized studios near you.
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