Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Blogs

What Types of Dance Lessons are Right for Me?

There are many different types of dancing, and lessons are available in many of these styles. Which one you decide to go with depends solely on several factors, including how good of a dancer you think you are, what level of activity that you want, and what your overall dancing goals are.

Some questions to ask yourself include:

Have you ever taken a dance lesson before?

If you’ve taken some recently, then you will probably not need a beginner-level class, unless you are switching styles altogether, for example, if you are trained in ballet, but want to learn hip hop, you will probably have to start at the beginning. However, if you are staying within the same type of style, then you will most likely need an intermediate or upper level dance class.

What types of dancing do want to learn how to do?

Do you want to learn ballet, which is good for gaining grace and flexibility? Or do you want to be able to show off your dance moves in a club, which makes jazz or hip hop more your style? Have you always wanted to learn how to tap dance, belly dance, or do a traditional Irish clog? The type of lessons that you sign up for depend solely on what you want to learn. If you go with a dancing style that you don’t like, then you won’t enjoy your classes or succeed at them.

What is your goal? Do you want to lose weight?

If so, then a more cardio-based type of dancing, like hip hop, belly dancing, or even jazz may be more your style. On the other hand, if you want to dance with your spouse or significant other, then a partner-based style of dance like salsa, swing or classical may be what you are looking for.

Whichever style you choose, Elite Dance Studio is ready to guide you through the process. Contact us today to register.