When you’re working or studying, take a 3-5 minute break and practice a specific move you’re trying to refine or acquire. After doing it a couple times, move on to another move.
You want to build a pool of moves so when the time comes, your body will be trained to execute them on the fly during practice or class.
3.Improve Your Dancing By… Reviewing Old Sets And Pieces
Don’t stop practicing the choreo when the piece is done being taught! You can prolong the effects of a class by practicing and polishing it afterwards.
Review pieces you’ve learned and keep it fresh in your mind. If you feel like you are starting to forget how a piece went, take the time to re-learn it.
This conditions your mind to consistently think about body placement.
On top of that, how many times during practice does someone play and old piece and that one member always flawlessly executes? I was always jealous of those people. You can be one of them if you just practice!
Chances are dance videos is probably what got you into the ‘urban dance scene’ in the first place.
Watching is not the same as doing, but it can be just as valuable a practice.
Watch a video with the intent to learn from it, not just be wow-ed by it. Think about the connections between the movements, how the choreographer interpreted certain sounds, their performance, the execution, etc.
Not sure where to start? You can always check on the home page of STEEZY for your daily dose of dance videos! (Convenient, right?)
5. Improve Your Dancing By… Eating Better
This one’s hard – I mean, who wants to give up their precious, precious practice snacks? But poor eating habits can be detrimental to your learning abilities.
Midnight runs to Seven Eleven or McDonald’s have a far bigger impact on your dance ability than you may think.
If you can give up these tasty treats, plan ahead and pack some fruits or veggies if you know you have a long practice ahead of you.
Good eating habits lead to better living, and with your body being your most precious commodity as a dancer, you want to make sure your engine is clean and ready for anything.