A few constructive tips to get your dancing off to a good start in 2019. Some of these you can achieve in 5 minutes, so go on and take that all important step to get your dancing of the ground before the the New Year arrives.
Get those weekly classes in your diary now to make sure you don’t miss any. My new term dates are available here. If you have another local teacher, get their new term dates added to your diary now. It will give you something to look forward to, and also add some potentially much needed motivation once January arrives. If you pre-pay you also won’t have to worry about it later.
Check out some of my previous posts here on how to set measurable and targeted dance goals (also known as SMART goals) and not least, how to maintain that spark to constantly develop your dancing:
If you’re really keen to work on your dance development in the coming year, then make an effort to find out what you really need to work on. It may not be what you necessarily think! I still take time out to ask my mentors what I should focus on next, and although answers will vary according to who you ask, it’s a great way to continue to push and develop yourself as a dancer. It doesn’t mean you shouldn’t follow your own wishes or intuition, but it’s likely to flag up elements in your dancing that you hadn’t thought about.
Book a private lesson with a competent teacher that you feel you can both trust and learn from. You can see my options for bespoke learning here.
You can also join my tailor made Advance Your Dance Online course from the 4 February – 24 March, 2019. It’s aimed at dancers who want to be the best that they possible can be, and is highly interactive whilst also being taught online, meaning it’s flexible and can allow you to study when and where it suits you, without the added cost of travel. Best of all, it gives you unlimited access to resources and recordings of all the live sessions, in case you miss them or simply want to review them again.
When you register for my live Q&A session on Sunday 20 January 5:30pm UK time, you will also receive all the information about the course including how to book your private 1-2-1 before the course starts to help uncover what you need to work on.
I hope you will use the upcoming Christmas holidays to reflect on the elements you want to develop and improve in the new year, whether it be your dancing, or something completely different. If you find yourself shimmying around the living room come Boxing Day – you’r definitely showing dance withdrawal symptoms and should consider how to make time for more of it in the new year.
How do you plan your dance goals for the year ahead? Or don’t you? Feel free to leave a comment below so we can keep the knowledge sharing going.
Happy, beautiful and inspired dancing – always 😉
Did you miss my last post? Read it here: 2018 wrap up – what’s next?