Dance is movement with delight which may bring determination or laughter. Either way you have taken a step toward a fit body and a new kind of happiness.
“I can’t dance.”
All humans dance whether it is jiggling or bouncing to the music, tapping a finger, or pushing a grocery cart to music. Dance is the simplest and most natural form of exercise. It is basically walking to music.
What most people mean by this is, “I am afraid of making a fool of myself.” In today’s dance classes, that is impossible because everyone is making mistakes right along side of you.
“I have two left feet.”
If you can walk, you can dance, so get on your shoes and get ready for some fun.
This excuse usually comes with the “I ain’t got rhythm” excuse. Dance classes are taught in such a step by step way that even if you are uncoordinated, dance is easiest way to free up your body and get moving.
“I have an injury.”
If you can walk, dance will help to free up your joints and make your body happy enough to want more. And more movement of the whole body builds capillaries that bring oxygen to those hurt places.
If you can’t walk, then you qualify for the fun of floor rolling dances, contact improvisation, aerial dancing, or “boggie in your chair” dances. Movement with delight and laughter are the best.
“I learn slowly.”
Dance classes begin with a simple step that can be repeated over and over to your hearts content. Improvisational classes also offer an alternative of learning dance principles using free form movement.
“I prefer sports.”
Dance training builds a different approach to improving muscle efficiency and to learning to use all the muscles in walking, running or jumping,. Dance develops a way of maneuvering the entire body in ways no other sport does. The athlete can learn new ways to go full out using each movement to reach their goal.
“I do not like for people to look at me.”
Dance is the perfect place to get lost in the crowd. The solution is to get in the middle of the class or dance floor so other dancers take the lime light at the front and edges.
“I do not have a partner or a friend to go with.”
Dance classes are the perfect place to make a friend because you are learning together and having fun immediately.
“My husband/ boy friend / wife/ girl friend will not go with me.”
This is a touchy one because you want your partner to have fun once they get there. Here are some suggestions to gently nudge without making it an obligation.
“I really want to learn to dance. Will you practice with me at home even if you do not go?”
“Will you go if your buddy goes with us?”
“Can we just try one private lesson to see if you would like it?”
“My husband/son/brother/friend thinks that dancing is only for girls.”
Tests have shown that ballet dancers exert more energy by using more muscles than football players. In countries like Russia, dancing is the ultimate macho sport. And today more boys everywhere are finding the fun of dancing to music is the best way to go full out.