How to find the right kind of dancing to learn for beginners

For many people, dancing is the spice of life and whether you happen to like Latin soul music or the striking beats of a hip-hop song, you can always find a way to dance to the rhythm and truly let yourself go. And most people actually learn by trial and error, correcting on their mistakes and learning what works best with different kinds of music by observing others who are enjoying the music too. However, a lot of people simply don’t have the confidence for this trial and error stage and to be fair to them, it doesn’t help that people can be quite judgmental when it comes to how you operate on the dance floor.

hiphopSo for some people, the best way to find their feet and learn how to move to a rhythm is in a slightly more relaxed and controlled environment full of other people who are either new learners or even people who were once in that same position. However when it comes to choosing the right kind of dancing to take it can be difficult to determine not only for the music you like but also for how often you will actually use the moves you learn and how much you enjoy the dancing. Well here are a few tips to help you choose the right dancing to learn.

Level of Mobility

dancingSome dancing is quite relaxed and slow-paced and generally doesn’t involve you stressing and straining your body anything beyond what you would get from a light jog, which is ideal for practically any age or level of ability, however, some dance routines and genres are the complete opposite with lots of rapid moves and level changes, and sometimes even acrobatics, which rules out these style s of dancing for people of certain body shapes and sizes, ability levels, and ages. But you shouldn’t despair as there are plenty of dancing styles out there that can accommodate your body type until you are either more proficient or fitter to do the more complex moves.

If you think of hip-hop, breakdancing and popping, for example, you will quickly see that the more advanced end of the spectrum contains many “power moves” and semi-acrobatics which are necessary to keep both the dancing fresh and the audience excited. But on the lower level end of things there are still plenty of styles of breakdancing anybody popping that practically anybody can do, which rather than being impressive by skill, they are impressive through the rhythm that is used and often times these kinds of moves are used by the professionals too. So make sure that the dancing you want to learn matches with whom you are as a person.

Most preferred style of music and how often you go out to listen to it

musicNow obviously everybody in the world has a differing music taste and largely that’s a great thing to have, however, it can pose a problem in terms of learning to dance. After all, Jazz nights these days are fairly few and far between, so if you are looking for a style of dancing to use when you go out to the club every weekend it’s probably not the most easily transferrable kind of dancing you could choose and is therefore kind of unsuitable to learn for this purpose, unless you live and breathe everything Jazz and will seek out those Jazz nights when they come up to practice (and show off) your newly found talents.

Good examples of easily transferrable dancing styles are things like hip-hop and pop music dancing, which with a little bit of tweaking can fit most of the music you are likely to encounter at a club quite nicely. Most styles of hip-hop blend in nicely with anything that has a decent and hard hitting bass or rhythm, and pop music dancing can be great for clubs as they teach you how to fluidly transition your speed, moves, and rhythm between dance moves making it an extremely flexible and versatile kind of dancing.