How to start your dance journey

Many years have passed since my first dance lesson at the age of six. Many teachers have accepted me as their pupil and molded me to their tastes and expounded their theories. Some were excellent and some were not so good (saying it politically correct, btw some had no clue what they were talking about), but each of these teachers left me with something of value and enabled me to better assess dance teachers and their very definite ways of teaching ballroom, social dancing, lyrical, modern and folk. Styding variety of dances, styles and general movement is perhaps the most important thing that I enjoyed throughout my journey so far. Coming to United States in the late 2011 was an important step in my development as a dancer and human being. The dances in US are generally divided into two categories – social style and competitive style. 

If you have decided to take dancing lessons, you should first decide whether you are going into it for the fun of meeting new friends who also love to dance, or if you are ambitious enough to go much further than that, then acquire a good partner and go into Competition Styles. In other words, ask yourself, “Am I going to take lessons to learn social dancing just to have fun with lot of people who love to dance, or am I looking for a partner in order to enter dance competitions?”

Once you have answered this question, your goal is clearly in view and you may proceed with confidence. Whether you have decided on social dancing or competitive dancing, a wise first step to take is to think first…

Once you have decided on the level of dancing you will have to pick the teacher and dance family to be guided by and be part of. Understanding that the right teacher, who would care and guide through dancing as well as be part of important moments in life is a must!!! I wish all the best to all of you

 

Sincerely,

Aleksandar Bonev – Founder of North Shore Dance Society

Dance Teacher / Dance Instructor / Dance Coach

Studio:

North Shore Dance Society – Glencoe, IL

773.996.6617

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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