For the health and safety of our dancers, their families, and our staff, we have decided to further suspend classes at Dance Classics until at least Friday, April 24, 2020. Even though we are not meeting in person for the next few weeks, we have compiled a list of things you can do at home to improve your dance skills and practice for when we are able to meet again.
Schedule practice time
Just like if you were going to regular dance lessons, it’s important to set aside a specific time to practice dance each day. Keep it consistent and have someone in your family hold you accountable to avoid making excuses. Make it fun by creating a visual calendar to post on the fridge or in the living room to remind you to practice.
Practice when you’re most alert.
When scheduling your practice times, choose a time when you usually feel most active and awake. Typically, this time falls around 10am and 6pm each day. If these times don’t work for your schedule, choose a time that won’t disrupt your sleep schedule.
In the meantime, our staff of instructors will continue to create do-at-home videos for your dancers to dance along to and practice their choreography. We can certainly see that you’re viewing these videos. We have also started a private Facebook page called “Dance Classics’ Families”. This is a private group, so you have to request to join. We will post fun activities, challenges, mini-classes, and mini-routines for you and your family. It’s a great way to stay connected during these difficult times.
Set up a camera or phone to record yourself dancing. This is especially important if you don’t have a large mirror at home. Watching your movements and analyzing each step will help you recognize where you need to improve.
Reach out if you need help.
If you find yourself struggling to master a particular move or routine, reach out to your dance classmates or instructors. This will also help you stay connected to your dance friends and continue working together as you would in class.
Remember that we are all navigating these next few weeks together. Be patient with yourself as you improve your dance skills at home!