As another season of Strictly Come Dancing comes to an end, we thought it would be a perfect opportunity to share some strictly secret dance tips with you all. Some of you may be thinking about starting your own dancing journey and others may be considering taking their dancing to the next level: no matter which stage you are in we guarantee these tips will help you to shine on the dance floor.
1. Find a Teacher You Trust
If there’s one thing we know for sure from watching every single season of Strictly Come Dancing it’s this: successful dancers have faith in their teachers.
You may not be doing some of the crazy dance lifts that you see on Strictly, but being able to trust in your dance teachers experience and expertise is paramount to make your lessons productive and enjoyable.
2. Practice, Practice, Practice
This one may not come as a surprise to you but finding time to practice is essential if you want to stand out on every dance floor.
To make the most of your practices it’s important to set goals to focus on during your sessions. If you’re unsure what to prioritise in your practice sessions then make sure you ask your teacher for some tips. Teachers will be more than happy to help you plan out your practise sessions. They can also help you find the best place or environment for you to practise in to help set you up for success.
3. Dress to Impress
We all love a Strictly outfit reveal, the glamorous outfits really make their performances shine. You may not need a full on costume but finding some comfortable clothing that fits well and doesn’t restrict your movement can make all the difference and make you feel good when you dance.
When picking your outfit, don’t forget about your shoes, buying specialised dance shoes with suede soles and extra flexibility to show off your footwork will not only make dancing easier but it will also increase your chances of wowing your audience.
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4. Relax & Trust in Yourself
This may be the most important tip of them all. The most enjoyable performances to watch on Strictly are ones where the dancers look like they are having a good time!
As teachers we understand that it’s common to feel nervous about dancing in front of others. Sometimes we are concentrating so hard on getting the steps right that it shows up on our faces. Both of these can be overcome if you work on it with a supportive dance teacher.
Private dance lessons can be a great opportunity to receive more personalised coaching and support to help you overcome performance anxiety.
Once you know the steps and you’ve put in the work it can be so much fun to just go with the music and not worry about mistakes every once in a while. We promise if you try this out then you won’t regret it.