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There's something innate about dancing and we as humans love it. Dancing has been used to communicate and express ideas for thousands of years. There are 5,000-year-old paintings showing people dancing so if you ever have the uncontrollable urge to dance, it's completely normal!
Dancing can be a whole lot of fun in social situations such as a party, hen do, night out, or even weddings. Throughout history, dancing has been used to communicate, celebrate, and even heal, and if you've ever danced, you'll know what we mean.
A lot of people like dancing but not everyone is necessarily a good dancer. That said, if you take a few dance classes from a dancer with experience, you could elevate your dancing from a casual pursuit that you enjoy in social situations to a technical skill that you could perform in front of crowds.
Whether you want to learn how to dance for fun, to perform in front of crowds, or just as a healthy hobby to improve your fitness, there are a lot of benefits and challenges you should know about before you go ahead and hire that private dance tutor or teacher!
Since dancing is all about movement, it's great for your fitness and shares a lot of the benefits that exercising or playing sports can have. The advantage of dancing is that it's designed to be fun predominantly and the benefits of exercising through dance are secondary.
As you dance, you'll increase your heart rate, which improves the health of your cardiovascular system and decreases your chances of cardiovascular illness down the line. This can also increase the oxygen supply to your muscles which can improve your anaerobic performance.
Dancing will also improve your stamina and strength. Regular dancing works out a lot of different muscle groups and depending on the style of dancing you do, you could tone and strengthen your muscles.
You can become more flexible through dance, too. Some styles, such as ballet, require dancers to be incredibly flexible and you'll spend a lot of time working on your flexibility for certain types of dancing. Increased flexibility can also improve your posture.
Of course, it's not all fun and games and there are some drawbacks to dancing. For one, as you learn new techniques, you'll find that some are very difficult and demanding. While it might seem like fun at first learning a new technique, you may find that it requires a lot of training to make sure that your body's capable of doing it and even more time perfecting the technique itself.
As you could have guessed, some dance classes can be very physically demanding and while your fitness will improve as you do it, it can be a bit of a shock to the system if you haven't exercised for a while and dancing is the first thing you do. Make sure that the type of dancing you choose to do matches your fitness levels. As you get fitter, you can always move onto more demanding types of dancing.
Dancing is also a big commitment. Like any skill, it requires that you put a lot of work into it if you want to get good at it. If you want to learn to dance just to be less shy at your next party, then you probably won't have too much to worry about, but if you want to dance well, you'll be looking at years of dance classes and experience before you can perform at the highest level.
While you could always attend a dance academy or dance school, the lessons mightn't be for you. For one, group classes might lack a personal touch or if you're new to dancing, you might be too shy to dance in front of several other people.
A dance tutor can teach you from the comfort of your own home (if you have space), their dance studio, or they can rent a room or studio in a dance school or gym. You can enjoy fun lessons with just you and the tutor. This can take the pressure off if you're nervous but there are also many other benefits to learning how to dance with a tutor.
For one, a tutor can make sure that the lessons are fun and tailored to you. After all, it's much easier to learn a new skill if it's fun. They can also work with your strengths and weaknesses to make sure that you get the most out of every minute spent dancing.
Of course, private tutoring doesn't always have to be one-on-one and you can get group lessons with a private tutor, too.
If you're looking for a dance tutor in Edinburgh, you just have to search for one on Superprof. It's really easy!
Before you decide upon your dance tutor, however, you should make the most of the fact that many of the tutors on the site offer free tutoring for the first hour. Try out a few different tutors and decide which one is best for you.
With so many different styles of dance to learn, you'll want a tutor who specialises in one you like. Similarly, you'll want to make sure that they have the right amount of experience. A tutor might have years of experience teaching adults but no experience teaching children or vice versa.
If you can't find the perfect tutor in Edinburgh, don't forget that there are tutors all over the world who can teach you online. If you have the space at home, a webcam, and a decent internet connection, you can be taught how to dance through online classes using videoconferencing software. While online tutorials are usually better for academic subjects, you'd be surprised at just how effective they can be for dance classes with the right tutor!
In Edinburgh, the average price of dance lessons per hour is £20.
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97% of our teachers on Superprof offer their 1st lesson free.
Learning to dance is a favourite pastime for many people and offers a number of benefits. Did you know that learning to dance is a great form of physical exercise, and helps to improve heart and lung condition and it also helps brain development and improves your coordination?
On Superprof you can learn to dance in whatever style interests you most. Whether you are interested in learning salsa or ballroom dance, you can find the perfect teacher on Superprof.
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