How to practice ballroom dancing

By | April 6, 2021


Make a plan to practice the day after your last private or group lesson and set aside at least half an hour for this purpose. Also decide in advance which dance, technique or style you should practice. Planning ahead gives you a definite goal of what to work on and ensures that you do not waste your time thinking about what to practice during the training period.


The dressing part will help you to be sure that you use the training time seriously, are not limited in your movement and feel safe. Whether you are going to a social dance, out on the competition floor or taking a lesson, wear the right attire in the right state of mind.

If you have taken notes from your last lesson, review them to update the goal of this workout. Warm up your body before you start the material you want to practice. Start warming up the floor by pointing and bending your feet and feet, stretching your legs and arms, extending your spine and rolling your head. Do some jogging on the spot and dynamic stretching and then take the floor


Start by reviewing the steps / concepts you worked on from yo you last lesson. After reviewing, do the step / technique concept itself several times. As it improves, work it into the context of your routine or into a specific pattern so that you practice its application. Practice and repeat – many times! When you are ready, dance the isolated step / technique with slow music, and gradually put it in context with the slow music. Stop the music and work more on making the step / technique up to tempo, but without music. When you’re ready, try up to tempo music. This series of exercise steps can be done alone or with a partner. At the end of your exercise, you will get a better idea of ​​what you can plan to do during the next session. In a short time you will practice your dance to be rewarding, enjoyable and great mental and physical training.

Tips and warnings

  • Ask the studio owner if you can buy rehearsal time in a block in advance. You can get a reduced rate and knowing that you have paid in advance will encourage you to use the time.
  • Pay attention to others on the floor during your exercise. Hold the edges of the floor or quieter if you practice on your own. If there are teachers on the floor who give paid lessons, give them out.
  • Share the music. Let your music play a single song. If no other dancer on the floor needs music at that time, you can play another song and then check again to see if anyone is waiting for a turn.
  • Many dancers invest both time and money to make lessons more skillful, but without proper practice they will not gain the information they have learned. A simple exercise plan will help you improve and ensure that your efforts are not lost. Practicing with your partner will help you get a roadmap for what to train in your session, to get the most out of your time and reduce the fighter. Practicing alone is a necessity to improve your skills, but many dancers are modest to practice on the floor without a partner. By preparing in advance, you will feel less intimidated and get the best results from your training time.