Learning new choreography can be daunting at first, especially when you have a limited dance vocabulary.  Thankfully there are a few things you can start incorporating that will help you pick up moves quicker. Below you'll find our 4 tips to learning dance moves, faster!

1. Break the dance down into smaller sections

What usually intimidates a beginner dancer is the length of the piece and not knowing how you could possibly link everything together. Something you can start doing is breaking the piece down into sections. Focus on learning the choreography in smaller doses, and then focus on the moves that connect each section together. 

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2. Ask questions!

Raise your hand! Be vocal! Asking for clarification on different moves and textures is important to make sure you are dancing the piece as the choreographer intended. 

3. 1v1 Coaching

Sometimes a personalized approach is all you need to get a better understanding of choreography. Dancing in a group setting can make it a little scary to ask questions - so consider taking private lessons, or consulting with an online dance coach.

4. Take classes online instead of going to a studio

Streaming dance lessons is becoming a popular alternative to taking class in a studio. Consider looking into platforms that allow you to adjust playback and provide viewing options that allow you to learn at your own pace.


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Jordan Acevedo

Written by Jordan Acevedo