Need to brush up on your not-so-great dance moves for an upcoming event or wedding? If you’re the type of person who secretly dreads those special occasions because of the dancing, we’re here to help! To help you strut your stuff at your next event, here are a few tips for how you can gain more confidence on the dance floor.
Focus on Having a Good Time
Stop worrying so much about what others think. As humans, we spend way too much time and energy stressing about this, and in reality, most people really aren’t paying nearly as much attention as you think. So instead of worrying about looking silly while you bust out your dance moves, just focus on having fun. By switching your mindset and focus, you can lower your anxiety and loosen up, which will naturally help you look much more confident on the dance floor.
Make Time to Practise
Instead of bowing out on each dance, get up more often so you can allow yourself to practice more and even improve over time. Like everything, practice improves your ability to do something, even when it comes to social settings. By pushing yourself to get up and dance instead of shying away, you can build up your confidence while making new friends and even learning a few new dance moves.
Take Some Lessons
If your fear of dancing is something that really holds you back from attending events or enjoying yourself, then spend a little time and money on some lessons. At this stage, it’s worth it to invest a bit more in helping you get over this hurdle. Plus, life is short! You don’t want to be that person who looks back and wished they had gotten up more to dance. So book a few private lessons with a dance instructor to brush up on some social dance moves so you can gain more confidence when the next opportunity presents itself.
Give Your New Skills a Test Run
When you’re looking for a good place to test out your new dance moves or just practise more, find a dance club that you can attend where you can just let loose and be yourself. You can go by yourself so that no one will know you, or you can bring along your trusted BFF that can get on the dance floor with you and lend you some support when you need it. Being able to bust out your new skills for a test run at a place where you can be anonymous may be just what you need to feel prepped and ready for any future dance-related event.
If you’re in the process of organizing an event or even your wedding, St. Elias Centre can help you create a memorable, one-of-a-kind occasion with our spacious, multi-purpose facility. Hop onto our website to check out our venue and learn about all of our available features you need to host a successful event in Ottawa.