If you have decided you want to experience a different form of dancing, you may have signed up for breakdancing classes. If so, use the following tips to get the most out of your break dance lessons:
Pay Attention to the Basic Techniques
Up until now, you may have only observed others perform breakdancing moves. Because of the complexity of the steps and movements, you may feel a bit overwhelmed, wondering how you will ever be able to perform the dance movements yourself.
Instead of trying to figure out how all the steps and movements come together, pay attention to the basic techniques while you are a beginner. When your instructor shows you small steps during your first class, watch them carefully and repeat as many times as necessary the movements become second nature.
Then, practice the steps at home every day until you feel you have some mastery over them. You do not want to attempt such moves as spinning headstands until you have the basics down pat.
If you do not feel as though you are ready to move on to the next lesson, however, speak with your instructor to see if you can spend additional time on the basic break dance moves during class.
Have Your Instructor Assess Your Form
When you are first learning how to break dance, proper form and technique are vital when learning the basics. If you do not practice the movements correctly from the beginning, you may develop bad habits in your movements that could make learning advanced steps more difficult.
Also, because some advanced breakdancing steps involve inversions and some flips, you could risk hurting yourself if you do not develop your muscles correctly while practicing basic moves. As you progress through each lesson, your muscles will adapt to the steps, if done properly, and help you learn how to move without injury.
During the first lesson, get into the habit of having your instructor assess your form as you perform each step. They can then give you feedback on what adjustments you should make, from where to position your feet to how you hold your head.
Using the above tips during your first and subsequent lessons can help you lay a firm foundation for learning breakdancing. For more guidance on benefiting the most from your break dance lessons, speak with your instructor who can give you specific advice.
Contact a studio near you for more information.