Group dance classes are a fun way for children and adults to learn how to dance in a friendly social setting. Dance classes are the perfect way to learn basic techniques and get comfortable with the fundamentals of specific dance styles, such as Salsa to ballroom, and everything in between.
Once you start mastering the moves, you’ll start displaying qualities you never thought you had. From building relationships, to fending off illness, dancing has so much to offer.
Just about everyone has struggled socially at one point or another. Maybe you felt confused or rejected and weren’t sure where to meet new people. If you’re having trouble meeting people you can relate to, this post is for you. Taking a dance class is a great way to meet new people and form friendships. But what if they dance better than you?
All dancers fall into one of these 3 categories:
- People who have been dancing longer than you
- People who started dancing around the same time as you
- People who are newer dancers than you
Seem obvious? Most people mix up the above categories with this:
- Intimidating People: They dance better than you or are part of the cool clique
- Easy Friends: They dance at your same level or are easy to approach.
- Forgettables: What is his-name? Newbies. Awkward or shy people.
The first set of categories are real. It’s undeniably true that some people have been dancing more or less time than you.
The second set of categories are mental, how we perceive other dancers. Because our brains are flexible, this set of categories is fluid. A person who’s been dancing a lot longer than you can be an Intimidating Person one day, and an Easy Friend the next.
Each category of dancers has their own needs, and thus requires a different approach:
People Who Start at the Same Time
Hands down, this is the best place to start building social circle. People at the same level of dancing are easy to meet and talk to for so many reasons. They are in your dance classes, they’ll forgive your dance mistakes, and they’ll be most willing to practice with you.
Newer people just want to dance with you. If you’re up for it, those 4 minutes of dancing are a good investment. Especially when they turn out to be pretty cool down the road. The dance friends you have now may move on to other interests, have babies before you do, or move away.
People who have been dancing longer are typically at a different stage. The novelty of dancing has long since worn off, and they want different things from their friends. They desire stability in their social groups, close ties built on common values and activities in and outside of dancing.
Dancing can be your key to meeting new people, building lasting friendships and even rekindling relationships. No matter who you are, there is nothing like being asked to dance.
Additionally, dancing also helps rekindle a romantic spark that sometimes escapes long-term relationships. So get out, strut your stuff, and make a lasting impression.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab your dancing shoes and hit the floor!
Dance on it to our location at: 1711 N College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404. Or call us at: (812) 334-0553.