We have all seen those people. The ones who light up the room, who know exactly how to move, and exactly how to dance. Their confidence exudes across the dance floor, and even if they aren’t doing windmills or flips, their grace and poise is visible.

We’ve also seen the other brand of people, and maybe we ourselves belong in this category: the wallflowers. The ones who want to sit back, wondering or even wishing what it would be like to be out there on the dance floor. We hear the songs that encourage us to dance, to let go of everything, to dance like nobody is watching, but all those mantras are much easier said than done.

In today’s blog, we are going to discuss some tips on how to elevate your courage so that you can get out there and dance. Even if you feel confident on the dance floor, take these ideas and help a loved one who needs a little push. We all deserve to dance our hearts out, and Arthur Murray Dance Centers are here to help. Read on to find out more, and sign up for a class today!

Practice at Home

Put an upbeat or favorite song on the next time you’re cleaning the house or washing dishes, and let yourself start to move! This is a time when you can truly dance without worry of what others might think, because in this moment, it’s just you and the music. It doesn’t even have to look like your idea of “dancing,” simply move to the music in whatever way feels natural. Get used to how good dancing can feel, without the anxiety of being around others.

Watch and Learn

While you’re at home practicing, look up YouTube videos or tutorials—for practically any song out there, there’s a dance video with a breakdown of how to do the moves. Or get out to a dancing studio or club, and watch carefully for moves and techniques that inspire you. Try them on your own time, or if you’re feeling comfortable, with a friend who would also love to get some cardio in, in a really fun way. You’ll get better through practice, so keep doing whatever you need to in order to encourage yourself to dance.

Take a Class

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Assume Positive Intent

If you wouldn’t dare laugh at somebody who’s trying to be themselves through dance, assume that others are the same. In the event that you have laughed at people who attempt to dance their hearts out, reflect on how this might be damaging to your own views on self-confidence. Know that the majority of the time, people are not focused on how you personally are dancing. Remind yourself of this every time self-doubt creeps in, and remember that you have just as much right to dance like crazy as anyone else!

Take the Jump!

One of the most important things you can do is to just try. You’re not at a middle school dance anymore—you are more than capable of moving off of the wall. Take a deep breath, try your best, and focus on what makes you happy.

No matter what you do, Arthur Murray Dance Centers are here to help bring your courage to the surface. Get out there and dance, and sign up for a class today!