7 Tips from Working Dancers
- To help you commit to the dance, get rid of the mirrors and lose the audience. Ignore your fear of looking stupid. If you’re holding back, your dancing will show it.
- Rehearse as though it’s a performance. You will perform the way you practiced. Are you being lazy or goofing off or are you practicing how you want to perform?
- Remember eyes are on you every second you’re on stage. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the last row, back corner. It doesn’t even matter if you’re running a cross over back stage; be in your performance. Someone will see you – count on it.
- Keep it fresh with the other dancers. Remember, every dancer in the performance effects your performance. Besides, it’s fun to watch people on stage having a good time and interacting with each other:)
- Don’t forget your face. Where you’re looking and your expressions are being watched. When you get tired of smiling, relax your jaw and raise your eyebrows.
- Consider your costume. If you’re performing in skinny jeans, practice in skinny jeans. Same goes for heels, sunglasses or a hat – anything that will effect how you move should be part of your practice.
- Don’t expect to to dance at full energy if your dragging yourself to the performance because you didn’t get enough sleep. Set the alarm on your phone for bed time so you don’t forget and end up climbing into bed three hours late.