• How to get rid of fear/embarrassment of dancing in front of people?

    Hi, I’m a 14 year old girl who’s taken an interest in hip-hop dancing. I would love to take classes except I’m afraid of dancing/practicing in front of others. I don’t know what to do except maybe pay more for a personal dance trainer or something similar.
    Hi, I’m a 14 year old girl who’s taken an interest in hip-hop dancing. I would love to take classes except I’m afraid of dancing/practicing in front of others. I don’t know what to do except maybe pay more for a personal dance trainer or something similar.
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Any advice for someone that wants to learn dancing at home but is a really slow learner?

    Best answer: Look at various dance tutorial Youtube videos. They will teach you everything you need to know. It's okay to be a slow learner. Eventually, you will get good at it and you will naturally speed up your learner. Don't worry and just take your time.
    Best answer: Look at various dance tutorial Youtube videos. They will teach you everything you need to know. It's okay to be a slow learner. Eventually, you will get good at it and you will naturally speed up your learner. Don't worry and just take your time.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Help im an awkward teenager?

    Best answer: You can go commando, most of the girls do.
    Best answer: You can go commando, most of the girls do.
    4 answers · 4 days ago
  • Am i the only one that loves watching belly dancing?

    I am a belly dancer myself
    I am a belly dancer myself
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can anyone learn to dance?

    I am 22 years old and I’ve never had a dance lesson in my life. A friend of mine has tried to teach me a few moves, but always says I’m way too stiff. If I start taking professional lessons could I learn to dance and be fluid in my movements, or is it just something you have to be born with
    I am 22 years old and I’ve never had a dance lesson in my life. A friend of mine has tried to teach me a few moves, but always says I’m way too stiff. If I start taking professional lessons could I learn to dance and be fluid in my movements, or is it just something you have to be born with
    12 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why do so many idiots think black people are such great dancers??? All black people are supposed to be good at dancing? Says who? where is?

    the proof that black people are better dancers? The most famous dancers in the world are white males (Fred Astaire, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gene Kelly, Vaslav Nijinksky, Rudolf Nureyev, George Balanchine!). Can you name one famous black dancer??? I can't! Why would anybody think white people can't dance?... show more
    the proof that black people are better dancers? The most famous dancers in the world are white males (Fred Astaire, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gene Kelly, Vaslav Nijinksky, Rudolf Nureyev, George Balanchine!). Can you name one famous black dancer??? I can't! Why would anybody think white people can't dance? Anybody can learn how to dance! Most of the dancers on those TV dance competitions are white! Just because YOU can't dance, that doesn't mean other white people can't.
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Does anyone know how to stop cramp in toes?

    Best answer: Are you warming up your feet before you go en pointe? Often dancers do warm ups of their body, but forget to warm up their feet as well. Make sure you stretch your feet both before and after going en pointe. If you have a foot roller or tennis ball in your dance bag, use it before and after pointe work on your... show more
    Best answer: Are you warming up your feet before you go en pointe? Often dancers do warm ups of their body, but forget to warm up their feet as well. Make sure you stretch your feet both before and after going en pointe. If you have a foot roller or tennis ball in your dance bag, use it before and after pointe work on your feet. If not, get one.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Have you ever taken a dance class? if so what kind?

    I've done Tap, Ballet, Majorettes, Disco, Modern, Highland and Irish dancing. Not all at the same time. I did the first 6 growing up and then I did Irish dancing for 3 and a half years till I saw what a phoney arrogant jealous piece of trash my teacher was and QUIT!
    I've done Tap, Ballet, Majorettes, Disco, Modern, Highland and Irish dancing. Not all at the same time. I did the first 6 growing up and then I did Irish dancing for 3 and a half years till I saw what a phoney arrogant jealous piece of trash my teacher was and QUIT!
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Stretches for insanely tight hips to reach splits?

    I have very tight hips, and I saw special dance teachers that helped open my hips up when I was younger. The stretches they gave me focused mainly on my hamstrings, but it’s my thigh muscles that aren’t very flexible. Does anyone have daily stretches that I could do to be able to reach the splits even with my issue?
    I have very tight hips, and I saw special dance teachers that helped open my hips up when I was younger. The stretches they gave me focused mainly on my hamstrings, but it’s my thigh muscles that aren’t very flexible. Does anyone have daily stretches that I could do to be able to reach the splits even with my issue?
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Hips aren't square? Help!?

    My front and back legs are straight with my toes pointing completely to the front and back, and I'm all the way down on the floor, but my belly button isn't pointing straight ahead. This is what I was told is an indicator of squared hips. It's pointing kind of diagonally, not straight out to the side... show more
    My front and back legs are straight with my toes pointing completely to the front and back, and I'm all the way down on the floor, but my belly button isn't pointing straight ahead. This is what I was told is an indicator of squared hips. It's pointing kind of diagonally, not straight out to the side either. How do I fix this?
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Can I teach myself pointe?

    I know lots of ballet Ive done it 2-3 years, quit about a year ago, and I have done figure skating since I was 9... i know u will all be like “no u cannot go en pointe without teacher” but i can watch videos and only do some like just going around on my toes, not doing super hard stuff, i actually went in pointe... show more
    I know lots of ballet Ive done it 2-3 years, quit about a year ago, and I have done figure skating since I was 9... i know u will all be like “no u cannot go en pointe without teacher” but i can watch videos and only do some like just going around on my toes, not doing super hard stuff, i actually went in pointe shoes before of my friends and NO pain. should i do it? i could be a prodigy.
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Am I doing something wrong? I am 18 and running a competitive dance studio full time out of home.?

    I took two years previous dance experience but was a gymnast for 8 years. Dance comes pretty naturally to me and spend lots of time studying new dance moves and how to do them online. I teach around 15 young dancers a week. My dancers compete and we always end up taking home first or second place. All though I am... show more
    I took two years previous dance experience but was a gymnast for 8 years. Dance comes pretty naturally to me and spend lots of time studying new dance moves and how to do them online. I teach around 15 young dancers a week. My dancers compete and we always end up taking home first or second place. All though I am not trained extensively in dance or have ever taken a dance teacher course, am I still able to do this "according to the dance world'?
    3 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How do I perform high kicks and splits with a smile while in pain?

    Any tips on performing and smiling through pain and bruises. I’m really sore but my tryouts for drill team are soon
    Any tips on performing and smiling through pain and bruises. I’m really sore but my tryouts for drill team are soon
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Should I go against my mother’s wishes, or should I just follow it to avoid any troubles? How do I convince her otherwise?

    My mother doesn’t approve of my career choice, but she has never approved of me dancing in general because “dance doesn’t get me anywhere” and that “dance is not a career,” despite my passion. She is one of those parents who desires a more stable profession that I should or should not do as a career choice(rather... show more
    My mother doesn’t approve of my career choice, but she has never approved of me dancing in general because “dance doesn’t get me anywhere” and that “dance is not a career,” despite my passion. She is one of those parents who desires a more stable profession that I should or should not do as a career choice(rather than the career choice I want to pursue), even if I’m just not that interested in the major she wants me to study in and get a good career and pay to support myself. Like I get that she wants me to get a career, but would I want a career in something she wanted me to pursue that I was unhappy and never interested in the first place?? She also believes that emotions don’t exist and that it’s only used dramatically. How do I convince her otherwise? UPDATE: Next month after this fall term semester ends, I’m planning to do some kind of presentation, not only get my mother’s blessing to let me do dance as a major, but to make a point and prove her wrong that dance can be a career after all and that there’s different ways to pursue that field, following a performance(I will be choreographing and then work on a dance piece) coming on right after the presentation. I’m also currently working on a 10-paged research paper that literally argues that dance CAN be a career. If any or all of those(watching my presentation, dance piece I’m working so hard on, or even the 10-paged long research paper) don’t work or not enough to convince her, then I don’t know what will.
    9 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • What's the dance people do in nature?

    Best answer: There is no one, specific "nature dance" that covers all cultures...In fact, studying dance across cultures gives an excellent insight into their characteristics, values and view of 'nature' itself. The 'dance' you see elderly Asian folks doing is probably Tai Chi. Which is not so much a... show more
    Best answer: There is no one, specific "nature dance" that covers all cultures...In fact, studying dance across cultures gives an excellent insight into their characteristics, values and view of 'nature' itself.

    The 'dance' you see elderly Asian folks doing is probably Tai Chi. Which is not so much a dance as it is a stylized martial arts routine involving a number of practical moves. It is a popular form of exercise with older people because the slow, deliberate movements are said to improve balance, maintain strength and stimulate the nervous system.

    I'm guessing the dance you saw in Moana was a form of hula, which itself is actually a means of expressing the words of a ritual in dance form. The reason hula is so-often associated with nature is because many of the movements are meant to represent things like the wind, flowing waters and warmth of the sunshine.
    6 answers · 4 weeks ago