Baila Vancouver Dance Blog

makingthingsworkI find that when experienced beginners or intermediate students come to take my group or private lessons they often share how things are just not working and most of them conclude that it must be them. They must be a slow learner or they must have two left feet. In reality that is rare. Enquiring into how to make things work is a valuable journey.
Here are 3 suggestions of where to start looking and some solutions you may want to try:

Get more information: You may be missing a key piece of technique that would make your dancing flow more easily.

Solution: Take lessons with many different instructors and class sizes. Diversify to get more perspectives. Repeat beginner levels i.e. Bootcamps, workshops, and group lessons. You may have missed something that was said in class. Vancouver has many amazing teachers and we each have our own way to explain and help our students grow.

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Get more coaching: You might need personal attention, where an instructor spends a lot of time with you. Even if you are a good student and pay attention in class, dancing with your instructor and one on one attention is invaluable and a really good way to leap forward.

Solution: Private Lessons or attend a specialized class with a limited number of spots so you have the instructor’s attention for longer periods of time.

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Get more practice: Repetition is one of the fastest ways to get better. 10,000 reps are needed to solidify movements in your body.

Solution: Choose non-intimidating environments to practice like Sunday Afternoon Socials and Monday Practicas and dance every single song.

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{February 18, 2010}   Celebrate Olympics Salsa Style!

(Submitted by Nina Perez of Baila Vancouver Dance School (@ninaperezdance))

Great activities happening all day long and this one will let you enjoy the Olympics with a Latin Twist.

Rumba Calzada a Juno nominated band will be playing at Live City Vancouver! Cambie at Georgia Street 9:30pm-11pm Free Non Ticketed Event !

Last time I saw them they were playing at Robson Square, they were great and the experience of ice skating to one of my favourite bands was phenomenal!

They will be back at Robson Square on Feb 20th as part of ” Experience B.C. at Robson Square”
10:00pm (Free Show).

With the sunshine beaming it is almost easy to believe we are in a hot Latin country. You don’t want to miss this. They are one of the best bands that Vancouver has to offer.

Nina Perez is Director of Baila Vancouver Dance School. Bringing all the Latin dances to you in group and private lessons. No Partner? No Rhythm? No Problem!

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