Looking to find the perfect dance partner to practice with? If yes, you're on the right track — a partner can make it easy for you to get extra practice outside your lessons and that's super. With the right partner, you'll be able to review and fine-tune your moves in ways you never thought possible.
But the big question is, "how do you find the right partner?"
Well, it's all up to you. It's in your best interest to start by figuring out exactly what you're looking to get out of the partnership. Once you're done with the first step, you can then use your criteria to pick and stick to the right person.
So what's next? Well, it's time to explore a few questions you'll want to ask your potential candidate — doing this will help you know if you 've found the perfect match or not.
Among the plethora of questions to ask, here are three good ones that are sure to give you the best answers and get the ball rolling.
Let's dive in!
What are your goals?
First off, you'll want to know if your potential partner shares your goals — it's crucial for the both of you to be on the same page before taking the next step. For instance, you wouldn't want to partner with someone who's just looking to learn how to lead and follow at a party, when your goal is to become the next Blackpool champion, right?
The bottom line; take your time to study your potential partner and figure out exactly what they're looking to get out of the partnership. And of course, take it to the next level if their goals are the same as yours.
Are you compatible with him or her?
It's also crucial to find out if the both of you can work together — he or she has to be someone you love spending time with. For the most part, it's great to stick with someone who's comfortable with your personality. At this point, you'll have to figure out if you're more of an easy-going dancer or someone who likes to keep things serious and competitive. And then proceed to get a partner who's just like you. Pretty straightforward right?
How often are you looking to practice?
You'll also want to discuss the time of practice beforehand — doing this will help keep future frustrations at bay, and that's huge. For the most part, it's great to agree on one practice session per week on a regular basis. What's more, be sure to figure out how long you want to practice each time you hook up — it could be 30 minutes, 1 hour or more; it's all up to you!
So Where Can You Find a Partner?
• Check Your Dance Studio
As you probably guessed, your dance studio is where you'll want to start your search for a partner. Just get in touch with folks in your studio and ask them if they have anybody in mind for you. The good thing, you're more likely to get positive answers since they already know you personally.
It's also an excellent idea to let your dance buddies know about your search and see if they can refer you to someone that meets your expectations.
• Go Online
Didn't get any luck in the studio? Well, just take your search online — you may actually find one or two people who share your dancing goals and interests. The good news? There are a whole lot of websites that give you the chance to place ads about your search, and you're likely to get just about every information you need to make the right choice. Information? Well, you'll get to see their picture, height, gender, age, location, goals and more. Just go online and see how it works out for you!
So what now? Well, it's time to act on these ideas and find the super perfect dance partner.
On the other hand, we love to dance with different partners. This way you learn much faster, it’s super and you meet more people. We change partners during the classes every few minutes, so you can just come by yourself. Check out our new dance courses at https://www.salsabrisa.com/lessen/lesrooster/
Or join one of our many parties! We are a community, so it’s easy to find amazing dance partners!
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