4 Reasons Why Dance Workshops Rock
It is often said that everyone has their own talent. Some people are just born with them and have no difficulty finding their niche. These are the lucky people because they already know what they want to do and know that they’re good at them, whether it involves arts, sports, music, academics, or anything at all.
And then there are those who really have to dig deep inside to discover what they were meant to do. These are people who didn’t just wake up one day and know they were meant for something. Instead, they had to make the effort to go out and learn something new. The great thing about not knowing exactly what you’re good at yet is that you can take opportunities to find your hidden talent.
When it comes to the world of dance, the chance to find your talent in it is by taking workshops.
Numerous dance classes are offered all around the Philippines. So whether or not dancing is your thing, you can try it out in a couple of sessions, that range from Zumba to hardcore hiphop!
I had the privilege of watching one of the many dance concerts that culminated a summer-long dance workshop. One of my favorite studios, Groove Central, had their 9th concert: Musicology last May 23. Watching this concert made me realize the 4 best things about dance workshops.
4 Reasons Why Dance Workshops Rock
1. It brings out the best in you
Not everyone is born with confidence, but it’s definitely something you can learn from a dance workshop. During the concert, I could really see how everyone looked so comfortable on-stage. With hundreds of people watching, it’s understandable to get cold feet. But when spending time in these classes working hard for the recital, you’ll find that you really won’t be able to hold back once you get on the dance floor.
2. It’s for everyone
For me, one of the highlights of the show was the performance of the Kids Class. Because really, who knew preschoolers had so much swag? Summer workshops aren’t just for people who’ve been dancing for years. Young people, old people, fat people, thin people, whoever at all can take them! There’s no requirement to take a class; you just go ahead and surprise yourself with how much you’ve learned by the end of it all.
3. There are many styles to choose from.
Dance is such a diverse field. There are so many styles of dance you’re exposed to in these workshops, from popping and locking to new school, jazz and break dance, and so many more. You can take any class style that you want; and if you want to take more, you can do that, as well! The concert was enjoyable because of the variety of dances that were performed. They weren’t all boring and similar; rather, every piece had its own exciting identity.
4. You become a better dancer.
The best part about dance workshops is that you become better. You walk into your first day of class not knowing what to expect with the piece, but when you’re performing it during recital day, you’re a different person entirely. Not just because you wore nicer clothes and you’re in front of more people. But in your technique, your mastery of choreography, your passion and love for what you’re doing. You learn so much in workshops that are beyond dance, as well: time management, perseverance, patience, endurance, teamwork, and so much more. Dance workshops help you grow, and I could see how much heart was on that stage. More than being a better dancer, sometimes you can come out of it a better person overall.
Dancer or not, nothing can go wrong with trying out a workshop. Even if you discover that it isn’t your true talent, you would come out of it a healthier person, you would have met new people and would have had a lot of fun!
Groove Central Dance Studio
Watch out for this upcoming dance concert, too: http://www.wheninmanila.com/a-team-the-demo-vol-3-the-road-to-las-vegas/