“Practice creates confidence. Confidence empowers you”- Simone Biles. American Olympic Artistic Gymnast and Gold medal winner
Dance can play a massive part in your life. It is not just a hobby or a career, but a way of life.
The lessons learned within your dance classes you will carry with you every day and you will start to dance your way to a more confident YOU!
Well, dance can be a powerful tool for gaining confidence in yourself. It allows you to express yourself creatively and offers numerous physical and mental benefits that contribute to your overall well-being.
You gain confidence from pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. This is true in many everyday tasks, not just at GDA!
Through dance, you become more aware of your body, its movements, and its capabilities. You learn to coordinate and control different parts of your body which enhances physical awareness and improves your posture. (Straight backs, pointy toes, and stomach muscles in now altogether!)
As you develop this body awareness, your self-confidence will grow as you feel more comfortable and in tune with your body. Dance promotes a positive body image by celebrating diversity and appreciating all body types. In a world full of social media and filters, this is more important than ever!
Regular exercise is the best happiness boost you can give yourself as it releases endorphins in your body. You never regret a workout and dance classes are way more fun than going to the gym or P.E. class! Exercise gives you more energy so you can still go and focus on the other events going on in your life.
Signed up for a fun run at the weekend? Then get those legs and muscles ready by turning up to dance class! It will be great preparation!
Knowing your body is in great shape and you are at the best fitness level will be the building blocks for how you look after yourself in later life. The earlier you start to look after yourself the better.
Dance is a powerful form of self-expression. It allows you to convey your emotions, tell a story, and express your individuality through movement. By exploring different dance styles and choreographing your own routines, you gain a sense of ownership over your creativity and ideas. This will help you to gain confidence in your unique voice and perspectives.
Even if you know which dance path you want to go down in the future, you never know what another class can teach you. Ideas come from everywhere. Take this into your everyday life by experiencing different things and gain confidence that you have knowledge in different sectors.
We don’t need to tell you that dance requires discipline, perseverance, and the ability to overcome challenges. As you progress in your dance journey, you will encounter difficult routines, issues with coordination, and the dreaded pre-show nerves!
Each time you overcome one of these hurdles you realise that you can push yourself to overcome anything! Your goals are well within reach whether it is within the dance community or in other ventures.
One of the best ways to throw yourself into overcoming challenges and achieving your goals is to join our GDA competition troupe! Not only do you make amazing memories and friends for life, but you will also learn how to work as a team to give the best performance you can. You will share the ups and support each other through the downs. Learning how to form good relationships is a vital part of life!
However, you will only achieve this amazing sense of confidence through discipline and consistency. Turn up to every class, practice at home, take time to rest and recuperate, join a new class, make new friends, and make sure you are well turned out for every class, exam, and show. It’s a gradual process, be patient with yourself and celebrate the wins!