Who doesn't dream of dancing beautifully? I would like to wear exquisite stylish clothes and perform at some performance. Ballroom dancing tournaments are filled with rumors of intrigue.
For its beauty, this type of art has a rather complicated underside. After all, some delusions sometimes prevent you from starting to dance and discover this wonderful world.
Ballroom dancing myths
Ballroom dancing will give your child the correct posture for life. In fact, this is only possible theoretically. Such a result will appear only with systematic training with a good coach for a long time. But there are more and more teachers who, because of their poor preparation, do more harm than good. It also happened that after the "correct" training the girls had eversion in the feet in the ankle joint, and when reaching the first position, the knees remained in the same position.
Ballroom dancing is not a sport. You can often hear that ballroom dancing and sports are completely different things. There is no time for competitions, you just have to admire the concert numbers and shows. Indeed, there are commercial structures that focus on concert and festival activities, dance theaters. They do not take part in the competition, aiming at staging performances and making money. If we compare sports and dance couples in terms of skill level, then the former are much more professional than the latter. After all, it is the competition that provides an incentive for constant self-development. What is the point of going to ballroom dancing at all, if they do not provide for a sports format? The child will simply memorize the sequence of movements, how much is left of self-development? True, the reason for this choice may be the high cost of classes, which we will discuss below.
Ballroom dancing requires a lot of money. It is difficult to argue with this, because it is not only a beautiful sport, but also an expensive one. Suits, dresses and shoes make up a significant and significant part of the budget. And such expenses as accommodation, meals, travel are also paid by athletes. The state, however, takes little part in supporting dance sports, especially in the regions. Anyone who faced the need to organize serious competitions had to look for a sponsor. If there were none, then this directly affected the cost of participation for dancers and entrance tickets for spectators.
Ballroom dancing is big business. Any activity can be considered a business with some consideration. Sometimes even a charitable foundation brings profit to someone. Usually companies keep 10% of the amount for their needs for collecting money. This includes both employee salaries and other expenses. You shouldn't think that there is a whole system with trainers, organizers, specialized dance shops. There is an industry serving its infrastructure, which means there is a business that makes money from it.
Corruption reigns in ballroom dancing. Any major tournament is not complete without rumors that all the results are planned in advance, and the winners are determined in advance. It is impossible to refute this completely, but it is also not worth affirming. Ballroom dancing is a subjective sport, judges are rated based on the personal preferences of the judges, based on their personal experience, knowledge, and preferences. A system was only created that smoothes out discrepancies in judges' assessments as much as possible, but it cannot help in collusion. Recently, the organizers are increasingly resorting to inviting third-party independent judges, thereby excluding the option of bribing them.
Ballroom dancing requires a natural talent. They say that in order to learn to dance, you need to have some special natural data. For those who do not have such talent, learning to dance is useless. Only in order to comprehend such a science, in fact, you need to have something different - perseverance and constantly train. Learning dance is not as difficult as most people think. The coach will break down the principles of the dance and it turns out that it all comes down to fairly simple instructions. It only remains to put them into one sequential process, while execution does not require special and unusual talents. In practice, it turns out that it is difficult for talented students. After all, they are used to catching everything on the fly. Gifted people easily repeat the trainer's movements. But when it comes to the "boring" analysis of the technique and the development of correct body movements, then problems begin. After all, such a routine for gifted people is simply boring. However, it is difficult to achieve high-quality dance without the technique, which is why talented students can stop developing, not wanting to delve into the technical subtleties. It's time to stop thinking about whether you are talented enough to dance, instead, you need to train and train again.
To achieve success, group lessons are enough. In fact, one group lesson will not go far. After all, the coach will not be able to give sufficient personal attention, prompt and criticize when necessary. So individual lessons are essential when learning ballroom dancing. This is the only way to develop the right habits and get rid of the wrong ones. Let the group lessons be rich, and the teacher's advice detailed and informative, but this still will not contribute to progress. After all, the coach in any case will scatter attention to all members of the group. And the more participants there are, the less attention you will get. Most of the lesson will be devoted to general information that will be useful to everyone, and there will be little time for individual adjustments. For a group of 10 people, let the lesson last an hour. It turns out that in total each teacher will devote about 6 minutes. So for the production of good technique you cannot do without a personal teacher.
You can learn to dance well in just a month. Let's say right away - this is impossible. And don't believe the advertisements that promise it. Is it possible to learn to play a musical instrument or learn a foreign language in a month? It is the same in the art of dance. It is not limited to ligaments and figures, there are still many technical details, without which it is impossible to imagine a quality dance. You need to learn how to work with your hands, body, feet, interact in pairs, balance ... It takes a lot of time to assimilate this information. And the body must develop muscle memory. In a month, you can only have time to get acquainted with a few basic steps and learn a couple of simple links. But it will still be far from a full-fledged dance. Here you cannot put any time frame in the issue of training. It is worth preparing for regular workouts, it is best to start with at least a couple of individual lessons per week. The acquired skills can be practiced and consolidated in a group. Let the brain begin to absorb new information. It will soon become clear that the process of teaching dance cannot be measured in terms of time.
Dancing is an activity for girls and gays, but not for real men. This myth is pretty ridiculous. After all, ballroom dancing is a pair activity. A man and a woman are dancing, expressing their feelings through the body. Bernard Shaw aptly remarked: "Dancing is a vertical expression of horizontal desire." So each dance shows some aspect of the relationship. In this regard, this art can be called the most feminine for a partner and the most masculine for a partner. Is dancing more gay than freestyle wrestling, when two half-naked men hug each other?
Boys cannot be given to dances, they will be made moral freaks. If a person has bad inclinations, then sooner or later they will show themselves. Perhaps dancing can act as a catalyst for this process. In practice, boys grow into real gentlemen. After all, the partner is taught that he must take care of the comfort of his partner. In the classroom, the guys learn to communicate with girls, find a common language with them. This liberates and relieves of psychological complexes.
Dancing should be started at an early age. In fact, this is far from a dogma, although an early age is encouraged. It happens that children, after a couple of years of training, catch up with those who have been practicing for 5 years or more. It is important to take into account the desire to grow, diligence, abilities, and financial situation. Seminars, individual lessons are also important. For example, Carmen Vincheli, a multiple world champion in Latin American dance among professionals, began practicing only at the age of 17. And two years later she won the German championship. And there are a lot of reverse examples - how many children, starting early, simply burned out by the age of 15-17?