How many weddings have you attended at which you watched others dance? Did you truly not want to join in, or did you avoid it because you have such little faith in your dance skills? If you do avoid dancing at a wedding and it’s because you feel less skilled and uncomfortable, here is what you should know:
First of all, you’re missing out on a lot of fun. And, secondly, you don’t have to miss out!
The fact is that most people dance at weddings not because it’s expected, but because it’s genuinely fun. Yes, there are a few who are dragged out onto the floor by a partner. Yet, even they often manage to enjoy themselves. So, why deprive yourself of this fun any longer?
Don’t miss out on a chance to dance ever again.
Life is short; when an opportunity to have some fun comes along, it’s important to take that chance. While you should not do something that you genuinely dislike, if you feel any desire to join something like a dance, it’s much better for you, overall, to do so. Enjoyment releases endorphins, which eases anxiety, relieves stress, and can even ease physical pain. Plus, dancing is an activity that helps people come together, better themselves socially, and build relationships.
Plus, when you sit out, you’re missing an opportunity to celebrate the newlywed couple. A wedding’s traditions are all about celebrating the couple. Dance is a physical expression of love and joy—perfect for a wedding.
So, get ready to get involved.
Don’t let your fears and insecurities keep you on the sidelines any longer. Get ready for the next chance to dance at a wedding, or any other time in which you typically sit out. The best way to do this is to take dance classes and lessons.
It does not have to be a chore, however. Taking dance classes is often as fun as joining on other occasions. After all, they’re both collections of people with the intention of dancing, but who also want an enjoyable experience.
One of the beneficial differences between dancing at a wedding and dancing in class is that you are in a room of people just like you. While you might be surrounded by people who already know how to dance at a wedding, in class you are all there to better your skills, and so there is generally less discomfort about joining in. Learning the steps in class is only a small part of it, too. Over time, you develop more social confidence, and feel more at ease moving with, and in the presence of other people.
Overall, it is great practice for weddings and occasions like them. In time, you could find that not only do you like dancing in general, but you look forward to the next wedding or social occasion where there may be dancing. In fact, you may enjoy it so much that you go searching for reasons to dance. Sometimes, sitting out is not about your skills, but about other insecurities. Working past those takes practice, too, and you may find that you’re more adept at dancing than you ever realized.
Don’t miss dancing at a wedding. Come learn to dance with us at Dance Passion Studio.