Things To Know Before Taking Your First Afro Caribbean Dance Class
So, you’re planning on taking a Afro Caribbean Dance Class? Congratulations! You’ve come to the right place!
West-Can Folk is here to help you get started in this exciting new world of dancing. We have created this website to provide information and resources for those who are interested in learning more about Afro-Caribbean Dance Classes.
We hope that you will find our site informative and useful as you begin your journey into the wonderful world of Afro-Caribbeans.
6 things to Know Before Taking Your First Afro-Caribbean Dance Class
Below are the 6 things you need to know before walking into the studio to take your very first Afro-Caribbean Dance Class:
1. What is An Afro-Caribbean Dance Class?
An Afro-Caribenean Dance Class is a type of dance class where the instructor uses music from the African Diaspora (Africa and the Americas) to teach students how to move their bodies in time with the rhythm of the music. This style of dance can be traced back to West Africa and was brought over by slaves during the transatlantic slave trade. The term “afro” refers to the hair styles worn by many people of West African descent in the United States.
2. Choose Your Outfit
A lot of people think that they have to dress up when going to a dance class. But, there’s no reason why you can’t look like yourself. If you’re wearing a nice shirt or sweater, then go ahead and wear it. If you’re wearing jeans, then go ahead and rock them. Just remember that you want to feel comfortable and confident in what you’re wearing.
3. Have The Right Mindset
When you walk into your first Afro-Carribbean Dance Class, you may feel nervous. Don’t worry – everyone feels that way at first. It’s normal to feel anxious and worried about making mistakes. However, if you approach your first class with confidence and a positive attitude, you’ll do much better than if you approached it with fear and anxiety.
4. Test Out Your Outfit Beforehand
Before you head off to your first Afro-Cariabean Dance Class, test out your outfit. Make sure that it fits well, that it doesn’t restrict movement, and that it won’t cause any problems later on.
5. Come Prepared With Goals
If you plan on attending several classes, then you might want to bring a notebook so that you can write down your goals. Write down everything that you’d like to accomplish after your first class. For example, maybe you would like to learn how to do a basic step pattern, or perhaps you’d like to learn how to perform a simple routine. Whatever your goal is, write it down. Then, once you’ve completed your first class, review your notes and see what you accomplished.
6. Be Ready to Learn
No matter what level of experience you have, you can always improve. So, even if you’ve never taken a dance class before, you can still learn something new every day.