WHAT TO EXPECT AT A BALLROOM DANCE SHOWCASE

Let’s look at the Costa Rica Ballroom dance showcase.

WHY PARTICIPATE?

Participating in ballroom dance showcases has many benefits.  If you are looking to broaden your horizons, dancing in this setting will give you a taste of what the performance style feels compared to social dancing.  If you are looking to raise the bar for yourself, setting a goal to participate in a showcase will give you motivation to work even harder in your lessons.  And, as a result, you will see your confidence skyrocket as you get the chance to show off your progress!  

BEFORE 

Before you participate in any sort of showcase, there’s the training time put in at the studio!  All this hard work will help ensure your confidence in yourself and your partner stays strong. Use your personal lessons to work on the dances that you will be performing, practice and build muscle memory  to get comfortable dancing all the dances. 

When the actual day of the showcase comes around, it’s time to look your best!  Some dancers choose to get all primped and primed on their own, but others hire someone else to help them with their hair and makeup.  Ask your teacher for help if you have any questions. Not only is it important to get ready on the outside, but also on the inside! Don’t let any nerves or forgetfulness make you skip out on your nutrition.  

If you feel you are ready early, you can head over to the ballroom, where the DJ will open the floor up early for all participants to warm up.  If you would rather spend your time before the event off the floor, not to worry! Many dancers also choose to take their time getting dressed up and just spend a couple moments stretching and getting their body warm.  

NOW, IT’S TIME TO STEP ONTO THE DANCE FLOOR…

 Before you dance or in between your performances, you can expect to have some time where you might need to keep your body warm. Don’t be afraid to take a couple laps around the ballroom to loosen up. To help keep your mind on your dancing, watch for dancers that stand out to you and take note of why they may have caught your eye.  You can also look out for new dances or steps to ask your instructor about!  

Another way to help make the time go by is to socialize!  Everyone who is not already on the dance floor is waiting, just like you.  Relax with your friends at the studio.   

When you are on the floor, give it all you got!  You spent so much effort preparing and working hard, it’s time to show what you’re made of!  But remember, at the end of the day, this hobby is supposed to be a fun one, so try not to let any mistakes discourage you. You worked hard and every dancer makes mistakes, so just keep dancing and smile your way through! 

FINALLY, YOU’VE MADE IT!  

Be proud of yourself that you made it through the showcase and now you are ready for your next goal.

Congratulations!  

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