Dancing myth busted, because dancing has a lot of false and incorrect information. So we need to clear up some of them to our beloved readers. Just to make sure we have a clear thoughts about dance & dancer. So to clear some thoughts, here are some of dancing myth busted that we catch along the way.
1 – Dancers don’t eat much
Dancers have to eat. Maybe they are Hungary all the time (most of them). That because simply the amount of physical work it requires to be a dancer. Dancers easily maintain their weight simply because of the amount of exercise they do.
As a dancer, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. One of the most important aspects of health for a dancer is diet. Proper fuel for the body is extremely important in order to maintain proper energy levels, avoid injury, and stay well during competition season so that personal performance will not suffer. Successful dancers should intake nutritious snacks and also maintain a balanced diet consisting of adequate fluids, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and plenty of vitamins and minerals.
2 – You must be flexible to be a good dancer
If you think that you are not going to be a dancer because you don`t have any flexibility whatsoever. You are totally wrong and you need to get that out of your head. Actually, dance will makes you fixable enough even if you are overweight. Take a look at this post of how to take care of your body as a dancer.
You don’t have to be Super flexible to dance but some level of flexibility is needed. For dance styles where high levels of flexibility aren’t necessary hip hop, breakdancing, tab, you can start of with just basic calf, quad and hamstring, building your way up if you like. For dance styles that demand flexibility (eg. contemporary, ballet, jazz…) you can also start of with the basics each day maybe on the first of the two weeks before you begin classes. In the second week very slowly, try deeper stretches holding them for longer (30 – 60sec).
3 – You can be a professional dancer within weeks
It takes time and effort and specially a lot of practice to be a good dancer. It defers from one to another. So don`t just expect to become one without tears and sweat and pushing yourself to the limit.
The key to improving quickly is not in the number of classes one takes per se, rather it is in the amount of independent practice a student does between classes that makes the difference. Improvement doesn’t happen in the classroom setting, this is where information is shared with the student. The improvement happens when the student applies the information gathered in class to their private practice. dancing myth busted.
4 – 60% of male dancers are gays
Just because you see a male dancing and wearing a dancing custom. Doesn’t mean he`s gay, in most Arabic countries. They believe that dancing (especially belly dance) is for women. So they assume that most of male dancers are gays. Well dance is an art, and if you watched a man dancing a belly dance, please don`t judge.
5 – You have to started young to be a professional dancer
Totally not true, dancing is not limited to a certain age, gender or place, so don’t bother yourself, like we used to say, dance is the best chance. The truth is, it is never too late to start dancing. Becoming a professional dancer, however, is a lot more physically and mentally demanding than just dancing as a hobbie or even at a semi professional level. Some dance styles, such as Ballet, require so much from dancers that many that started at early ages don’t get to have a successful career. Other styles, like Contemporary or Hip Hop are more flexible and you see older dancers with different body types on stage and even movies! another dancing myth busted.
6 – Dancers should be tall
Maybe you should be tall if you are going to play basketball. Or any other sport that require a minimum height, dancing is totally different, it doesn’t relate to physical manner at all. In fact, dance is the perfect activities for all heights and weights.
7 – Dancing classes are so expensive
If you think you have to pay so much money in order to succeed and become a professional dancer. Think again, many schools have intensive classes and workshops. And you can get the basic steps of any type of dance in matter of weeks. But you have to practice a lot and give it a time and effort to become a good dancer.