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Question: I'm taking dance classes, but I stink!?!?
Hey, so I am currently taking hip-hop classes, but I really stink!. This is my first time going, and everyone else there has already taken classes before me!. I can't remember one step, and I think it's because I'm more of a logical thinker!. Please help me and give me advice on what to do!! Oh, and I can't quit, because my mom won't let me!. HELP!Www@QuestionHome@Com

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If you wanna continue taking hip hop then see if they offer a more beginning class!. As far as the whole "forgetting the steps" thing you just need to relax!. It's more mind over matter!. You see that other people have taken classes and you are psyching yourself out!. I know I tend to do this a lot when I go to auditions!. Just take a deep breath and mellow!.
This sounds really cliche but practice makes perfect!. It seems like you are just not used to remembering choreography; another thing I used to have a problem with!. The more classes you take the more you will be able to remember the choreography!. If that still isn't helping write it down!. As soon as you get out of the class write down what you did, even if you don't remember all of it!. Then just practice that

Well first of all!.!.!. it's not fair to compare yourself to the other girls!. Don't be so hard on yourself!

I know that this probably isn't the answer you want to hear right now but!.!.!. just keep going!. Even right now, when you feel like you "really stink" you are improving!. Every time you see the dance step demonstrated repeat the name to yourself 5 times and practice it with your teacher!.

I hope this helps!. Good Luck and stick with it!. You will thank yourself in the end!Www@QuestionHome@Com

You have to keep in mind that EVERYONE started off knowing nothing!. And there will always be someone who starts their dance education after you!. You're only gonna be uncomfortable for a little bit of time in the grand scheme of things!. Just keep practicing!. It's OK if you don't get it immediately!. The more you dance, the more familiar your body will become with dance!. And pretty soon, someone else will join the class and you'll say to yourself, "Man, I remember when I was that new!. I've come so far!" and THAT feels pretty good!. THAT is why people dance to begin with!. Good Luck and don't give up!. PUSH MORE!!!Www@QuestionHome@Com

just keep practicing!. maybe ask some kids in the class for help!. you can become friends and dance on the weekends at each others houses!. its hard to just start out when everyone else has been dancing for a while, but just remember you have to start from somewhere!. hope that helps a bit!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

It will take a lot more than one lesson to get to grips with it!. As long as you are a dedicated person, then eventually you will get hang of it!. You have to be very patient and stick at it!. Do practice at home, look at videos, read books, do anything you can to get better!!!

gd luck xxxWww@QuestionHome@Com

Ha, I'm a pretty logical thinker too!. When I dance, I always have to remember to just go with the flow, but don't forget about the counts! I'm sure you'll get it!! Good luck!Www@QuestionHome@Com

wear Deodorant haha jk I know what you mean by "stink"

Just PRACTICE practice practice!. And try not to think about it so much!. Just go for the more you think the less you do!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

chill out! calm down and record the dance then practice after i do it a milliom and two times i remember itWww@QuestionHome@Com

Practice makes perfect! try standing next to the teacher!. also, if you need help just ask!. I hope all goes well!!Www@QuestionHome@Com