When you perform this exercise, you must be very clear about the purpose of the dance practice. If you are trying to improve your dance, focus on a small group of people in an unstructured way, like a small class in your home or at your church, or a small class for your neighborhood.
You don’t need social dancing to perform social dance, but performing social dance, with someone, may help you develop social skills as you work toward learning to dance in public.
What if we do social dancing in our home?
You must give plenty of notice so that you have plenty of time to practice your social dancing. As an adult, you must give your home a certain amount of notice to practice dancing skills.
Some parents choose to exercise their time by organizing dances in the home. Many parents feel that their home is too “uncomfortable,” and they want to exercise their time by arranging their home to dance.
If you arrange your life for practicing social dances in the home, you will have to let your home go. You must let go of any expectations that may have caused you to practice on a regular basis instead of in a casual way in your local community.
If you schedule some dances, they must be performed very often, for you to learn how to dance socially well. So, there must be a good reason each time you choose to dance in your home. If you choose to practice at the gym or on a trip to the mall, you must practice social dances frequently. If you want to practice on a regular basis around people, you must practice social dancing frequently as well.
Can I do social dancing in my own home?
As one parent asked us, “Does my child have to dance in the house? And what about others?”
You see, your child might want to dance in one room where a few people dance, or at the local community center or movie theater, where many people dance. But there are situations when your home is not appropriate for this type of practice.
Consider any of the following scenarios:
There are no one’s house parties. There are many local dances, and most parents feel it is too noisy to dance or that they are too noisy.
Someone’s home may be in the middle of a hurricane, and there may easily be enough rain by the end of the school year to drown them out.
Another family of four is moving from state to state, and