Millennials and Dancing - Reality Check




Today's generation of men and women are being conditioned to believe that quicker is better.  That instant is the answer and no one has time for anything that isn't immediate. It also follows that this generation are the unhappiest because their expectations are scarcely met. 


Putting this into the context of learning to dance may be a tougher dose of reality to swallow for some of my couples.  Before you get discouraged entirely there is a pot of gold at the end, so come and taste the rainbow with me for a minute.


Dancing is a professional skill that people get paid to do, it is like any specialty that people train for a decade and yet still have more to learn.  If it were easy everyone would be doing it.  There are so many components that make up a 'good' dancer but let's face it, if I don't get to the point 2 minutes ago you'll be bored already. 


The challenge that myself and every other dance teacher faces these days, is delivering a solid product in a short amount of time. We want to make the couples happy and give them want they want in the form of a first dance, yet produce something that resembles quality dancing.  In my case, I want to put forward not just any old dance, but a routine that I am proud to showcase, as it is a direct representation of my passion.