Dancing can be quite pleasurable to perform when done with a partner. This will have to depend on the style and category of dance you will be performing. Samba, rumba, and lambada are among the several types of dance that require a dance partner.
For many though, dancing with a partner is much more difficult than dancing alone. This is because when you dance with a partner, there is a need for the synchronization of hands and bodies in doing dance movements. This makes it hard for some dancers to perform their routines, especially if they are not comfortable with the persons they are partnered with. The end result is they will not be able to perform well.
In choosing a dance partner, there are important aspects you need to consider. You must follow certain qualifications to find the perfect partner that you cannot only dance just one routine with, but different genres as well.
So, here are the things you need to keep in mind in choosing a dance partner:
1. Know what dance style or what genre you want or planning to perform.
Before you choose a partner, decide what dance style or genre you want or both of you want to perform. Know what your dance partner is focusing on. If he can only perform hip-hop and you want to perform lambada or samba, both of you will be struggling on mastering dance movements and perform with synchronized movements. You need to find someone with a flexibility to perform all kinds of genre you want to work on.
2. Look for a dance partner you feel comfortable dancing with.
It is important that you and your dance partner can work together comfortably, without a feeling of any awkwardness. Keep in mind that you will be working together with your partner almost every day. You will be spending a lot of time together in practicing your dance routine.
There will also be times when both of you will be facing conflicts. When this moments arise, both of you should be mature enough to handle the situation without affecting your performance. So, make sure to pick someone who has the same level of interest and energy in dancing as you.
3. Choose a partner who is as tall as or just slightly taller than you are.
This is a very important aspect that you need to consider. If you are too tall or too short for your dance partner, both of you will be struggling in perfecting your moves.
There is a solution if you are not tall enough for your dance partner though. You can wear dancing shoes with high heels. Just make sure that you practice with these shoes on, so you are already used to them when you get on the dance floor.
Dancing with a partner is one of the best things you can experience during your entire dance career. This is the reason you need to be very cautious about choosing one, especially if you have a choice and not just assigned a dance partner like what usually happens in reality dance competitions. Remember that you will look well on the dance floor if you enjoy dancing with your partner. So, adhere strictly to the guidelines you believe are important in going for someone with whom you will spend your dancing days with.Mya with dancing partner, Dmitry Chaplin. Image courtesy of HuffingtonPost.com