Creating Choreography

A ballroom dance studio is the perfect place to create and try out your own dance choreography.

A ballroom dance studio is the perfect place to create and try out your own dance choreography.

If you've taken dance classes for a long time you may be looking for new ways to push your limits. You're probably thinking: "what's next?". Well, try working on your own choreography! You may not have your own ballroom dance studio like the beautiful facilities at Quick Quick Slow, but you have no excuse not to practice in the comfort of home.

It is only natural that a dancer who has attained a comfortable level of expertise will want to express themselves through the dance steps they have accumulated. If you find yourself feeling that your regular lessons don't challenge you as they once did, it may be time to take those steps and rearrange them. Utilizing your imagination adds a whole new level to what you have already accomplished on the dance floor. 

Choreography is a process which varies from person to person so don't be afraid to experiment. Here are a few helpful questions to ask yourself before you begin:

  • Does your song express a particular story you'd like to show through dance?
  • What are your tempos?
  • Are there different sections of the song?
  • Are there repetitive choruses that lend themselves to repetition in movement?
  • Does the energy or volume change throughout the song?
  • What are your strengths as a dancer?

Though there are lots of ways to tackle choreography, but it's best to start small and feel the music. Throw on your favorite song and work out something that is uniquely your own, beginning with 1 8-count sequence. Work through your song in counts of 8, taking time to review and rearrange as you see fit. Try different sequences of basic steps (there are no wrong combinations!) and add your own flair as you go.   And, of course, Quick Quick Slow is always eager to help put the finishing touches on that masterpiece... So contact us to set up a private lesson and add that final dash of finesse!