Backstreet dance, Cairns

Tips for Over 50’s wanting to Learn to Dance

By Christine Downie (Deb’s mum and an Adult Dance Student in Adult Jazz)

Christine is in her 70s!!

  1. Feel confident, even if you aren’t,  know that you can be by just holding your head up with a straight back as you walk into class.
  2. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, you have one less thing to worry about
  3. You may think others are judging you but they aren’t as they may have similar issues as yourself
  4. Be present, listening to teacher and feeling the vibe and beat of the music, most times you can sing along to feel more comfortable.
  5. Most times you can video the teacher or class to take home and practice the choreograph
  6. Finally, just simple:  Smile and have fun and make the most of meeting new people and dancing