How to Find a Dance Partner

Many people have the desire to learn to dance but then stop themselves because they do not have a partner. Others wish to attend dances for a social activity and then decide otherwise because they claim there are not enough dance partners. Here are five ways you can make yourself a more popular dancer and attract one or more dance partners.

Attend group classes. Group classes are the best way to find a partner. You will be able to personally meet many people and then see them on a regular basis. People who take group classes often attend weekly social dances and this will be another opportunity to see the people that you already know and practice with them. Group dance classes are also a way for you to increase your dancing skills. When you become a better dancer you are more apt to attract a partner and you will become more confident in approaching others to ask them for a dance.

Take private lessons. Private lessons will make you an accomplished dancer in a shorter amount of time than group lessons. When you are skilled at dancing your chances of getting asked to dance or of asking others to dance will greatly increase. In addition, your dance instructor may be able to pair you up with another student as a partner.

Attend dance conventions. Dance conventions are usually three to seven day events at a given location. These events will have workshops, showcases, competitions and social dances. They usually focus on one style of dance such as salsa, swing or ballroom. This is a great opportunity to meet other dancers and improve your dancing skills.

Improve your dancing skills by yourself. Practice your dancing as much as you can. There is much you can do to increase your skill without a partner. For example, practice your lessons by marking the steps at home. Listen to the music that you are dancing to and become an expert on the rhythm and timing of the music. Anything you do to make yourself more valuable as a dance partner will help you attract another one.

Attend as many dances as you can. Show others that you are serious by being seen often at social dance events. Get comfortable asking others to dance as well as feeling open to being asked to dance by others. Women should feel just as comfortable asking men to dance instead of waiting for the traditional invitation from the man. Be open to dancing with people of all levels. Let go of negative thoughts that focus on the lack of good dancers or the lack of men available at the dance.

The key to finding a dance partner is becoming the best dancer you can and then being seen often at social events. If your intentions are focused enough and you stay positive about your desire there is no doubt that you will find one or more dance partners.