Are you thinking about performing in a solo, duet, or trio dance this year? Here are your Top 5 Reasons and Top 5 FAQs to help you make your choice:
Top 5 Reasons to choose to dance a solo, duet, or trio:
- Challenge yourself to stretch and grow as a dancer. Taking on the challenge of learning a solo, duet, or trio can be a new experience for dancers who have previously only been participating in group dancing. You get to challenge yourself mentally, physically, and artistically.
- One on one learning opportunity. The agendas and corrections given in a group class are valuable experiences, however getting one on one advice and attention can really help a dancer grow individually if they welcome it with a positive attitude and combine it with their knowledge from their group class. Plus, getting choreography made just for you is really a special experience.
- Polishing your stage presence and performing skills. When you're the only one to fill the stage with your talent and presentation, you're able to grow your ability to hold an audience's attention.
- Additional opportunities are available if you decide to compete your dance. Although attending a dance competition with your solo, duet, and trio is not necessary, it is a lot of fun and comes with additional opportunities such as individualized judges critiques to learn from, getting chosen for additional scholarships, workshops, and national companies; and eligibility in earning a regional or national title.
- The Costume! Many studios allow their solos, duets, and trios to help choose or even help create or personalize their own costume. To have a unique costume made just for you makes you feel as special and unique as your artistry as a dancer.
Top 5 FAQs about dancing in a solo, duet, or trio
- What are the costs involved? Please see your own studio's policies. In general, if you are adding onto your group classes, you can expect 3 additional costs.
- Tuition for private lessons
- Competition or performance fees
- How many private lessons does it take to learn a solo? Some dancers can learn a solo in 5-10 lessons. Some dancers prefer to take weekly lessons so they can work on technique and new skills within their lesson. The amount of private lessons can really depend on 3 things:
- the experience and age of dancer
- how hard they work and practice in between the lessons
- if they plan on performing steps and skills that they know already or if they plan on learning new skills and using their private lessons for technique building in addition to choreography.
- What style of dance should I choose? If your goal is to perform to the best of your ability and show off your special skills, you should choose the style of dance that you are the most naturally skilled at. If your goal is to stretch yourself as a dancer, you should pick a style that you would like to focus on for learning purposes.
- What if I don't have a dance partner/s for a duet or trio? Many studios can match you with a partner, even if they are not in your same class. Please inquire with your studio.
- What if I get nervous and forget the choreography? The best part is that no one will notice as long as you keep dancing. When dancing as a soloist, you don't need to match anyone. So, if you get nervous, all you have to do is keep dancing with your smile on and complete with a bow.
If you are interested in performing a solo, duet, or trio for Dance-N-Magic's 2016/2017 season. Please Click Here to fill out your no obligation interest application.