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Film Yourself To Avoid Bad Habits (And Fix Them)

Recording yourself dancing is a great way for you to be able to spot areas of weakness and things you’d like to work on.

Cultivating self awareness is key to improving faster.

Film Yourself to Fix Bad Habits

When we’re dancing everything happens so fast. It’s all a blur and we’re not aware of our body sometimes, so when you have video recording of it you’re able to play it back and spot those things that you would otherwise miss while you’re dancing.

For example, the first time I ever saw myself on video it was horrifying, but also a very good experience at the same time. It was horrifying because I thought I was a superstar but it turned out I had some really weird habits.

I was bopping my head like crazy, I was doing some weird flicky foot thing and my immediate reaction was thinking ‘Oh my god….’ That was my ego talking and I wanted to come up with all these excuses as to why I was doing it, “Oh yeah, I was so tired, I just got off work…” or whatever the excuses might have been.

But put your ego aside and just look at what the video recording tells you and go from there.

It’s a process that we all go through.

Once you’re able to identify a couple of things like, “Hey, this arm movement doesn’t really suit me,” you just clean it up.

The whole goal is to become more aware of things you do, so you can adjust them if you want to.

If you don’t film yourself, you’re going to develop some bad habits and that are going to be hard to get rid of later.

Film Yourself to See Your Progress

Record a video when you start, or right now, and then once a month or every few months to see your progress. Looking back at how far you’ve come is super motivating. It will keep you going.

It’s tempting to delete the videos, but you’ll be so glad you kept them so you can look at them later. We actually enjoy seeing videos, even if it’s just a few years ago, of us doing silly things. It’s just part of the process, so enjoy the ride, and accept where you’re at.

Accept what the video tells you and then work on that stuff. Believe me, you will progress.

If you don’t record yourself dancing it’s going to take you much longer to improve. And, trust us, you’ll wish you did it sooner so you can look back at how far you’ve come.