How to Make Your Own Original Dance
Dance isn’t just a form of entertainment. It’s a way to express ourselves and it offers fulfillment and emotional healing both for the dancer, and the audience. This entire section is dedicated to helping you create your own original dance routines so that you can bring joy to yourself and to others. Dance can also be used as a means of communicating something that is of great importance to you (such as a social issue) to a wide range of people. In the world of dance, this is known as dance choreography.
“Creating something from nothing and using it to bring joy to all those around you is a very special skill that can be learned.”
– Cheryl Sakurai
Most people are under the impression that when someone makes a dance, everything just comes to them quickly because they were “born with it”. But dance choreography is something that is learned – just like riding a bike or writing. To help them create routines, dance choreographers actually use a variety of tools. If you take the time to learn these tools, creating dances will become second nature to you. It’s like being able to solve a math problem when you know the right formulas. The biggest difference between math and dancing is that there is no “right formula” or “wrong answer” in dance. “Dance formulas” or “dance tools” are simply guidelines that can help you create a dance routine with greater ease. There is no way to make a dance that’s wrong. If you can remember this, you will be able to create dances with speed and confidence.
Take advantage of these dance tools as outlined in the articles below to start making your own dance routine with greater ease! Each article is filled with bright visuals to get your creative gears moving. If any of our articles are helpful to you, feel free to support us by sharing them with any fellow dancers or dance students! Happy creating everyone!
“There is no “right formula” or “wrong answer” in dance.”