How to prepare your kids for an upcoming salsa competition

Salsa competitions are known to be one of the toughest competitions in the world of dance. Competitions come with high stakes, and they demand a lot from you especially when one considers to take it as a career. When it comes to salsa competition for kids, the stakes are even higher because young dreams are on the line.

On the brighter side, it is an added advantage to start taking part in salsa from a young age since it will boost their salsa dance career and motivate them to start doing it professionally. Moreover, it will boost their self-confidence and encourage them to take part in more social activities apart from helping master their art while they are still young. Here are the top 3 tips on how to prepare your kids for an upcoming salsa competition:

On the brighter side, it is an added advantage to start taking part in salsa from a young age since it will boost their salsa dance career and motivate them to start doing it professionally. Moreover, it will boost their self-confidence and encourage them to take part in more social activities apart from helping master their art while they are still young. Here are the top 3 tips on how to prepare your kids for an upcoming salsa competition:

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Never skip rehearsals

The best way to increase your kids’ chances of winning in a salsa competition is to make sure that they attend all the rehearsals. As they say, practice makes perfect; this also applies to salsa practices. It is, therefore, important to take note of all the dates of their rehearsals and make sure that they never skip even a single day of training since every minute counts. Besides attending all their rehearsals, it is also important to ensure that they do not arrive late. If you keep arriving late for the rehearsals, they might miss out on a lot, and in the end, they might get cut off from the competing team.

Keep encouraging them every day

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Kids do not need much for them to feel ready for the salsa competition. Sometimes all they need is positive energy. If you keep showing them and reminding them that you believe in them, they will feel encouraged to keep going. This will also build up their self-esteem and give them the confidence to face the audience and do their best. Make it a habit of telling them every day that they are the best salsa dancers in the world, and they will grow up to become exactly that.

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Do not pressure them to win

During kids’ competitions, it is common to find parents (or guardians) who let the competition spirit get ahead of themselves. As a result, they put their kids under too much pressure, making them believe that winning is everything. In the end, if the kids lose, they feel broken and discouraged. The first competition is always the most critical, and you should let your kid understand that winning is not everything.

Last Words

Preparing your kid for a salsa dance competition is a very critical process, and if you are not careful enough, you can ruin your relationship with your kids. Do not put your kids under too much pressure to win. Instead, build them up and encourage them always to do their best. Moreover, make it a habit of celebrating every little achievement that they make. This will make them feel appreciated and encourage them to try out new things.


Miriam Ndemo

Bio

Miriam is a salsa enthusiast who generally loves ballroom dancing. She is also a freelance writer and a dance instructor at a local school. She likes dancing, smiling, swimming, traveling and making new friends. Therefore, please feel free to contact her and send her your feedback or comments in the comments section below and she will be glad to interact with you.

 

 

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