Do you know what kind of a learner you are? If so, you can pick up choreography more easily by focusing in on your own particular style. There are three basic types of learners:
Visual. If you fall into this category, it means you will pick things up from watching them. For example, a choreographer shows you the step and you are able to copy it from seeing them do it. These dancers are often a quick study.
Auditory. Auditory learners listen to the words a choreographer or teacher speaks to string the steps together. These dancers tend to be able to apply corrections easily, since most people deliver them in verbal form.
Kinesthetic.Think of this type of learning as “repetitive”. Kinesthetic learners need to do the movements over and over again to get them down. While this type of learning is more time-consuming, once the steps are “in their muscles,” these dancers don’t have to think about them anymore and can concentrate on fine-tuning their work.
Does one of the above sound like you? Many people don’t fit neatly in to just one category but if you can identify the way that you learn, it means you can focus in on that–and get the most out of your dancing.