One problem with dance is that when you first start out, you really shouldn’t practice too much at home. This is especially true of those who are in ballet. What is the reason? Until you truly begin to understand the principles behind the dance style and the technique, you can begin to develop bad habits if you do too much on your own.
If you do want to practice something at home, ask your teacher for some help in choosing what to do. That way they can help walk you through what it is that you can attempt by yourself. If you have questions about what they are telling you, be sure to ask. That way you’ll be making the most out of your practice time.
As you get more involved in dance, practice becomes a crucial thing, but when you are first starting just try to concentrate on learning how to do the movements in class. The time for practicing at home will come.