Becoming an advanced dancer takes years of practice. That much is obvious. But what does it mean? How do you know when you’re there?
Being an advanced lindy hopper is about so much more than technique or even artistry. Advanced is a mindset, maturity, breadth and depth of study. It takes time and hard work to develop a deep partnership with the music and an intuitive understanding of biomechanics.
It doesn’t mean everyone wants to dance with you, or that you’re winning all the competitions. Those are the fodder of fantasies.
Instead, I’ve compiled a list of 31 Signs You’re Not an Advanced Dancer Yet, drawn mostly from my own experience. Ready for a reality check? Even if one of these applies to you, you’ve got something to work on.
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