Helping Student In Improvisation
- Explain that improvisation in pole dance is not a sophisticated torture of a student but a powerful tool for honing the dancer’s skills.
- 2. Calm down the student, telling him/her that improvisation has no rules and one is not obliged to do something out of the ordinary. Improvisation can be quite simple and monotonous, consisting of just a few movements. The important thing here is relaxation and a flow, not the complexity of choreography.
- Do not hurl a person into the thick of things, set him a task of dancing a connection he/she knows and supplement it with a couple or so of his/her own movements.
- Increase the duration of improvisation gradually, by just 5 to 15 seconds.
5. If a student still fears or sinks into a stupor, propose that he/she dances the familiar connections or their fragments. Thus he/she will get used to moving to different music and learn how to choose the right pieces for himself/herself and acquires a solid basis.
6. When a student easily copes with previous tasks, it comes time to pass from connections to thematic improvisations. Set him/he a task to dance with a focus on the waves, partner, or rotations.This will help him/her systemize the material he/she has in his/her mind and practically drill it.
7. Only after all these exercises you can allow the student to freely improvise on his/her own. Now your chief job is to observe and analyze your student without evaluating him. Just watch, make notes of drawbacks, and praise him/her out load for his progress and interesting discoveries.
8. However, a close surveillance by the trainer may embarrass the student , in which case it would be best not to watch him/her dance. This will relax the student and free him/her from thinking about how he/she looks. In the meantime you must survey either without him/her noticing this or not at all. Just give your student a chance to gather courage and then he will soon come up with a surprise for you.