You may love your local scene and the friends you’ve made, but the dance world is so much bigger than your hometown. If you really want to improve your dancing, traveling will help immensely because you’ll be exposed to a greater variety of styles, teachers, and music, all of which will make you a better dancer if you’re receptive to the experience. As an added bonus, if you travel enough, you’ll start accumulating dance friends in cities all around the country, which besides being fantastic in its own right, makes future travel easier and (unbelievably) even more fun. Despite all the reasons dance travel is amazing, it can sometimes be intimidating and difficult to get started. Hopefully, the information provided here will help you in taking your first few trips, but if you have any further questions don’t hesitate to contact the members of Collectively Blue directly.
What to Expect
- Most dance events are scheduled over the course of a weekend, usually starting with a dance on Friday night and ending with a Sunday night dance.
- Dances go late—as in, 3 or 4 am. Bear in mind that if you’re staying with a host (more on this later), wanting to be in bed at 1 or 2 am is early.
- Local dancers will typically be excited to have visitors; go ahead and ask them to dance!