Balancing Study and Dance

Time-management is an important skill for any person to have, but it is especially important for teenagers and young adults that need to juggle not only their studies and social life, but also their dance practice.


Taking part in afternoon dance classes can actually be a great way to improve teenagers’ ability to manage time. Committing to the responsibility of being present  in class after school regularly and working hard in class, as well as scheduling time to practice their dances at home teaches teenagers to prioritise time management.

Exercise also provides mental health benefits- taking afternoon classes while completing their studies in school can be a great way for dancers to take a break from studying and engage in a mindful and beneficial activity.


Some tips we can offer in order to help dancers balance dance, study and maintain a healthy social life are:


  1. Make sure to get enough sleep. Sleep is crucial to physical and mental health and in order to concentrate at both school and dance you need to make sure you have had a good night’s sleep.
  2. Study in advance. Work on scheduling your study time and dance time separately, so that you have plenty of time to get both of these finished. This will equip you with time-management skills you can carry all through life.
  3. Set yourself small and achievable goals. Even though many dancers are, try not to be a perfectionist. If you break up big tasks, homework and dance alike, into small goals you will find yourself to be more productive in all areas and avoid burnout.
  4. Don’t forget about your friendships and social life. These are very important to your mental health and should be prioritised just as much as school and dance.

Dance Factor is an Illawarra-based dance studio offering classes in all styles of dance. Book a free trial lesson today, or enrol in our classes for 2021 by contacting


24 Nov 2020


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