•Learn from a good instructor
•Take group lessons to make friends and familiarize yourself with others’ leads/ following
•Learn from videos/ DVDs of reputable instructors
•Take private lessons to get technique clearly explained to you, including difficult aspects from DVDs. You learn 5 times faster with private lessons than with group lessons.
•After learning, go out social dancing to practice what you have learned. Social dancing will improve your dancing, reflexes and execution of moves at different speeds with different people. You will also learn by watching others, and get a better understanding of some dance principles.