Congratulations to Yutian who has been crowned our Member of the Month!
She is our second Member of the Month EVER to win our fun competition!
Well done Yutian!
Here's what we had to say about Yutian when we reviewed her progress:
Over the last few weeks, Yutian's confidence has really grown and it has been a joy to see and watch her dance. Her ability to pick up and remember the moves has really improved and she is very attentive in class and pays close attention to timing and understanding certain movements, connecting the dots intuitively.
Yutian is a very avid and responsible learner with very good focus in class, and has clearly developed her own way of learning, and learning as fast as she can in order to retain the information and this has really helped her to hone her ability and confidence. She is also a very calm, smiley and good-natured person to have in the class and is quietly confident and also supportive of others. If she is stressed or worried about the dance at all she doesn't show it. On the contrary, she looks like she enjoys being in class and dancing, performing and making the most (and best) of the time she has.
As time goes on in the class, she certainly relies less on cues/prompts or having to look at the teacher and relies on and trusts herself. She is a very good listener and is very observant and is able to process and retain the information that she sees and hears and practices these quickly.
A large part of dance is technique and execution of moves. Yutian's movements have improved a lot and it's apparent that she is understanding how much power and energy is needed to execute certain moves and is dancing bigger. For example, with arm moves, she is ensuring that arm movements are strong and clear and that the movement does not get "lost". With leg moves, her legs and stances are a lot stronger now and she is sitting into positions comfortably and has some very nice lines and extensions in her dancing which is pleasing to watch when she dances.
It's apparent that Yutian has dance goals of her own and that there are things that she wants to improve in, and with this in mind, she is not afraid to challenge herself and approaches dance in a very positive way. Yutian is definitely at her absolute best when she gets a lot of chances to dance her heart out and when she absolutely loves the song (e.g. RBB!). You can tell she has a lot of fun and really enjoys it!
She already knows what she needs to work on this year and we have no doubt she can improve even more in her ability. We look forward to seeing more of her dance videos/covers and dance practices.
Here's what Yutian said when she received her accolade:
"Firstly I really want to say thank you so much to Louise who has always been so supportive ever since I've been in London. I've been dancing for over 1 year and have received a lot of feedback during this time and always do my best to fix any mistakes and change any bad habits I always have in my dancing. When I try to think and remember what I do better now than before, I would say it is my attitude that has changed.
When I first heard this advice: "don't panic and be nervous when you're dancing, try to enjoy it, if you can't remember all the choreography in class that's fine, just try and be confident" - I changed a lot after that and I can smile while dancing and I can be confident even when I make mistakes!
Dancing K-Pop is a healing time in my life, it really helps me. Also, I really love the friends I have met at Love K-Pop Dance London too, I really enjoy dancing with them - all of you are so nice! Thank you for choosing me to be the Member of the Month (and it's my birthday month wowwww!)."
Keep pushing yourself Yutian, and keep up the great work!
About our Member of the Month Competition:
"Member of the Month" is our fun monthly competition designed to push every one of our members to significantly improve in their dancing in a healthy way. All(!) our members need to do is work really hard and improve in their dancing that month. It does mean that their attendance to class has to be regular in order to work on their progress and see maximum improvement results.
In addition, if any members don't make class video (because usually we go in formation with a certain number of people), it helps to ask others to record you (after 8pm in class) when the opportunity arises and we take turns to go in groups.
Don't forget to tag @lovekpopdancelondon on Instagram with all your stories and posts so we can see it!
Here at (L):KD-L, we want to be part of your dance journey and watch all members grow - and the most improved of the month receives an accolade!
Members can improve in so many ways: timing (being exactly in sync to the idols/music), clean technique, polished and enjoyment of performance and “swag”. There are a bunch of things but trust us we will know when we see it! Even if you don’t feel you’ve improved, if we think you have then you could be our club member of the month.
Similarly, if members feel they have worked really hard but don't receive the award (there's only one award to go around guys...) then keep working even harder to show a significant improvement!
There's always terms and conditions though..... "DA RULES"
That said, if there is no significant improvement in our members dance performance overall then there is no award that month :( - sounds harsh right, but even more reason to be motivated and to "go get it". Let's raise the bar guys! We definitely want you to learn whatever dance you attend in class but want you all to improve in your ability overall as a dancer and have fun doing so!
How to become a Member:
There are a lot of new faces week-to-week in our classes and a lot of people coming and going which is difficult to keep track of, and we receive a lot of questions such as "How do I become a member?"
Please remember that students who regularly come to class can qualify to be a member.
In addition, we receive a lot of member requests and meet a lot of new people each week, and it can be difficult to tell from an email address who that particular person is, whether they have attended class a few times and when etc etc.
Essentially we want to know who you, and our members are, so please as well as signing up to the Members Zone, reach out to us on our Instagram @lovekpopdancelondon (direct message) or via our contact us form and let us know what classes you attended so that the register can be checked and we can approve your free membership.
If your member request is still pending, please introduce yourself and say hello after class (or before entering the studio!).
Please don't be disheartened if you don't receive a timely response soon when you contact us... please understand we get an overwhelming amount of queries from current students, prospective students, members, organisations and events. If a few days have passed, please feel free to follow up and give us a nudge!
Again, thank you to all our members (and everyone else of course!) for being supportive of our classes. It really has been incredible to see you all in class and amazing to hear your words of encouragement.
Encouragement goes both ways!