Hard practice. If you are addicted to Irish dancing, for example, it does not mean that you don't need to train hands, despite the fact that they are in Irish dance are not used. Any dance requires total good physical shape. Generally speaking, it is better to do several dances: one type of dancing - seriously, the others - so, as a reference, in order to train other muscles and learn to better understand their body and better manage them.
You should be able to come to the dance with the intelligence and know when the muscles tense, then to do some stretching. The main danger when you exercise, not stretching is that the muscles become shorter and lose its original flexibility. This applies for any exercise (running, gym), you can't neglect this and when dancing. So, as much as you hated to do the "butterfly" and "the splits", do it and you will not regret.
Work on technique. Dancing is not only a sport, not so much sport as art. Here is a very important plastic, sense of rhythm, knowledge of music, ability to move in the team and with all this to smile and exude happiness, no one will assign you the title of best dancer, if you dance with a sour face.
To learn how to dance better than anyone, you first need to talk with someone who at this stage dances better than you. There are such people, you are not the only star in the sky. So take from them all that they can to give you: training techniques, movement, a special combination. Borrow all good: how to tune in a positive way to diet, from basic moves to methods of applying makeup for the stage. You'll see - soon you will teach them.
Before you seek to "jump over themselves", think, and so if you need it. Best of all you dance still did not learn. You can beat all of salsa, but hates to dance tango or to stand as a post on a club party. If you are a Pro, dance should first and foremost bring you pleasure - physical, aesthetic. The dance - a great alternative to the boring gym, if you are aiming to keep yourself in shape. The main thing is not to give life to the dance and give dance to paint life in bright colors.