Becoming a competitive dancer requires a commitment of time and money. Many competitors take classes at least four days a week and are expected to practice for several hours outside of class. If you want to compete in ballroom or couples events, you'll need a steady partner. You don't necessarily need to be best friends or in a relationship with your partner, but he or she should be someone with whom you feel comfortable and share dancing chemistry.
Learning a wide variety of dancing styles and techniques is important for the competitive dancer. Combined studies will make you a better, more well-rounded performer.
When you join the competitive arena of dancing, you're entering the world of sports and athletics. Like any athlete, you need to be in good shape and maintain healthy habits. You also need to invest in a wardrobe and costumes.