Being a dancer comes with its fair share of positives, but there are also some downsides, finances being one of them. Sometimes pursuing your passion can strain your wallet, but thankfully that doesn’t have to stop you from having fun or getting out there. Here are a few low-budget ideas for when you want to hang out with friends.
Choreograph a Dance Routine
It may not sound exciting to bring the dance world into your personal life, but for most dancers, the two are so intertwined they are practically the same thing. One exciting dance-related activity is choreographing a routine. Applications like TikTok have gotten everyone off their feet and dancing. While they may not be as intense as some of the routines you’ve worked on before, it’s still a blast to show off your moves or start your own dances.
Go to a Thrift Store
Thrift stores are another way to get off your feet and get out into the world without spending too much money. Not only are they affordable places with lots of different options, but they are also exciting places for you and your friends to explore. Thrifting is a little addicting because there are lots of good items you must search to find. If you go to a store with your friends, you can give yourselves little challenges, like finding the best outfit or weirdest item. It may not seem exciting at first, but once you go into the store, you will quickly become lost in the world of thrifting.
Go on a Picnic
Another great way to get off the dance floor, off your phone, and out into the world is to go on a picnic. They are easy to organize and great for everyone involved. You and your friends can each bring a separate item and find the best spot in a park to hang out, watch people, and eat delicious food. Being outside in open spaces also provides you with a lot of room to practice stretching or choreography. Alternatively, you can simply lay out and enjoy the sun.
These were some ideas for hanging out with friends on a low budget, and they are good for any kind of situation. Anytime you feel as if you’re in a rut or burned-out, take some time for yourself to get out and do something a little different.