Must-Have Apps for Dancers
Nowadays, good or bad, we live in our phones. Technology took over, and now we can’t live without it. Since there’s an app for everything, why not make the most of it and use our phones to support our dancing, too?
Best Apps for Dancers
Think about some of your needs as a dancer. Most likely, there’s an app for that. We’ve listed some apps in an effort to make your life a little easier. Check these out and download them as needed. Don’t worry; most of these are free or very inexpensive.
You might have everything else in your life perfectly scheduled, but if there’s one thing we tend to neglect, that’s our water intake. Staying hydrated is super important, especially during rehearsals. Waterlogged helps you keep track of your water intake and will also remind you to drink water throughout the day.
Shazam or Soundhound (Free)
These two apps serve the same purpose: identify a song you’re listening to. Whenever you’re listening to a song that could be great for an upcoming routine and you don’t know what it’s called, solve the mystery with one of these two apps and keep your dance playlist fully stocked with the latest music for your creative outbursts.
Sleep Cycle ($0.99)
Sometimes, you’re always tired, and that might be because your sleep schedule is off, or maybe you don’t even have a sleep schedule. This app will help you with that. According to Dance Magazine, “With Sleep Cycle, you can set a 30-minute window in which you’d like to wake up, and the app’s alarm will go off when you’re in the lightest sleep phase, so you wake up naturally.”
8Counts ($0.99 for iPhone)
This one is perfect for choreographers, especially when they have a hard time storing all of their ideas in their minds. With this app, you can write out a routine in 8-count sheets of the music.
Coach’s Eye ($4.99 on iOS, free on Android)
This app has helped baseball players, golfers, and tennis players clean up their angles. You can use it for that same purpose, but also to identify errors in technique, or just to rewatch it later to make changes in your choreography. You can also annotate things you want to remember or change.
We hope you find these helpful enough to download them and bring them with you to your next class.