3) Keep a Written or Video Dance Journal -
As you are starting on your path to the awesomeness of dancing, be sure to keep a written or video journal regarding your lessons and what you learned that day. It's not something that you need to read or watch everyday, but it is something that you can refer back to when the time is needed.
Steps to Help You Along the Way -
After every lesson, either write down or record, IN YOUR OWN WORDS, what you worked on that day. Don't worry too much about what the pattern was called, in fact, it's more fun and you will remember it better if you create your own names for those, but more importantly, write down what it was that you worked on inside of the pattern. Maybe it was anew leading tip or work on your frame, those are the important things that you want to take away from each lesson.