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The Dance Chicken and the Egg!|
I suppose that you all have heard the expression; "What comes first, the chicken or the egg?" This of course creates the case of a circular cause and consequence. In partner dancing you will often hear the follower blame the leader or the leader blaming the follower; this is also a circular cause and consequence. In order to form a near perfect partnership in dance, one must be willing to put forth the effort and dedication to acquire the necessary skills to competently perform their role. . . . more info
Which Boot Is Best For Me?
Have you ever wondered how dance professionals spend hours and hours dancing in boots? Their secret is Evenin' Star Dance Boots. They claim to be "Limousines for Your Feet- The World's Most Comfortable Boot" and believe me, the are! The Lycra Boots are almost like wearing sock. They are so comfortable that you hardly even know you have them on. The leather boots are awesome, also. They are so soft, flexible and light weight you can keep them on your feet all day and night. So, if you have foot issues, these are the boots for you. If you are competing, they are a must. Once you try these boots, you will swear by them! For sizing and help figuring out just what boot is for you, keep reading: . . . more info
Dancing and Cruising!
Last week I took my 15 year old son on a Carnival Cruise. We had a wonderful time, but there was something missing............. http://ytbtravel.com/mrshasta I suppose, only a fellow dance fanatic like me, would understand this, but here goes........I missed dancing!!! I could not believe, with 3500 passengers aboard the cruise ship, that I could not find one other person to Waltz around the many dance floors on the ship with! . . . more info
Getting Down, With the Downbeat!
Michael Piland, a current member at LearntoBallroomDanceOnline, was kind enough to take the time to write the following article for all of us! He has almost 20 years of dance instruction experience and is currently teaching in Fort Worth, Texas. For a complete bio be sure and check him out in our "Getting to Know You" section. The beginning dancer, when first starting out, has basically one concern...They want to learn to dance! They want to learn to dance and they're given a ton of information, right away, to get them started on their way to dancing bliss. . . . more info
Dream Your Dance, Dance Your Dream
Where there is a dancer, there are issues of dance floor space, practice space, cost, time, physical endurance and partnership. Competitions or performance engagements intensify these issues for dancers. People retain about ten percent of material presented in an hour. The possibility exists to retain a greater percentage. . . . more info
Dancing With Your Life
It's that time again when the hit show Dancing With The Stars showcases celebrities transforming themselves from awkward beginners to skillful dancers. This show has been a wonderful advertisement for the sport of ballroom dancing. While watching the dancers during this past season, I was struck by a certain irony. During one of the episodes, one of the professional dancers discussed his daily training routine which included going to a tanning bed. . . . more info
It's Never Too Late
I used to be an almost gray, blue-jean wearing, make-up avoiding, background seeking, novel-reading middle-aged grandmother. I drove a mini-van, wore tailored jackets, and considered myself to be more awkward than graceful and more sedentary than active. . . . more info
Dance Styles Glossary
ARGENTINE TANGO - A style of Tango which originated in the streets and salons of Buenos Aires, characterized by its passionate hold and complex leg and foot movements. BACK CHARLESTON - Back Charleston, also referred to as Tandem Charleston, is a dance position in Lindy Hop where the follower stands in front of the leader with her back to him and both leader and follower dance the basic Charleston step starting with the rock step on the left foot. . . . more info
Social Dance Etiquette:Tips and Information
General: Typically a new dancer will start as a social dancer, attracted to dancing by an enjoyed event with dancing, - witnessing a TV show - yearning for more "social" in their social life - or b . . . more info
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