2010 has flown by and 2011 is sure to fly by just as quickly! Did you
reach your 2010 resolutions? Did you make a new list for 2011? How many
of the same resolutions make it on to your list year after year?
Hopefully there are a few that can be scratched off for good and a few
new ones added. We all change as time goes on as due our priorities.
Try and choose resolutions that are attainable, so as not to be
disappointed. As a dancer maybe one of your resolutions could be to
spend 10 minutes a day practicing and cleaning up a very basic dance
step. Or maybe commit to social dancing with someone new
time that you go dancing. Or how about learning a new dance? There are
many things that every one of us aspires to change and improve. Let's
all try and make 2011 our best year yet!
Wishing you a very Happy and Prosperous Year,
Joe and Michele
Hope all is well and sunny in your worlds, it is
raining like crazy here!.
New Year's Dance Camp 2011
30th Halloween Dance Cruise!
will be sailing out of Tampa, Fla., October 30th on the Carnival Legend.
The cruise is 7 nights and will be sailing to Cozumel, Grand Cayman,
Belize and Isla Roatan.
We have placed a deposit on the remaining cabins so you can still
reserve your cabin for only $25. Second payment of $275 is due
on May 30, 2011. The below costs
include all port fees and taxes, plus 1 Private Cock tail
and 1 Shared Cocktail Party. Past Cruiser's be sure to select "yes" for
renewal box. (See links for details)
1. Inside Cabin double
occupancy: Only $775per
Inside Cabin Single Occupancy: Only $1274
3. Balcony Cabin Double Occupancy: Only $975 per person
4. Balcony Cabin Single Occupancy: Only $1594 per person
If you are a beginning dancer, or
someone that really wants to take their dancing to a higher level, then
this site is for you! Remember, Members
have access to EVERYTHING that we do! All dances are broken
down, step by step,
available to you whenever you want to practice. I know how frustrating
it can be to try and remember what you learned in dance class, go home
and want to practice and then find out a week later that you have
practiced it all wrong! Don't let that happen to you! You can now download and view Night Club and Country Two Step to your computer
and watch them full screen. West Coast Swing is coming soon! And yes,
the Samba Turns for
Country 2 Step are finally up!
If there is one thing that I have learned
since I started
dancing it is that we must all strive to be our own personal best.
While seeing a terrific dancer and aspiring to dance as they do can be a
goal, do not allow that aspiration to turn to envy or discouragement.
Chances are that the awe inspiring dancer, danced just like you when
they began their journey. Keep putting one foot in front of the other
and choose one aspect of your dancing that you would like to improve
and work on just that until you are satisfied.
Basic Cha Cha:
Where is my Weight?
Dancing is a very complicated sport. Each dance has
different steps, technique, posture and style. While
every dance has similar traits, they all possess unique
characteristics. Cha Cha requires a dancer to be in compression with
their partner. This requires them to dance with their weight forward on
the balls of their feet.
While dancing on the balls of their feet, their weight is distributed
over the balls of the feet, yet not up on their toes. Try standing of
your feet with your weight distributed evenly on your feet. Now pitch
yourself forward onto the balls of your feet. You should still be able
to lift your toes off of the floor. Do not dance on your tippy toes. As
you step, press into the floor with the inside edge of your foot. Your
knee will initially be bent. Staightening your leg, creates the hip
action in Cha Cha.
Here's what our members are saying ...
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"It was exactly what I was looking for."
"I live in a really small town where there are no dance lessons. Thank you so much, I can almost Cha Cha now!!
"Your site saved the day for me. The basic steps I learned from your dance instruction videos helped me quickly be able to keep up on the dance floor with some of the better more experienced dancers. I'd been struggling for so long. Thank you!
"I can't say enough about how valuable your site has been to our dance club. We are brand new with little local instruction, your site is helping us all learn how to dance! Can't wait for the videos!!! Thanks!."