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Ian Crewe

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Dance instructor, choreographer, performer, and pro-am competitor. Organize wedding dances and flash mobs. Also enjoy wine sampling, ultimate frisbee, and chess.

Improving Your Relationship With the Person in the Mirror

Do you hate looking at yourself on film or in the mirror? Are you always focusing on what you need to improve, without taking...

Dance Personas, and How to Deal With Them

We encounter some or all of them at every social: the guy who holds your hand like a wet fish, the girl who critiques...

5 Ways to Measure Your Dance Progress

Ballroom dancing can be very frustrating at times, especially since we often feel like we’re running to stand still. Sure, beginners can measure themselves...

5 Reasons Why West Coast Swing is Awesome

The West Coast Swing Dance Camp in Ancaster is recently behind us, and in it’s aftermath, I feel compelled to write a bit about...

5 Ways to Convey Yourself Better in Partner Dances

Ballroom dancing is a conversation made entirely through the body. And, as with any conversation, there are some who ‘speak’ better than others. This...

5 Reasons to Leave Teaching for the Teachers

You’re not pushing me hard enough.’ ‘You need to make your frame stronger.’ ‘That’s not where you step.’ Sound familiar? The urge to teach...

5 Reasons Why One Dance Teacher Isn’t Enough

A certain female dance coach I know once warned me: ‘don’t just take lessons from female teachers, or you’ll end up dancing like a...

Why NOW is the Best Time to Start Dancing

One of the most common things I hear from my students is ‘if only I had started dancing sooner.’ It got me wondering, why...

Why Beginner Classes are Good for ALL Dancers

Beginner classes are so boring!" Has anyone ever said this to you? Maybe they prefer to take more advanced courses instead, until they are...

7 Ways to Practice on a Busy Schedule

Have you heard of the 3-to-1 rule? It states that for every hour you spend in a lesson, you should spend three hours practicing...
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