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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.

Why Social Dancing is Good for your Creativity

Have you ever had a good idea, with no clue where it came from? How about a new cooking recipe, a more efficient way...

How Social Dances Help Your Competitive Technique

Social dancing has long suffered from a ‘lazy dancing’ stigma, lacking technique and precision. Many dancers I’ve talked to consider the thought of dancing...

Back-Leading: 6 Ways Followers Avoid It

We talked previously about how leader’s can deal with back-leading: the bad habit in which followers attempt to wrest control from their leader, either...

Back-Leading: What is it, and How Leaders Deal With It

Back-leading is likely the single biggest challenge leaders can expect from their partners on the dance floor, simply because it’s so difficult for followers...

Mythbusters: Social Dancing

Social dancers - what’s with them? They try to dance with no technique whatsoever, which they don’t worry about because they’re too busy trying...

FAQ For Latin Nightclub Dancers

Are you a studio dancer, afraid to step outside your warm and familiar dance floor into the dimly-lit Latin jungle? Do you lose sleep...

The Secret to Salsa Shines

Sometimes it’s fun in a social dance to break out your own solo moves for a change. Salsa dancing provides a lot of opportunity...

5 Tips on How to Become a Better Follower at a...

In the social dancing jungle, we all generally want the same thing: To score as many good dances as possible. Beginner followers will often...

5 Tips on How to Become a Better Leader at a...

Maybe you want more dances in an evening, or maybe you would just like more enjoyment of the dances you have. You could be...

Dance Shoes – Care and Maintenance

Who would like to save up to $200 every 6 months? Because if you dance frequently, that’s about as long as it takes for...
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