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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.

How Dance Teaches Us to Live Happier Lives

If life is a dance, then we are all followers. And we are ALL guilty of back-leading. We tend to approach dance like we...

Protecting Your Body on the Dance Floor – Part 2

In a previous article, I talked about how some less-than-honest folks sometimes use the close quarters of a ballroom dance to make unwanted advances,...

Ballroom Group Classes – Explained

It feels a bit overwhelming, thinking about attending your first ballroom dance class, doesn’t it? For most social dancers, group classes are their first...

How to Protect Your Body on the Dance Floor

Ballroom dancing is, by it’s very nature, a contact sport. Naturally, that implies a certain level of trust between partners - trust that each...

Are You Born to Ballroom Dance?

Even if you’ve never stepped on a ballroom floor in your life, there may be signs that ballroom dancing is what you’re just meant...

The ‘Levels’ of Dancer

If you’re like me, you love seeing those tangible indications that your dancing is noticeably better then it was before. This concept of ‘levelling...

The Magic of Momentum in Ballroom Dancing

So, what gives? You’ve seen the videos of professional dancers flowing through step after step, so seamlessly you can’t even tell where one pattern...

A Summary Of Dance Connection

If you are reading this, chances are you know a thing or two about the importance of partner connection in ballroom dancing. Indeed, without...

Posture in Ballroom Dancing and Everywhere Else

When it comes to looking good on the dance floor, you can’t beat good posture. If you don’t have it, it’s one of the...

How Ballroom Dancing Makes You a Better Person

Most people will agree ballroom dancing is good for you - improved stamina, greater flexibility, improved brain power, what’s not to like? Yet, even...
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