Challenges of Dance Grief and Moving On

A few months ago I went to my private lesson as if it were just another day. I was mentally preparing myself for all...

Dance Like No One is Watching… Because No One Really Is

The old saying is pretty safe to follow. Promise. Students often mention how they'd love to come early to lessons or stay afterwards to practice...

Dark Days of Dance Practice

I can’t count how many times I’ve yelled, cursed, and stamped my feet while attempting to do my best during practice. I’ve gotten so...

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...

Timeline of a Dance Lesson You Haven’t Practiced For

Here you are, at the studio again. It seems like just yesterday you were here. Unfortunately, you weren't here yesterday, or the day before...

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...

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...

Where Do Top Pros Get Their Power

When you’re in your early 20s, physically demanding dances don’t seem to overwhelm you that much. If you’re heavily involved into competitions, dancing a...

You Don’t Have to Win to Become a Champion

Well, that’s awkward… How can you become a Champion, if you didn’t win? I knew you would ask that. I asked myself that same question...

Dignity, Always Dignity : Sportsmanship in Dancesport

At the beginning of Singin' in the Rain, Gene Kelly's character gives a monologue about how his life motto is "Dignity, Always Dignity" and...
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