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 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...

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...

10 Murphy’s Laws of Ballroom Dance

Commonly, Murphy's Law is referred to adages, with a base statement of "Anything That Can Go Wrong, Will Go Wrong". Since, The Law is...

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...

Redefining the Meaning of Ballroom Dance

It is fascinating how formative dance is. How it transcends the five letters that constitute it to teach us about so many things. And...
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