The Teaching Method in Ballroom Dancing

The teaching method in ballroom dancing is something that has been bothering me since the time I started teaching. Every year, little by little I started realizing that what I've learned...

Why Solo Dance Practice Sucks

I do my main solo practice every Sunday morning, and some weekends, it takes a lot of convincing to get me and my dance shoes to the studio. I know why I should practice...

Dancing while Deployed with the Navy

When Two Worlds Collide – Dancing while Deployed with the NavyBy Captain Jenn Jackson, Operation CARIBBE Public Affairs Officer and Ballroom Dancer. When I practice ballroom and...

The 8 Sacred Rules of a CHAMPION

Have you ever asked yourself what it takes to become a champion? To be the next Zharkov and Olga or the future Yulia and Ricardo? Think about that for a few seconds. About what...

Gift Guide for Ballroom Dancers

So here’s the situation: a special somebody in your life has recently fallen down the wondrous rabbit hole that is ballroom dancing. They’re tired all the time, and you think you can hear them...

Dance Instructor Upgrade

The reasons why people participate in ballroom dancing are as varied as the people themselves. In some cases, and this is true especially for men, it's because their wives or significant others insist. They...
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Six Benefits of Solo Dance Practice You Haven’t Thought Of

Pro-am dancers, we all know that in order to improve our dancing, we need to...

On Private Videotaping At Comps

Recently on social media there has been a lot of discussion in pro/am groups about...

From Dancing to Education: Going Beyond Disciplines

This April, Erin was celebrating her birthday with family, friends, flowers and her favorite fluffy...

Accountability & Transparency in Pro-Am Competitions

Competing at any Pro-Am competition is expensive. Period. For many competitors, the cost of one...

The 5 Equations of Partnership

If ballroom dancing is the journey, then partnership is the ride. And for a greater...