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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...

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 practice. If you didn’t know, then you’ve learned something new today! It’s easy to practice during a private lesson...

On Private Videotaping At Comps

Recently on social media there has been a lot of discussion in pro/am groups about private videotaping. A lot of frustration is being expressed and there is even talk of organizing a boycott against...

From Dancing to Education: Going Beyond Disciplines

This April, Erin was celebrating her birthday with family, friends, flowers and her favorite fluffy cat, a gray tabby Main Coon with expressive emerald eyes. She’s from Richmond, Virginia, but lives in New York,...

Accountability & Transparency in Pro-Am Competitions

Competing at any Pro-Am competition is expensive. Period. For many competitors, the cost of one competition, especially if it is not local and requires plane travel, can cost more than 1 month’s salary. It’s...

The 5 Equations of Partnership

If ballroom dancing is the journey, then partnership is the ride. And for a greater journey, we need an equally great ride. Days will otherwise fade in lame resemblance, as dancers flounder on their...
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Why This Dance Sucks: Rumba

Remember that dance you’ve spent $100,000 on? Or do you block it out during...

Dancing VS Banking

So, my boss knows that dancing is my life off work and during a small...

Why This Dance Sucks: Foxtrot

Let’s face it, we all have a favorite dance. And that favorite dance changes from...

How to Prepare for a DanceSport Competition

You’ve done it! You and your partner have committed to attending that dancesport competition you’ve...

“Samba” – Full Lecture by Riccardo & Yulia

Every dancer who ever tried samba knows, that it is one of the hardest dances...