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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 rounds and pretend it doesn’t exist? Maybe it never...

Why This Dance Sucks: Foxtrot

Let’s face it, we all have a favorite dance. And that favorite dance changes from time to time, but that also means we have...

Advice for Pros Doing Pro-Am at Competitions

Sometimes, the path to being (and looking like) a professional ballroom dancer is a little unclear. Maybe there isn't a great mentor, coach, or...

Why Your Instructor Doesn’t Go Out Dancing

Sometimes you might find it strange and frustrating, why your pro (or any pro you know) being a good dancer, does not go out...

The Smell Of Dancers

You guys, we have to talk. While ballroom dancers are really really really ridiculously good looking, we can smell like a high school boys' locker room....

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...

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...

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...

15 Things Your Dance Teacher Thinks, But Never Says

Dance teachers are humans too (no, we're actually aliens who were sent to earth to make it a better place), and all humans have...

Why You Didn’t Win

Sometimes you go to a competition, you do your best, and you still don't win.  Want to know why? Let's take look at a few...
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