Interview With Aniello Langella And Anna Melnikova: Transitions Between Partners And Levels

When news of Anna Melnikova and Aniello (Nino) Langella as a new partnership broke out a few months ago, it became one of the most talked about topics in the Dancesport circle. With considerable top results from their previous partnerships, the world is watching to see what team Langella-Melnikova will bring in their next …

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Tango Lesson: Leaders And Followers Each Have A Role To Play

In a TED-Ed talk inspired by Ira Chaleff based on his book The Courageous Follower, it shows that both parties, whether they are taking the leader or follower role, have their own parts to play. This is clearly illustrated in the Tango demonstration in the video.     While the …

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Different Kinds of Parents Seen In Dance Competitions (By Helena Cej)

Parents…the adults and chaperons that accompany the growing young dancers. While we love them for their unconditional love and support, often there are times when they might act a little stereotypical. But remember this, they act this way because they care about us! Enjoy Helena Cej’s interpretation! Can you spot …

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Tips To Looking After Yourself In A Long And Intensive Event

Many seasoned competitors and performers will know this very well: having to push themselves physically demanding events in succession takes a great deal of energy and exertion. To those who are not used to handling energy overcharge, it is easy to fall sick within the next few days following the event …

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Pre-Competition Preparation: Finding Inspiration For Your Mindset

Unlike in performance situations where you dance your set routine to a fixed music and have less variables to consider, the situation on the dance floor doing competition is completely different. Even so, we can still find inspiration from some of the top dancers during competitions on the floor and …

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5 Steps To Creating A Simulated Competition And Why It Is Important

When it comes to competitions, many inexperienced dancers believe that practicing only their routines is enough. However, there is much more to the event…what happens if you bump into somebody? Or you forget a step? How about the noise distractions? The last thing you want is to mess up just when you’ve got the chance to …

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End of an Era: What We Can Learn From Michael And Joanna

If you have been following the events at the Blackpool Dance Festival, by now, you would have already known that one of the top Latin champion couples, Michael Malitowski and Joanna Leunis, have announced their retirement from competitive dancing after they’ve secured their 8th consecutive win in the Professional Latin category in …

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