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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3 Steps To Take To Improve Your Dance Stamina

With Blackpool Dance Festival kicking off this week and a slew of WDSF competitions already going underway, it’s dancesport competition season! Imagine this, you’re preparing for 5 different dances and despite nitpicking the technical parts of dancing (steps, routine, limb positions, etc…), and after 2 dances, you’re already out of breath. This is the case …

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Music Collections: WRD Music Review for Ultimate Ballroom Album 18 and Ultimate Latin Album 16

Before I begin: Typically, I do music reviews based on samples that are already available to public and write them up to coincide with the release week. For this time however, I would like to thank WRD Music and DJ ICE for their early notification and allowing me to sample the full tracks of both …

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That Extra Confident Spark: What Separates The Better Dancers From The Crowd

On any dance floor, there will always be a few people who stand out from the crowd. You can spot them instantly: they seem to have their act together, and are looking much more fearless (while looking fabulous). So what is that extra confident spark that secretly makes them stand out from …

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