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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Training Journal: Why We Must Dance to the Maximum. Every Time.

Recently I’ve had the opportunity to go for a group lesson with a different coach (organized by my coach as a supplement for some of his students). While the focus was mainly on just the basic steps without the hip or arm actions, this coach was intent on us doing everything …

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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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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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