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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Training Journal: Frustration Point

At present, I admit I have hit a frustration point in dancing. While I am managing to hit my targets with gym training sessions (both for cardio and weight training), the dancing side has been a little infuriating with hitting a more emotional plateau after the competition intensity. So I’ll be taking …

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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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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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