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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Training Journal: Adequate Rest Is Essential!

Recently I’ve come down with an injury that worried me: smacking my knee cap on the pavement! Simply put: I tripped and fell over face down. It’s been a lucky fall, because aside from a bruise on the knee and a graze on the elbow, nothing got broken (thankfully, despite the nasty pain). …

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WDSF Grandslam 2015: Why It Will Be An Exciting Year

WDSF Grandslam 2015: Why It Will Be An Exciting Year

Coming weekend, from March 6-8, will be the first leg of the WDSF Grandslam 2015 series. As one of the most talked about competitions in the dancesport world, it always brings excitement among fans and athletes alike as the best of the best compete for the top. But what will make 2015 exciting? In …

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Fill That Space And Make That Presence Yours!

Fill That Space And Make That Presence Yours!

Ever noticed how certain people seem to fill a room with energy, despite the fact that they might be the only people on the floor? Or you might have seen some taller people in stature, yet when they’re on the stage, they seem to have shrunk in size. Or maybe …

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Umberto Gaudino and Louise Heise: An Example of Mutual Respect In Their Partnership

Umberto Gaudino and Louise Heise: An Example of Mutual Respect In Their Partnership

In order for a partnership to really work, mutual respect as people and dancers between partners is a must. Here, we can see a top WDSF couple Umberto Gaudino and Louise Heise in an interview answering to questions about each other.   Source: IEC in Sports

Interview with Mirko and Edita: Thoughts On The Present and Future Scene Of Competitive Ballroom Dancing

Interview with Mirko and Edita: Thoughts On The Present and Future Scene Of Competitive Ballroom Dancing

As top ballroom champions in the WDSF professional division Mirko Gozzoli and Edita Daniute retire from the competitive scene, we look back on their recent interview with FollowWay.com on the present and future scene of competitive ballroom. We will miss Mirko and Edita’s stamina, freer dance style and grace.   Source: FollowWay.com Has this video inspired …

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