Professor Er’el Granot uses Discrete Fourier Transform to prove that NY-style Salsa is smoother and more harmonic than LA-style. Who knew?
The ballroom dance world lost another icon, Len Goodman of Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing With the Stars.
There are four types of lead in ballroom dancing. Some are more challenging than others. This article explores them in more detail.
Turns happen throughout every Latin dance, yet many dancers don’t understand how to create a balanced turn. Here’s some insight.
There are many opinions on which exercise is best to help us live longer. But a massive study has pointed to something few were ready for.
We often think of dance posture as something special, something very different from the posture we use in everyday life. It’s not. Here’s why.
When watching dancers on the floor, even those who don’t dance can tell the difference between skill and a lack of it. What’s the difference?
It’s been a relief to see musicality returning to competitive ballroom dancing. Here’s why it matters so much.
A Japanese study found that just listening to groove music that makes you want to dance is good for brain function.
We dance because we love the energy and feeling of dance as an activity. But how do we use it to tell a story?
Having been involved in teaching more than 3,500 ballroom dance classes so far in my career, here are some of the most common problems I’ve seen.
It’s no mystery that exercise helps improve the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Everyone also knows, as much as we hate to admit it, that as we age our cognitive function…
Dancing can be both a source of joy in a marriage, and a source of frustration. Here are some tips to help keep things in perspective.
Comparing the best ballroom couples in the world from two past competitions shows a remarkable decline in quality.
So often in the process of learning to dance, people get caught up in technical details, hindering learning. But many dance actions are things you are already doing in life.
Insights from a lecture by Donnie Burns, assisted by Gaynor Fairweather, in which he discusses the value of authenticity through basic elements of Latin American dancing.
There have been no ballroom dance movies of any significance since 2004. So it was refreshing to see Hallmark’s The Christmas Waltz.
There are four primary happiness hormones in the human body. Here’s why dancing releases every one of them and makes you happy when you dance.
Ballroom dances consist of two partners moving as one to music. For the bodies to move as one, we must solve many issues caused by four legs.
According to leadership consultants SSCA, there are six distinctive personality types. Understanding them can help dancers practice more effectively.
Covid-19 has caused millions of people to stop moving. But the health risks of inactivity could be a greater danger than the pandemic.
Someone recently asked on a discussion forum, “what made Fred Astaire such a great dancer?” It was the way he made difficult things look like anyone could do them.
I was recently asked, “Does dancing ever become effortless?” It’s a great question. The answer is not as simple as it might seem.
A common question these days, due to Covid-19, is whether you can learn to partner dance without a partner. Here are some insights.
A Time magazine interview with brain researcher Helena Blumen and professional dancer Derek Hough does a great job of describing the cognitive benefits of dancing.
The World Super Series competition in 2019 offers a great look at professional couples dancing the basic figures in competition.
This 8-minute video addresses a common issue in Ballroom dances in which the lead fails to rotate the upper body properly during figures with rotation. Yet Contra Body Movement is something we do naturally every time we walk!
Insights from a lecture by Italian coach Michele Bonsignori at The Camp about the value of understanding basic steps even when you dance at a high level.
We may be going through challenging times as we ride out the threat of COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep learning as a dancer. Here are some helpful ways to continue growing.
One powerful aspect of dancing is often overlooked: spatial awareness. Here’s more information about how you can develop this skill in your dancing.