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.
We’re making some changes to the intermediate program schedule in response to the reality of the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on dancing.
The World Super Series competition in 2019 offers a great look at professional couples dancing the basic figures in competition.
Dance is the expression through our bodies of music. Here’s a look at the different ballroom dances and the foundational character each one presents.
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.
A three-year study found that experienced dancers can use multiple areas of the brain simultaneously. Though multi-tasking is largely a myth, it seems to be very real in the world of dance.
We’re pleased to announce our new members-only premium content, designed to help you become a better ballroom and latin dancer. Special content includes choreography guides and (coming soon) weekly videos.
In partner dance, two people move as one to music, all without a word being spoken. Let’s take a look at the elements of the unspoken language being used.
German researchers found in a study that dancing significantly increases the size of the hippocampus region of the brain, reversing the age of the brain.
The dance world lost another great figure. While these losses are tragic and deeply felt, they give us a chance to reflect on how all of us contribute to the lives of others and to this great activity we call ballroom dancing.
Philosopher Allan Watts has an interesting perspective on how the journey is the entire reason for music. This compares nicely to dance, where the experience of the dance should not be lost in the desire to get to the end.
Hate the dreaded shoulder bunching that happens when you raise your arms for ballroom dance? We looked at three shirt brands to see if there’s an option.
A discussion on Quora about the difference between competitive dancing and social dancing led to an interesting analogy. Ballroom dancing is similar to using speech, whether in conversation or in a presentation.
in a recent interview, former world champion Corky Ballas gave some excellent insight into the importance of focus during dance practice.
Learning involves one key aspect that most people fail to recognize. Here are some insights.
The Lara Spencer incident created new cultural awareness around the issue of boys who dance. This post looks at this in more detail.
Nothing about dancing, whether as a raw beginner or a seasoned professional, is inherently comfortable. And it shouldn’t be. Getting out of our comfort zone is where we begin to rise to greatness.
Having completed our first dance cruise on board the elegant Cunard Queen Elizabeth, here are seven rules of cruise ship dancing that will help make you the star of the dance floor.
Victor Fung and Anastasia Muravyeva are exploring a refreshing new way to look at the concept of lead and follow and are sharing this with the dance community.
Every culture dances. Moving together to music is a universal drive. Here’s a scientific look at what might lie behind the need to move our feet.
As a dance teacher, I see lots of people breaking basic rules of social conduct, either because of a lack of awareness or a sense that they don’t apply to them. Here are the five most important rules for ballroom dancers.
If you’ve decided that this is the year you want to get into the best shape of your life, put ballroom dance lessons into your fitness schedule. Here’s why.
Delta Cup DanceSport Gala was recognized as the winner of the Special Event Excellence Award at the 67th Delta Chamber of Commerce Hats Off to Excellence Awards Gala.
Dancers are always learning technique. So how can we learn to stop thinking so that we can ignore all that technique long enough to enjoy the dancing?
A number of muscles are used in ballroom dancing to create the beautiful shapes and movement we see on the floor. Here’s a guide to preparing your muscles for dance.