At this time of year, the air is filled with seasonal music. It’s light, bright and filled with the spirit of the Christmas season. But it can be hard to know which tunes are danceable. Here’s a convenient guide.
We often refer to people, even people who don’t know how to dance, as “having rhythm.” But in ballroom dancing teachers are always talking about “musicality.” What’s the difference, or are they the same thing?
This post explores six ways that music can influence your choreography. When you understand these aspects of musicality, you should be able to create more musical dancing.
All of dancing is about one primary quality. Without that aspect, all the technique in the world is empty, having no practical value. Here’s what you need to know.
One of the most challenging things for most people when they start to get serious about dancing is finding the beat. Since moving in harmony with the music is the whole reason for dance, this is important. Here’s some helpful advice.
In dance music you’ll often hear references to “Strict Tempo.” What does that mean, exactly? We take a look at how this works in ballroom dancing.
Dance music DJs have a responsibility. Not just to get dancers on the floor but to make them feel great about their dancing. Competition DJs in particular have to help dancers bring out their strongest performances. Here’s a guide for social and competition DJs for ballroom dancing.
The 2011 Canadian Championships were the best in years. It was a near-perfect competition, marred by only one significant problem: music that faded in on every song. Let’s make sure this never happens again.
DJ’s at dance competitions play an enormously important role in the what the audience experiences. But often they aren’t aware of the responsibility they have. Here are some thoughts on this issue from a competitor’s point of view.