Here are a few important concepts that we regularly share with men to make them more aware of how they can be more successful partners. And in the process, how they can become magnets for the ladies on the dance floor.
The Hand to Hand is one of the most basic Latin steps, yet I’m always surprised how often it is danced poorly. Here is some information to help you improve your Hand to Hand in Rumba and Cha Cha.
The Waltz Natural Turn may be a simple and basic step but it is danced incorrectly far too often. Here are some insights to dancing a better Natural Turn.
We hear a lot about making our dancing more “dynamic.” What does that mean, and where do we draw the line for excessive styling? Here are some thoughts.
The beauty of Slow Foxtrot is in the long, slow horizontal movement with very gradual, minimal rise that extends the smooth linear action of the dance. So how do you achieve that long, slow movement?
Whether you’re a social dancer or competitor (at any level), there are five primary things that seem to come up more often than any other. Here are some tips on how to solve them.
We all know about hip rotation in Latin, but just how much rotation is frequently misunderstood or not applied. Here’s a look at how important it really is.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University discovered that how you practice dance can double the speed of your learning process compared to traditional approaches for practicing motor skills.
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.
Understanding the four power sources in dance can make your dancing more dynamic, with more speed and volume while at the same time requiring less effort to achieve.
Ballroom dancing is about two people moving together to music. That involves technique. Here’s how to keep technical thinking from paralyzing your dancing.
I recently came across a series of notes I had made while attending the Professional Congress Workshops at the Embassy Ball a few years ago. I especially appreciated the clarity and power of message from Barbara Ambroz, a top adjudicator and one of the presenters.
Ballroom dancers are always striving to improve their dancing, but in my observations as a teacher there is one mistake commonly made that’s more severe than all the others, and it seems to affect dancers at every level. This post explores that particular challenge.
Mirko Gozzoli and Edita Daniute, 3-time professional world champions under the WDSF umbrella, demonstrate how beautiful Bronze-level steps can look in this honor dance.
Floor craft is the skill of creating space on the dance floor. This is as much a technical skill as the footwork, frame and dynamics of dance movements, but it’s often forgotten by dancers too focused on technique to think about dancing.
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.