It’s an iconic figure used in several dances. Yet the basic Box Step can be surprisingly hard for beginners to learn.
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.
As the world slowly returns to dance activity, what lessons have we learned from the pandemic and how will we use that time to do things differently?
According to leadership consultants SSCA, there are six distinctive personality types. Understanding them can help dancers practice more effectively.
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 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.
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.
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.
Learning involves one key aspect that most people fail to recognize. Here are some insights.
Liminal space, or liminality, is a three-part process we all go through as we transition from one phase of life or knowledge to another. This article explains how dancers can make the most of it as they grow in their skills.