General Movement Understanding for Beginners

Reviewing notes taken from my instructor during private lessons, I realized I might have some difficulty in defining movement in dance.  I felt challenged as an amateur to explore my...



The British Traditions and Style

Since Ballroom Dancing developed during the 1920/30s, it has naturally undergone many changes in style. However, even the style that is danced today owes much and relates closely to the...



The Cuban Motion

Cuban Motion: The “ figure 8 “ pattern. Cuban Motion is a movement where the pelvic bone moves sideways in a pendulum movement, for then to continue a backward rotary...



The Alemana

The Alemana is one of the most used, fundamental steps in the Rumba and the Cha-Cha-Cha. However, it is many years since I saw the Alemana danced correctly, as I...



One foot – two feet, the PLANE truth

It is generally accepted that the Ballroom Dancer lowers from an elevated position with the body held in a vertical line. That is certainly correct when the feet are together...



Is There Really Anything New?

Is There Really Anything New? In today’s modern world of technology, there is a bewildering amount of information available to the dance aficionado. I can sit at my computer and...