Category: Ballroom

Ballroom

How To Get A Dancer’s Body

Dancers are known for their long, lean, and muscular bodies. A lifetime of dancing and proper nutrition might get you there but what can non-dancers

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Perfect 10: The quickstep By Claire Saul

Social trends, fashion, music… just three of the factors that have shaped hold, tempo, style and many other aspects of dance over the years. We have already heard how in 1914, vaudeville performer Harry Fox gave his name to the “Fox’s trot”, adapting his complicated two-step routine to create a more manageable rhythm for his lady partners and simultaneously providing an antidote to the increasingly popular but rather suggestive “animal dances” of the ragtime era.

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Viennese Waltz – PLEASE use the right music! From Michael Herdlitzka

In all (good) dancing, the character of the music will influence the performance of the dancers significantly. The “true” character of each of the ten dances is given by definition of our technique books and the tradition of teaching and performing. Therefore the use of music displaying the characteristic values of the dance concerned is essential.

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Steve Powell on Quickstep

By Steve Powell Having been fortunate enough to adjudicate the early sessions of the recent British Open Dance Festival, I was able to witness, up

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Anthony Hurley on Tango

From Education Master Anthony Hurley Ever wondered why some couples have a natural aptitude for creating the atmosphere and control whilst producing the staccato action

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