Today I wanted to to refer you to 2 amazing workshops that will teach you how to dance for FREE. Part of having this website is introducing you to the best dance instructions out there, even when the instruction is taught by somebody else. I think these two videos will give you lots of knowledge and inspiration in your dancing. I personally have had private lessons with one of the couples (Peter and Kristina) and know how truly amazing of teachers they are. WATCH THE DANCE VIDEOS NOW
Inspirational Dance Articles
Why YOU should compete in dancing – Dance Articles
If you are on the fence about doing competitions here are my top 3 reasons to why you should get into it.
1. You will get 1000% better!
When a student knows that they have a competition coming up, they take their dancing very seriously. I mean who doesn’t want to impress the judges? In preparation for the competition, students take many private lessons and practice on their own much more than the average social dancers. Furthermore, competitors’ dance lessons tend to focus on developing strong dance technique. CONTINUE
Dance for the right reasons – Article
Here is a guest post from Diana Turetsky (my own sister!) from beehappy blog. Enjoy!
There are many reasons to dance. Exercise, better coordination, the excitement of competition, challenging oneself, socializing, romance, looking good for your first wedding dance and so on and so forth. The important thing is to recognize why you want to learn to dance because that will help you find the environment that is right for you. READ ON (CLICK HERE)
Sweat, Blood and Ambition – With Anton Belyayev & Antoaneta Popova
Here is a great clip taking you behind the scenes with one of the top dance couples in the world right now.
Anton Belyayev and Antoaneta Popova are the Canadian champions in 3 styles: Latin, Standard and 10-dance. They were also 3rd in 10-dance world championships last year! Watch this video to see how this top ranked couple deals with one another, stress, injuries, life and more.
7 quick tips to improve your dancing
1. Take dance lessons consistently. Whether its group classes, private lessons or online dance lessons you need to keep sharpening your dance knowledge.
2. Practice frequently. Make it a habit to practice as often as you can. Watch this dance practice video for a guide to practicing. READ THE REST HERE
Technique Vs Presentation
What matters more: Technique or Presentation?
Many would argue that dance technique is the single most important thing. However, when preparing for a showcase or a competition, you are told to shift your focus from technique to “Selling the performance”.
Your teacher might say something like: “Your technique is not going to change in the next 2 weeks, but let’s make sure everyone can feel your emotions”. READ THE REST
A historic moment in 2010 – 3 World Champions from USA!
Did you know that all of the champions in all 3 of the 2010 world professional divisions (in International Style) were from the USA? This just shows how far we have come in Dancesport. Past world champions have usually come from European countries like Germany, England, Scotland and others. CONTINUE READING & WATCH VIDEOS