Beginner Basics

3 Tips for Dance Lesson Success

So you’re considering going to your first ballroom dance lesson, eh?  Fear not, because here are some simple yet very helpful tips to find dance lesson success. Be a pattern pro. Beginner dance lessons are all about learning simple patterns of steps and timings.  Try to group the steps into simple patterns and understand how…

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A Groom’s Realistic Expectations for Wedding Dance Lessons

When getting married, a guy has a great many difficult decisions to make in order to create the meaningful and memorable wedding his bride deserves.  Rest assured that deciding to take wedding dance lessons should not be one of them.  Let’s figure out what you can expect from dance lessons, and maybe in the process you’ll gain insight if…

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Top 5 Simple Yet Awesome Gifts for Ballroom Dancers

Top 5 Simple Yet Awesome Gifts for Ballroom Dancers Do you have a special someone on your shopping list that ballroom dances?  Don’t know the difference between Supadance and Chrisanne Clover?  Quickstep those worries away, and check out our list for the top 5 simple yet awesome gift ideas for ballroom dancers.   1. Tennis balls These…

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The Perfect Holiday Gift that Never Stops Grooving

Like the song goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”… that is, unless you’re stuck at the mall scratching your head trying to find the perfect holiday gift. It’s true the perfect gift comes in many different shapes and sizes.  Some come in the form of sparkling jewelry, while others come in the…

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Competition Checklist

Island Fantasy Ball is this weekend in Nanaimo! Since it’s an out-of-town competition, I thought it would be a good time to bring out my old Competition Checklist again. I’ve posted it quite a few times, but I think it’s a good reminder so that you don’t forget anything for your trip!

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Ballet versus Ballroom Training Approach

Everyone knows that ballet is a very technically demanding form of dance. The strength, balance, flexibility and precision required to dance ballet is quintessential. No one would argue that fact. However, in ballroom dancing, for whatever reason, the strength, balance and flexibility that all dancers admire and respect, seem to fall by the wayside and the focus is more on learning steps and routines.

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5 Steps to a Successful Competition

With the Snowball Classic coming up this weekend, I thought it might be useful to remind experienced competitors and inform you new competitors how to make your competition a successful experience. Here are 5 Steps to ensure success!

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