Mind-Body

Slow Dance Tips: How to Dance with a Partner
Slow Dance Tips: How to Dance with a Partner 150 150 Clara Shih

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Wedding Dress Dance Tips – How to dance in a wedding dress
Wedding Dress Dance Tips – How to dance in a wedding dress 150 150 Clara Shih

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Day 1: Corona Quarantine Daily Vlog
Day 1: Corona Quarantine Daily Vlog 150 150 Archive

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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. read more

Performance Team… What’s that?

I’ve gotten a lot of inquiries about our Performance Teams lately, so I thought I’d answer a few common questions. Hopefully I will be able to address what the difference is between a Performance Team and Formation Team, and the benefits of joining a team of dancers, as opposed to social dancing or being involved in competitive DanceSport. read more

The Inner Sound of Dance

Clara showed me some of the feedback from our Robson Square show on her Facebook wall the other day. Among all the very cool comments (which btw, thanks everyone!), there was a question posted about whether or not I make the same sounds I did during our solo Waltz demonstration as I did in competition. read more

The Dance (Baby) Whisperer – Introduction

As I am reading and re-reading the Baby Whisperer, I discover so many parallels that could be very useful for Ballroom dancers. Just like for the Baby Whisperer, there is no singular almighty solution that is perfect for everyone; each baby and each family (or each dancer and dance partnership) needs to look within themselves and find the strategy that best suits their individual situations. read more

Interview with Emanuel & Tania – Part I

At the Snowball Classic earlier this year, Joel and I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with the winners of the IDSF Standard event, Emanuel Valeri & Tania Kehlet. Although Emanuel is Italian, the couple represents Denmark and are currently ranked 2nd in the IDSF Standard World Ranking List. Having traveled to Denmark and having trained with their Danish coach, Hans Laxholm, ourselves, Joel and I had a lot to talk to them about. read more