Doomed With My Body Type in the Dance World
Ballet students in general have two strikes against them when they start ballet. I have heard so many in the ballet world say “I am doomed with my body type”. Some are correct. With the wrong proportions and genetically bulked up muscles, only a few awesome talents break the ballet body barrier. The second strike is that dancers are their own worst critic, regardless of genetic luck.Dance Floor Etiquette and Safety
Dancing is just like any other sport. It has rules and guidelines to follow to ensure that everyone has a good time, goes home with all toenails intact and no bloody noses. Some of the “Rules” are very simple, just using common sense and courtesy will help to ensure that everyone has a good time in a social dance setting.The Art of Ballroom Dancing
Derived from the Latin word ballare, which means to dance, ballroom dancing is performed by a pair with one person leading the other. There are five main styles of ballroom dancing: Slow Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep, Slow Foxtrot and Tango. Latin dance variations that are also categorized as ballroom include the Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive.Ballroom Dance Lesson – Improve Your Balance For Better Dancing
As mentioned in the two previous issues, there are three main elements necessary to develop excellent balance. THE FIRST ELEMENT (Part 1 of 3) – “THE SUPPORTING LEG.” Refers to the constant awareness of the supporting leg which is necessary for good body balance. It is the supporting leg that sustains the body upright.How to Get a Man on the Dance Floor
To most men, dancing is a flimsy form of art, not very manly and definitely not the first choice of “extra curricular activity” or “hobby” to take on. In my 3+ years of dancing, I have come across more guys who looked down upon dancing and had very biased opinions of “men on the dance floor” than those who considered dancing as much a sport as any other.