You know I’m all about learning to dance - so I want to share some things that I did in the past that completely wasted my time and energy.
By sharing these, I hope I can help you avoid the same mistakes I made!
1) I tried learning how to dance from YouTube.
I thought the more I watched these videos, the easier it would be to learn how to dance.
In reality, I would watch the videos over and over again and I could barely figure out how to do the first step. It all seemed so foreign to me.
2) I tried learning by going to the bar and taking a free...more
Waltz is known to be a very smooth and elegant form of ballroom dance. In fact, it was the official matrimonial dance amongst the royalty in Europe and in several popular fairytales. A wedding is an intrinsically romantic affair that marks the beginning of a new journey for two people who are in love with each other.
Your first dance with your significant other is one of the most cherished memories from the wedding. Why not make it even more special be doing a Waltz straight from your favorite fairytale? Just visualize yourself with your partner swirling around the dance floor in...more
The benefits of dancing have long since been explored by various sources. A soothing way to relax, dancing offers a good way to exercise as well. There are various ways to dance, and among them, ballroom dancing comes with its own special set of unique skills. Not only do you learn how to move your body, ballroom dancing requires that you do it in the presence of someone else. By moving together, you create a unique synchronicity with the music that helps not just the body, but the mind and the soul as well. Here are a few ways in which ballroom dancing can effectively be good for the...more
Same-Sex Ballroom Couples Welcomed Here
While we here at Arizona Ballroom Champions support all types of dance partners, same-sex ballroom dancing hasn't always been accepted.
In 2014, for example, members of the British Dance Council considered changing their rules to define a partnership as "one man and one woman" for all amateur and professional competitions.
Why? We don't know. All we know is that they must not have been able to predict how beautifully artistic and passionate the dramatic Dancing With The Stars...more
According to a U.S. based study (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York), regular social dancing could help prevent serious mental health disorders such as dementia, memory loss and Alzheimer's. This 21-year long study was conducted among a group of senior citizens, aged 75 years and older.
Here are some of the biggest advantages of ballroom dancing for older, retired people:
· Helps the mind stay active
Ballroom dancing is among the most efficient and romantic ways of keeping your brain active and sharp. You know that the music won’t stop for...more
Whether you’re heading for a salsa dance class or a social dancing night, there are some mistakes that you absolutely need to avoid in order to enjoy yourself and also make your partner have a good time on the floor!
1. Don’t make the dance only about ‘you’
Remember that salsa is a partner dance; so you cannot do a thousand moves without giving any consideration to your partner. Ultimately, they also want to have fun and enjoy themselves! Try and build a connection with your partner at the start of the dance. This will give you a fair idea about their level of...more
I remember my very first practice party. I had been learning how to social dance for two months. I felt like I was ready to test out my new skills at the studio's Thursday night dance party. I was having a great time dancing every dance, meeting new people, that is until I danced with one woman who was considered an advanced dancer. Halfway through dancing our waltz, she stopped and asked me if I knew what I was doing because I was not dancing right. My timing was off, I wasn’t leading her right, and she didn’t like it. So she stopped in the middle of the dance and walked off the...more
Your wedding should be one of the most spectacular days of your life. While the wedding reception lets everyone celebrate the joyous event with you, it can also be one last chance for you and your spouse to impress guests with an over-the-top moment. Consider having a custom dance created for you and your love that you can perform at your first dance together at the reception. The guide below walks you through a few of the reasons why having a choreographed number created for you is such a good idea.
Ensure You Use Proper Form
When you dance in front of others,...more
Ballroom dancing typically encompasses multiple dance styles such as the Waltz, Rumba, Foxtrot and others. These three i.e. Waltz, Rumba and Foxtrot, are usually considered to be the ‘romantic’ ballroom dances and hence enjoyed more by couples.
But there isn’t any one definition of ‘fun’ or ‘romance’ and every individual couple may enjoy a different ballroom form depending on what works for them. Ballroom dancing essentially involves partner work. Therefore most couples end up connecting and having a good time doing all kinds of ballroom dance styles. Some of the most popular ones...more