Category: Dance Research

Lead with the Body

In Brazilian Zouk, the leader’s body plays a great role in leading. A lead that is done mostly with the body, as opposed to arms, is almost always far more comfortable and clear. Using the body to lead can also help the leader to… Continue Reading “Lead with the Body”

A Love and Hate Affair

Head movements and cambrés; who doesn’t love them? They’re one of the distinctive characteristics of Brazilian Zouk. Done well, they look very impressive and beautiful. They give us possibilities of expression, musicality and movement that other dances don’t have. Well… I do love head movements and… Continue Reading “A Love and Hate Affair”

Does Beauty Matter in Social Dance?

Why does the beauty of an extraordinary sunset, for example, affect us so deeply? Beauty inspires us, by reminding us that the extraordinary is possible. Everyone is beautiful in their own way, it just depends how you’re beautiful to other people. Is there an… Continue Reading “Does Beauty Matter in Social Dance?”

What is the worst thing a Leader can do while dancing with you in a Social Dance Party or Lesson?

#Question 2 The number os complains, among women as followers in Social Dance about certain Leaders, are a lot! Most of the times, they don’t know how exactly would be a nice way to advise the Leaders about certain behaviors that are not really appreciated… Continue Reading “What is the worst thing a Leader can do while dancing with you in a Social Dance Party or Lesson?”

What Does Define An Advanced Social Dancer?

#Question 1 There many explanations defining what an advanced social dancer is. Some of them make sense, some others totally not! – Is it the number of figures known? – Is it how fast the movements can be executed? – Is it how she… Continue Reading “What Does Define An Advanced Social Dancer?”