Category: Tips For Social Dance

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?”

Dance Etiquette – Tips For Social Dance

Those of us that have been in the social dance scene for a while know our basic social dance etiquette like we know the back of our hand. For some though, dance etiquette doesn’t seem to come as easy, and those lacking these non… Continue Reading “Dance Etiquette – Tips For Social Dance”

HOW TO KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME TO GIVE UP ON DANCING? – Tips For Social Dance

Millions of people at this exact moment, while you’re reading this, are training like crazy to have a chance under the spot light! To work and succeed in the dance industry is tough. It’s one of the most competitive professions out there. We have… Continue Reading “HOW TO KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME TO GIVE UP ON DANCING? – Tips For Social Dance”

A SAÚDE DE UM BAILARINO / DANÇARINO – Tips For Social Dance

Um bailarino precisa saber como lidar com seu instrumento de trabalho, o corpo. Se não souber, pode enfrentar sérias complicações. * Para evitar aquelas dores chatas nos músculos depois da aula, sempre se aqueça o máximo possível antes desta.  Mas atenção!  Não pense em alongar-se… Continue Reading “A SAÚDE DE UM BAILARINO / DANÇARINO – Tips For Social Dance”

IMPROVING YOUR SOCIAL DANCING EXPERIENCE – Tips For Social Dancing

Everyone wants to be a better dancer, but also, millions of people are just looking for tips to have more fun and relax when going out dancing.  Here are a few tips on how to not only make your dancing experience more fun, but… Continue Reading “IMPROVING YOUR SOCIAL DANCING EXPERIENCE – Tips For Social Dancing”

RESPECT – Tips For Social Dance

Respect your partner in a dance. It is important that you consider your partner’s needs and dance ability. As you become a better dancer you will be dancing with all skill levels of dance partners.  Remember it is your job to lead your partner… Continue Reading “RESPECT – Tips For Social Dance”

QUALITY OVER QUANTITY – Tips for Social Dance

Are you a dance class rat? Are you an encyclopedia of dance figures? So you’ve been taking tons of classes and you feel like your mind is a database of cool dance moves. Unfortunately, that doesn’t make you a good dancer. Dance is about… Continue Reading “QUALITY OVER QUANTITY – Tips for Social Dance”

DANCE IS A GIFT, A SPECIAL TIME FOR YOU – Tips For Social Dance

  23 THINGS TO BE CONSIDERED WHEN YOU START STUDYING DANCE! 1. Treat class, and your every opportunity to dance, as a gift, as a special time for you. 2. Leave your emotional baggage outside. Let class be your chance to think only about you. Let… Continue Reading “DANCE IS A GIFT, A SPECIAL TIME FOR YOU – Tips For Social Dance”

SENSUALITY OVER SEXUALITY – Tips For Social Dance

sex•u•al from Latin sexus sex [1] of, relating to, or associated with sex or the sexes. [2] having or involving sex. sen•su•al from Latin sensus sense [1] relating to or consisting in the gratification of the senses. [2] devoted to or preoccupied with the… Continue Reading “SENSUALITY OVER SEXUALITY – Tips For Social Dance”