Tag: improving your social dance experience

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…

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…

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…

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

It’s common to hear some Leaders complaining about certain Followers in Social Dance! It has many reasons, and it varies a lot, also the situations change according to each community. Many times, the Leaders don’t know how to act when they find themselves in…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…