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The Essential Guide to Morris Dancing

For almost a thousand years people have engaged in folk dancing in Europe; it’s a tradition with murky origins.

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Advice for Late Starters to Ballet

Late starters to the art of ballet are always left out at most studios if they are hoping for anything more than weekly recreation. I was one of those dancers. This is what I would tell my former self, which is also my advice to other late starters.

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How to Open a Belly Dance Studio

Opening a belly dance studio is an interesting and life-changing event. It will come with many challenges. Energy, creative thinking, and business acuity will be your tools for success.

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How to Create Score Sheets for Dance Auditions of Multiple Ages & Skill Levels

Creating score sheets for any audition can be difficult. How do you make sure you are fair to all those auditioning? This article is a guide to creating score sheets for multiple genres of dance auditions for multiple skills and ages.

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How to Set Up and Run a Successful Dance Audition

The success of an audition hinges strongly on how the audition is structured and executed. This article is a step-by-step guide on how to set up, run, and complete an audition and have it be a success!

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Dance Etiquette: 20 Tips for Social Dancing

Social dancing comes with its own set of rules that might not be that obvious if you're new to it. Tips for men and women on how to keep the peace and avoid problems when you're out social dancing.

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Why Won't Women Dance With Me? 22 Reasons Why They Say "No"

A list of all the top reasons why women say "no" to dancing with a man. Advice from a professional dance teacher about what to do in each situation so you can don't keep making the same mistakes!

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7 Common Myths About Dance Lessons

You're busted! Here are seven myths about dance lessons that you thought were true!

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What Clothes Should Men Wear to Salsa Clubs?

A quick and easy guide for men on what clothes they should wear to salsa clubs. Answers to all of your major questions from a professional salsa dance teacher.

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Best Dance Moves From the 1970s

Planning a 70s party? You don't have to dance like John Travolta—there were many 1970s routines like the Bump Dance and the Hustle that are easy for anyone to learn.

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A Guide to Scottish Dancing

There are two main types of Scottish dancing: highland dancing and Scottish Country dance.

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11 Popular Dancers on Instagram You Need to Follow

Are you constantly seeking inspiration? Here's the list of the top 11 dancers you need to follow on Instagram to always stay up to date with the latest dance videos and news!

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What Should Men Wear to Dance Lessons?

Tips and advice from a professional dance instructor on what clothes and shoes men should wear to a private dance lesson or group class for salsa, swing or ballroom dancing.

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10 Dancers You Should Be Following on Instagram

It's becoming more and more popular for dancers to share videos on Instagram. Lucky us! Here are some of the best dancers you should be following.

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How to Make a Ballet Barre for Home Use

A simple 6-step guide on how to inexpensively build your own ballet barre in your home with readily available hardware items, plus other alternative options.

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How a Man Should Ask a Women to Dance With Him: 10 Essential Steps to Get That "Yes!"

Learn how to properly ask a woman to dance and interact with her, from the moment you first see her, all the way through to when the song is finished and you're getting ready to part ways.

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10 Common Mistakes Men Make Going Out Salsa Dancing: Dos and Don'ts

A list of the top 10 common mistakes men make when they go out salsa dancing by themselves or with a date. Dos and don'ts for men everywhere.

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10 Common Mistakes Women Make When Going Out Salsa Dancing

Make sure you have fun every time you go out salsa dancing at a nightclub by avoiding these 10 common mistakes and following my professional advice on what to do in a salsa nightclub.

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4 Ways to Be a Really Good Leader and Amazing Salsa Dancer

As a professional dance teacher, here are the four primary characteristics of successful salsa dancers that I've identified for men who are really good leaders and can dance salsa with any woman.

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Best Ballroom and Latin Dance Shoes for Beginners

The right shoes can make your ballroom dance classes much more enjoyable as well as protecting you from injury.

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List of the Top 10 Most Romantic Bachata Breakup Songs

Perfect songs for listening to after a recent breakup. A list of great bachata songs to dance to for beginner, intermediate and advanced bachata dancers who want songs with a lot of passion and drama

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10 Benefits of Dancing Salsa for Men and Women

A list of the top ten reasons why you should learn how to dance salsa and how it can change your life, or at least make it less pitifully boring than it is right now, as told by a salsa teacher.

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Shakespeare Morris: Traditional Dancing in England

The Shakespeare Morris Side, keepers of the Bidford Dances of the Cotswold tradition, are a regular sight in Stratford, England. I caught up with one of the dancers to learn more about Morris Dancing.

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How to Choose and Use Castanets for Flamenco

Although not popular in flamenco nueve, castanet playing is still an essential skill for any budding flamenco dancer. Learn what to buy and how to get started.

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How to Make a Flamenco Skirt or Dress

Flamenco dresses and costumes are expensive to buy, because there is so much material and work involved. If you are up for the work, you can make your own flamenco costumes.

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All About the Flamenco Shawl and How to Wear It

Flamenco shawls are beautiful to look at and warm to wear. But in flamenco dance, the shawl or "manton" is also an important (and useful) part of the costume and is also used as a dramatic prop.

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Stretching and Flexibility Tips for Dancers and Others

Flexibility is an essential part of a dancer's life. We are all not blessed with natural flexibility and must work hard to gain that skill. In this article are great tips to get/maintain flexibility.

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Creative Movement and Dance Lesson Ideas for Preschool Children

Teaching young children can be a challenge. Getting them moving is a great way to assist in their development while engaging their creativity.

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How to Dance Bachata Well (and Become a Good Bachata Dancer!)

A guide on how to dance bachata well and become an amazing bachata dancer by listening to and getting in touch with the music, finding the right partner, getting up close and personal, and being sexy!

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How Is the Vaganova System Different From the English RAD System?

I discuss the differences between the Russian Vaganova system and the RAD system of studying ballet from my own experience taking lessons.

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How to Dance Hula: Basic Hula Dancing Techniques

Hula is the traditional dance of Hawaii. Shortly after the Polynesians migrated to the Sandwich Isles, Mele Hula, songs that were accompanied by hula dances were performed before feasts to honor the gods. If you want to learn hula, follow the simple steps below and you are bound to be the best in your halau (hula group).

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Ballroom Dancing and Dancesport: Dancing or Sport?

Competition ballroom dancing is known as "dancesport". But is it a dance or a sport, or is it possible to be a mixture of both?

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Flamenco Dance Technique: Mastering the Compás

The flamenco 12-beat rhythm is hard to master, but the compas clock will help you understand flamenco rhythms easily.

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How to Be Respectful While Practicing Tribal Fusion Belly Dance

One of the exciting things about tribal belly dance is the great variety of Tribal Fusion styles that are constantly emerging. However, please don't forget to respect the genre you're fusing with.

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Flamenco—Learn Sevillanas Paso a Paso

Sevillanas is a Spanish folkloric dance often taught to flamenco students. It's unique in the flamenco repertoire in having set steps. This article explains how to dance each copla "paso a paso."

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What Is Flamenco Dancing?

Flamenco or flamingo? Gypsy or Latino? What is flamenco dancing? It may be easier to say what flamenco isn't!

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How to Lead and Follow (The Secret to Dancing With a Partner)

In ballroom, Latin, tango or salsa dancing, the woman can't just dance what she wants—she must follow her partner. And the man MUST lead! How does that work?

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Jazz Dance Technique: An Introduction to Luigi Jazz

Luigi technique is a long-established and effective method of training for modern jazz dance

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Foot Shape: Which Pointe Shoes Fit Better for My Feet?

It's impossible to even start choosing a pair of pointe shoes until you know what shape your foot is.

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Gaynor Mindens Review: The Lazy Dancer's Pointe Shoe?

Gaynor Minden pointe shoes have a reputation for being a "cheater's shoe." Why? Is it true? Why do ballet teachers dislike them so?

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How to Dance Flamenco With a Bata de Cola

The bata de cola is a flamenco dress with a train. Learn what it is and how to dance in it. The bata de cola kick causes more trouble for flamenco dancers than any other aspect of handling it!

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Flamenco Dance Posture, Hands, and Arms

The proud carriage and fluid arms of a flamenco dancer's body are part of the essence of the dance, so it's important you understand and master them, if you want to look authentic.

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Basic Flamenco Footwork: Easy Dance Steps

Precise, fast footwork is essential to a flamenco dancer. It's impossible to build speed unless you get the basics right first. Flamenco footwork technique is an exact science!

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7 Important Benefits of Dancing

Why dance? There are many reasons: Read on to discover why!

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The Benefits of Ballet Lessons for Adults

More and more adults all over the world are taking ballet lessons nowadays. What's attracting them to the dance studio? Apparently, ballet brings with it tremendous benefits to one's health. Read on to find out more.

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Can People With No Rhythm Learn to Dance?

Ask almost any child to dance, and they'll move to the music. So why do so many adults find it hard to dance? By understanding the reasons, you CAN learn to dance!

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How to Learn Belly Dancing at Home

If you're wondering how to learn belly dancing at home, it's not that hard. Unlike most other kinds of dance, it's quite possible to learn and enjoy the basics in your lounge room.