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7

Mar

Keeping Up With Dance Routines

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When you go into any dance class there will almost definitely be a routine to learn at some point whether it’s short or a full choreography to verse and chorus sections. A lot of people find it hard to keep up with the steps and remember the whole choreography. The important thing to remember is […]

3

Mar

How To Choose A Dance Style

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There are many styles to choose from when you decide to take up dancing it can be like entering an ice-cream shop with just enough change for one ice-cream. There are certain things which work everytime when choosing a type of dancing to take up though. A good way is to watch videos on YouTube […]

1

Mar

George Sampson – Good For UK Dancers!

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When George Sampson won top TV show Britain’s Got Talent dancers everywhere either publicly or secretly were thinking ‘yes.’ So often dancers are out of the spotlight dancing behind worldwide stars such as Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliott and Britney Spears it was such a great occasion to see a dancer being celebrated for their talents. […]

28

Feb

Belly Dancing Lessons For Beginners

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Belly dancing has to be one of the best way for a women to get fit and have fun at the same time – and yes – sorry guys – but almost all Wellington Belly Dancing classes are female only – sorry about that! Though for those women who struggle to find a male to […]

26

Feb

Australian Competitors Dancing in NZ

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If you are an Australian Dancesport competitor interested in competing in New Zealand you mind find the following information useful. Translation of Terms used. Age divisions are identical except Masters 2 doesn’t exist and Masters 1 is called Senior. Senior dancers are also able to dance adult grade as well at the same competition. New […]

31

Jan

The guts of partner dancing

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OK, so partner dancing is great fun & good exercise. Anything else? Yes, as a matter of fact, there’s a lot more to it. From the very first dance step you take, you’re connecting with another person. Partner dancing is a way to have more more closeness in your life, more intimacy, more human contact. […]

29

Jan

The form of partner dancing vs. the content

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The form of partner dancing is everything you can learn in dance class, and by practicing, with or without a partner: moves, technique, skillful responses. The art part, you might say. The content is the connection between you & your partner; the human part. For dancing to be satisfying you need both, but never under […]

27

Jan

Partner dancing with kindness & generosity

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Being intentionally kind & generous makes partner dancing (or anything else) a way to evolve, to move closer to what everyone wants: happiness, satisfaction, fulfillment. This is not related to “falling in love with my dance partner for 3 minutes,” which is self absorption, all about how wonderful it feels. Being intentionally kind & generous […]

25

Jan

Partner dancing as self exploration

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Partner dancing can open doors into unexplored parts of yourself. It does this by forcing you to use your mind and body together as one unit, while holding another person in your arms, moving to music. That’s an awesomely potent combination of forces. What’s absolutely amazing to me about partner dancing as self exploration is […]

21

Jan

How to get started with partner dancing

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Partner dancing is a language; if you want to be able to communicate with a partner – i.e. dance together – you have to learn the language. Focusing on the 3-way connection is a very effective way of connecting with another would-be dancer, lead or follow, and avoiding some of the bad habits beginning partner […]

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