Self Confidence for Dancers

September 1, 2015 by

Dare to Dance Gain Self Confidence and Dance! While dance brings a lot of joy to participators, it can also make them feel very nervous and bring out a lack of self-confidence in both social and performance dance contexts. Every week I see new students…

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Fun Facts about Ballroom Dancing

August 4, 2015 by

As many people now know, ballroom dancing has a lot of benefits, physically & mentally. Here are some fun facts about the benefits of dancing below: DISCIPLINE! Dancers are known to be disciplined, focused and high achievers who tend to be successful students and hard workers. IMPROVED RELATIONSHIPS!…

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Couples Dancing for Confidence

July 10, 2015 by

Today, I wanted to breech the subject of dancing with confidence. Usually, when an individual or couple walks in the door they are extremely nervous and fearful. Well, I’m here to tell you that walking in the door is the first biggest step of confidence…

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Dancing Skills = Life Skills!

February 3, 2015 by

Working at a ballroom dance studio has taught me a lot about how to act when you are dancing, and even rules that spill over into regular everyday life. While dancing, you must trust your partner. Whether this “partner” is your dance instructor, or someone…

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Visualization for Success on the Dance Floor

Visualization is a technique used routinely by athletes as a part of their training and preparation for competitions.   Many athletes use visualization to cultivate a competitive edge, renew mental awareness, and gain a greater sense of wellbeing and confidence. Visualization is commonly accepted as contributing…

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SMART Goals for Dance in 2015

January 22, 2015 by

Dream Big & Dance Better There’s nothing like a new year to help us reassess ourselves and create new goals for the months to come. As dancers there is always room for us to grow, so why not use the start of 2015 to check…

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Dancing Health Benefits

November 25, 2014 by

Dancing can be seen by many as a way of socializing, exercise, a fun activity, etc. For me, dancing is a necessity. I have both experienced and watched how dancing can be healing and can do wonders in ways that doctors would be amazed by….

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The Salsa Dancing Glow

November 18, 2014 by

THE SALSA DANCING GLOW People are always talking about the “glow.” It may be something that was acquired after a long vacation spent baking in the sun, or may appear after someone has started eating healthy and has not previously, or it is commonly thought…

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Haptics: Touch Dancing

November 4, 2014 by

HAPTICS: TOUCH DANCING As a Communication Studies major, I learn a lot about haptics, or what is more commonly referred to as touch. It’s funny because in dancing, you have to be comfortable with your partner. There is a degree of closeness that is only…

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Dance as Marriage and Pre-Wedding Counseling

October 18, 2014 by

DANCE AS MARRIAGE AND PRE-WEDDING COUNSELING As I teach, I often times feel like I am a mix of a teacher and therapist. The more couples I have, the more I realize what an amazing thing dance is for their relationships and how it is…

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