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  • Preparing for Your First Dance Competition

    Posted December 23, 2008 by Maya

    Participating in a ballroom dance competition is a natural next step for ballroom enthusiasts who have been taking classes and participating in social dances for at least a few months. Dance competitions held for different skill levels. They are generally divided into amateur, professional, or a...

  • Dance Shows on Television

    Posted December 21, 2008 by Maya

    Dancing shows have existed almost since the dawn of TV. From variety song and dance specials, to the rise of American Bandstand in the 1950’s where teenagers performed, and helped spread, the latest dance craze, and its subsequent, funkier version of 1970’s Soul Train, dancing on TV has ...

  • 8 Best Ballroom Dancing Movies of All Time

    Posted December 21, 2008 by Maya

    Since its development in the early 20th century, ballroom dancing craze has spanned across the globe. Accordingly, films about the passion, dedication, and spirit of ballroom dancers have appeared over the past fifty years. Here are the top 8 ballroom dancing films of all time: Ballroom Dancing Mo...

  • The History of Ballroom Dancing

    Posted December 13, 2008 by Maya

    The history of ballroom dancing has its roots deep in human history. Dancing, in one form or another, has likely been part of the human experience for thousands of years. Early forms of dance contributed to ritual and celebration revolving around spiritual beliefs, sustenance, courtship, conflict, a...

  • Finding the Right Ballroom Dancing Classes For You

    Posted December 13, 2008 by Maya

    Shows like “So Your Think You Can Dance” and “Dancing with the Stars” reflect ballroom dancing’s re-emergence as a popular American pastime. Most communities have a varied assortment of studios and dance halls, which leaves new dancers with the quandary – where is...

  • Finding A Ballroom Dance Partner

    Posted December 13, 2008 by Maya

    You don’t need a partner to learn how to ballroom dance. Classes are filled with prospective partners and dances usually provide amply opportunity for everyone to dance with nearly everyone else. If you want to take your dancing to the next level with serious study and practice, you may find y...

  • Ballroom Dancing Styles and Steps

    Posted December 13, 2008 by Maya

    Ballroom dancing is divided into two main categories. In the early 20th century ballroom dancing was being developed simultaneously in the United States and Europe. As a result, two slightly different versions arose:  American, danced socially in the United States, and International, a more for...

  • Can I Learn Ballroom Dancing from a DVD?

    Posted December 13, 2008 by Maya

    Today you have more choices than ever about how and when you study ballroom dancing. There are the varied dance studios in your area, hundreds if not thousands of DVD’s are available to purchase or rent, and a whole host of streaming video on dance websites as well. Learning from a pre-recorde...

  • Beginner Guide to Ballroom Dancing

    Posted December 13, 2008 by Maya

    Many people who seek out ballroom dancing will remain social dancers for their entire lives. Dancing socially expands your social life, builds health and confidence, reduces stress, enhances a positive attitude, and is just plain fun! The question for many beginner ballroom dancers is – how do...

  • American Versus International Ballroom Dancing

    Posted December 13, 2008 by Maya

    Ballroom dancing was being developed on both sides of the Atlantic more or less simultaneously. In the early 20th century American ballroom dancing was primarily styled by the nationwide studio chains of  Arthur Murray and Fred Astaire. International ballroom was developed by the British, and w...