A look at the development of Swing from its early roots in Ragtime and through the Charleston and other dances.
A compilation of a variety of excerpts from Brigitt Mayer’s book Ballroom Icons regarding the magical appeal of the historic Blackpool Dance Festival.
Graham Oswick asks dancers for their thoughts on judging higher levels of competition, with a list of responses.
Massimo Giorgianni shares some thoughts on the power of daring to do something new, along with a few helpful rules for making your effort achievable.
Peter Townsend compiled a list of favorite dance quotations from dancers around the world. Here they are for your reference.
As many other dancers and teachers I am curious and would like to know more about the origin of the names of the dance steps in Ballroom and Latin American Dances. Many of us would like to have a history book of Ballroom and Latin American Dances including a dictionary/thesaurus explaining the origin of the names of the steps.
Massimo Giorgianni shares some thoughts on the impact of words, and how they impact a dance partnership.
Delsarte 1871 moves beyond the static systems of gestural actor training that were used in the 17th and 18th centuries by paying close attention to the dynamics of motion. In particular, I became...
This paper examines and highlights the importance of valuing the body as it gravitates towards maturity (or ‘otherness’) refuting the myth that people do not or should not dance as they get older. It offers, as context, some of the common cultural myths of the ageing and injured dancer, and examines the career reality.
The Dance Specific Fitness Tests (DSFT) were developed by Dr Emma Redding and Dr Matt Wyon, which incorporate the Dance Aerobic Fitness Test (DAFT) as originally developed by Laban. The first scientifically validated aerobic...