If we talk about competitive dance sport, especially Latin discipline (mainly I will refer to it) we often hear when a trainer asks a couple to show more feelings, more sensuality, emotions. But have we asked ourselves what actually is sensuality? How it is interconnected with our mind?
The Latin dances reached Europe during and after WW II. Excerpt from BALLROOM ICONS: “England, beset with etiquette, tenets and rules of conduct, and the U.S., the land of freedom of expression, each developed...
In dancing judges have the final word and the main focus lies on the comparison of assessment and application of skills of the competitors on the day. Declaring the winner by use of the skating system (in principle a majority decision). The judges will place the dancers in order of merit, not assess the individual quality, but the order. What better way to do this than by seeing all these couples at the same time, under the same conditions?
Winners were John Wells (Elsa Wells’ brother) with Renee Sissons. They won it for the sixth time in a row (they also won Blackpool five times and were second once …1932-1937). Next were...
The use of drugs in some sports is very easy to understand: sports where speed, power, endurance are prominent are good examples (athletics, biking, etc) to create positive effects on the results. Other sports where insight, coordination, artistry and finesse are more prominent will not lend themselves for the use of drugs to create a positive result.
Dance therapy is the therapeutic use of movement to improve the mental and physical well-being of a person. It focuses on the connection between the mind and body to promote health and healing. Dance therapy can be considered an expressive therapy.
Top performers can be found in every organization. Those people who seem to be able to rise to the top no matter what obstacles they face along the way. How do they do it? This study looks at 10 key traits of top performers.
In the world of Ballroom Dancing, there are literally millions of variations, steps, figures, choreographic highlights, trick-steps etc. None of them come remotely close to the importance of the right foot walk, or more importantly, the differences that exist between the right foot walks when performed in different dances.
First of all I want to discuss the concepts of embodiment and disembodiment. More specific, I am interested in the possibilities of the transfer between the real (perceived) body and the virtual body.