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Is There Really Anything New? By Barry Gasson

In today’s modern world of technology, there is a bewildering amount of information available to the dance aficionado. I can sit at my computer and have available to me countless hours of lectures…

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WHY By Ovidiu M. Ionel

Written by Ovidiu M. Ionel “As a teacher and as a dancer I ask myself, why do I do this, why do I dance, why am I trying to lose myself, or find myself…

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The Way of Champion By Mikhail Radchenko

Many people take sports ballroom dancing classes, but only some of them become champions. Though many want to become them. Someone looks for a justification in talent. But, as practice shows, those, who…

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Devotion to the motion suggest e-motion By Ruud Vermeij

Devotion to the motion suggest e-motion By Ruud Vermeij One of the pitfalls/problems in Latin American Competitive dancing is the tendency to emphasise the “narrative” element of a couple dancing together. The “male…

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Raising questions about the “Amateur” category in the competitive ballroom dance world today By Denys Drozdyuk

The term Amateur as it is used in today’s competitive ballroom dancing is misleading, mismatched, and somewhat harmful to the dancers themselves. The way that the word “Amateur” is perceived by the dancesport…

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From conscious movement to unconscious movement By Jean Dorff

 From conscious movement to unconscious movement. By:  Jean Dorff                                  Gary Zukav, a renowned author says, “Every intention sets…

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Insecurity versus Perfection By Benoit Papineau

David & Goliath Insecurity versus Perfection   Whether we have faith in His existence or not, we all have heard about that ultimate Being, Creator of everything; the only One that could achieve…

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Rhythmic quality in dance is more objective than it seems By Xavier Mora

Rhythmic quality in dance is more objective than it seems Xavier Mora Professor of Applied Mathematics (Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona), former dancer and dancesport judge November 7th, 2013   Rythmic quality is universally…

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Compiled by Ekaterina Lapaeva, Pablo Picasso

Compiled by Ekaterina Lapaeva,  Pablo Picasso Pablo Ruiz Picasso was a famous Spanish painter, draughtsman, and sculptor who lived most of his adult life in France; he is best known for co-founding the…

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The Physics of Dance by Kenneth Law

The reduction of dance to a science ignores the aesthetic dimension and the essence of communication with an audience. As philosopher Suzanne Langer put it: “In watching a dance, you do not see…

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