A Dance, A Medal and a Mystery Text

Well, that was fun; Tom contacted me asking whether I had any information about the medal and the note in the picture below. I dug into my research for Ballroomicons  and was able to…

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A Talk with … Sam Sodano

This is the first of a series of interviews  called “A Talk with”. These talks are produced for our YouTube channel DanceArchives Sam Sodano, one of the leading figures of Ballroom dancing in America…

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Why Is Dancing So Good for Your Brain? By Christopher Bergland

Dancers maximize cognitive function and muscle memory through practice. Dancing improves brain function on a variety of levels. Two recent studies show how different types of practice allow dancers to achieve peak performance…

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1922 Amateur World Champions

Cecil Reuben and Flora Le Breton This is a real gem! The video shows Cecil and Flora right after their victory in the Amateur World Championship 1922 which was the first World Championship…

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History of Ballroom Dancing Part I

With an All Star Cast of Ballroom Champions Thanks go to my wonderful and enthusiastic cast that made this once in a lifetime History Show-Experience possible!   Order of appearance Opening number dance:…

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Dancing is Thinking

AUTHOR Susanne Traub is a dramaturge, curator and writer. From 2001 to 2009, she was employed full time as a dramaturge at the Schaupiel Frankfurt. She works as free-lance a curator for interdisciplinary…

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How do elite athletes conquer their nerves?

Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at the science behind keeping calm.  Source: CNN

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Who was Lucian David

Special Thanks go to Phillip Nicholas, Jose Sarabia and Rudolf Trautz for gathering and confirming the information! Lucien and his wife Germaine from Lyon, France were held with high regard by their fellow…

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Finding freedom inside the box Cuban Experience II By Sasa Pust

Do not try too hard This time, I would like to pick up where I finished my last years’ lines of the Cuban Experience blog: “The purpose of our Mission Cuban Experience was to go…

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Dancing Notes from 1964 By Richard Gleave

Recently, I had cause to look at some of my dancing notes, from 1964! At the time of writing, these notes I was 20 years old! I hope they will be at least…

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