How do elite athletes conquer their nerves?

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


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…


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…

Richard Gleave

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…

Wally and Julie-Fan

The Hockey Stick By Barry Gasson

Another fundamental figure in Cha-Cha-Cha and Rumba is the Hockey Stick Fan and Alemana, Fan and Hockey Stick. are the two commonly known movements, but where the Alemana can be taken from other…

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Classification of Lifts in Dance By Sylvain Lafortune

“It is important to realize that during a lift, the partners are no longer individuals but are part of a single architectural unit with a common center of gravity and a common base…


Affecting Lives By Sophie Idromenos

In the course of our lives, we encounter individuals who affect us profoundly and perhaps we alter their lives as well. In my first education class in college, the professor presented a critical…

Wally and Julie-Fan

The Alemana By Barry Gasson

The Fan position with Walter and Julie Laird The Alemana is one of the most used, fundamental steps in the Rumba and the Cha-Cha-Cha. However, it is many years since I saw the…


One foot – two feet, the PLANE truth By Barry Gasson

It is generally accepted that the Ballroom Dancer lowers from an elevated position with the body held in a vertical line. That is certainly correct when the feet are together as in the…


Tanzen macht schlau Von Kathrin Burger

Hirnforscher haben Tänzern in den Kopf geschaut und festgestellt: Sie trainieren wichtige Fähigkeiten und senken ihr Demenzrisiko. Was soll ein Tanzkurs denn bringen? An dieser Frage sind schon viele Frauen gescheitert, die versucht…

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