Education
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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:…

thinking

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

GroundOfMovement

A Theoretical and Practical Approach to “Seeing The Ground of a Movement” By Armin Kappacher

Introduction “Quality of movement” is a term which is frequently referred to in teaching, evaluating and judging dancers. Though when looking for a clear definition of this term, things become challenging. And very…

Public-Private

Partnership By Martha Harper

Partnership By Martha Harper Looking for a new partner?  What do you have in mind to find the right person, or more importantly, to be the right person?  The technical requirements for partnership…

Teaching

Teaching methods By Martha Ann Marie Harper

“Let’s try that again . . .” “I’m not sure I understand; please repeat that.” (Hearing) “Maybe I better study the syllabus again.” (Reading) “Could you show me my part one more time?”…

decision

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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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…

Kunst

Was genau ist Kunst? Von Sascha Pust

Von Sascha Pust, aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Sandro Hoffmann, mit freundlicher Genehmigung von „WDC Dance Archives“ Was genau ist Kunst und wann erkennen wir sie als solche? In unserer heutigen Zeit, die…

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Evolution versus Design By Fred Bijster

       Humans, like all living creatures, are the result of evolution, not of design. If we were, we would probably look totally different. Still not many realize in full that this makes…

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