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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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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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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…

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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…

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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?”…

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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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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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