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…


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…


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…


Exercise in relation to ballroom dancing By Leo Weitenberg

Exercise in relation to ballroom dancing, by Leo Weitenberg A combination of which additional physical activities is the most effective for Latin-American and Standard Ballroom dancers? How do we find the perfect way…


The Physics of Dance Master Class by David Hamilton Notes, comments and interpretation By Paul Hughes

              Further Resources: The Physics of Dance Physics and Dance   Alignment of blocks of body weight: Head Upper Torso, Ribs and Back Hips &…


A time-motion analysis of turns performed by highly ranked Viennese waltz dancers By Jerneja Prosen, Nic James, Lygeri Dimitriou, Janez Perš, Goran Vučković

Twenty-four dance couples performing at the 2011 IDSF (International DanceSport Federation) International Slovenia Open were separated into two groups. Time and speed of movement were analysed during single natural and reverse turns performed during the Viennese waltz. The results are of value to dancers and coaches alike.

Three weeks in Cuba (Pierre)

Who was…Three weeks in Cuba By Monsieur Pierre 1947

This is transcribed verbatim from an article that appeared 1947 in the Star Program (provided by Keith Morris). Video material: courtesy of Paul Harris Three weeks in Cuba By Monsieur Pierre PDF of…

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Good design and Ballroom dancing By Sasha Pust

GOOD  DESIGN and BALLROOM DANCING Every year, couples from all over the world come to the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool to dance and take part at one of the most beautiful dance festivals…

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Technolophile Culture as a Deprivation Factor By Leonid Pletnev

Dance culture is a part of human culture. At all times the ability to dance has been considered a must for high society, cultured men. Today, humans have become more and more isolated from the real world because of involvement with computers and the virtual world. How they impoverish themselves, those who engage heavily in virtual space! How many unique experiences and opportunities they deny themselves! There are many unsolved controversies happening which are not creating new knowledge or enriching nature.


The Laws of the Universe By: Maja Serve

The Laws of the Universe:  By : Maja Serve I have been asked about the laws of the universe and how they are and can be used in the Ballroom dance/dancesport setting. I…

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