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not-so-random thoughts on life, liberty, and the pursuit of dance
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Dance the Slow Steps

Dance the Slow Steps

Go slow! Most dance rhythms are a combination of quick and slow steps. Even the waltzes, when syncopated, combine quick and slow weight changes. Without distinctions in timing and rhythm, your dancing is more like walking, or stumbling, or, if you’ve been to the bar,...

What to Wear Dancing

What to Wear Dancing

Just because you go to a social dance doesn't guarantee that you'll actually get to dance. One sure factor in whether someone will ask you to dance or say "yes" to your invitation is what you wear dancing. Sure, it helps if you can dance with some level of skill, but...

How to Dance On Time

How to Dance On Time

Music defines the style of dance, and every dance has unique timing. Trying to dance the same dance to every song is a hot mess. Dancing off time to any song is painful to watch. Please—learn to dance on time for the sake of the dance and your partner’s enjoyment! How...

How to Ask for a Dance

How to Ask for a Dance

This awesome infographic is borrowed from https://www.instagram.com/tcucountrydance/.

Private Dance Lessons: The Quickest Way to Improve

Private Dance Lessons: The Quickest Way to Improve

If group lessons are the most economical way to learn dance, private dance lessons are the fastest path to improve. Maybe you have more experience than many in your group classes, or maybe you’re just more ambitious. Perhaps you have competitive goals. One-on-one...

Group Dance Classes: Most Economical Way to Learn

Group Dance Classes: Most Economical Way to Learn

Learning how to dance in group dance classes is not only the most economical way to learn but also a great way to meet new people! Most dancers begin the hobby because they are invited to a class, go on a date, or show up to lessons at a bar or club. Dancing may be...

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