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The Overeducation of Social Dancers

Dance Discussions, Workshops & Classes

I love how many dance communities have a strong emphasis on technical foundations. It’s something that advanced dancers always loved, but social media made the importance of technical education more prominent. Dance scenes are growing and expanding. Some students take many classes a…

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The Pity-Dance Martyr

Community Building, Dance Discussions

Are you someone who constantly feels like you’re ‘taking one for the team’ when you go dancing or get involved in the community? You might be a dance martyr. Dance martyrs are characterized by feeling like they’re sacrificing their own joy,…

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6 Reasons You Should Dance West Coast Swing

Social Dancing

There are countless reasons why dancing (in any form) is something you should have in your life. But there are some elements that are uniquely West Coast Swing. Here are the top 6 reasons I think you should consider learning it. 1. The Music…

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Should you date that dancer?

Community Building, Dance Discussions

It’s extremely likely that you will develop feelings for another dancer. It’s also quite possible that you will meet someone who has mutual interest. This leads to the inevitable question: should you date that dancer? The answer? It depends.  Some…

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Copyright and Credit for the Dance World

Dance Discussions

Disclaimer: Nothing in this article constitutes legal advice or a legal opinion. It is for information purposes only. The base for all discussion is in Canadian common law, and copyright law varies internationally. If you need legal advice on a…

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The Dark Side of Dance Addiction: A Follow-Up

Dance Discussions

I was honestly not expecting such an overwhelming response to my article on dance addiction. It caught me completely off-guard. From the responses, it’s clear that the article resonated with a lot of social dancers – and for that, I’m glad….

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The Dark Side of Dance Addiction

Dance Discussions

Sidenote: I’m glad people are finding this article useful. But, if you are reposting or resharing, please link and credit the original article. We love to joke about being ‘dance addicts’. We’re even proud of it. We glorify flying to…

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Maxine Ross, the 90-year-old tap dancer

Inspirational Stories

In Ontario, Canada, a 90-year-old tap teacher still fills her class with students. It’s perfect proof that you can dance at any age – though she has the advantage of a lifetime of experience. Video and story courtesy of 680…