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The 12 Types of Workshop Dancers

Workshops & Classes

It seems that in every workshop, there’s some very recognizable dancers who come out to play. Whether it’s in weekly classes or congresses, you’re sure to find these dancers around the world and in every style. 1. The Questioner You…

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When Fixing Problems Goes Too Far

Workshops & Classes

When I was a new teacher, I had a student who began as a very ‘heavy’ follow. She used so much resistance that I would be exhausted after one dance with her. After a few months of regular practice, she became…

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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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What ‘Mindful Practice’ Means

Workshops & Classes

Mindful Practice: the art of practicing while consistently mentally present. In the context of mindfully practicing your dance, it means practicing every movement with mental presence. Mindful practice is a skill that is both critical to becoming a great dancer,…

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Is Cross-training for Dance Worth It?

Workshops & Classes

So you’re a dancer, and you want to keep improving. You’ve taken all the levels offered by your local studio, and aren’t sure where to go from there. You’re contemplating cross-training in another genre, but really aren’t sure where to…