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How to be safe while pole dancing?

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 Yasir Saeed (March 06, 2012)  Be safe while Pole Dancing Pole dancing is not an easy trick to put your hands on and at the same time remain safe too. It requires a lot of expertise and stamina so the selection of accessories as well as the right teacher is very important. In ballroom dancing, the lifts are considered to be very dangerous but the pole dancing revolves around balancing yourself practically on your .. (Dancing)

Essential dance tips to improve your dancing

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 Leon Turetsky (February 17, 2012)  1. Take dancing classes consistently. Whether its group classes, private lessons or on-line dance lessons, you need to keep on honing your own dance information. The key is to take lessons on a consistent basis. This way your coach will get to know what your good and bad points are and help you improve a lot quicker. 2. Practice frequently. Make it a habitual pattern to practice as .. (Dancing)

Five types of dancing lessons

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 Leon Turetsky (February 09, 2012)  The following information will give you a look at the 5 most popular types of dancing classes and also their advantages and disadvantages. The Five types are: group lessons, private lessons, semi private classes, workshops and online dancing lessons. Group Classes It's the most popular way to start out learning how to dance. You enroll in a 6-week (or however many weeks) dance course .. (Dancing)

Top nightclub DJs in the world

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 Scott Howard (December 17, 2011)  There are various DJs around the world who have different qualifications as well as different degree of DJ experience. There is also local as well as international DJs. The popularity of the DJs is determined by their ability to a quality performance. Some DJs are so famous that even people who neither go to night clubs nor listen to music know them. Moreover some of these top DJ list .. (Dancing)

“Step Up” With The Latest Urban Dancewear

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 Jenny Pilley (November 23, 2011)  Whether you are a professional dancer or just like to boogie in your front room, having the right dancewear will help to improve your performance by giving you that extra boost of confidence. There are specialists in the industry who provide a vast range of dancewear from many recognised brands. They know the importance of having the right dancewear and that’s why their team of .. (Dancing)

Strictly Go Dancewear and Dance Shoes

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 Jenny Pilley (October 26, 2011)  With dance fever gripping the nation in light of the latest series of Strictly Come Dancing, many people will be dusting off their dance shoes and leotards before heading off to dance schools around the country to hone their skills. If you have a renewed passion for dancing, you are encouraged to visit the website of one leading dancewear supplier where you will find an impressive .. (Dancing)

Affordable Dancewear for Dance Schools

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 Jenny Pilley (July 27, 2011)  At a dance school, you are never too far away from the next big performance which means regular practice, lots of patience and remaining comfortable throughout rehearsals are all important factors. As the big performance looms, you will undoubtedly turn your attention to what your dance troop will be wearing in order to highlight the complexity of the choreography and enhance the .. (Dancing)

Dance Classes And Its Benefits

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 Peter M (July 03, 2011)  One can learn dance at a young age and there are many benefits of it. It is best to enrol a child at a dance class at a young age as this will boost in them a confidence. Dancing really helps one to increase the confidence in them. One may be a little nervous of performing dance in front of others but with the experience one will be able to gain it. It takes a little time to gain from .. (Dancing)

Dancewear Advice for Dance Schools and Teachers

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 Jenny Pilley (June 22, 2011)  In the wonderful world of dance, alongside fine tuning techniques and routines, ensuring the correct dancewear is worn is essential for success. Recognised for assisting all dancers to move freely across the floor, wearing inappropriate clothing or footwear could severely affect the ability of the person in question. If you are the owner of a dance school or are an independent dance .. (Dancing)

A Lesson from Barbie

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 Skip Culver (June 15, 2010)  When the male dancer leads his partner into her basic, triple step footwork in the closed position, or he uses a two-hand lead in the open position either to turn her, or to cause her to travel side-to-side, he uses his “body frame” to move her. Frequently, however, the male dancer must lead his partner without the stability of two points of hand contact; that is, without .. (Dancing)

Imperial Swing Simplified for All Dancers -- hundreds of swing moves reduced to only three!

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 Skip Culver (June 15, 2010)  In 1952, George Edick purchased Imperial Hall and renamed it the Club Imperial. During the past five decades, thousands of St. Louis dancers have enjoyed learning how to swing dance. Since the founding of the St. Louis Imperial Dance Club in 1973, generations of new swing dancers have chartered eight clubs around the St. Louis area and ‘the Imperial’ has become recognized .. (Dancing)

Skeleton Patterns of Imperial Swing Dancing - bare-bones moves that make up the patterns

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 Skip Culver (June 15, 2010)  When new dancers take their Basic lessons, they learn fundamental swing moves that leave little room for interpretation; that is, students are expected to perform the moves the same way they were taught to them. As the novice dancers advance to the Intermediate and Advanced levels of their training, the moves that they learn become increasingly sophisticated because they incorporate .. (Dancing)

A Lesson in Ballroom Dance Etiquette

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 Scott B (November 21, 2009)  ON THE FLOOR 1. Both ladies and gentlemen should ask their partners to dance in a polite manner. (ie. May I have this dance? or Shall we dance?) Doing the 100 meter dash to get a choice partner would not be considered proper. 2. Being declined is always unpleasant and one should avoid declining a dance under most circumstances. If you do decline due to reasons such as not knowing the .. (Dancing)

How to Prevent Knee Injuries in Ballet Shoes and Pointe Shoes

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 Dianne M. Buxton (December 13, 2008)  The knee joint is engineered beautifully. It has ligaments to prevent too much movement in any given direction, and a shock absorber as well, the meniscus behind the kneecap, or patella. Classical ballet, and other athletic activity involves sudden change of direction, twisting, leaping, and sudden starts and stops. Fortunately in ballet, we have turnout to assist us with these .. (Dancing)

Health Benefits and Emotional Benefits of Latin & Ballroom Dancing

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 Leonid Turetsky (December 11, 2008)  Flexibility - Feel the extension in your arms, legs and waist as you stretch to create beautiful body lines. This can increase your blood circulation, range of motion in your joints and reduce muscle tension. This way, as you get older, you may still be able to pick up that wallet you keep dropping without causing any injuries! Social Atmosphere- Sharing a smile with your teacher and .. (Dancing)

Danskin Ballet Shoes Are Great

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 Carl Formby (December 10, 2008)  Ballet as a dance form is very graceful requiring as it does a lot of flexible turns and twists and leaps and throws. This dance form is best started very young at the toddler stage though of course, small infants are too young to begin. But, ballet more than any other dance form requires proper dancewear including dance shoes and danskin ballet shoes are easily recognized by parents, .. (Dancing)

Are Street Dance Workshops a Good Way to Learn to Dance?

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 Kevin Shwe (November 12, 2008)  Every now and again a dance workshop or master class will pop up with an expert choreographer or dancer. Are street dance workshops a good way of learning to dance? Better than dance classes? Street dance workshops are very good because you learn a lot of skills from someone who will be able to dance at a high standard and also teach you how to do it too. Often these will be expert .. (Dancing)

How Much Practice Do You Need to Become a Dancer in Music Videos?

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 Ryan Heddik (November 12, 2008)  So you want to become a dancer in music videos. And you're ready to do whatever it takes and work hard so that you can get there and achieve your dreams. How much work is it going to take? Well basically you have to work yourself through the various stages to get yourself to professional standard. From the beginning stages where you're struggling to keep up in a beginner's dance class, .. (Dancing)

How Many Dancers Are There at Dance Auditions?

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 Ryan Heddik (November 12, 2008)  Once you make that step of deciding you want to become a dancer, dance auditions and castings will become a part of your schedule. How many other dancers are you likely to be in competition with and how good are your chances? Well of course every audition is different. In general an open dance audition where anyone can attend will be much busier than a closed audition by invite only or .. (Dancing)

Ballet Moves

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 Elle Nash (November 10, 2008)  I wanted to talk to you about ballet moves and how you can properly learn them. There are a lot of parents and people out there that want to be successful at this type of dance. The reality is that it isn't easy. It is tough grueling work to get good at this and that is the reason that you don't find a lot of successful ballet dancers. You have to have very good heart to be in this .. (Dancing)

Let Me Show You 6 Reasons to Link Dance to Your Life and Reap All the Benefits

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 Ivona Romanek (November 10, 2008)  Is dance a link to a great activity you can learn at any age? You bet it is. Dancing become very popular in recent years, thanks to the shows like Dancing with Stars. People start to appreciate dance more seeing many benefits of dancing. Dancing is for everybody, it does not matter how old or young you are. You can start to learn dancing at any age and still enjoy it. So what is the .. (Dancing)

How to Choose a Dance School

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 Jesse Rala (November 03, 2008)  Going to dance school is something that should be fun especially as many people will be learning it as a hobby or hoping to take it up professionally as a dancer. It's important to find a dance school or studio that'll help you in achieving your goals whilst keeping you interested in the subject. Making the wrong decision can leave you paying a lot of money for a course which is .. (Dancing)

Are There Any Underground Dance Studios in Your Area?

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 Kevin Shwe (November 03, 2008)  There are many dance studios that you can go to if you want to learn dance. Everyone's heard of the best and mainstream ones where all the top dancers, choreographers and pop superstars go. But in many large cities there are a number of underground dance studios quietly doing their business with very high standards of dancers. So how can you find out about these dance studios that not .. (Dancing)

Can a Hopeless Dancer Learn to Dance?

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 Kevin Shwe (October 29, 2008)  Dancing is a great and impressive skill to have. It's no wonder that a lot of people dance as a hobby and there can be lots of people in dance classes and dance studios. So what happens if you're a terrible dancer with no skill or rhythm at all? Is it worth the effort and can you get good results? The answer is yes - but it will take a good teacher, patience and a lot of work. I've .. (Dancing)

Dance Etiquette - 10 Things Not to Do in Dance Classes

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 Kevin Shwe (October 29, 2008)  There is an element in many activities called etiquette. In dance this exists also, of course in something like street or hip-hop dance classes it's much more relaxed but there are still things that you shouldn't do in dance classes. So here is a list of dance etiquette or things not to do in dance classes. I admit it, I've broken many rules in the past and think many of them are .. (Dancing)

Making Money As a Dance Teacher

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 Jesse Rala (October 29, 2008)  Becoming a dance teacher is a very appealing career option for many people with an interest in dance. Many dancers follow up their career by teaching their skills to the next generation and in fact there are many dancers who teach to provide a source of additional income. For many dance teachers the sensible option will be to set up some dance classes that can be attended on a .. (Dancing)

A Cozy Little Chat About Pointe Shoes With a Nice Cup of Tea

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 Dianne M. Buxton (October 26, 2008)  Of course you want to get exactly the right fit. So say your ballet store only sold Freeds, for example. Lengths and widths are commonly available. Freeds are hard shoes. They are wonderful for the higher arch, giving lots of support. They come in low and high vamps, good for short or long toes, so really they could be okay for everyone. If you have a low arch and less flexible ankle .. (Dancing)

Don't Line Dance to Snoop Dogg

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 Lucy Bushman (October 24, 2008)  In bars all across the south, disc jockeys have specific songs for line dancing. But in some select bars, every song is a line-dancing song. If you have been to one of these bars, you know what I mean. When Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Achy Breaky Heart" or Brooks and Dunn's “Boot Scootin Boogie" come on, you know the cowboy boot-wearing folk will make their way to the stage for . (Dancing)

5 Things to Expect From a Street Dancing Class

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 Kevin Shwe (October 21, 2008)  When someone is starting street dancing they often wonder what will happen in a class. Class structure varies from teacher to teacher as does what exactly you will learn. There are however some things you can expect from your environment: 1. Some of the dancers will be very good When you begin street dancing classes everyone will look good. For most people the first class will be like .. (Dancing)

Can You Learn to Dance in Dance Classes?

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 Kevin Shwe (October 21, 2008)  Dance classes are a hobby of many and also a hobby that many people want to take to a high level, hence why there are so many good dancers in them. But what about if you're a beginner or have no talent for dancing? Can you learn to dance in dance classes? The answer is yes, you can learn to dance in dance classes even if you're a terrible dancer to begin with. In fact many people .. (Dancing)

How Dance Choreographers Become Famous

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 Kevin Shwe (October 21, 2008)  We're all familiar with the idea of a sportsperson or singer or band exploding onto the scene and making a big impact. Dancers and choreographers tend to be more behind-the-scenes than a footballer or music artist but when a choreographer makes it big, it can have just as big an impact on the dancing community. A choreographer's role is to devise dance routines and sometimes entire .. (Dancing)

Is Image Important in Dancing?

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 Ryan Heddik (October 21, 2008)  Image is an important part of the dance industry. Jobs can be won on image alone. The ‘right’ images can get work again and again and be offered lucrative contracts. In some ways it can be very similar to the modelling industry, the difference of course is that there needs to be some dancing talent to go along with that image. Spending some effort to get your image right is . (Dancing)

Why Are So Many Drawn to the Dance of Ballet?

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 Mike Selvon (October 19, 2008)  Who can resist the dance? The graceful beauty of dancers around the world continues to move into the hearts and minds of children everywhere. From the poorest homes to the richest estates, children are drawn to ballet dancers and their fairy tale costumes like nothing else. From the time they can walk, many children find themselves doing whatever they can to convince their parents to .. (Dancing)

You Can't Stand Green Vegetables Yet You Want Strong Ballet Muscles

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 Dianne M. Buxton (October 17, 2008)  A simplistic explanation of how green vegetables, especially cruciferous (broccoli, kale, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, being the most common) support exercise might be this. The body works like a machine. The workings are motivated by thought, be it conscious, subconscious, deliberate, careless, positive, negative, precise or sloppy. Once a motivating thought has occurred, several .. (Dancing)

Ballet Training

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 Elle Nash (October 09, 2008)  I wanted to take the time to discuss a little with you about ballet training. Many people out there don't really understand what it takes to be great at this. A lot of parents see their daughters (or sons) and think they'll be marvelous, but in reality it takes a lot of work and a lot of dedication. Very few people will actually become extremely good at this and I think that shows you .. (Dancing)

Hip Hop Dance Lesson

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 Charles Nash (October 09, 2008)  I wanted to share with you my hip hop dance lesson with you that can make you a natural at this. This is probably one of the most popular types of dance that can be done these days. It seems like all teachers are pretty much booked for a while with people that want to learn how to do this. I see people it freestyle all the time on the streets and it really has grown. The problem is that . (Dancing)

Modern Dance is a Great Way to Express Your Emotions

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 Mike Selvon (October 08, 2008)  Modern dance is a style of dance that is more emotionally expressive than classical ballet. It is actually one of the more recent inventions in the world of dance. When modern dancing first got started, the public society did not like it at all, but it eventually grew on them. Now, it is an integral part of the dance world. The early 20th century saw the beginnings of modern dance. Its . (Dancing)

How to Be a Ballet Star

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 Elle Nash (October 08, 2008)  Ballet is probably one of the toughest styles of dancing out there. It isn't like a regular dance though. Typically dance can be learned within a year, but this requires literally a lifetime of practice and that is to just get good. There are a lot of little girls out there that dream of someday become great and most will probably quit. There are some that will stick with it as they get . (Dancing)

Become a Hip Hip Dancer

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 Elle Nash (October 08, 2008)  I wanted to show you how you can become a hip hop dancer. I know a lot of people out there assume they have no skills for this kind of thing. I thought I was a person that just didn't have any rhythm. When you start practicing and getting a little better at this, you'll learn that you have the ability to really be good at this. It's one of those things that is hard when you look at .. (Dancing)

How Did Dirty Dancing Came About?

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 Mike Selvon (October 06, 2008)  Erotic dance is a way for people to express themselves in a sexual way, without actually having sex. In our modern times, many dance styles have been considered forms of this style, as was evidenced in the wildly popular movie, “Dirty Dancing. " The fact that people like to dance sexually might trace back to the animals, or it could just be generational expression. But no matter .. (Dancing)

Learn Ballet Online

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 Elle Nash (October 06, 2008)  I want to show you how to learn ballet online with this article. Ballet is probably one of the hardest dances to learn because it really comes down to the finer details of what makes it great. I know a lot of things would appear that way, but ballet has such fine points that it is difficult to practice on your own without really knowing what you're doing. It takes years of training in .. (Dancing)

A Ballet Dancer Should Be Respected For Being a Very Skilled Person

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 Mike Selvon (September 23, 2008)  What is dance? Dancing is really up to the interpretation of anyone. Dances change so rapidly over the years, and something that is considered a popular dance move one year, might be considered ridiculous within five. Generally, dancing is considered to be bodily movement in some kind of rhythmic way, usually to music. Ballet theater dancing is one of the oldest forms of dancing, and .. (Dancing)

Dancing Your Way to Her Heart

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 Shawn T Collins (September 21, 2008)  The latest reality craze is dancing. So many tv shows and contests on television showing amazing dancers of all different styles, ethnicities, and body types. What do all of these dancers have in common? Rhythm and confidence. They may not be the most confident people off the dance floor, but when they are in their element they command all the attention. There are a few key reasons why . (Dancing)

Salsa Dancing - Dance Your Way to Health and Happiness

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 Walter D De Rooij (August 18, 2008)  Salsa dancing has taken the world by storm and continues to do so. It's no surprise either why it has become so popular. If you have ever watched two people Salsa Dancing you know it is absolutely mesmerizing. The fun, the energy the way the dancers move as one and the music make for a magical experience. When I first saw a couple dance their passion for salsa was obvious and it .. (Dancing)

Highly Effective Tips For Understanding How to Prevent Knee Injuries in Ballet and Dance

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 Dianne M. Buxton (August 18, 2008)  *** 1. Knees that angle in toward each other, with the feet facing straight forward; this is called tibial torsion. You can also see this clearly if you sit on a table and let the calves and feet dangle over the edge. Here your knees are straight in front of your thighs, and the lower part of the leg turns out. Compensation for this is understanding and using your turnout from the .. (Dancing)

Bored With Your Old Workout? Try Ballet

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 Chris L. Jensen (August 16, 2008)  Also, in contrast to pounding away on the treadmill or Stairmaster and counting endless reps and sets, ballet taps into your creative side. You can express yourself, learn a new skill, and tone every muscle in your body by participating in ballet class. You may be wondering where you can sign up for a ballet class. Well, start by stopping into your local dance studio. You might be .. (Dancing)

How to Avoid Overuse of the Achilles Tendon in Sports and Ballet

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 Dianne M. Buxton (August 03, 2008)  Tendinitis is all too-prevalent in dance injuries and sports injuries. In fact, when someone says “I have tendinitis" it usually refers to the Achilles tendon, without being explained, it is that common. Inflammation, or “itis" can occur in any area of the body. The Achilles tendon comes from the lower end of the calf muscles, and inserts, or is attached, to the heel bone. .. (Dancing)

Understanding Muscle Function and Correct Posture in Ballet

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 Dianne M. Buxton (July 28, 2008)  Easy learning is possible if you have a little extra time. Without having to study like a kinesiologist, you can learn what a muscle is and how to get the best use out of it. Correct skeletal placement and flexibility are needed to develop the core muscles that lead to the elegance of a ballerina and the precise professional footwork of a male virtuoso. Muscles have certain behaviors. .. (Dancing)

Ball Room Dancing Low Heel Shoes

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 Ian Pennington (July 21, 2008)  Ball room shoes are, as the name indicates, the special shoes designed and made to wear while engaging in ball room dance. Generally there are two categories of ball room dance, as recognized by International Dance Sport Federation (IDSF): ballroom dance and Latin American dance. There are two kinds of ball room shoes, one each for each category. The main design specification of ball .. (Dancing)

Its Never Too Late to Learn to Dance

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 Natalie Beck (July 19, 2008)  Some people go through life hiding during wedding receptions, or avoiding dance parties all together because they never had the chance to learn to dance. But if dancing is something you've always wanted to do, I am here to tell you-IT IS NEVER TOO LATE! Whether you're eight or eighty, dance is something you can begin to learn and immediately enjoy. Not only is it an art form, but it is . (Dancing)




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