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Are You Over Training?

September 21, 2014

Would it surprise you to hear a dance teacher say that you might be over training? As in, working too…

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Is Misogyny Inherent in the Language of Partner Dance?

July 16, 2014

“Don’t think, just follow”. How many times  have I heard a dance instructor say that? How many times have I…

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Gluten-Free Morning Granola

May 14, 2014

I (Maria) eat this granola every morning for breakfast, mixed with plain yogurt and accompanied by green tea. Enjoy! Gluten-Free…

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Group Classes vs. Private Lessons

May 12, 2014

I thought I’d give an instructor’s perspective on the difference between private lessons and group lessons. We certainly teach (and…

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Learning the “Other” Role in Partner Dance

April 24, 2014

– posted by Maria Ford Some dances are “mirrored” dances. That is, an instructor can stand with followers in front…

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Wedding Choreography: Is It Right For You?

April 14, 2014

– posted by Maria It’s that time again! We are getting many inquiries about our Wedding Dance Package, and are…

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I Don’t Like Your Connection

March 15, 2014

As an instructor, the most common complaints I hear from Followers and from Leaders are related to connection: Leaders complain…

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Salad in a Jar

February 16, 2014

Thanks to the back to her roots blog, I have been experimenting with making Salad in a Jar for the…

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“Dance Etiquette”: Nino DiGiulio

January 1, 2014

After he read this, one of our students said, “These are life lessons!” Yup. Read it >> 

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“Productive Stretching for Dancers”:

November 15, 2013

There’s stretching, and then there’s productive stretching. … Mere stretching is not suitable for my dancers. … Why choose to…

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