News & Articles

David & Maria Weekend in Toronto & Ancaster – August 21-23

June 16, 2015

Smoothstyle’s David Ward & Maria Ford will be in Toronto and Ancaster for a variety of classes and workshops on…

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“Learning How to Wait: How WCS Taught Me Patience”: Susan Rosenzweig

June 14, 2015

We enjoyed this article that touches on West Coast Swing and lessons in following — and in life. Read it…

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How to Choose a Good Instructor

May 30, 2015

Someone once told me that if you can do something, you can teach it. I think that is the most untrue thing I have ever heard. What makes a good dance instructor?

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Cauliflower Flatbread

May 25, 2015

I love cauliflower but you don’t have to love it to enjoy this flatbread. It can be used for sandwiches,…

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ONE Thing

April 27, 2015

This post is related to an earlier one I wrote about over-training, which you can read here. Neuroscience is able…

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April 15, 2015

I began dancing WCS here in Ottawa – that was in 2005. At the time, the community comprised mostly dancers…

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The West Coast Swing DJ Interviews

March 30, 2015

I hope this article will open up conversation that leads EVERYONE who dances WCS anywhere to become more musically diverse…

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“12 Traits of Terrific Dance Teachers”: Dance Advantage

January 7, 2015

We so agree with this article, and we enjoy cultivating these kinds of teachers! Read this article >>

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Etiquette for Partner Dancing

January 3, 2015

By request, these are Smoothstyle’s top tips for how to behave when dancing…

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Custom, Filtered Earplugs

December 10, 2014

– posted by Maria Only recently, I learned that I can get special earplugs that protect my eardrums without distorting…

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