News & Articles

“Six Steps to Understanding Relative Placement”: Zach Richard

May 19, 2013

For dancers who decide to venture into the world of competition! “Relative Placement” is a scoring system used in West Coast Swing predominately, as well as other dance styles including, often Hustle, competitions. It can be a confusing system to understand, particularly for new competitors. This articles does a good, fun job of helping to…

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What it Takes to Be the Best: Eric Barker

February 5, 2013

When you spend a lot of time on something–like on improving your dancing or your golf swing, for example–it can be extremely frustrating to feel that you aren’t making progress. Or to perform badly in a competition. Or to receive negative feedback. Or to hit a plateau. In this article, Eric Barker outlines 5 things…

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“The Truth About Being an Advanced Dancer”: Rebecca Brightly

January 30, 2013

Our favourite quotation from this article: “I am rooting for every single person I dance with. I want you to do your best, have fun, and laugh off your mistakes. I am on your side, because dancing is more enjoyable that way.” Read it >>

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“Checklist to Be the Best”: Eric Barker

January 24, 2013

If you’re working hard at something because you want to be really good–or even The Best–at it, you need to be doing these 5 things >>

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“Primal Play: Dance” from Mark’s Daily Apple

February 1, 2012

This is an excellent article about the important role(s) that dance can play in life, perhaps beyond the most obvious. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/to-dance-is-human/#axzz1l3J8C36d

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“When Will I Get Good? – Beginner’s Hell”: Edie the Salsa Freak

January 5, 2011

“Edie, when will I get good?” When beginners ask me that question, I can’t help but smile. My usual answer is two simple words: It depends.” Read it here >>

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