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Cross-Train to Improve Dance Skills

August 22, 2011

Cross-training is a concept from sport, used particularly by runners: “Cross-training (also known as conditioning) refers to an athlete training in sports…

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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…

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Weight vs. Connection

July 20, 2010

Most West Coast Swing followers I’ve taught have at some point expressed concern over whether or not they feel “heavy”…

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Notes on Dancing with an Instructor or Advanced Dancer

April 4, 2010

I’d like to address a comment I hear now again about the challenge that newcomers feel they have of getting a chance to dance with “the good dancers” at local dances.

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Dancing with Shapes and Spaces

September 9, 2009

In my own dancing and when I teach dance, I like to focus on shapes. I encourage students to think…

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Dance Has Something for Everyone

March 17, 2008

We’ve been reflecting on how versatile dance is – especially street dances like Swing and Hustle. What we are really…

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