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The Dance Journey: from Unconscious Incompetence to Mastery & Back

October 31, 2016

The Conscious Competence learning model is a useful framework for dancers, teachers, and students to understand the mental processes and psychological states involved at different states of learning.

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Apple (or Pear) & Ginger Crumble

October 21, 2016

– adapted from Style at Home, October 2016 The original recipe called for pears, but apples were in season at…

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Root Vegetable Gratin

October 21, 2016

– from Our Homes Fall 2016, by Jenelle McCulloch I made this with fresh root veggies from my local market and…

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WCS Musicality Weekend in Ottawa – October 28-29

October 7, 2016

We’re excited to host a special weekend of West Coast Swing Musicality in Ottawa, Friday October 28 – Saturday October 29, 2016.

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Butternut-Leek Lasagne: Gluten-Free & Vegetarian Optional

October 3, 2016

Thanks to my friend, Stacey, I’ve discovered TWO ways to make gluten-free lasagne: by substituting noodles with sliced eggplant (delicious…

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I’m Broken

September 29, 2016

After taking a private lesson, attending a particularly thought-provoking workshop, or getting feedback on your dancing, you might feel broken. You forget how to anchor. You forget how to triple step. You forget how to walk…

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New York Hustle Bootcamp – October 8, 2016

September 7, 2016

Join Smoothstyle for a New York Hustle Boocamp on Saturday, October 8, 2016, 1:00-5:00pm. The workshop will include a Foundations…

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September 6 is Newbie Night!

August 31, 2016

On Tuesday, September 6 we have a new Beginner West Coast Swing session starting at Amigo’s Sports Bar. On that night,…

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International WCS Flash Mob Ottawa – 2016

July 31, 2016

Smoothstyle will be preparing everyone by teaching the 2016 International West Coast Swing Flash Mob choreography every Tuesday night in August.

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West Coast Swing 7 Judging Criteria & 7 Levels Demystified

July 12, 2016

Explaining the 7 elements of West Coast Swing and how they apply at the 7 levels of competition.

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