HOW TO PICK THE BEST SONG FOR YOUR FIRST DANCE?

Unless you consider yourself a great dancer, pick a song with a rhythm that’s easy to follow. Keep in mind that you can learn your first dance choreography to any song but it is always easier and faster to learn to a song that has...... Read More

FIRST DANCE – WHAT MATTERS

Will you have a DJ or a live band? It’s easier to dance to a song you heard a lot. And I mean the same version of the song. Even if you don’t have ‘musician’s ear’ you will (or your brain will rather) get used...... Read More

HOW TO LEARN (YOUR FIRST) DANCE F-A-S-T

Practice in between sessions. We learn how to dance through repetition – after all dancing is a motor activity. If you leave a huge gap in between your dance classes (say: two weeks), it will be so much harder to get back in the game....... Read More

Don’t be afraid to freestyle

You say you can’t dance? Then you should freestyle even more!   At home for now, not in the club, let’s not get crazy :) Freestyle or in other words improvisation is very personal, it is your response to a song. With whatever moves you...... Read More

Your Dancing Starts Here

Your dancing starts with listening. To the music, its rhythm, its melody, its beat. It’s music that moves us, not the other way round. But not just any music. You have to find the music genre and then the songs that make you want to...... Read More

Instrument You Didn’t Know About

Don’t be surprised that it takes a while to learn how to dance. It’s like learning how to play an instrument. In this case the instrument is your body. Go ahead pick up a guitar or any instrument you never held in your hands before...... Read More

Food For Thought

I’ve read somewhere about the five stages of change. See for yourself if that makes sense: 1. Pre-contemplation: in our mind we tend to say: “that’s not for me”, “I can’t do this” (sounds familiar?) 2. Contemplation: when we give serious consideration to changing our...... Read More

I Wanna Dance Like You!

One of my students yesterday brought to class her favorite song and asked me to show how I would dance to it. As a dancer, I wouldn’t hesitate a second – I’m always ready to show off. As a teacher – now that’s another story!...... Read More

She’s Practicing Dancing Right Now

Although it may not look like it, she’s improving her dancing skills right now. Yes – laying on the couch. How? She is listening to music. I always say that a good ear is half the success to looking good on the dance floor. You...... Read More

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