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

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

What I Have And You Don’t

A few words about what I have and you don’t… So you took a few classes. You learned a few steps. You know how to do them yet somehow you don’t look like your teacher. You seem to lack something. So you ask yourself a...... Read More

Too Much Rhythm?

I noticed something interesting today as I was teaching a new student who claimed he has no rhythm. He backed up his statement by giving me a short demonstration of what he can do. What I said to him afterwards surprised us both. (It surprised...... Read More

Remember The Time

To understand how much you’ve accomplished in your learning process you always have to remember how you started. On those days when you lack motivation, it is good to remember your first class and how much you’ve improved since then. Then imagine yourself being only...... Read More

Groove – Icing On The Cake

When learning anything new, don’t worry that the movements you execute are not “groovy” yet. It’s very hard to find comfort in something your body is not familiar with. Give it a little time. Exaggerate movements in the beginning so that Muscle Movement Memory can...... Read More

Dance Like You Mean It

To make sure you truly learn the movement, it has to hold meaning for you. Material that you place value on will “go” to your long term memory. With no emotional or meaningful connections, the brain won’t store the information and it will be soon...... Read More

Speak Up!

Dance is about self-expression (you’ve heard that, right?). But are you really expressing yourself by copying somebody else’s choreography, repeating their movements and their interpretation of the song? How much freedom do you actually have there? Wouldn’t you like to formulate your own movements just...... Read More