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

What Did I Learn?

Another one of those “little things” you can do to get the most out of your dance learning experience: After each class, answer this question: ‘what did I learn?’ Answer honestly. But be careful: state facts. Don’t let emotions take over. Example: you’ve found the...... Read More

Dance Science

Let me give you guys little science behind our dance learning process (No – I don’t want to bore you to death, just trying to prove to you that everybody is able to do well on the dance floor. That is my job after all)...... Read More

Q&A

Lately I’ve been asking my students about their previous instructors and their approach to Q&A situations. We came to a conclusion that it’s a pretty good criterion for the evaluation of your teacher. Does your teacher encourage you to ask questions? Does he make sure...... Read More

“Good Jobs” Part 2

I experimented alright. On one person so far because my other student whose name I won’t mention (JACK!) blew it. You couldn’t just NOT read the blog for 1 day, could you? :) Lucky bastard escaped my experiment… Alright, so my other student is a...... Read More

“Good Jobs” Part 1

Something that has been on my mind after taking a group class yesterday… The teacher was really generous with “good jobs” (you know: “good job, Tom”, “good job, Maggie” and so on) so I was patiently waiting for him to mention my name as well....... Read More

I Want To Learn The Easiest Dance Technique

Whether you are a professional dancer or you dance just for fun, I’d like you to know that there’s no dance technique that becomes easy with practice. A specific dance style will not become easy for you just because you’ve been practicing for 10 years....... 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