Category Archives: teachers

April Follies – Part Two -The Aftermath

Please, no pictures. I feel the need to make a huge disclaimer here. The very bad voice that takes over at one point of this blog is only a very small part of a very rational mind. Part of the … Continue reading

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The Best Pair Of Shoes I’ve Owned Yet

The Spinning Dancers search for her New Top Smooth Ballroom Instructor starts tonight, on the CW! Finding a teacher for privet instruction is a lot like buying shoes. You don’t just purchase the first pair of shoes you come across … Continue reading

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April Follies – Part One

I traveled back to my old stomping grounds in the east bay, to compete for the first time in a long time in a ballroom competition, April Follies. There I competed with my long time teacher Miss Tina Mayer. (Yes, … Continue reading

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Seven Deadly Sins Of Dance: Why I’m Guilty of Every One of Them

I have never been a religious person and I am truly sorry if my views offend anyone. My only intent is to write a charming blog about the sinning (some fun, some not so fun) of dance. I started with … Continue reading

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Negotiating Burn Out; Dance Edition

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Physical, mental and emotional exhaustion got you down? Are shame and doubt your new best friends? Have you developed so much cynicism and callousness that one could interpret it as, an attitude? Does failure, helplessness and … Continue reading

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The Spinning Dancer and Her Dizzy Brain

In every dance the commonality, no matter what the style or steps, are the spins. Spinning is a life long relationship. You will always, no matter what level of dancer you are, want (have to) to improve your spins; everyone … Continue reading

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How To Survive A Group Class: Ballet Edition

Rule Number One, the golden rule, when attending any dance group class: Be Humble. I don’t care if you attendedĀ the Joffrey, I don’t care if you are passing through with the Bolshoi and decided to pop in. Be humble or … Continue reading

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