5 Interesting Tap Dance Facts

Tap dancing is one of the most rewarding forms of dance to both the eyes and ears. The rapid foot movements, combined with the rhythmic sounds created by the dancer are unparalleled in any other form of dance. The history of tap is filled with interesting facts, including these five: 1. An early form of […]

The Benefits of Formal Dance Training

With so many different activities available nowadays, it is difficult to pick out which ones are worth signing your child into. As a dance instructor myself, I am constantly competing with other childhood commitments such as netball, tennis, gymnastics and tennis, but as a parent, how do you know which activity will suit your child […]

The Power of Dance to Heal Your Grief

When grief deadens your shoulders with its weight there is one thing guaranteed to shift something, within and without and that is movement. Movement is motion, it propels us somewhere and it has flow, it has life. If that movement is channeled into a purposeful activity the benefits are multiplied. Particularly during times of extreme […]

Can a Hopeless Dancer Learn to Dance?

Dancing is a great and impressive skill to have. It’s no wonder that a lot of people dance as a hobby and there can be lots of people in dance classes and dance studios. So what happens if you’re a terrible dancer with no skill or rhythm at all? Is it worth the effort and […]

Debunking Common Myths About Tango Dance Lessons

Maybe you want to learn how to dance. Maybe it’s something that will bring you and your partner closer together. It’s no surprise people are attracted to tango, given its reputation as a cultured-yet-exciting dance. However, tango dance lessons are not simple, and you will need to be discerning when picking the right instructor. Keep […]

Ballroom Dancing Can Be for the Younger Generation Too!

Ballroom dancing is for people of all ages and social classes. There are many different ballroom dances and many different styles of these dances. The most popular ballroom dances are the Cha-Cha, Foxtrot, Waltz, Samba, Rumba, Jive, Swing, Mambo, Paso Doble, Quick-step, Tango, and the Viennese Waltz. The ballroom dances that are considered to be […]

The Purpose of Modern Dance

The Problem Modern dance is one of the hardest genres to define by technique. Modern isn’t necessarily fast or slow or done to specific music, or any music. It doesn’t necessarily highlight specific physical skill or tell a story. It isn’t necessarily anything. And it can include everything. This is fine and great from the […]

Types of Dance – What Shall We Dance?

Dance has been a part of human culture since time immemorial. It is true to say that man has danced, or moved to the rhythms of nature, before formal language existed. It promotes social binding and stimulates our senses. It can be magical and transforming, breathing new life into a tired soul or unleashing hidden […]

African Dance and the Controversy of the Pelvic Thrust

For centuries sexual connotations have been attributed to the so called pelvic thrust in African dance. The earliest European descriptions date back to a time when all things African were described as “primitive”. Very little early documentation exists. What there is, is limited in the main, to a few drawings or grainy, jerky footage often […]