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- /u/gamophyte
"Free resources for dancers roundup" thread is to keep the regular posts about Tutorials only.

Post your resource below in the comments after reading guideline:

Resources/Event/Other should be useful to dancers, do not simply promote your website or solicit to this subreddit. The resource should be free, but notification of discounts on equipment is allowed as well.

A good example comment is a link and info to a free class, even if this is your own YouTube channel, you are still offering something to others. If you are unsure where your resource falls on this line, feel free to message the mods first. r/DanceTutorials may remove comments deemed inappropriate without warning.

NOTE: Resources offered and reported to us via comment here are not vetted for legitimacy or safety by r/DanceTutorials mods. They are not endorsed by r/DanceTutorials mods. Use any website or resource at your own risk.

Update: You may now ask other dancers questions here as well.

Last thread here.

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- Leigh Purtill
The Magic of Misty in “Bunheads”
Misty Copeland's introduction to ballet comes to life in an autobiographical story for young readers. With illustrations by Setor Fiadzigbey depict the joy of motion, the book makes a great gift!
- Leigh Purtill
Review: Ballet Theatre Chronicles Prequel “Ballet Orphans” + Author Interview
Jeté back to the 1990s in Terez Mertes Rose's latest novel, a prequel to the previous Ballet Theatre Chronicles books. "Ballet Orphans" is a ballet-based, romantic drama is a great introduction to Rose's fictional but realistic ballet world, free of the typical dance clichés.
- Guest Contributors
Why Your Child Desperately Needs Dance in a Pandemic
During the last few months, almost everything has changed for your dancer. Before you stop the dancing, consider why virtual dance classes might be desperately needed while social distancing.
- Leigh Purtill
Dancing at home? Protect yourself!
Dr. Danelle Dickson, a physical therapist who specializes in dance and sports, provides tips on dancing smarter and more safely at home during the Covid-19 pandemic or at any time.
- Leigh Purtill
Pippa By Design: A Story of Ballet and Costumes
Go inside the book Pippa By Design: A Story of Ballet and Costumes, where ballet history comes alive within the context of an engaging children's story, and learn more in our bonus interview with author Claudia Logan.
- Wonderful Team
Exiled Hope – new dance film from ballerina & choreographer Irina Lerman

Ballerina and choreographer Irina Lerman created her new dance film Exiled Hope in response to the covid pandemic. Currently a lead soloist with Atlantic Ballet of Canada, Irina is originally from Russia where she graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy, before working for seven years at the Mariinsky Ballet with renowned ballet coach Irina Chistyakova…

The post Exiled Hope – new dance film from ballerina & choreographer Irina Lerman appeared first on The Wonderful World of Dance Magazine.

- Wonderful Team
Joffrey Ballet’s New Virtual Season – Joffrey Studio Series

The Joffrey Ballet has launched the Joffrey Studio Series, a comprehensive roster of virtual programming — from livestream performances and company rehearsals to pre-recorded conversations — curated by Joffrey artists during the COVID-19 era. Highlights include the world premiere of Bolero, a new 30-minute work by Joffrey Artist Yoshihisa Arai, performed and streamed live from the Joffrey’s Gerald…

The post Joffrey Ballet’s New Virtual Season – Joffrey Studio Series appeared first on The Wonderful World of Dance Magazine.

- Wonderful Team
Dutch National Ballet appoints 3 Choreographers as Young Creative Associates

Dutch National Ballet has announced the talented young choreographers Milena Sidorova, Sedrig Verwoert and Wubkje Kuindersma appointed as the new Young Creative Associates. Dutch National Ballet started this initiative in 2017, where talented young choreographers are given the chance to develop, through a three-year association with the company. The Young Creative Associates receive artistic and…

The post Dutch National Ballet appoints 3 Choreographers as Young Creative Associates appeared first on The Wonderful World of Dance Magazine.

- Wonderful Team
The Royal Ballet’s spectacular Nutcracker streamed to your home this Xmas

This Christmas The Royal Ballet will stream its spectacular production of The Nutcracker Reworked on Tuesday  22  December at 7pm (GMT) priced at £16 per household  and will be available to view on demand for 30 days until 21 January.    What better way to celebrate the festive period than with this much-loved production, streamed into homes around the world for the first time.  Royal Ballet Principal…

The post The Royal Ballet’s spectacular Nutcracker streamed to your home this Xmas appeared first on The Wonderful World of Dance Magazine.

- Wonderful Team
American Ballet Theatre premieres ‘The Ritual’ choreographed by Soloist Gabe Stone Shayer

The Ritual, created by American Ballet Theatre Soloist Gabe Stone Shayer, will premiere on Sunday, December 13 at 7:30pm, as part of Lincoln Center at Home. Set to Góða Tungl recorded by Samaris, The Ritual represents the last movement of a larger work Shayer choreographed over the summer of 2020. Describing the work, Shayer explained: “The Ritual …

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- David
Swing Class with Ron Montez tonight at 8:00!

We absolutely loved Ron’s lesson on Tango last night and we’re even more excited for the Swing this evening. Make sure you come to his master class this evening! Need another reason to come to his class tonight? He’s a 7 Time Champion Rhythm dancer- so if anyone knows how to Swing it’s him!

The post Swing Class with Ron Montez tonight at 8:00! appeared first on C & C Ballroom Dance.

- David
80’s Themed Potluck Party Friday the 14th!

Friday the 14th is our 80’s themed dress up & Potluck party. Prizes will be awarded to the best costumes of the night! We’ve already been told about a few good ones so you better get started now. See if you can beat these two metal-heads!

The post 80’s Themed Potluck Party Friday the 14th! appeared first on C & C Ballroom Dance.

- David
Field Trip! This Saturdays group classes will be at the IH-10 Studio!

We’ve decided to mix it up a bit! This weekend the 281 studio will be closed. We’re going to move our classes to the IH-10 Studio. If you haven’t been there this is a great way to get to see it without dealing with traffic! If you live near the I10 studio this is a […]

The post Field Trip! This Saturdays group classes will be at the IH-10 Studio! appeared first on C & C Ballroom Dance.

- David
Tonight is the Holiday Potluck & Ugly Sweater Party!

Come one and come all to celebrate the Holiday season with C&C Ballroom Dance! We have 7:15 Cha Cha Classes, followed by 8:00 Bolero classes, and the party will start at 9. We cannot wait to try all of the great food that everyone will be bringing! From snacks, sweats, main courses, we are excited […]

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- /u/Ballroom_Guide

Since r/DanceSport is all about competitive ballroom dancing, it stands to reason flair should reflect that. As such, today there is a new flair system being introduced with seven different icons: a bronze medal, a silver medal, a gold medal, a bronze trophy, a silver trophy, a gold trophy, and the tag PRO. You can view these icons here.

When you get your flair, it will appear to the right of your username within this subreddit only. This flair will serve to show the r/DanceSport community what level dancer you are. In order to be granted flair, you must have fulfilled the following requirements:

Bronze Medal

• have placed in the top 50% of 9 or more couples in an event restricted to the Associate/Bronze Syllabus level, or a level deemed equivalent but with lax Syllabus restrictions

Examples: WDSF E-Class, (Australia) Recreational Beginner, (Austria) D-Class, (France) Débutant, (Netherlands) Debutant 3, (Singapore) PreBeginner, (USA) Bronze

• OR have passed an ISTD Bronze Medal exam

• OR have been certified in Associate/Bronze Latin, Standard, Rhythm, or Smooth by a respectable organization

Silver Medal

• have placed in the top 50% of 9 or more couples in an event restricted to the Licentiate/Silver Syllabus level, or a level deemed equivalent but with lax Syllabus restrictions

Examples: WDSF D-Class, (Australia) Recreational Intermediate, (France) Espoire, (Netherlands) Debutant 1 or 2, (USA) Silver

• OR have passed an ISTD Silver Medal exam

• OR have been certified in Licentiate/Silver Latin, Standard, Rhythm, or Smooth by a respectable organization

Gold Medal

• have placed in the top 50% of 9 or more couples in an event restricted to the full Syllabus

Examples: WDSF C-Class, (Australia) Recreational Advanced, (Austria) C-Class, (France) Aspirant, (Singapore) Beginner, (USA) Gold

• OR have passed an ISTD Gold Medal exam

• OR have been certified in Fellowship/Gold Latin, Standard, Rhythm, or Smooth by a respectable organization

Bronze Trophy • have placed in the top 50% of 9 or more couples in an event at the third highest Amateur level without any syllabus restrictions

Examples: WDSF B-Class, (Australia) Amateur C-Grade, (Singapore) Pre-Amateur, (USA) Novice

Silver Trophy

• have placed in the top 50% of 9 or more couples in an event at the second highest Amateur level without any syllabus restrictions

Examples: WDSF A-Class, (Australia) Amateur B-Grade, (Singapore) Amateur Rising Star, (USA) Pre-Champ

Gold Trophy

• have placed in the top 50% of 9 or more couples in an event at the highest Amateur level without any syllabus restrictions

Examples: Open Amateur, WDSF S-Class, (Netherlands) Hoofdklasse, (Australia) Amateur A-Grade, (Singapore) Amateur, (USA) Champ

PRO

• have competed in a professional Latin, Standard, Rhythm, or Smooth event

Provide Proof

To be assigned your new flair, you must prove you really deserve the flair you're asking for, by showing two things:

1) Prove you dance at the appropriate level for your flair. Send u/Ballroom_Guide a link to the results of a competition where your name can be found, showing you fulfilled the requirements posted above. You may also use DanceSportInfo.net to show your competition results.

2) Prove you are who you say you are. Essentially, you need to show that the reddit account the flair will be assigned to corresponds to the person whose results you just shared. You could prove this in a number of ways. One way is to send u/Ballroom_Guide an ID card (all personal information besides name may be blurred), along with a piece of paper with your reddit username written on it.

If you can prove these two things, you'll be granted flair!

EDIT 22/6/2019: Couples who tie will be rounded down, which is to say if there are six couples and the middle two tie, their placements will be 1-2-4-4-5-6.

FAQ

My flair isn't working. What's wrong?

Go to this subreddit's homepage. In the right hand column, under the subscribe/unsubscribe button, there is a checkbox next to the text "Show my flair on this subreddit." Make sure that box is checked if you want to display your flair.

How can I turn my flair off?

Go to this subreddit's homepage. In the right hand column, under the subscribe/unsubscribe button, there is a checkbox next to the text "Show my flair on this subreddit." Uncheck that box and your flair will no longer be displayed.

Will you share my information with anybody, or create a NSA database of dancers' names and mugshots?

No. All the pictures you send will be deleted within 24 hours of you receiving your flair, and nobody else will see any of it.

I don't want you to verify my identity. Can I just have the flair?

No. Hopefully this will show the flair is trustworthy.

How long does it take to get my new flair?

It will usually be updated within 24 hours, but since it's only u/Ballroom_Guide holding down the fort, it may take a few days, especially around the holidays.

I have moved up a level. Can I have new flair?

Yes! No need to prove your identity again - just provide a link to a website showing you fulfilled the requirements of a higher level of flair, and you're flair will be updated!

In my country, there is a Syllabus level below Bronze (such as Newcomer or PreBronze). What flair corresponds to that level?

Competitors at this level are not yet eligible for flair.

In my country, there are only two Syllabus levels that don't match up exactly with the level distinctions the Syllabus makes (for example, the full Syllabus is allowed at both levels). What flair corresponds to each level?

In this case, the lower of the two levels will correspond to a Bronze medal, and the higher a Gold medal.

In my country, there is only one Syllabus level. What flair will correspond to that level?

A Gold medal.

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- /u/zolantal

Does anyone know what the difference is between a slip pivot and a reverse pivot? Like that of the fallaway reverse & slip pivot, and the basic syllabus reverse pivot. The way they're described in the technique books, they seem to be identical: am I missing something?

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- /u/Nik_Owl

Hello, I am currently looking for a new partner. I am a special case of 183cm, so need a guy that much or taller for Latin. I am in California, but willing to relocate for the right partner. Prechamp Latin I came in first at Emerald Ball.

Will appreciate any tips.

And yes, I have tried all the Facebook pages and dancesportinfo.net, as well as dance partner.com.

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- /u/Alternative-Ratio-94

I am a 35 year old male based in Australia. I picked up ballroom dancing a few months back and I absolutely love it. Being a goal oriented person and since ballroom/latin takes years to master, I wanted to know your thoughts on what to look forward to. Am I too old to get into this world of competitive dancing? How long to keep learning the technique before attempting the first recreational levels? I do not want to keep on learning without having checkpoints to measure my progress. Any ideas?

I have lessons 2(group)+2(group)+1(private 1 hour)+1(private 1 hour) a week. I add an hour of practice to every lesson I take. I got paired up with an absolutely lovely partner at the studio and she is as committed as I am with the time, effort and money we are putting into this. We both have full time jobs out of dancing.

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- /u/EliteCoaches_Study

Help advance sport research aiming at better understanding elite coaches' experiences. Spare 15 minutes completing an online survey to contribute towards enhancing opportunities for male and female coaches. If you are a member of a national sporting team, please consider forwarding this post to your coach.

Find out more about this study conducted by researchers from the University of Newcastle, Australia at https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/Q61vCBNqv5Szw8y9TzvKyW?domain=uonpsychology.au1.qualtrics.com

This study has been funded by the IOC Olympic Studies centre in coordination with the IOC Gender Equality Team.

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- /u/fliccolo

Former Pro here. I've noticed recently that there has been an uptick in wedding related music and dance style posts and there will be more coming soon since wedding season is coming up. Here are some things that need to be known first before your special day.

1) Please take into account your gown/ suit/ shoes situations. The last thing you want is to practice a beautiful flowing waltz then realize the day of that you or your partner are wearing a tight fitted mermaid style of gown and slide on 3 inch stilettos. Not ideal for a flowing waltz.

2) Decide what you can live without. Have you always wanted to dance to particular song that you both loved since you first started dating? Great! Then figure out what you both are going to wear after deciding what kind of dance you want to do.

3) Does wearing the gown and veil of your dreams mean more to you than just about anything? That's great too. You don't have to reveal the details to your partner other than letting your partner know how wide you can freely move your feet from side to side and forward and backward. How long is your length of stride?

4) Practice aids: If you chose a restrictive style of gown practice with a theraband tied around your knees that mimic your stride abilities for the day of. It's silly but it helps. If someone is wearing a long dress then wear any type of long skirt to practice in so your partner can get used to not seeing your feet.

5) Dance shoes: if you decide to change into special dance shoes make sure your pant legs and skirt hems are altered appropriately so you don't trip! I can't tell you how many students I have taught forget about this one. Their ceremony shoes were giant then the dance shoes were ultra low profile in comparison and everyone was tripping on their hems.

Hope this helps.

TLDR Don't forget about what you are going to wear. You don't want to have a shitty time dancing 🙂

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- /u/Gold_Scarcity_2711

I’m interested in starting balllroom and I know this might sound ridiculous but I’m 16 and a bit worried I would be a bit to old as I don’t think I would be with adults but then I can’t imagine there being many beginners my age.

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- /u/liveingalpal

Hello all! Does anyone know of any songs that are similar to the samba Hip Hop Chin Chin that has words/speaking in it? (As the song goes “tonight’s section is a lesson in rhythm, the best etc)

Doesn’t have to be samba, I’m open to anything (especially cha cha) but songs like that style would be great to know of, thank you!!

Edit: for clarification 🙂

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- /u/zolantal

Does anyone know what the difference is between a slip pivot and a reverse pivot? Like that of the fallaway reverse & slip pivot, and the basic syllabus reverse pivot. The way they're described in the technique books, they seem to be identical: am I missing something?

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- /u/The_Fairy_Feller

I had been taking lessons at my university for half a year before covid, and had previously done a few months of ballroom in high school. I really miss it, but due to lockdown I haven't danced in over a year now. It's still going to be a while before classes open again, and I don't have a partner to practice with until then. What can I do in the meantime to keep dancing?

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- Holly Collins
Easter Bonnet Line Dance How To

Doesn’t spring make you want to kick up your heals? Easter is a time of rebirth and what better way to celebrate easter than with a new line dance? Celebrate Easter this year with the Easter Bonnet line dance how to dance to “In Your Easter Bonnet.” Easter Bonnet Tradition Wearing a spring head covering[...]

The post Easter Bonnet Line Dance How To first appeared on Adventures In Dance.

- Holly Collins
Leprechaun Irish Jig Line Dance How To

Do holidays make you want to dance? St Patrick’s Day is a delightful holiday to dance an Irish Jig. For my St Patrick’s Day dance party, I put together this lovely Leprechaun Irish Jig line dance. Have fun learning this dance. St. Patrick’s Day Everyone’s favorite Irish holiday is St Patrick’s Day. As a youth,[...]

The post Leprechaun Irish Jig Line Dance How To first appeared on Adventures In Dance.

- Holly Collins
Psyche & The Cupid Shuffle Dance How To

Valentines day is made for lovers. What is better than to share your love with dance? We put the historic lovers Cupid and Psyche together to teach the modern Cupid Shuffle. Even if the music is modern, many of the steps are historically accurate for Cupid and his princess Psyche. Cupid & Psyche Cupid and[...]

The post Psyche & The Cupid Shuffle Dance How To first appeared on Adventures In Dance.

- Holly Collins
Ding Dong Merrily On High Christmas Line Dance How To

Christmas celebrations date back to the middle ages. The Christmas carol “Ding Dong Merrily on High” originated as a middle age song and dance called branle de original. This merry little medieval dance is pared perfectly with the Holly King and the Ivy Queen for your Christmas celebration. Have fun learning how to line dance[...]

The post Ding Dong Merrily On High Christmas Line Dance How To first appeared on Adventures In Dance.

- Holly Collins
Christmas Polka Line Dance How To

Christmas is a happy holiday with many German inspired traditions. Traditions like gingerbread houses and polka dancing. So, we have put together a how to for the Christmas Polka line dance. Gingerbread and Christmas Gingerbread at Christmas dates to the middle ages. From there gingerbread men were made popular by Queen Elizabeth. German bakers then[...]

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