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- /u/gamophyte
Free resources for dancers roundup

Post your resource below in the comments, but see this note:

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.

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WARNING: 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.

Last thread here. Thanks!

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- /u/gamophyte

Hello everyone,

I have yet to update the side bar as of the time of this post, but wanted to announce that users can now post videos or gifs to help identify a dance, even asking pertinent questions about said dance.

These post must be readily identifiable so users only looking for tutorials can avoid them. To help with this, I made a new post flair "Dance Inquiry". Please use it when posting an ID post.

I am linking this post to users who had an inquiry removed in the past; I want to note if that is you, that you should repost your inquiry so that it is new. Approving an old post will be buried.

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- Leigh Purtill
Returning to the Studio and Stage — Safely!
Due to the pandemic dancers must be more thoughtful about their training and performance re-entry. Dr. Danelle Dickson, a physical therapist who specializes in dance and sports medicine in Washington D.C., wants to help dancers return to the studio and stage safely.
- Nichelle Suzanne (owner/editor)
Kieran Macdonald, NUVO Dance Convention’s “Secret Weapon”
Kieran Macdonald is the only principal dancer and leading assistant to work with all of the star faculty members at NUVO Dance Convention, collaborating with the choreographers to craft movement, teach choreography, perform, and provide feedback as a judge when needed.
- Leigh Purtill
Review: Joanna Marsh choreographs a poignant sequel with “La Follia”
Marsh wrote her book "La Follia" for fellow recreational dancers but she hopes its broader themes on creativity serve as an encouragement to all readers who might see themselves in the characters.
- 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.
- Rowena Marella-Daw
THE NORTHERN BALLET’S DANGEROUS LIAISONS
Kyungka Kwak as Courtesan Emilie and Mlindi Kulashe as Valmont. Northern Ballet - Dangerous Liaisons. Photo by Emma Kauldhar

There’s nothing like experiencing a live dance performance to put the spring back in our steps. And what could be better than the Northern Ballet’s production of Dangerous Liaisons performed at Sadler’s Wells to arouse the senses? A tale of lust, deception and manipulation set in 18th century France, it follows the malicious deeds of…

The post THE NORTHERN BALLET’S DANGEROUS LIAISONS appeared first on The Wonderful World of Dance Magazine.

- Savannah Saunders
Ballet is back! English National Ballet’s Reunion takes to the stage

Oh to be back at the ballet! Even with masks and social distanced seating, it was pure bliss to be back at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London. We’ve all waited so so long for the return of live dance and English National Ballet‘s Reunion programme was curated to bring us joy, touch our hearts, mesmerise,…

The post Ballet is back! English National Ballet’s Reunion takes to the stage appeared first on The Wonderful World of Dance Magazine.

- Justine Bayod Espoz
Flamenco Live Streamed from Spain’s 25th Festival de Jerez

On Thursday, May 6, the Festival de Jerez, one of the world’s foremost flamenco and Spanish dance festivals, launched its 25th edition with the world premiere of dancer Eva Yerbabuena’s production Al igual que tú [The Same as You].   Normally in early May, Jerez would be vibrating with the music and dance coming from…

The post Flamenco Live Streamed from Spain’s 25th Festival de Jerez appeared first on The Wonderful World of Dance Magazine.

- 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.

- 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 […]

The post Tonight is the Holiday Potluck & Ugly Sweater Party! appeared first on C & C Ballroom Dance.

- /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/Normal-Fall2821

Arguments between parents or dancers from the same or different studios?

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- /u/Rutabaga_Minute

Hello all, I have always had this problem with the arches of my feet hurting really badly no matter what shoes I try, I have tried ray rose Eris Xtra(3 slim) and they fit perfectly (I have stretched them out) and I feel very balanced in them and can spin in them very easily. However when I dance in any high heels for about a minute my feet start to ache really really badly. I have been dancing Latin ballroom for about 3 years now, what should I do? I am also 5 feet tall just for reference. Even when I dance in 2.5 they hurt after about 2 minutes. Has anyone else experienced this? Any advice is highly appreciated thank you.

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- /u/eunuch39

What camera do you use my canon t6 isn’t too good at low light quality nor focus

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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/Fadfan10

I’m sorry if this is against the rules, and if it is please remove it, but I wanted to hear everyone’s thoughts on this. I love my studio with all of my heart, but only one of the instructors is vaccinated. One of them had covid already and one of them says they have health problems and are hesitant to be vaccinated. We have all been dancing together with no mask for almost 2 months now. One of the instructors may have been exposed on Sunday, the 18th. They were here all last week, but started to get “allergies” later in the week. On Monday I found out they were not coming due to allergies and today they told me that the instructor in question was exposed to covid and will be put the rest of the week and possibly next week. If they test positive, many things will have to be moved including a performance that was scheduled for august 7th and an upcoming practice party no. My question to you all is do you think instructors should be vaccinated? If not, do you think they should admit to their students ASAP when there is a possible covid exposure?

ETA: if you voted I’d love to hear why you picked what you did. I personally think that they should tell everyone ASAP about a possible covid scare, but I’m unsure if I think they should be vaccinated or not.

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- /u/nelsne

What are the best styles of dancing to meet single women in clubs and bars? Also, I want to make this very clear: I am talking about styles of dancing that you can take to meet women in clubs and bars who HAVE NO CLUE WHAT THEY ARE DOING WHEN IT COMES TO DANCING. I am not talking about meeting women who already know how to dance when going to dance socials. I'm talking about styles of dance where the other person is clueless, and you can lead the show and can still make it look cool by just leading your partner. So I have a pretty good idea what you guys are going to say, so you tell me which would be the best for this and please add to the list if you have any more ideas. Also tell me which one of these styles I could learn the fastest...

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- /u/ThisPermission4214

I love BR a lot. i have been doing it for a while now and love it! But why is it so expensive? For a private lesson I pay $100 or more...

Is this normal everywhere? I have looked at multiple studios but its about the same everywhere I can find. Any advice?

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- /u/kianman0

Hi, sorry if this is asked a bunch here but since I'm new here I really wanted to know if it would be possible to start ballroom dancing. I don't know what the situation with Covid is with competitions and getting lessons here in Ireland despite having found some places that offer lessons nearby that are still waiting for Covid to pass. I'm 19 at the moment (5"11) and I used to play football for the past few years and I've been trying to keep athletic in recent months by running and skipping and I want to dedicate myself to a sport with restrictions being lifted so I thought I'd ask here and see whether it is worth beginning dancing or not

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- Holly Collins
DeVil Doin’ the Dog 60’s Line Dance How To

I once heard that villainesses were just princesses left in customer service too long. For miss DeVil it was dog trauma in the new movie Cruella. So, what dance would the princess of fashion industry do? Why, the dog of course! Join Mrs. DeVil doin’ the Dog 60’s line dance today! Cruella DeVil: Cruella was[...]

The post DeVil Doin’ the Dog 60’s Line Dance How To first appeared on Adventures In Dance.

- Holly Collins
Miss Fischer’s Mystery of the Valentino Tango How To.

Miss Fischer made her way through 1920’s jazz clubs fighting crime. In her premiere episode she was caught dancing a Valentino tango, Inspired by 4 horsemen of the apocalypse. Unravel the mystery of the Valentino tango with Miss Fischer today! Phryne a Princess? Did you know Phryne was princess? In the movie Miss Fischer and[...]

The post Miss Fischer’s Mystery of the Valentino Tango How To. first appeared on Adventures In Dance.

- 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.