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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.

Example: A link and info to a free class, even if your own, 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.

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/Davidwek98
LEARN HOW TO SHUFFLE

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- Wonderful Team
Unite for Ukraine – Special Gala by UK’s top 6 dance schools

As the dance world comes together to raise funds in aid of Ukraine, six of the UK’s top dance schools unite in support of young people who have been affected by the war with a special gala performance, Unite for Ukraine at London’s Sadler’s Wells on Sunday 15 May. Proceeds from the event will go to the Disasters Emergency Committee, Ukraine…

The post Unite for Ukraine – Special Gala by UK’s top 6 dance schools appeared first on The Wonderful World of Dance Magazine.

- Wonderful Team
STAND WITH UKRAINE – BALLET FOR PEACE GALA

Dancers from some of the most prestigious theatres in the world come together to help raise funds for Ukraine at the San Carlo Theatre in Naples, Italy on 4 April. With the extraordinary presence of four principal dancers from the Kyiv Opera, who have just escaped from the war, the artists shared their talent and…

The post STAND WITH UKRAINE – BALLET FOR PEACE GALA appeared first on The Wonderful World of Dance Magazine.

- Wonderful Team
English National Ballet launches global search for new Artistic Director
English National Ballet

English National Ballet has today launched an international search for a new Artistic Director to succeed Tamara Rojo CBE who, as previously announced, steps down towards the end of this year. Sir Roger Carr, Chair of English National Ballet said: “This is an exciting moment for English National Ballet as we embark on a global search…

The post English National Ballet launches global search for new Artistic Director appeared first on The Wonderful World of Dance Magazine.

- Shezad Khalil
Crossing the Terrain of Change through Sonia Sabri’s Dance Rhetoric

The exploration of any dance system is something that is quite unique and personal to the dancer. For numerous creatives, discovering novel ways of expressing their art remains central to their practice. Such significant moments of revelation, self-discovery, self-expression and self-development are in fact just some of the chief ingredients of the work of many…

The post Crossing the Terrain of Change through Sonia Sabri’s Dance Rhetoric appeared first on The Wonderful World of Dance Magazine.

- Justine Bayod Espoz
Stream Flamenco & Spanish Dance from Spain’s 26th Festival de Jerez

Last weekend the foremost flamenco and Spanish dance festival in the world – the Festival de Jerez – may have lowered its curtains on its 26th edition, but aficionados from around the world still have a little time to enjoy five fantastically diverse flamenco productions filmed live in Jerez, Spain and streamed by the American…

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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/JCanzo

As the title suggests, I am currently looking for a dance studio in Nassau County! Trying to find reasonable prices, serious lessons and not in the city. If anyone has recommendations for a coach who can teach me (all styles) and we can just rent studio space that would also be welcome.

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- /u/in_the_name_of_elune

Ordering my first ballroom shoes and the lingo is a little confusing. In terms of heel selection what does 100/3, 90/3, etc refer to?

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- /u/PiezRus

Hi, Title.

I don't have any dance specific wear, I was thinking of just turning up in white-soled trainers, joggers and either a T or a tanktop, I'm male fyi.

Would this be acceptable or would it be uncouth?

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- /u/vimmz

I've been primarily going to a chain studio for a bit now but recently have spent a lot of time at an independent one and it highlighted what I see is some of the differences in teaching styles, and I was curious if my understanding if this is part of why people tend to recommend independents over chains, or if perhaps this has to do more with my specific studios than the system itself, or perhaps it's because I'm still in the bronze curriculum and they introduce this later.

The biggest difference I've seen is that it seems like FS/AM teach a curriculum of longer more complex patterns rather than the base patterns that are within it alone, and how to lead each of those independently.

For example, in cha cha there's this "knee lift" pattern I've learned that is a whole series of a cross body lead to an inside turn to a cross over break and then some rotation and a knee lift and another break and ends with an inside turn. I expect that later on there will be some variations to this taught, but as of now all I have to do is start the cross body lead and my follow knows everything that's coming after it and I don't really have to lead any of it. So, if I then try and go out social dancing and use that pattern, it just doesn't work because I never learned how to lead the individual parts.

Similarly, in Waltz there's a "basic with elements" which is taught as a whole pattern that's something like twinkle to forward progressive to quarter turn to backwards progressive to quarter turn to forward progressive and then it's done. Where at the other place you learn those independently and then it's up to you how you want to combine them on the floor.

Comparing that to some of the styles I've worked on at the independent studio, it seems much more focused on "here's the basic, here's an outside turn, inside, cuddle, hesitation, quarter turn, etc" and with each of those you learn how to lead them individually rather than as one long pattern, and the longer patterns basically just build on those and since you know how to lead each you can be more creative and flexible in your dancing.

Wrapping this up, it seems the chain sets me up to be able to dance with other dancers from that chain but have more difficulty socially (but maybe this improves further in the curriculum), where the independent is better for dancing with anyone from the start. Is this a fair assessment of some of the differences between these types of studios in general? Or perhaps it's just more related to my specific studios/instructors?

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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/InsidiouSister

So i’ve been trying to learn to duck walk for about a month now, but i’m really struggling. I can’t do it without my knees feeling like they’re gonna pop out and it really hurts, I have to rest my legs for the rest of the day. Is it something to do with how im distributing my weight? Or is it just something that you have to build up, like the splits? Any advice would be helpful! <3

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- /u/Dungerella

Hi! I'm taking my first dance lesson on Friday, something I have wanted to do for many years. I'm athletic and coordinated but have no experience with dancing of any kind.

Basically I'm looking to learn some basic skills and be able to spin around with someone on a wedding/social party dancefloor without looking like a complete idiot. How long roughly does that take?

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- /u/mishadance
#dance #latin
- Holly Collins
Carmen Miranda Chicca Chicca Boom Chick Samba Line Dance How To

Are you bananas for Samba? Carmen Miranda was. Her business is bananas. She had hot moves in her Chicca Chicca Boom Chick Samba in “That Night in Rio.” Carmen Miranda[...]

The post Carmen Miranda Chicca Chicca Boom Chick Samba Line Dance How To first appeared on Adventures In Dance.

- Holly Collins
Moana’s Hula Line Dance How To

Warm summer breezes blow the story of the hula ashore to Moana. From the Polynesian goddess to the tribal princess, dance tells a story. The hula dance has been telling[...]

The post Moana’s Hula Line Dance How To first appeared on Adventures In Dance.

- Holly Collins
Victorian Christmas Dances of Dickens Fezziwig’s Ball

Nothing spreads Christmas cheer like dancing. Even scrooge cracked a smile as Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig flew across the dance floor for their Christmas ball. That made me wonder what[...]

The post Victorian Christmas Dances of Dickens Fezziwig’s Ball first appeared on Adventures In Dance.

- Holly Collins
Fezziwig’s Sir Roger de Coverley Dance How To

Christmas and dancing go hand in hand. A traditional Christmas dance Charles Dickens wrote about in A Christmas Carol was Sr Roger De Coverley country dance. It is no wonder[...]

The post Fezziwig’s Sir Roger de Coverley Dance How To first appeared on Adventures In Dance.

- Holly Collins
Holiday Showcase 2021

Adventures in Dance loves to gather with students to share their latest routines for the holidays. Sunday December 12th dancers were happy to gather to share their latest dances. After[...]

The post Holiday Showcase 2021 first appeared on Adventures In Dance.