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On April 21, 2021

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- /u/OtHanski

Edit: Voting time has ended, results are as follows:

WillietheHam

Heartbreaker

C-Lay

Constant

Ana

Timetoruinlife

For the top 3, a custom subreddit flair will be given as a prize 🙂

It's time for the finals of the first r/Dance tournament! We got six finalists ready to go, and just as before, the event is fully community judged 😀

For the finals the voting will be slightly different from qualifiers. In the finals, you will have to place the dancers in order of preference, placed 1-6. The results will be calculated according to a modified version of the WDSF skating system used in dancesport competitions. The voting is done via Google Forms:

Voting form

Note, you'll be required to sign in to Google to prevent duplicate voting. Email addresses aren't collected though, so you can rest easy. Also, do join us on the r/Dance Discord server, in case you're interested in following the competition more closely 😀

Finalists and video links:

WillietheHam

Heartbreaker

Timetoruinlife

CONSTANT

Ana

C-Lay

Additionally, in the non-competing category, we have:

Obi

Shae Marie

Udo

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- /u/OtHanski

It's finally time for the second tournament!

As was the case for the first tournament, the tournament is being run at the r/Dance Discord server, so head on over there if you want to take part! Not to worry though, the videos and results will be updated on the subreddit in pinned posts, so no need to worry about missing any of the submissions 😉

The deadline for registration is April 16th, 12pm London time, or a bit over a week after this post, so be sure to join in before then 😀

Edit: I had accidentally typed in May for the registration deadline, while it was supposed to be April, sorry bout that

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- /u/ccflip7

I have recently got and a job as a dance teacher and I have concerns and was wanting to see what others thought. I have danced my whole life and never experienced anything like this. The owner of the studio requires the kids to do an x amount of push-ups/sit-ups as a whole class. So if one person says “no” then the entire class does 50 push-ups and if someone is late it is 100 push-ups. This is for all ages (3-18). The other teacher requires that the kids do burpees until she get bored and wants them to start dancing. My concern is that this is just not right and that even if they are doing push-ups or whatever they won’t necessarily be doing it. Do you think that this is okay. She said I don’t have to follow them but I must do some form of punishment like that. Do you think that it is worth teaching only 3 ish classes if I have to follow them? I know you have to teach kids not to do things they shouldn’t (I’ve have nannied for 4 years) but I feel like this is the wrong to do it. What is your opinion.

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- /u/Due_Medicine_564
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- Daniel Pratt

It isn’t unusual to feel reflective at the start of a new year, but as winter 2020 turns into spring 2021, I’m feeling more pensive than I have in recent years. I’ve written before in the pages of Dancing Times about how lucky I am to be living a dancing life that, though adapted, is […]

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- Marianka Swain
Strictly Speaking: The final

What an extraordinary end to the series. The Strictly final aired just hours after Boris Johnson made his latest screeching u-turn, announcing that millions of people would have to cancel their festive plans and spend Christmas separated from loved ones. Could our dance show, which has been an escapist haven during a grim, dark winter, […]

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- Marianka Swain
Strictly Speaking: Week 8

Can we believe we’ve only got one show to go? Sob! Anyhow, this was – understandably – not a vintage semi-final. It feels like the celebs have barely begun, and yet here we are asking them to learn two dances. Overall, this… did not go well. It was basically the weakest outing for everyone except […]

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- Marianka Swain
Strictly Speaking: Week 7

Well, that was a jolly Musicals Week. Although very strange to think it’s already the quarter-finals, when it feels like we’ve only just begun the series. Product of both a shorter Strictly, and time losing all meaning in 2020. I’m both relieved we’re nearly at the end of this year and sad that our sparkly […]

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- Marianka Swain
Strictly Speaking: Week 6

A rather mediocre performance week, with some improvement in scoring, and alas still some glaring biases. However, poor Clara Amfo really doomed herself with an error-strewn jive that was actually marked quite kindly, yet cemented her place in the dance-off. Though I still think she got a raw deal overall this series, we never really […]

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- David Tyau, National Correspondent
REGISTRATION IS OPEN The Detroit Pistons Dancers invite you to attend our Virtual and Live in-person Auditions for our 2021- 2022 Season. The Detroit Pistons Dance Team is a team of unique, diverse and talented women who possess great personalities and athleticism. We are an inclusive organization that thrives on community outreach and engagement as …
- David Tyau, National Correspondent
AUDITION DATES & LOCATIONS *Online Audition Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Submit by 12:00pm www.azcardinals.com/auditions *$25.00 registration fee *Optional Audition Prep Classes (Virtual): May 27, June 3, June 10, June 17 6:30pm – 8:30pm *$10.00 per class Preliminary Auditions (Virtual): Monday, June 21, 2021 Upload by 12:00pm Semi Final Auditions (In-Person): Sunday, June 27, …
- David Tyau, National Correspondent
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- David Tyau, National Correspondent
THE ROAR of the Jaguars 2021 Audition Information Applicants must complete online registration by 11:59 p.m. EST on June 2, 2021 REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS Candidates may audition if they: (1) are 18 years of age or older as of May 7, 2021; and (2) will receive a high school diploma or equivalent by June 30, 2021. …
- David Tyau, National Correspondent
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are searching for dynamic, skilled performers to cheer on the Super Bowl Champions for the 2021-2022 season. Cheerleader Requirements • All candidates must be 18 years of age by June 12, 2020 to audition. • Must be able to attend rehearsals, games, appearances and other related Buccaneers events during and prior …
- Linda
Alina at Sadler’s Wells: a Conversation
On a cold, proper “winter blues” afternoon in London, I phoned Alina Cojocaru to chat about her upcoming show at Sadler’s Wells. She was...
- Emilia & Linda
Best of 2019 in Dance
We’re a little bit late with this, but there’s still time to recap on our favourite performances of 2019. We had a good year, with...
- Emilia
A week of dance movies in San Francisco
Earlier this month, the San Francisco Dance Film Festival celebrated its 10 year anniversary. Featuring full movies and curated collections of short films, the festival...
- Linda
Revisiting Akram Khan’s Giselle
After a prolonged gap, the first performance in our autumn dance calendar was English National Ballet’s revival of Akram Khan’s Giselle at Sadler’s Wells last...
- Emilia
The Royal Ballet in Los Angeles: Mayerling
This summer, Linda and I pulled a switcheroo with our home companies, seeing that San Francisco Ballet visited London in June, and that The Royal...
- Ryan Gilbey
Blaxploitation salvation: film directors’ children on rescuing their fathers’ lost movies

Melvin Van Peebles and Perry Henzell made seminal 70s films – now their kids have recovered their fathers’ would-be classics

Justine Henzell and Mario Van Peebles both know what it’s like to grow up on movie sets as the child of a groundbreaking director. Henzell was six in 1972 when her father, Perry, finished The Harder They Come, Jamaica’s first full-length feature, starring the reggae legend Jimmy Cliff as a fugitive whose musical success coincides with his criminal notoriety. Van Peebles even starred in his father Melvin’s third film, the 1971 underground hit Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song, which is credited with inspiring the Blaxploitation genre.

As adults, each of them has now had a hand in rescuing and restoring great movies by their fathers that might otherwise have been lost or neglected: Henzell’s more ruminative second feature No Place Like Home, which was lost for more than 20 years, and Van Peebles’s stylish, Nouvelle Vague-tinged 1967 debut The Story of a Three-Day Pass, overlooked at the time and later overshadowed by the more incendiary Sweetback. Henzell laughs when I remark on her father’s momentum in getting started on his second feature so quickly after the first. “He may have had momentum but he had no money,” says the 55-year-old, the ocean lapping at the Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica, shoreline behind her. “The film was shot in fits and starts as the cash came in. He was completely broke after The Harder They Come. He’d been carrying those cans around the world himself trying to sell it. The film still hadn’t repaid its investors and here he was making something even more experimental.”

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- Edward Siddons
A young Mexican mourns his teenage cousin: Luis Antonio Rojas’s best photograph

‘Children have to deal with the fallout of the drug trade. They are the ones who can’t walk to their school in safety, who have to train to use a gun’

In the mountains of Guerrero in south-west Mexico, there is a small town called Alcozacán. Violence is common in the area, which is strategically important for the drug trade. Violence has increased all over Mexico over the past few years, but some places including Guerrero have been particularly badly affected.

The people of Alcozacán and its surrounding towns became more and more angry about the criminal groups terrorising their communities and what they saw as a lack of protection from the government. They felt abandoned, so formed community defence forces to protect themselves from the gangs and drug traffickers. In Alcozacán, there are no police as we know them. It is ruled – or taken care of, depending on your point of view – by a force made up of local people.

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- Peter Bradshaw
The Suicide Squad review – eyeball-blitzing supervillain reboot

Guardians of the Galaxy’s James Gunn is a good directorial fit for the humour and freaky violence of DC’s bad-guy jamboree

DC’s new Suicide Squad movie announces itself as different from the coolly received first film from 2016 simply by adding “The” to the title, maybe sneakily trying for an unacknowledged rebrand or reboot. James Gunn, also in charge of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, is brought on board as director and co-writer. This second Squad outing (if you don’t count last year’s standalone Harley Quinn adventure Birds of Prey) is a long, loud, often enjoyable and amusing film that blitzes your eyeballs and eardrums and covers all the bases. There is Guardians-style comedy mixing humans and talking animals, there is freaky violence – including what I have to say is a gruesomely impressive interior-anatomical shot, showing a knife plunging into the still-beating heart – and there is colossal CGI spectacle for the final act in which a giant thing runs rampant in a city, while the gang look up at it; a trope that has become almost legally mandatory for superhero movies.

Viola Davis once again brings a touch of class to the Suicide Squad franchise as the chillingly manipulative security chief Amanda Waller who now springs supervillain Bloodsport (Idris Elba) from jail so that he can head up an elite new crew of misfits, desperadoes and undesirables. These include Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), the ironically belligerent Peacemaker (John Cena), King Shark – a great big talking shark in Hulk-ish stretchy shorts – voiced by Sylvester Stallone, Ratcatcher II (Daniela Melchior), who commands an army of rats wherever she goes, and Polka-Dot Man (David Dastmalchian), who fires molten polka-dots at the enemy, revving himself up for the task by imagining that this is his overbearing mother. There is also a kind of B-team of Squadders whose job is to be hilariously expendable.

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- Rachel Aroesti
Comedian Iain Stirling on Love Island, working with a puppet dog and his new sitcom

Narrating the hit dating show sent Stirling’s career into overdrive, but in his new comedy, Buffering, the standup returns to his kids’ TV roots

When Iain Stirling was working as a CBBC presenter in his 20s, he broke up with his long-term girlfriend. Unfortunately, the split occurred just hours before he was contractually obliged to go on a two-day trip to Bristol with the chronically cheerful pop duo Jedward. Later, mordantly recollecting the story in his standup – his original career before children’s TV got in the way – someone from his management team told him: “Your life would be a funny sitcom.”

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- Elle Hunt
Love Is Blind: After the Altar review – even true love cannot be worth a night like this

Netflix’s new three-part follow-up asks viewers to spend a lot of time catching up with people we weren’t all that invested in to start with

Mindlessness is bliss. Little did we know, binge-watching Love Is Blind back in February 2020, that Netflix’s outlandish “experiment” would soon resemble our locked-down lives.

The three-week “event” – where people got to know each other from separate rooms, before immediately getting engaged and in some cases married – was inexplicably compulsive viewing early last year. Back then, isolating from others even inside the same house, looking for love from a physical remove, and forcing new couples into cohabitation was just a hypnotic new low for dating shows.

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- Rachael Healy
Middle Eastern stand-ups: ‘People assume we only do terrorist jokes’

Tired of racism on the comedy scene, Jenan Younis started her own night Weapons of Mass Hilarity – where gags about body hair and Farsi abound

Every comedian expects rejection when they’re starting out. But an email mix-up convinced Jenan Younis that her jokes weren’t the problem.

To research comedy nights on Facebook, Younis set up a new account, and to avoid colleagues finding it used an anglicised name: Janine Young. When she accidentally messaged a promoter as Janine, they immediately offered a paid gig: “It was someone that had never got back to me before.”

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- Lyndsey Winship
Choreographer Drew McOnie: ‘Success is made of the time you don’t waste’

The live-wire choreographer has certainly not been wasting his, as he works on a new production of Carousel, a Take That film, his first ballet, and starting a family

Choreographer Drew McOnie talks a-mile-a-minute. His cogs are constantly whirring, not only thinking about the steps he’s making, but also how to nurture his dancers, how to create the right environment in the studio, how to be. He’s what Canadians call a keener, a massively hard-working enthusiast, never too cool to try.

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- Brian Logan
Jackie Mason: compellingly blunt joke-teller who was part of standup history

Though in later years he fell from fashion, his rabbinical style in early routines felt very much like live comedy’s native tongue

If Jackie Mason could speak to us now, he’d surely be reporting back on the amusing ways in which Jews do the afterlife. But if we’ll never get to hear that particular hot take (“If it’s in the news,” he used to say, “it’s in the show”), in his long career in comedy Mason made sure to cover his people’s every other trait and proclivity. If anyone ever doubted that Jewish America had created standup comedy as we now know it, Mason – born Yacov Moshe Maza – stood as living proof.

That’s part of what made his shows compelling long after his opinions curdled and his comedy fell from fashion. The theatres he played in were like Tardises spinning us back to the so-called Borscht Belt of the Catskill mountains in the 1950s, where Jewish America spent its summers laughing at Sid Caesar, Milton Berle, Jack Benny – and Mason himself, who worked as a busboy and a lifeguard there before turning his hand to jokes. He was good at them, so he quit working as a rabbi – a career path followed by his three brothers and all their male forebears – and the rest was comedy history.

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- Arifa Akbar
Gin Craze! review – a bawdy feminist history lesson with anarchic spirit

Royal and Derngate, NorthamptonThis rousing Gin Lane musical by April De Angelis and Lucy Rivers has working-class women at its heart

Gin Craze! enacts a lesser-remembered piece of 18th-century social history in which the culture wars between the governing elite and the working classes were fought out through the consumption of gin. Long before Gordon’s rendered it a refined drink, working women worshipped gin for its apparently divine properties. This earthy, raucous and heartwarming musical centres on the women of Gin Lane – selling “genever” and intent on defying the prohibitive Gin Act of 1751 to assert their economic freedoms.

The main focus is on gin-sellers Mary (Aruhan Galieva) and Lydia (Paksie Vernon), the latter dressed as “Jack” to give them greater legitimacy, but their wider posse includes drunks and sex workers, with every actor shining in their part and each character made grittily lovable. Their story is woven in with the real-life figure of Henry Fielding (Alex Mugnaioni), the novelist and magistrate who, with his half-brother John Fielding (Peter Pearson), founded the Bow Street Runners. Their sister Sarah (Rachel Winters) also features as a buttoned-up do-gooder with a lesbian past while Queen Caroline (the German wife to George II played by Debbie Chazen) turns up in satirical interludes to speak in a fantastic English and German mashup and spout hypocrisies on the dangers of drink.

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- Mark Fisher
Coppelia: A Mystery review – superb adventure veers from sweet to sinister

New Vic theatre, Newcastle-under-LymeThis delightful promenade show uses pretty-as-a-picture design, undercut with creepy asides, to bring ETA Hoffmann’s famous tale alive

Who knew there was a Victorian village round the back of the New Vic? Where you thought there was just a car park and a 1980s edifice, there are now shop windows stuffed with antiquarian books, caged birds and jars of sweets. Someone has been constructing children’s toys in a workshop and the cakes have yet to be consumed in the teashop. Overhead are rows of fairy lights and colourful bunting. Sheet-music butterflies settle on the plants.

It would be chocolate-box idyllic if it were not for one thing. The longer you look at the bric-a-brac, the more you spot the eyeballs. Counting them is fun, but sinister as well.

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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/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 […]

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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?

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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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