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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/TimSullew
Doctors Dance in the Hospital
- Ballet News
Performance Dates Announced for Mary Li’s Return to Stage
It has been 29 years since she retired from the ballet world, but Mary Li will be making a special guest appearance on stage in June for Queensland Ballet’s (QB) production of The Sleeping... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
- Ballet News
Pre-Professional Program students performing in Aspire ’21 showcase
Queensland Ballet Academy’s Pre-Professional Program dancers will take to the stage from 20 – 22 May 2021, showcasing their technique and artistry in the annual showcase Aspire ’21. Photo :... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
- Ballet News
Kew Gardens: Wellbeing programme launched
Unwind with new Kew Gardens Wellbeing programme Rare chance to cycle through UNESCO World Heritage siteFitness Boot camp with beautiful backdropYoga in world’s largest Victorian GlasshousePilates in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
- Ballet News
Queensland Ballet brings an enchanted tale to life
photo : David Kelly A dark yet familiar fairy-tale beloved by many, audiences will be spellbound by Queensland Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty opening on June 4 at Queensland... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
- Ballet News
Livestream NOVERRE: YOUNG CHOREOGRPAHERS | The Stuttgart Ballet
Timoor Afshar, Jessica Fyfe and David Moore (from left to right)© Roman Novitzky Livestream Noverre: Young Choreographers Kindly supported by EnBW On Sunday, April 18th at 6 pm (CET), a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
- 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 […]

The post Brave New World?  appeared first on Dancing Times.

- 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, […]

The post Strictly Speaking: The final appeared first on Dancing Times.

- 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 […]

The post Strictly Speaking: Week 8 appeared first on Dancing Times.

- 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
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- David Tyau, National Correspondent
It’s officially audition season and for those prospective NFL cheerleaders, it is time to start preparing and organizing for the upcoming auditions.  Check back here or click on the NFL auditions link at the side of the page for an updated listing. UPDATE:  Atlanta Falcons. NFL Cheerleading Squads (2021) Arizona Cardinals:  [Details] Atlanta Falcons:  June …
- David Tyau, National Correspondent
2021 GENERAL INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicant is at least 18 years of age as of June 1, 2021 and has received (or will receive) a high school diploma or its equivalent as of July 1, 2021.  WHAT TO WEAR: Applicants should audition in athletic leggings or capris and an athletic tank or half top. Sneakers or Jazz shoes. 2021 …
- David Tyau, National Correspondent
Do you need pictures for auditions? Or for your own professional, pageant or personal use?  If so, join us for Sideline Photo Shoot!! Join us at our next shoot on Sunday, March 28th. Whether you are auditions for a pro or semi-pro cheer/dance team OR just need a professional headshot or full body picture for your …
- David Tyau, National Correspondent
Preliminaries 2021 VIRTUAL Preliminary Audition dates have been set!   Wednesday, March 24: Last day for interested applicants to submit the Audition Application, Photograph, and Release (see directions below). Friday, March 26: Email of Prelim Audition Material to all registered applicants sent (detailed instructions/tips for submissions included at that time). Sunday, March 28 12pm MST: Due …
- 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...

The post Alina at Sadler’s Wells: a Conversation appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

- 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...

The post Best of 2019 in Dance appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

- 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...

The post A week of dance movies in San Francisco appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

- 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...

The post Revisiting Akram Khan’s Giselle appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

- 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...

The post The Royal Ballet in Los Angeles: Mayerling appeared first on The Ballet Bag.

- Interviews by Erik Morse
How we made Christiane F – the shocking cult film about a child heroin addict

‘Filming was banned at the station we shot at. So the cinematographer sat in a wheelchair, concealed the camera on his lap, and I pushed him around, following Natja cruising’

The director Uli Edel and his team came to my school. I was sitting there eating an apple. Uli’s assistant came up and said: “We’re looking for girls for a film. Do you want to try out?” I said: “OK, since you’ve asked me, I’ll come.”

Continue reading...
- David Hare, Noah Payne-Frank and Charlie Phillips
Watch David Hare read new satirical poem about Boris Johnson – video

Playwright David Hare has written a new poem, Agony Uncle, about Boris Johnson's handling of the coronavirus crisis. Written in the tradition of 18th century satire, the poem castigates the UK prime minister for his mistakes

David Hare pens furious poem about Boris Johnson’s handling of pandemic Continue reading...
- Michael Billington
‘Olivier was jealous of me’: TV drama pioneer Derek Granger at 100

On his centenary, the veteran producer recalls adding punch to Coronation Street, bringing Brideshead to the screen and his ‘turbulent’ relationship with one of the acting world’s greats

There are more than 22,000 centenarians in the UK, and on 23 April there will be a sprightly addition to their number: Derek Granger, a former Granada TV producer whose credits include Brideshead Revisited and Coronation Street. Talking to Granger in his Thames-side flat, I don’t get the sense of a man who lives in the past: the latest books are on his desk alongside current copies of the New Yorker and the Times Literary Supplement, and he talks enthusiastically of pre-lockdown theatre visits to see Andrew Scott in Present Laughter and Ian McKellen in King Lear.

One figure who threads his way through Granger’s extraordinary life – and about whom he talks with caustic candour – is Laurence Olivier. It was through Olivier’s intervention that Granger, then a drama critic at the Brighton Evening Argus, was recommended in the mid-50s to the managing editor of the Financial Times, Garrett Moore, who later became Lord Drogheda.

Continue reading...
- Graeme Virtue
Game of Thrones at 10: can a deluge of publicity preserve its legacy?

For many viewers, the final season ruined years of fandom. Enter HBO with a month of celebrations which they hope will lead to renewed interest in GoT – and its upcoming spinoffs

It’s time to crack open Cersei’s favourite Dornish wine and fill an incongruous takeaway coffee cup to the brim: Game of Thrones is 10 years old. To mark the occasion, HBO has inaugurated the Iron Anniversary, a month-long celebration honouring the grandiose but battle-scarred show based on George RR Martin’s as yet uncompleted cycle of fantasy doorstop novels. In traditional GoT fashion, there are merchandising tie-ins, from figurines to a commemorative IPA. But the main thrust of the Iron Anniversary seems to be the series itself: a ceremonial reminder that all eight seasons and 73 instalments are still available to watch on HBO Max (or Sky Atlantic/Now/Amazon Prime in the UK); the campaign announcements encourage fans to return to their favourite bloodthirsty battle episode or embark on a binge-watch “MaraThrone”.

Related: The battle of the binge: should you watch Game of Thrones in lockdown?

Continue reading...
- Graeme Virtue
That’s not all folks: why is there so much animated TV for adults?

Adult humour in cartoons was once virtually unheard of – now, animated TV is saturated with grown-up jokes

In the Guide’s weekly Solved! column, we look into a crucial pop-culture question you’ve been burning to know the answer to – and settle it, once and for all

The phrase “The Simpsons did it first” gets thrown around a lot. But Matt Groening’s sitcom about a volatile nuclear family – now 700 episodes in and recently renewed until at least 2023 – was a genuine trailblazer. In 1990, its second season premiere received more than 30 million US viewers, proving a brightly coloured animated TV series with whip-smart writing could attract mature eyeballs in primetime. If their children liked it too, all the better.

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- Arifa Akbar
The Motherhood Project review – difficult choices, disparate voices

Available onlineThis set of 15 monologues – from writers including Lemn Sissay, Jodi Gray and Juno Dawson – is heartfelt but feels underpowered

In one of the 15 monologues here, Juno Dawson observes that motherhood is still conflated with womanhood. It is a crucial point and this series is both a meditation on what it means to be a modern-day mother as well as a woman without children, and goes some way towards peeling the old conflation apart.

Curated by Katherine Kotz as part of Battersea Arts Centre’s online season Wild Times, its mission is important, wide-ranging and well-represented. Morgan Lloyd Malcolm dramatises a busy mother’s relationship with her body (in a piece performed by Jenni Maitland and directed by Maria Aberg). Lemn Sissay reflects on judgments that adopted children can make of their birth mothers. Siggi Mwasote speaks in calm, clear tones about being a mother in an abusive relationship. Anya Reiss’s A Letter to My Baby features a mother’s eloquent and honest message to her “baby boy”, performed by Tom Rhys Harries. An off-camera mother speaks to her child rousingly as the film pans street scenes of black mothers and children in Irenosen Okojie’s Gunk: “Stop trembling in the corner. The system is fucking rigged.”

Continue reading...
- Mark Brown Arts correspondent
David Hare pens furious poem about Boris Johnson’s handling of pandemic

Exasperated satirical poem pours scorn on PM described as ‘dogmeat wrapped in the union flag’

David Hare has channelled Jonathan Swift to write a furious, exasperated satirical poem pouring bile on Boris Johnson and his handling of the pandemic.

The poem, read by Hare in a new Guardian film, came from a feeling of there being a “tremendous dereliction in the public realm at the moment”, the playwright said.

Continue reading...
- Michael Billington
‘Olivier was jealous of me’: TV drama pioneer Derek Granger at 100

On his centenary, the veteran producer recalls adding punch to Coronation Street, bringing Brideshead to the screen and his ‘turbulent’ relationship with one of the acting world’s greats

There are more than 22,000 centenarians in the UK, and on 23 April there will be a sprightly addition to their number: Derek Granger, a former Granada TV producer whose credits include Brideshead Revisited and Coronation Street. Talking to Granger in his Thames-side flat, I don’t get the sense of a man who lives in the past: the latest books are on his desk alongside current copies of the New Yorker and the Times Literary Supplement, and he talks enthusiastically of pre-lockdown theatre visits to see Andrew Scott in Present Laughter and Ian McKellen in King Lear.

One figure who threads his way through Granger’s extraordinary life – and about whom he talks with caustic candour – is Laurence Olivier. It was through Olivier’s intervention that Granger, then a drama critic at the Brighton Evening Argus, was recommended in the mid-50s to the managing editor of the Financial Times, Garrett Moore, who later became Lord Drogheda.

Continue reading...
- David Jays
Liam Scarlett obituary
Dynamic choreographer whose meteoric rise at the Royal Ballet was halted in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations

In ballet, choreographic voices typically develop slowly, often following a dancing career. Not so with Liam Scarlett, whose rise was prodigious. At 24 his first Royal Ballet success, Asphodel Meadows, propelled him to international attention. “I’m trying to be the youngest choreographer to do everything,” he said in a 2012 interview, “before it runs out and I’m just – normal.”

He has died aged 35 of undisclosed causes, following the Royal Danish Ballet’s announcement that it had cancelled plans to stage his work on grounds of offensive behaviour. In August 2019 he was suspended by the Royal Ballet following allegations of sexual misconduct with his students, though without any specific circumstances being disclosed, and in March last year the company said that it would no longer work with him.

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- Andrew Dickson
Third time lucky? Inside the RSC’s much-delayed Winter’s Tale

Bedevilled by lockdowns and brain-bending Covid protocols, the Shakespeare play about isolation, grief and fresh starts is finally being staged and emotions are running high. We join the dress rehearsal

The atmosphere in the Royal Shakespeare theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon is a little emotional. The cast are dress rehearsing the final scene of The Winter’s Tale. The wronged heroine, Hermione, has somehow been brought back from the dead, her jealous husband has realised the error of his ways, and the couple have been reunited with their long-lost daughter. It’s perhaps the most famous – if improbable – fairytale ending in Shakespeare. As the lights come up, I think I spy the eyes of one of the crew looking a little red. Blame the face mask.

What makes the moment especially charged is that, in almost every sense possible, it has been a long journey to get here. When Covid-19 forced the first lockdown last March, the company were days away from opening this very show; within less than a week, not only had it been indefinitely postponed, but the RSC’s plans across several continents were in pieces too. There was a proposal to bring it back to life late last autumn, only to run straight into another lockdown. The current intention is to perform The Winter’s Tale for broadcast on BBC Four later this month, with all of the original cast and as many of the original crew as can be reunited.

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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…

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- 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/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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