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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/HANDYSHOP
Chinese ancient dance
- /u/Old-Target5334

I’m 17 and I haven’t been in ballet for as long as the other people in my class, who are all much better than me. This year my studio is performing Swan Lake, and when I had a random burst of confidence I put my name down to audition for the white swan and the black swan solos. Now I really really regret it because I’ve been practising so much but I still look very awkward and just overall bad. I can’t stop thinking about the auditions and having bad anxiety attacks over it. I don’t know if I should tell my teacher I don’t want to audition anymore because she might get a bad impression, help

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- Ballet News

Floor Eimers with her award.Photographer: Michel Schnater * Floor Eimers (…) developed into an extremely gifted dancer with  enormous physical strength, remarkable technical talent and an  outspoken stage personality. (…) Floor is also a true ambassador  for Dutch dance outside the dance podium. (from the jury report)* Award presentation by Alexandra Radius during the premiere […]

The post Dutch National Ballet | Floor Eimers winner Alexandra Radius Prize 2021 first appeared on Ballet News | Straight from the stage - bringing you ballet insights.
- Ballet News

Earlier this week, Robert Webb announced that he was withdrawing from Strictly Come Dancing, and Ugo Monye has a bye for one week due to a back problem. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ugo Monye (@ugomonye) Adam & Katya: Argentine Tango to Tango in the Night by Fleetwood Mac AJ & […]

The post Strictly Come Dancing 2021 | Week 4 Songs & Dances first appeared on Ballet News | Straight from the stage - bringing you ballet insights.
- Ballet News

The Royal Ballet unveils full programme for 5-hour live-stream Record-breaking 51 global dance companies joining from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, USA24 hours of exclusive content streamed for […]

The post Line-up Announced for World Ballet Day first appeared on Ballet News | Straight from the stage - bringing you ballet insights.
- Ballet News

Robert Webb and Dianne Buswell are to leave Strictly Come Dancing. Robert has made the decision to withdraw from the competition due to ill health. Robert Webb said: “I’m extremely sorry to have to announce that I’m withdrawing from Strictly Come Dancing due to ill health. Two years ago I had open heart surgery and although […]

The post Robert Webb and Dianne Buswell leave Strictly Come Dancing 2021 first appeared on Ballet News | Straight from the stage - bringing you ballet insights.
- Ballet News

Campaign image: Salim Bayri world premiere inspired by the mythical spider Anansicollaboration between Dutch National Opera and Dutch National Ballet13 to 21 November 2021 in Dutch National Opera & Ballet Dutch National Opera and Dutch National Ballet are combining forces to present the world premiere How Anansi Freed the Stories of the World. Renowned opera soloists, […]

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- Marianka Swain
Strictly Speaking: Week 3

Ah, Strictly theme weeks: synonymous with high drama, rampant scoring inflation, and a heady mix of glamour and the dredges of a three-year-old’s dressing-up box. This Movie Week was no exception: we got 10s; we got tears; and we got costumes that are so psychologically scarring that they will actually be the last thing I […]

The post Strictly Speaking: Week 3 appeared first on Dancing Times.

- Marianka Swain
Strictly Speaking: Week 2

Welcome to the Thunderdome! Week 1 was all pats on the back for even finding your way into the studio; now, the real Strictly judging begins. Well, sort of. Once again, we found our panel in a mercurial mood, dishing out everything from 3s to 9s with the whimsy of a giggling child dictator. Most […]

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- Marianka Swain
Strictly Speaking: Week 1

We’re off! This opener had everything we love about Strictly: dance, drama and dance-drama; a bewildering costume lottery; Tess patronising people to within an inch of their lives; scoring that began sane and then descended into utter chaos; and, most important, contestants we’d never heard of before this claiming a place in our hearts.  On […]

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- Marianka Swain
Strictly Speaking: Launch show

Marianka Swain introduces the Class of 2021 Hurrah, we’re back! Hello, fellow Strictly watchers – I’m so glad that our Saturday nights are sparkly once more. The show really got me through the darkness of winter 2020 and it promises to be a joy again, this time with a full run, a cast of 15 […]

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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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- Jackson, Florida Correspondent
- Jackson, Florida Correspondent
Enjoy some pregame photos of the Buccaneers Cheerleaders:
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- David Tyau, National Correspondent
The BSFL San Antonio Warriors Minor-Professional Football Organization is looking for their 2022 Warrior Maiden Dancers. Applications are now being accepted for talented ladies ages 18 and up that live in the San Antonio, Texas area that  love to dance, are physically fit, team oriented and dedicated to have the opportunity to perform as dancers/cheerleaders …
- 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...
- Rebecca Nicholson
Daisy May Cooper: ‘It’s like I’m flypaper for embarrassing myself’

The star of This Country will do anything for a laugh – even spoofing Kim Kardashian’s ‘break the internet’ shoot. She talks about her journey from cleaner to comedy queen

Read an extract from her memoir

A ripple of excitement crackles around the room as the two round cushions that will soon become Daisy May Cooper’s new bum are fluffed, plumped and preened, and then packed into her black sequined ballgown. She is about to recreate a shot from Kim Kardashian’s notorious “break the internet” photoshoot, swapping champagne for ketchup, and in a couple of minutes, she will have to work out how to stand at the correct angle for a tray of chips to balance on her bum. Fittingly, the Beyoncé/Destiny’s Child playlist that has been on shuffle throughout the day has landed on Bootylicious.

Cooper turns her head, looks down, and laughs. Her laugh is phenomenal, huge, a long, loud hoot drawn out into a throaty cackle. “Let’s just go for it!” she shouts, with a few more swear words thrown in. To say she swears like a sailor doesn’t do it justice; she swears like a naval fleet. The makeup artist rubs oil on to the tops of her arms to make them look shiny. “Fuckin’ ’ell,” she says, taking it all in, and lets out a wry chuckle. She seems utterly at home.

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- Annie Zaleski
‘I’m so glad you guys exist!’ Carrie Brownstein meets the Linda Lindas

When teenage LA punks the Linda Lindas went viral, they caught the attention of Amy Poehler, Jimmy Kimmel and original riot grrrl, Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney, who joins them for a cross-generational chinwag

In May, the US punk band the Linda Lindas went viral with a performance of their no-holds-barred track Racist, Sexist Boy. Written in response to a real-life incident in which drummer Mila de la Garza was racially harassed by a classmate, the song alternates between sludgy punk and brisk, hardcore thrash, topped with cathartic, defiant lyrics: “You have racist, sexist joys / We rebuild what you destroy.” What made the performance even more striking was its setting among the usually hushed bookshelves of the Los Angeles Public Library.

On the back of that viral hit (currently at 4.3m views on Twitter), the teenage Los Angeles quartet – Mila and her sister Lucia (guitar), their cousin Eloise Wong (bass), and longtime friend Bela Salazar (guitar) – have signed to Epitaph Records, recorded their debut album, due in 2022, and released a snappy, and snappily titled, punk-pop single Oh!.

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- Mark Fisher
Road review – community spirit turns sour in Thatcher’s Britain

Northern Stage, NewcastleLittle leavens the air of hopelessness in Jim Cartwright’s 1986 collage of awkwardly staged monologues

Angela Rayner would probably approve of the “Tory scum” slogan scrawled in orange spraypaint on the corrugated iron at the back of Amelia Jane Hankin’s two-storey set. It is a sentiment that pervades Jim Cartwright’s 1986 play, a vision of despair and despondency at the fag-end of Thatcher’s Britain.

Moved from Lancashire to north–east England by artistic director Natalie Ibu in her first production for Northern Stage, it is an unusually structured play, a collage of unrelated monologues and dramas taking place behind the front doors of a street riven by unemployment and blighted by poor prospects. “There’s no jobs and there’s no hope,” says Ike Bennett’s Joey, who has resorted to a starvation diet as the only way to exert control. His plan doesn’t end well.

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- Killian Fox
On my radar: Courttia Newland’s cultural highlights

The novelist and playwright on Thundercat’s bass genius, an insight-filled black history exhibition and the colourful ceramics of Lubna Chowdhary

Courttia Newland was born in 1973 and raised in west London. After an early start in music, he turned to writing fiction and published his first novel, The Scholar, aged 23. Eight more books followed, including A River Called Time, which came out earlier this year. Newland has written eight plays, beginning with Estates of Mind, which was first staged in 1998, and with Steve McQueen he wrote two episodes of the TV series Small Axe, broadcast last year. His new collection of speculative short stories, Cosmogramma, is published by Canongate on 28 October.

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- Kate Hutchinson
One to watch: Jamire Williams

A go-to collaborator for everyone from Herbie Hancock to Solange, the LA-based musician explores endless possibilities on his stunning new solo album

You can tell a lot about a person by the company they keep, and the names that have inked Jamire Williams in their Rolodexes are more than impressive – Solange Knowles, Moses Sumney, Blood Orange, Herbie Hancock and Robert Glasper among them. These artists are bound by boundary-pushing, tipping the balance between the mainstream and avant garde, and they often call on Houston-born multi-instrumentalist Williams to play on their albums, and sometimes define them.

Williams himself floats down more on the more experimental side. He spent years drumming in the NYC jazz scene, and his last artist album in 2016 was a collection of calamitous-as-hell drum solos, one of which was covered by indie-electronic whiz Dan Snaith (AKA Caribou AKA Daphni) on his 2017 Fabric mix. But since collaborating with the bleeding edge of US alt-pop – notably with Solange on 2019’s When I Get Home – and signing to International Anthem, the Chicago-based label that nurtures leftfield oddballs such as Angel Bat Dawid and Irreversible Entanglements, Williams has evolved into an idiosyncratic, and totally beguiling, kind of outsider soul.

But Only After You Have Suffered is out on 29 October via International Anthem

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- Mark Fisher
Braids/Cheer Up Slug review – lively double bill mines young identity

Live theatre, NewcastleThe Durham miners’ gala features in both these short plays exploring contrasting experiences of race and class

What are the chances of the Durham miners’ gala making an appearance in two consecutive plays? That’s the case in this lively double bill by young north-east writers. On both occasions, the so-called Big Meeting challenges the identities of young characters as they struggle to define their place in the world.

For debut playwright Olivia Hannah in Braids (★★★☆☆), the annual event is particularly fraught. On the one hand, it is a vibrant expression of the working-class community to which Rochelle Goldie’s teenage Jasmine belongs. On the other, it is an almost exclusively white occasion.

Braids and Cheer Up Slug are at Live theatre, Newcastle, until 23 October.

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- Helen Meany
Dublin theatre festival review – compelling, exciting drama

Various venues, DublinImmersive Irish history, unacknowledged Aids deaths and post-coital chats – this year’s festival is challenging and entertaining

Returning to live performance with a flourish, Dublin theatre festival’s packed 16-day programme presents new work from some of Ireland’s most talented theatre artists and companies. Two of these, Landmark Productions and ANU Productions, have joined forces to create The Book of Names (until 23 October), a compelling site-specific performance set in Dublin’s docks. The latest of director Louise Lowe and designer Owen Boss’s immersive excavations of hidden histories, this depicts episodes from the last months of the war of independence in 1921. Marking the centenary of its conclusion and the signing of the Anglo-Irish treaty that precipitated the bitter civil war, this highly ambitious work succeeds in bringing the conflict down to a human scale.

Drawing on historical research into an intelligence dossier used for surveillance purposes, the impressionistic narrative incorporates superb choreography and sound design to recreate individual men’s experiences of being on the run from the Black and Tans, shipping in ammunition or planning ambushes. With audiences separated into two groups, we are brought up close to the cast of nine, following their characters’ stories, including that of the portrait photographer Harriet Lavery (Úna Kavanagh) and munitions worker Tom Leahy (Jamie O’Neill) who stand out in the highly committed ensemble.

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- Mark Fisher
Road review – community spirit turns sour in Thatcher’s Britain

Northern Stage, NewcastleLittle leavens the air of hopelessness in Jim Cartwright’s 1986 collage of awkwardly staged monologues

Angela Rayner would probably approve of the “Tory scum” slogan scrawled in orange spraypaint on the corrugated iron at the back of Amelia Jane Hankin’s two-storey set. It is a sentiment that pervades Jim Cartwright’s 1986 play, a vision of despair and despondency at the fag-end of Thatcher’s Britain.

Moved from Lancashire to north–east England by artistic director Natalie Ibu in her first production for Northern Stage, it is an unusually structured play, a collage of unrelated monologues and dramas taking place behind the front doors of a street riven by unemployment and blighted by poor prospects. “There’s no jobs and there’s no hope,” says Ike Bennett’s Joey, who has resorted to a starvation diet as the only way to exert control. His plan doesn’t end well.

Continue reading...
- Kate Wyver
Foxes review – shattering tale of faith and family

Theatre 503, LondonDexter Flanders’ tender debut about a fractured family shows the tensions and compromises faced by Black gay men

Through the story of one beautiful, fractured family, this debut play by Dexter Flanders shows how complex, and at times how devastating, the Black gay experience can be. Shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon award, Foxes is a deeply moving story of faith, family and what’s deemed forgivable.

Everything is happening too quickly and all at once for Daniel (Michael Fatogun). When his girlfriend gets pregnant, her family kick her out, and his take her in with a love that seems unconditional. But when pushed in different directions, he finds his mum’s acceptance only goes so far.

At Theatre 503, London, until 23 October. Then at Theatre Peckham for the Young, Gifted & Black festival, 5-6 November.

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- Lucy Webster
‘We know they can do it when it suits them’: theatre became more accessible during Covid. Will it last?

Doors may be open again, but some theatres remain inaccessible for disabled audiences. Online performances have helped – but many have already stopped streaming

Going to the theatre in a pre-pandemic world, my first question was always whether I could use the toilets. With so many of the UK’s theatres dating back decades, or centuries, even the disabled toilets are often tucked into tiny, pokey spaces that could be fine for a small manual wheelchair, but not my assistant and bulky powerchair. Even disabled loos can be inaccessible for disabled people.

Like going anywhere with a wheelchair, a trip to the theatre requires ridiculous planning. Just booking a seat is often a challenge. Most theatres still don’t allow you to buy wheelchair tickets online, and good luck trying to find out if an assistant goes free. But what has stopped me – and many other disabled or chronically ill people – from regularly going to the theatre is simply a lack of energy. By the end of a working day, I was often too exhausted and sore to spend more hours in my chair.

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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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- /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/davidwek12
HOW TO TIP TOE DANCE MOVE |
- Leigh Purtill
Prince Dustin and Clara are back!
Sneak peek at the third book in the series Prince Dustin and Clara, scheduled for release on Sept. 17, 2021. At its heart, this series champions Clara, giving her plenty of adventures and opportunities to be the hero.
- 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!
- 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 […]

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- 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.

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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/pavlovdoggo

Hello all! I am on a collegiate ballroom dance team, and I manage all the competitions the team goes to. Recently, a member of our team asked what options there are for black women for hairstyles. Her hair is too short to put in a bun, so I was unsure how to answer this question. As a white woman, I am uneducated on how to answer this question. Can anyone help me?

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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/sugargon
Practice your basics
- /u/BigBrother700

No idea if this is the right place to post, but I’m trying to find out, from those who need a lot of grip on their heels (certain types of social dance) if there’s a good brand and model. I had my cobbler install one of his favorites and it was no grippier than the sole! He was going to put on another one but I figured I should check with other dancers first. Opinions? Thanks!

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