Tweet Here are the video clips I took at James’s workshop last weekend. I have these set as “unlisted” on YouTube so please save the link to this post if you’d like to view the videos again. Thanks! Rumba open breaks: Rumba underarm turn: Waltz left box, change step, right box:Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet Oh MAN, October is flying by. It’s already been 2 weeks since we got back from the Carolina Fall Classic (I’m about to update our Competitive Highlights page; stand by) and a week since I got to take a workshop and private lesson with a new instructor for us, James. Can’t wait to work […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet Last night, Daniel and I got a special treat: we got to take a master class from Tony Dovolani of Dancing With the Stars fame. He was in Atlanta rehearsing with his DWTS season 18 partner NeNe Leakes (Real Housewives of Atlanta) at Academy Ballroom and decided to offer a class. Being star-struck goofballs and avid […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet As members of USA Dance Greater Macon chapter 6059, we are very excited that the chapter is bringing professional instructor Josh Jones to Macon for two hours of workshops on Saturday, October 12 at the Howard Community Club. Josh is a National Dance Council of America (NDCA) certified instructor who holds Highly Commended Licentiate and Associate […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet Our dancers have been helping us come up with a list of rules for ballroom dancing. Herewith, the rules so far: No tickling, no groping: Keep your hands where they’re supposed to be. Gentlemen, I’m lookin’ at you. Stand like a king: Daniel came up with this great phrase to characterize the ideal male […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Tweet Yesterday was our last lesson with Eddie before we go to Gumbo the weekend after next. We spent our entire lesson (90 minutes) doing “rounds,” which means running through our competition routines over and over again with only a small break between repetitions. Waltz waltz waltz. Tango tango. Waltz-tango. Foxtrot foxtrot foxtrot foxtrot. Waltz-tango-foxtrot. […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Tweet A body that is dancing tends to continue dancing unless acted on by an outside force. In the absence of outside forces (spring semester ended on May 6; congratulations, Class of 2011!), we have been dancing a lot and doing a lot of dance-related stuff in the last several days. Since I haven’t had […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Tweet Yesterday we started learning a Paso Doble routine in our lesson with Eddie. Daniel is especially excited about the paso because it requires good posture and sharp movements: he feels like it will help him improve his technique in our other dances. Plus, he loves exhibition-style routines with lots of eye-catching, dramatic moves. We […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.