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Dancing through Covid-19

Dancing Through Covid-19

Three months into lockdown. Over 40,000 people lost to this disease in the UK. Family get togethers are still limited to social distanced walks and odd garden parties. Those being shielded still muddling through on their own. This has been an awful, difficult time for everyone. For me, dancing is my lifelong passion, my livelihood…

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Down the rabbit hole

Down the Rabbit Hole

My mind feels like it has been in a rabbit hole for weeks now. My eyes are wide open looking for any landmarks. Yet the land is covered by a mist like on a horror movie. I only seem to be able to navigate by just going deeper and deeper. I just have to hope…

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History of Jive: Join our Free Remote Class

History oF Jive

Personal History of Jive My own ‘History of Jive’ has been a special one because the jive has always been a better dance for me. Not because I studied it more than the others or because I practised it more. Jive was so natural for me that I didn’t have to practice it much. Possibly…

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Ballroom & Latin Competitions: New Ambitions

Ballroom & Latin Competitions in 2019

Ballroom & Latin Competitions in 2020 The new year is upon us and the Ballroom & Latin competitions are about to start in earnest. I will be pushing my school and my competitive team more than they have ever been pushed before. The new methods and the training I have planned is going to sort…

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How to Practice Ballroom Dancing Part 2

How to Practice Ballroom Dancing Part 2

How to Practice Ballroom Dancing Part 2 – So Far So you have hopefully started with part one of this series – How to Practice Ballroom Dancing. Hopefully, you have started to follow the simple rules which we set out in that first part. If you haven’t yet, I would suggest you stop reading this.…

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Learn to Dance the Cha Cha Cha Basics in Surrey!

Learn to Dance the Cha Cha Cha Basics in Surrey

Learn to Dance the Cha Cha Cha Basics in Surrey – Understanding what you are learning! Before we discuss learning to dance the Cha Cha Cha basics, let’s put the dance in context. Five is the number of balance. It also symbolises man, health and love. According to some, it’s the number for marriage. The…

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Social Dances in Surrey

Social Dances in Surrey

If you live in the dance world for over 30 years, you tend to see trends come and go. Social dances are one of those top trends. At any one time there can be social dances everywhere and then six months later you are wondering where they have all gone. Most of my pupils are…

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Learning to Dance in Egham

Learn to Dance in Egham

The dream of dancing The darkness of the night seems to be overwhelming. A blackness covering everything with a sheet of gloom. The wind blows. It howls into the blackness as the rain lashes down. Everything gains a glistening shine. Inside, you look out into the darkness and you settle in for the evening warm…

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Learn the Basic Positions for Ballroom Dancing

Learn the basic positions for Ballroom dancing

Learning to dance can be fun but also very frustrating. Most of the time, that frustration can be avoided by learning a few simple fundamentals. So I am writing these blogs to help people learn to dance with some easy tips. Today I want to talk about how to learn the basic positions for ballroom dancing.…

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Do we need to lead in Ballroom and Latin Dancing?

Do We Need to lead In Ballroom & Latin Dancing?

The art form that is leading is dying a slow but real death, leading to the question, Do we need to lead in Ballroom and Latin Dancing? A couple of years ago, the World Champions Michael and Joanna kept leading and following alive. Every time they went on the floor their impressive displays of seamless…

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