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category: advice-tips

Pretty Dancing From George And Ann

Posted by: Gareth   on:  24/08/2016   Category: advice-tips

Here's some nice dancing from South Australian dance teacher George Davison with one of our regular stars Ann DiFabio Caruso. We can learn some important lessons from their performance.

Invaluable lessons from Frankie Manning

Posted by: Gareth   on:  08/06/2015   Category: advice-tips

Watching this YouTube video of Frankie Manning, one of the founders of swing dance in the late 1920s, you can learn a lot about how to make dance look good! He was 91 years old at the time.

Dancing Simplicity Is The Key

Posted by: Gareth   on:  08/03/2016   Category: advice-tips

Everybody wants to look great when they dance. If only there was a simple thing you could do that would wow audiences, win admiration and and make lots of people want to dance with you. Well, you're in luck. There is! Sadly though, many people miss what is staring them in the face. Watch this video

Handling 'Curveball' Songs

Posted by: Gareth   on:  16/10/2013   Category: advice-tips

One of the eternally glorious moments on a crowded dance floor occurs when the music suddenly does something weird. A song can contain a major tempo shift, speeding up or slowing down unexpectedly part-way through.

Finesse, Not Force with Rock 'n' Roll Dance

Posted by: Gareth   on:  19/10/2013   Category: advice-tips

Wildly flinging your weight around in a neatly controlled fashion is a contradiction in terms. Doing it in in time to music is a forlorn hope for most people. Every expert in every form of physical pursuit from origami through to heavyweight wrestling will tell you that it is how you use your body that counts, not simply how much force you apply.

Relax And Shine

Posted by: Gareth   on:  22/10/2013   Category: advice-tips

relax while dancing.The single most common mistake made by novice Rock n Roll dancers is being too tense when they dance. This results in stiffness and rigidity as opposed to flexibility. When we dance, we move our bodies in unusual ways. To do this effectively, especially in time to music, we must be flexible. That means we must ease up. Relax and shine.

On The Spot Dancers

Posted by: Gareth   on:  02/11/2013   Category: advice-tips

Try to dance mainly on the spot instead of travelling across the dance floor. It's a great way to develop fine Rock n Roll dancing technique. To achieve it requires accuracy and compactness of movement along with economy of energy expenditure.  These are the very things that great dancing relies upon.

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