How to Stop Back Leading and Enjoy Your Wedding First Dance

In the last post, I debunked common myths about following and shared some of the many upsides to dancing as a Follower. The real joy of ballroom dancing is moving together in harmony with another person. This goes much more smoothly when each person sticks to their role as Leader or Follower, and … Read more about How to Stop Back Leading and Enjoy Your Wedding First Dance

4 Secrets About Partner Dancing that Will Help Your First Dance

In the last post, I laid out the biggest problem wedding couples have when preparing their first dance—the Follower back leading—and why that back fires. In this post, I’ll debunk the myths that often make brides adverse to the idea of following. When you know the real truth about partner dancing, … Read more about 4 Secrets About Partner Dancing that Will Help Your First Dance

Final Tips to Boost Your Dance Memory (Part 3)

Part 3: Ways to Maximize Your At-Home Dance Practice In the last two posts, I’ve shared memory tips to use during and immediately after class to improve your retention.3 Memory Tips to Use Between Dance Classes Here are 3 things you can do in between classes to boost your dance memory. Tip … Read more about Final Tips to Boost Your Dance Memory (Part 3)

More Simple Tips to Boost Your Dance Memory (Part 2)

Part 2: How to Improve Your Memory After Class In the last post, I gave you memory tips to use during a class to increase your retention. In this post, I offer 5 great tips to use right after class to boost your movement memory.5 Memory Tips You Can Use After Class Tip # 1: Write It … Read more about More Simple Tips to Boost Your Dance Memory (Part 2)

Simple Tips to Boost Your Dance Memory (Part 1)

Part 1: How to Improve Your Memory During ClassWant to improve your dance memory? You can probably relate to the experience a dance move being completely clear in the moment only to degrade into a confused jumble when you try it later? Or maybe you got big benefits from the movements in a … Read more about Simple Tips to Boost Your Dance Memory (Part 1)

Learn to Dance Faster by Going Slower

Learn to Dance Faster by Going SlowerI originally wrote this post for my Feldenkrais blog. But it completely applies to learning dance, so I'm re-posting it here. Enjoy!Some people relish the opportunity to slow down and pay attention to themselves, such as doing a Feldenkrais or yoga … Read more about Learn to Dance Faster by Going Slower

3 Simple Strategies to Improve Your Coordination

3 Simple Strategies to Improve Your CoordinationRecently, I've been thinking about the fastest and easiest ways to help my dance students improve coordination. Here are my tips for better coordination in dancing and in life! What is Coordination? The dictionary defines coordination as “to … Read more about 3 Simple Strategies to Improve Your Coordination