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

Partner Connection Starts with You!…Part 2

Part 2: How to Find and Connect with Your Center In month’s video, I lead you in finding and connecting with your center before you connect with your dance partner. Dancing from your center not only makes your movement smoother and easier, it also makes your lead and follow more … Read more about Partner Connection Starts with You!…Part 2

Partner Connection Starts with You!…Part 1

Part 1: How to Connect with Yourself & the Ground I’m pleased to present my first-ever dance video!As dancers, you know how important good partner connection is. But if you’re not connected with yourself, how can you connect with a partner?In this video, I lead you in an experiential … Read more about Partner Connection Starts with You!…Part 1

Putting Yourself and Others at Ease on the Dance Floor

Putting Yourself and Others at Ease on the Dance FloorA few years ago, I spent a lot of time working with my dog, Naboo, who has separation anxiety. Two dog trainers suggested I take a tough love approach: give him corrections then leave him alone to “cry it out”. After several weeks, there … Read more about Putting Yourself and Others at Ease on the Dance Floor

Get More of What You Want On (and Off) the Dance Floor

Get More of What You Want On (and Off) the Dance Floor When you start partner dancing, you get much more than dancing. The skills you build in dancing can improve many other aspects of your life. But first I’d like to dispel a couple ballroom dance myths: Myth #1: Leader's are 100% Responsible for … Read more about Get More of What You Want On (and Off) the Dance Floor