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)

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

A Dancer’s Guide to Knowing What Dance to Do to a Song

A Dancer's Guide to Knowing What Dance to Do What Dance Do I Do to This Song?Dancers, have you ever found yourself standing on the sidelines for the first half of each song trying to figure out what dance is supposed to be done to the music? Like my students you might be wondering: How do I … Read more about A Dancer’s Guide to Knowing What Dance to Do to a Song