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The waltz is danced in ¾ time in a closed hold position. The rhythm of the steps is slow, quick-quick, slow, quick-quick, with a heavy emphasis on the first beat of each measure. The foxtrot is danced in 4/4 time and the American version may be danced in open or closed position, while the International version must be performed in the closed position. The rhythm of the steps is slow, slow, quick-quick, slow, slow, quick-quick. The Tango is danced in a closed position with the following steps: slow, slow, quick-quick, slow. The last step is a drag of one foot toward the other without shifting weight.
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In the early 1980’s competitive ballroom dance attire changed dramatically from tutu-like skirts to the variety of short, long, and flowing gowns we see today. Styles reflect the type of dance with Standard dances typically requiring long, flowing gowns and Latin dresses requiring skimpier and flashier fashions. Ballroom dancing gowns are important because they allow for proper movement and enhance the aesthetic of your performance. A beginning dancer can save money of their first gown by renting instead of buying, buying a used gown, or buying a very plain gown and enhancing it herself. Factors to consider when choosing your gown include dance style, proper fit, and your strengths and weaknesses as a dancer.
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The First Professional Ballroom Dancers – Irene & Vernon Castle
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Irene and Vernon Castle are the first couple to make a living from ballroom dancing. They were wildly popular in the early 1900s when ballroom was young and cultural styles were progressing from Puritanical roots to the free flamboyance of the roaring 1920s. They starred in Vaudeville, on Broadway and in Hollywood, operated a dance studio, a nightclub, and wrote an instructional manual on the “Castle way” to ballroom dance. They innovated new styles and moves, as well as new fashions. Decades later Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers would portray the couple in the film The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle.
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Ballroom Dance Camps
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Dance camps are a fun way to learn new skills and make new friends in a new friends in a days-long dance-dominated environment. Before choosing a dance camp, make sure to ask pertinent questions such as what type of camp it is, what pre-requisite proficiencies are required, what is the class schedule, what is the class size, who are the instructors and what is included in the cost.
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Preparing for Your First Dance Competition
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Preparation is the key to having a rewarding experience in your first ballroom dance competition. Before the event it is recommended that you know the rules, practice in full costume and makeup, train, consult with a professional dance instructor, research the venue, develop an alternate routine, talk with veteran competitors, and pack as many “just in case” items that you can think of. In the end, relax and have fun!
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Dance Shows on Television
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Dancing has long been popular programming on TV, from Bandstand to Lawrence Whelk, viewers have adored dance shows of all kinds. With the relatively recent emergence of the reality show, a new outlet for dance TV was born. Popular dance competition shows include So You Think You Can Dance, Your Mama Don’t Dance, Step Up and Dance, and the most popular for the moment, Dancing with the Stars.
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8 Best Ballroom Dancing Movies of All Time
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The top eight ballroom dancing movies of all time are Swing Kids: a group of friends deal with the pressures of Nazi Germany by getting together in secret to Swing dance; Dance with Me: a dance instructor falls for a Cuban dancer at her school; Shall We Dance: a remake of a Japanese film about a middle-aged accountant who reclaims his life by learning to ballroom dance; Mad Hot Ballroom: a documentary following 11 year-old New York kids as they learn and compete in ballroom dancing; Strictly Ballroom: a man finds joy in creating his own ballroom steps; Dirty Dancing: Baby and Johnny dance together and come of age one summer in the 1960’s; and Swing Time: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers light up the screen in this 1937 tale of a gambler and a dancer teacher who eventually fall in love.
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The History of Ballroom Dancing
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Modern ballroom dancing can be traced to 15th century Europe. Royalty engaged in “court” dancing with dances such as the allemande and the minuet. The waltz followed in the mid 1700’s and endures to this day. In the early 1900’s ballroom split into two styles, one developed in America and one in England, however they remain quite similar.
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Finding the Right Ballroom Dancing Classes For You
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When looking for the right arena to learn ballroom dancing, look to yourself first. Evaluate why you dancing appeals to you and what, specifically, you want to gain from your experience. Next, look at your budget to determine what you can afford. Finally, visit dance studios and community centers and talk to the staff and the students. Ask lots of questions and see how you feel in the space.
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Finding A Ballroom Dance Partner
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Finding a good dance partner may take a little persistence but it can pay off in a big way. Try off-line efforts such as posting flyers, networking, or convincing someone you’re close to learn to dance. Online you can post an ad, visit dance forums, or utilize sites like Craigslist and Meetup.
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Ballroom Dancing Styles and Steps
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Ballroom dancing is divided into two main styles – American and International and each style is divided into fluid and syncopated dances. The main dances are Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha, and Swing.
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Can I Learn Ballroom Dancing from a DVD?
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Learning to dance from a DVD has both pros and cons. It’s inexpensive, private, and can be done on your own time. However, it provides no feedback, doesn’t give you the opportunity to dance with a partner, and it an isolating rather than a social activity. It’s best for people with a tight budget or who are don’t know whether they like it enough to take a class.
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Beginner Guide to Ballroom Dancing
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New dancers can check out local community centers, YMCAs, dance halls, and studios for the type of environment that’s right for them. They don’t need to bring a partner, but can partner up in class. The best approach is to supplement group classes with periodic private instruction. Beware of studios who try to pressure you into contracts. And don’t forget to practice and make dance a part of your life!
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American Versus International Ballroom Dancing
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The two styles of ballroom dancing developed at the same time in England and the United States. They are similar in many respects but vary in their overall emphasis. American allows for more lenient rules theatrics, and individual expression, while International emphasizes flawless form and precise execution.
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Proper ballroom dancing shoes are essential for anyone who plans to dance regularly. Shoes made especially for ballroom dancing offer the best support and flexibility to aid in performance and prevent injury. Make sure you get proper fitting shoes and take good care of them.
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