Don’t drink too much alcohol (or preferably non at all) while dancing.
Hard-core serious dancers can’t stand dancing with someone intoxicated.
- This screws up your lead.
- This screws up your follow.
- This messes up your balance,
- … messes up your spinning.
- … destroys your career,
- … destroys your relationships,
- … makes everyone you come in contact with … utterly miserable.
Dancing with two women, simultaneously!!!
It’s a trip to watch, and a TRICK to do!How To Prepare for this:
- First, you practice an entire song with a friend, using just your left arm.
- Then, you practice an entire song with the same friend, using your right arm.
Dear Edie, I was at the â€™03 SF Congress this last weekend and I believe Iâ€™ve had my fill of bad horrible terrible MP3 music used on performerâ€™s routines.
Hereâ€™s what I have to say about itâ€¦maybe you could post this so anyone coming up will take your thoughts into consideration when selecting the source of their music!
BTW, I have never heard any of your routines reflect this MP3â€™age of routine music, yours is always top-notch! (more…)
Permission to Re-Publish at Dancer Hangout by Joe DeMers,
Overstreet Dance Gallery, Littleton, Colorado
Frame matching: a framework for teaching Swing and Blues dance partner connection
Joseph Daniel DeMers
Science and Educational Psychology, Overstreet Dance Gallery, Denver, CO, USA
Frame Matching is a codified theory of partner-dance connection. It establishes a framework for breaking down and teaching Swing and Blues dance connection. It is the act of creating, maintaining, or changing tension between partners with posture and tone, in order to lead and follow energy and direction. Frame Matching is explained in terms of changes in posture, tone, tension, energy, and the direction of energy (Î”PTED). (more…)
Hi Edie! I just had to write and tell you about the experience I had the other night at a local club here in [city]. This club has a Salsa contest every Thursday night with a prize of $250 dollars, which is not much, but it serves for some good party money!
Anyway, we decided to go that night and one of my dance partners (I always dance with my husband and a mutual friend) asked me if I would get in the contest with him. I said “sure, why not. Since the prize is nothing really substantial I’m sure (more…)