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DWTS week 5 – International Tango Vs Argentine Tango

This week I had the opportunity to try the Argentine Tango for the first time. After many years of performing and competing in the International style, it gave me an insight into the romance of Argentine Tango. International Tango is passionate, dynamic and it moves around the dance floor with staccato movements. This can look…
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DWTS – week 4 – Posture

Posture was one of the key topics in this weeks show. Shane, being a boxer for many years has been trained to protect his face by stooping forward and rounding his shoulders, which goes against the correct posture for dance. As his dance coach, I have been working on rolling his shoulders back and extending his…
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Dancing with the Stars – week three

Is Jive classed as a Latin dance?? To be honest, the Jive is a dance that is influenced by styles like Rock'n'Roll, Jitterbug and Lindy Hop. In an international Latin American competition, Jive is one of the five disciplines, with Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble being the other four. It is a high-energy dance…
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Dancing with the Stars – week two

Dancing with the Stars "Samba vs Salsa". Ben Barrington's Samba was labelled as "more of a Salsa" by there judges last Sunday night. This totally confused my non-dancing husband, as they didn't give a reason. Read on! What's the difference? International Samba is traditionally a party dance, that travels around the floor, with plenty of…
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