Category Archives: Competitive

Keeping Dance Fit!

In my experience as a young competitor, coach, adjudicator and back to an (older!) competitor,  I've watched and experienced what it takes to keep up on the competition floor. It breaks my heart to see great dancers falter and fatigue early, which often costs them a place or two.   I also know how it…
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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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