Foxtrot Styles Explained…American vs. International

Foxtrot is known as the “Dancer’s Dance” because it requires great skill to make it look easy.  A common question is, “What is the difference between American and International Foxtrot styles?”  Before we get to that, let’s first take a look at the similarities between these two styles. Frame A supportive and solid frame is how the…

New Vogue Style Dancing

A fellow blogger, the author of ABC of Spirit Talk w/Carolyn Page, lives in Australia.  She loves to dance with her husband.  They dance International Ballroom and Latin as well as New Vogue style.  New Vogue style is very popular in her country.   (Here’s a recent post that Carolyn has published about what dancing means…

Become a Better Ballroom Dancer – Master the Tango

Tango.  Whether you’re dancing American, International, or Argentine style, there’s nothing quite like it.  It’s a daring competitive dance, but also an emotional social dance.  One thing is for sure, if you want to become a better ballroom dancer, you’ll need to master the Tango. First, a bit of Tango history.  If you want more…

Accept the Change

Change is a constant in our lives. It could be a change of seasons, a change in your personal or professional life, or a change in your health.  Accept the change, whatever it is, by maintaining a relaxed, focused response and you’ll be better able to handle it.  Stay flexible, because you’re only being asked to…

Just Let It Go on the Dance Floor

When it comes to ballroom dancing, there’s no room for self-consciousness.  This doesn’t mean that you should just flail around to the music like Elaine from Seinfeld (although that’s kinda fun sometimes).  Rather, learn to be comfortable and secure in your movements.  Most importantly, practice, watch yourself as well as others and allow yourself to feel the…