As a novice blogger, I find that every day I’m learning more and more about the information available to curious people. I’ve put together a short review of 3 ballroom dance blogs that I like.
They are Delta Dance, which is an independent club based in Canada, The Girl with the Tree Tattoo is a student and pro-am competitor, and a franchised studio, Fred Astaire Dance Studio on NYC’s West Side.
Each offers an exciting perspective and I recommend that you visit and support them as they work hard to entertain and inform us.
Delta Dance is located in Delta, BC Canada.
The organization offers group sessions, private lessons, and dance videos in the International Style at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.
Their blog offers a combination of dance and partnership technique along with an excellent understanding of human nature as it relates to the benefits of ballroom dancing.
The blog is called News & Views Fresh from the Dance Floor and includes recommendations designed to improve execution of the dances.
“Perfecting the Waltz Natural Turn” and “The Secret Ingredient of Paso Doble” are just two of a number of posts that will work towards making you a better dancer.
Reading “The Power of Partnership” can definitely make a difference in our attitudes towards our partners both on and off the dance floor.
In “Dance: An Essential Man Skill” a campaign is proposed to make dancing a part of ‘required’ man skills. The author says, “…something every man needs to know just as he should know how to drive a 5-speed, how to fish or how to change a tire.”
Educational and entertaining, it’s clear the authors of this blog are passionate about dancing and work hard to share the knowledge they’ve accumulated over the years.
This blog by Catherine “Katie” Flashner shares “the stories of my ballroom journey” that include:
- How learning to dance changed her life
- The excitement of preparing for shows and competitions
- A Valentine’s Day love letter to ballroom dancing
The articles are moving and inspirational from a young lady who has made the sacrifices necessary to live her passion for ballroom dance.
Katie has recently developed a guide for practicing by yourself to maximize the value of your lessons.
She says, “Whether you’ve been wanting to practice on your own but weren’t sure how or where to start, or you’ve been practicing but feel like it’s not making much of a difference, this Guide can help you”.
Thank you, Katie, for taking the time to keep us up-to-date with your progress. Your stories inspire dancers across the country. Wishing you continued success.
FADS Dance Blog
Step In. Kick Back. Read Up. Dance On!
Very slick and professional, this blog is useful to both beginner ballroom dancers and seasoned competitors.
You will find practical articles, such as “Where to Take Your Dance Routine for Vacation“, which lists tourist destinations that are tied to social dancing, e.g., you could go to Argentina to enjoy Tango dancing.
Included in the list of practical posts is “Do’s and Don’ts of Social Dancing“.
Of course, no ballroom dance blog site would be complete without a nod to the benefits of dancing.
Included here are featured stories like “9 Benefits You Can Experience Once You Start Dancing” and “5 Reasons Couples Should Take Ballroom Dance Lessons“.
There is also a section of categories with some dedicated to focusing on individual benefits. Clicking on ‘Lifestyle & Self Improvement’, ‘Staying Young’, ‘Nutrition and Health’ will bring up blog posts that address these issues.
Rounding out the offerings are informative posts that answer questions you may have about dancing. Look for ‘History of Ballroom Dances’ and ‘Dance Competitions’ to be interesting and enlightening.
As a proud alumnus of the FADS New York system, I have to say thank you for a well thought out blog that is an enriching and detailed asset to your website.
There you have it. I hope you get a chance to visit these blogs and give them your support.
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