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With the influx of cooler weather (finally!), the holidays, and new holiday beverages from your favorite coffee shops all paired with everyday life, we tend to lose track of our time. We could easily toss up our hands and wait until January to push the RESET button - but why wait?
Looking for hobbies to pair with Social Dancing? Our guest blogger Julie Morris has some great ones to consider that will assist your body and brain function and help with becoming a better dancer and a more engaged human!
I've found that I'm not the only one whose palms get a little sweaty and nerves begin to shake when having to perform a routine in front of an audience. Often we don't realize until we're in the spotlight that we have some sort of anxiety or stage fright. This is important to realize, especially with our wedding couples, to practice in front of friends and family or even complete strangers!
As a society we tend to overthink, overcomplicate, and get distracted with the vast amounts of knowledge and information presented to us on a daily basis. We often miss out on the important things like paying attention to friendships and family or simply enjoying the little things in life - Like Dancing!
When the first Step Up movie first hit the big screen, no one anticipated just how big it would become in the following decade. Back in 2006, when Bush was in office, the iPod 5G was only $250 (and it played videos!), and the Xbox 360 had just been released, we watched as bad boy Channing Tatum and good girl Jenna Dewan fell in love with each other as they danced into each other’s arms (RIP).
The swing era developed throughout the 1920’s and into the 1940’s as the style of jazz music evolved. Swing actually refers to the music which inspired the dance. Jitterbug is an umbrella term to describe all forms of swing dancing, often East Coast Swing, which is a 6-count derivative of Lindy Hop. Lindy Hop is the most common and well-known swing dance which originated in the 1930’s in Harlem.
Many people are new to the dance scene and have found a wide array of new terms and language to swim around in. While it’s extremely exciting, at times it can be overwhelming. Something simple to start with, is the difference between what you may have heard called Social Dancing, and Performance Dancing.
There’s nothing worse than dancing with a partner who hasn’t considered certain aspects of their hygiene for dancing. There are several reasons why you want to make sure you’re meeting standards.