Getting Back on Track

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?

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Just Breathe: 6 Tips for dealing with Performance Anxiety & Stage Fright as a dancer

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!

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Dancing in the Movies: STEP UP

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).

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DANCE HISTORY: A Look Into the Beginning of the Swing Era, 1920-1940

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.

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