A Comprehensive Guide to Competitive ...

Not all ballroom dancers compete, though for some, competitions and their environments bring a sense of accomplishment, gratification and excitement like none other.

  • Jul 28, 2021 12:45:11 PM |
  • Alise Borne

Essential Items to Pack for Ballroom ...

Compared to your practice dance bag, there is more strategy at play when you’re packing for a ballroom dance competition. We love this tip from Center Stage Dance: go from head to toe to ensure you've remembered everything for your special day.

  • Jul 19, 2021 3:56:44 PM |
  • Alise Borne

Member Stories: Doctor of Physical ...

Ruth Trimble’s home office suits her perfectly—tidy, organized, a bookshelf featuring dance anatomy books and physical therapy texts. Flowers add a whimsical touch along with multiple cups of colorful pens and highlighters to the side. A cork board hangs, full of sticky notes depicting the day’s tasks, both work and dance related. It is evident that Ruth cares deeply about all the finite details in her life from her office and profession, all the way to her dancing. 

  • Jul 2, 2021 9:58:17 AM |
  • Alise Borne

8 Tips for Maximizing Summertime Dancing

Is the summer heat putting a cramp in your dancing? We’ve outlined eight tips for maximizing summertime lessons, classes or dance parties for ballroom dancers. Here’s what you can do to beat the heat and stay present during dance time.

  • Jun 29, 2021 8:05:40 AM |
  • Alise Borne

Ballroom Dance Music

Music and dance have been intertwined since the beginning of time—in fact, from the onset of partner dancing in particular, music has inspired new movement and dance styles, and dance has inspired musicians to play and arrange their music in new ways.

As dancers, we attempt to move with impressive musicality...and this is not always an easy feat! We sat down with Musical Director (he plays music for ballroom competitions around the world), Brent Thomas Mills, from MusicMills to provide you with insight that can enhance your musical experience during practice time, at a social or party, or on the competition floor.

  • Jun 24, 2021 2:15:38 PM |
  • Alise Borne

Benefits of the Dance Vision Instructor ...

We’re back and better than ever! Well, we never left, but we did revamp our Instructor Membership and made the decision to go by Dance Vision, and not DVIDA. Within our period of massive expansion, we are refreshing our American Style Syllabi (it’s similar, but more succinct), improving certification processes (navigate the journey with ease), and creating increased value for our instructors in the ballroom dance industry.

  • Jun 17, 2021 7:23:36 AM |
  • Alise Borne

Awkward Ballroom Dance Topics

Let’s face it...we’ve all encountered awkward situations and odd questions within the ballroom dance setting. It can be difficult to determine where to ask, what to ask, and who to ask—that’s why we’re putting everything on the table and talking topics people commonly wonder about, but rarely talk about. Afterall, we’re all human, aren’t we? 😀

  • Jun 15, 2021 2:52:02 PM |
  • Alise Borne

Tips for Coping With Dance Performance ...

Butterflies in your stomach...they can be uncomfortable, but they’re simply a reminder that you care about what you are doing. Next time you have the nervous jitters before a ballroom dance lesson, practice, or dance competition, try these five tips from our mindfulness expert and Dance Vision Instructor, Natalie Crandall.

  • Jun 14, 2021 12:01:16 PM |
  • Natalie Crandall

How Do I Become a Certified Dance ...

So you're considering a certification in ballroom..we're so excited for you! Whether you are just now considering an occupation in dance, or years into your teaching career, becoming certified can set you apart in a competitive industry and contribute to a fulfilling career of exploration and accomplishment. Here is everything you need to know about how the process of certification.

  • Jun 8, 2021 11:51:59 AM |
  • Alise Borne

Benefits of Dance Instructor ...

They say that if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. For many people, becoming a certified dance instructor can be both a sustainable career path and a wonderful way to “never work” 😜

  • Jun 8, 2021 8:40:44 AM |
  • Alise Borne
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