Top Tips for Ballroom Dance Competitions

In competitive ballroom dance, there are nuances to navigate at events, as there are in other sports and activities. Here are some of the unsung “rules” surrounding dance competitions that you may never have been told outright.

  • Nov 8, 2021 4:03:00 PM |
  • Alise Borne

Ballroom Beauty Must-Haves

One of our favorite beauty gurus is back and better than ever—on November 4, 2021, we welcome Hope Jackson for a ballroom makeup workshop, open to Dance Vision members. Whether you're planning for a studio showcase, competition, or just hoping to glam up for those weekend social dance parties, sharpen your skills in this 60 min Zoom class.

Psst...if you missed the live class, don't worry it will be available to watch in our library (or to refer back to in the future!).

  • Nov 3, 2021 11:53:59 AM |
  • Alise Borne

Why Ballroom Dancers Should Cross-Train

As TV shows like So You Think You Can Dance depict, dancers can excel when they are able to quickly transition between multiple styles. These dancers challenge the expectations for what an audience perceives a certain type of dance to be, shattering the bounds of what is possible. We chatted with four ballroom dancers who share extensive knowledge and experience cross-training across a multitude of styles. Eric, Holly, Rick, and Lacey explain why stepping outside of your your normal dance style can help you become a stronger dancer.

  • Aug 30, 2021 1:12:16 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

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

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
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