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A Talk with…Marcel De Rijk

This is the third of a series of interviews  called “A Talk with”. These talks are produced for our YouTube channel DanceArchives.   Marcel and Radna De Rijk from Holland have been the youngest…

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There’s more to dancing than “left, right, cha, cha, cha”

Strictly Come Dancing – Psychology Style By Peter Lovatt I recently had the pleasure of being invited on to the British TV programme “Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two” (the precursor to the…

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A Talk with … Philip Nicholas

This is the second of a series of interviews  called “A Talk with”. These talks are produced for our YouTube channel DanceArchives   May 2018 Philip talks about Michelle Nadal, famous French dancer, the…

A Dance, A Medal and a Mystery Text

Well, that was fun; Tom contacted me asking whether I had any information about the medal and the note in the picture below. I dug into my research for Ballroomicons  and was able to…

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A Talk with … Sam Sodano

This is the first of a series of interviews  called “A Talk with”. These talks are produced for our YouTube channel DanceArchives Sam Sodano, one of the leading figures of Ballroom dancing in America…

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Why Is Dancing So Good for Your Brain? By Christopher Bergland

Dancers maximize cognitive function and muscle memory through practice. Dancing improves brain function on a variety of levels. Two recent studies show how different types of practice allow dancers to achieve peak performance…

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1922 Amateur World Champions

Cecil Reuben and Flora Le Breton This is a real gem! The video shows Cecil and Flora right after their victory in the Amateur World Championship 1922 which was the first World Championship…

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History of Ballroom Dancing Part I

With an All Star Cast of Ballroom Champions Thanks go to my wonderful and enthusiastic cast that made this once in a lifetime History Show-Experience possible!   Order of appearance Opening number dance:…

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Dancing is Thinking

AUTHOR Susanne Traub is a dramaturge, curator and writer. From 2001 to 2009, she was employed full time as a dramaturge at the Schaupiel Frankfurt. She works as free-lance a curator for interdisciplinary…

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How do elite athletes conquer their nerves?

Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at the science behind keeping calm.  Source: CNN

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