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Mental Health and Yoga

This week marks International Mental Health Week   As many of you know I am a vivid advocate of Yoga for dancers and all people. For me it is the “mother” of all…

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Resilience & Mental Stability

Covid Pandemic 2020 I cannot ignore this monumental “Happening” of the worldwide Corona pandemic 2020 which will change the dance world forever It is an Archive here after-all.   This is the first of two articles…

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A Talk with…Bryan Allen

This is the 4th of a series of interviews called “A Talk with”. These talks are produced for our YouTube channel DanceArchives. In this first short video clip with Bryan Allen, he talks…

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Be The Best That You Can Be

Competitors are not enemies They are people who keep reminding you of your own shortcomings. Your quality control. ‘Sadhguru is a yogi, mystic, internationally renowned speaker and bestselling author. He has been an…

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Diagrammatic Analysis – Swing Action in Foxtrot

A Diagrammatic Representation of the Foxtrot Swing Action in the Feather Step In this detailed document, Barry Gasson provides a look at the swing action in Slow Foxtrot. Download the PDF file for…

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Ballroom Dancing Annual 1949

This 1949 booklet is a rare find… Thank you Evelyn Hoermann for submitting it to us! The introduction is by Victor Silvester and it contains articles from Alex Moore, P.J. Richardson, and Leonard…

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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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