Partnership By Martha Harper

Partnership By Martha Harper Looking for a new partner?  What do you have in mind to find the right person, or more importantly, to be the right person?  The technical requirements for partnership…


Tanzen macht schlau Von Kathrin Burger

Hirnforscher haben Tänzern in den Kopf geschaut und festgestellt: Sie trainieren wichtige Fähigkeiten und senken ihr Demenzrisiko. Was soll ein Tanzkurs denn bringen? An dieser Frage sind schon viele Frauen gescheitert, die versucht…


Teaching methods By Martha Ann Marie Harper

“Let’s try that again . . .” “I’m not sure I understand; please repeat that.” (Hearing) “Maybe I better study the syllabus again.” (Reading) “Could you show me my part one more time?”…


Raising questions about the “Amateur” category in the competitive ballroom dance world today By Denys Drozdyuk

The term Amateur as it is used in today’s competitive ballroom dancing is misleading, mismatched, and somewhat harmful to the dancers themselves. The way that the word “Amateur” is perceived by the dancesport…


Rhythmic quality in dance is more objective than it seems By Xavier Mora

Rhythmic quality in dance is more objective than it seems Xavier Mora Professor of Applied Mathematics (Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona), former dancer and dancesport judge November 7th, 2013   Rythmic quality is universally…


Was genau ist Kunst? Von Sascha Pust

Von Sascha Pust, aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Sandro Hoffmann, mit freundlicher Genehmigung von „WDC Dance Archives“ Was genau ist Kunst und wann erkennen wir sie als solche? In unserer heutigen Zeit, die…


Evolution versus Design By Fred Bijster

       Humans, like all living creatures, are the result of evolution, not of design. If we were, we would probably look totally different. Still not many realize in full that this makes…


Exercise in relation to ballroom dancing By Leo Weitenberg

Exercise in relation to ballroom dancing, by Leo Weitenberg A combination of which additional physical activities is the most effective for Latin-American and Standard Ballroom dancers? How do we find the perfect way…


The Physics of Dance Master Class by David Hamilton Notes, comments and interpretation By Paul Hughes

              Further Resources: The Physics of Dance Physics and Dance   Alignment of blocks of body weight: Head Upper Torso, Ribs and Back Hips &…


A time-motion analysis of turns performed by highly ranked Viennese waltz dancers By Jerneja Prosen, Nic James, Lygeri Dimitriou, Janez Perš, Goran Vučković

Twenty-four dance couples performing at the 2011 IDSF (International DanceSport Federation) International Slovenia Open were separated into two groups. Time and speed of movement were analysed during single natural and reverse turns performed during the Viennese waltz. The results are of value to dancers and coaches alike.

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