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…


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…

Sodano Sam Raster Kopie copy

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…


Who was Lucian David

Special Thanks go to Phillip Nicholas, Jose Sarabia and Rudolf Trautz for gathering and confirming the information! Lucien and his wife Germaine from Lyon, France were held with high regard by their fellow…

Bobby Medeiros & Rita Moreno 1981

Who was Robert (Bobby) M. Medeiros

Excerpts from Ballroom Icons    © Brigitt Mayer-Karakis England, beset with etiquette tenets and rules of conduct, and the U.S., the land of freedom of expression, each developed completely different Latin dance styles between…

Three weeks in Cuba (Pierre)

Who was…Three weeks in Cuba By Monsieur Pierre 1947

This is transcribed verbatim from an article that appeared 1947 in the Star Program (provided by Keith Morris). Video material: courtesy of Paul Harris Three weeks in Cuba By Monsieur Pierre PDF of…

Victor Silvester (Senior) + Josephine Braddley

Who was Josephine Bradley MBE By Brigitt Mayer

Excerpts from Ballroom Icons © Brigitt Mayer-Karakis Josephine, “Jo” was affectiontely called the “first lady” of ballroom dancing. Those who were privileged to know her, remember her as one of the great personalities…


Who was Alex Moore MBE? By Brigitt Mayer-Karakis

Alex Moore possessed talents that made him known as “the Pope of ballroom dancing.” A great communicator with an analytical mind and photographic memory, he used those skills to analyze movement, put his findings on paper and communicate them to the dance-world in his monthly newsletter, Monthly Letter Service (MLS).

Wolgang Opitz in one of the first cat suits 1970

Wolfgang and Evelyn Opitz in a segue show 1971, the early disco era By Brigitt Mayer-Karakis

Here you can see how the beat and disco era influenced the movements of the Latin dances. Also if you look at the feature image of the post, you see Wolfgang in one…

Len Goodman

About Len Goodman, by Fred Bijster

Len Goodman is surely is one of the great minds we have in our business. The combination of a wonderful sense of humor, fantasy and a holistic view on dancing, combined with the ability to put his views into words in a very understandable and vivid way makes him one of the greatest lecturers in the world.

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