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Understanding Heel Turns

By Barry Gasson  At all levels of Ballroom Dancing I am constantly dismayed by the standard of Heel…
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Changing the system of judging

In dancing judges have the final word and the main focus lies on the comparison of assessment and application  of skills of the competitors on the day. Declaring the winner by use of the skating system (in principle a majority decision). The judges will place the dancers in order of merit, not assess the individual quality, but the order. What better way to do this than by seeing all these couples at the same time, under the same conditions?
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Athletes or Artists?

By Barry Gasson The competitive dance floors of the world have become battlefields where strenuous exertion is apparent in most couples, and young men seem to think that it should look difficult and you should appear to be trying and striving. So ask yourself these questions: Are you and artist or an athlete?  What is the difference?  Does it matter?
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What is Volume?

As it happens to all teachers and coaches, sometimes I am asked to help a couple achieve what another teacher or coach had asked of them.
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Dancing and Personality

Richard Gray introduces us to five personality types researchers exposed to the same music. How did they react and dance to it?