Monthly Archives: January 2014

More Bad Behavior on the Dance Floor

  In last week’s post about obnoxious dance partners I neglected to mention that lack of eye contact doesn’t always come from a swelled head.  Sometimes it’s a sign of shyness and it’s hard to tell the difference.  One year … Continue reading

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Scientists agree: Dancing for a healthy brain!

  The Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City recently completed a 21 year study of seniors, to measure the effects of various activities on brain activity. It was funded by the National Institute on Aging, and published … Continue reading

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Nude Dancers in Real Life Enter the Art World

Some of these women are dancers, but that’s really just an excuse for me to share this amazing work.  These paintings knocked my socks off when I saw them.  So beautiful in so many ways and painted with such love … Continue reading

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Leading Vs Bullying in Partner Dance

A New Year’s Eve dance included a brief dance lesson for people who didn’t know how to do a basic waltz step.  The instructor kept making a big deal about how the men should be leading even though he gave … Continue reading

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Favorite Dance Teachers From My Past

  The wonderful video at the end of this post from 1995 inspired me to write about these dancers because they were both a huge influence in my early dancing years.  Sylvia Sykes was my teacher for the first six … Continue reading

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