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Dance Like Your Partner is Injured

  An easy way to improve your lead The other day a young man asked me to dance.  I could tell immediately that he was either a beginner or had never learned to lead because he was a yanker.  I … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on How Dance Makes a Better World

Can Dancing Bridge a Gap Between Police and the Inner City? I live in Oakland where there are neighborhoods the police won’t even go to.  To say the least, there is a huge cultural gap between the inner city and … Continue reading

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Effortless Dancing

What is it about real masters that makes their dancing so irresistible to watch?  It’s not that they make it look easy.  It’s that they make it look effortless.  Some dancers have it and some don’t, but the difference is … Continue reading

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Using Aerials in Swing Dance

Whenever I get a new dance student, they often say “Swing, that’s the dance where they swing you up in the air, right?” The reason people equate air steps with swing dancing is because that’s what they see in the … Continue reading

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How to Tell if You Need Dance Lessons

This dance question may sound obvious, but it’s not just “If you can’t dance and want to, you need lessons”.  That’s true, of course, but what if you don’t know you can’t dance?  What if you think you can dance … Continue reading

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