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GQ Ballroom Reviews Our Visit to the Washington Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”

  Things got just a bit crazy for us from Thanksgiving to Christmas, between the usual shopping for presents, attending holiday parties and family gatherings, not to mention getting ready for the Yuletide Dancesport Championships. Nevertheless, the holiday season would not have been complete without at least one trip to see The Nutcracker; although, it wasn’t…

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Where There Is a Will to Dance, There Is a Way.

When I was six or seven years old, many of my friends were in gymnastics, but putting me into a class was not really on my parents’ radar then; and, besides, we lived in an area where opportunities of that kind were limited anyway. So instead, my friends would show me the things that they…

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So You Want To Be A Theater Arts Dancer: What It Takes

So You Want To Be A Theater Arts Dancer: What It Takes Disclaimer: I am not a professional Theater Arts Dance competitor…yet; however, I have been working on this style for a few years, now, in a Pro-Am partnership, so I wanted to share a few things that I have learned or come to believe…

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If You Could Just Lead Me…

If You Could Just Lead Me… Or the Importance of Really Learning How to Ballroom Dance     Since the start of my Ballroom Dancing journey, I don’t know how many gentlemen I have observed, who expressed amazement over how quickly the ladies (in group classes) or their partners (in private lessons) seemed to pick…

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GQ Ballroom’s Blog Makes List of Top Ballroom Blogs

To our readers: When we began our blog on GQBallroom.com, we set out with these goals in mind: To identify and cover new topics pertaining to Ballroom Dancing, both competitive and social, as well as Wedding-Dance preparation; To offer new perspectives or expand upon familiar topics, that have already been addressed by others; and To…

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GQ Ballroom Takes in the Suzanne Farrell Ballet

Let me tell you, while this outdoor-loving-girl-turned-ballroom- and theater-arts dancer had the good fortune to spend the better part of her childhood only miles from Yellowstone National Park, I am also a huge fan of the arts and am grateful now to be living in the DC metropolitan area, where there is so much easy…

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Facial Expressions: Do You Have to Smile, When You Dance?

Facial Expressions: Do You Have to Smile, When You Dance?     I will never forget. A few years ago, we had just finished our Latin rounds and were getting ready to leave the competition, when an older woman approached me out of nowhere, pinched my cheeks like an annoying relative (1), and said, “You…

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How a Pro-Am Ballroom/Theater Arts Dancer Eats

How a Pro-Am Ballroom/Theater Arts Dancer Eats  If you spend any amount of time following dance boards on Pinterest or looking for diet and nutrition advice, you may have run across articles about how professional ballerinas eat, and while I think there is a lot that can be learned by emulating their eating habits, not…

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