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

By brnweb | Dec 2, 2018 | Comments Off on 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

By brnweb | Aug 21, 2018 | Comments Off on 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…

By brnweb | Jul 22, 2018 | Comments Off on 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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What Clothing Works Best for Ballroom Dancing?

By brnweb | Apr 26, 2018 | Comments Off on What Clothing Works Best for Ballroom Dancing?

-A Primer on What to Wear in the Studio and out Social Dancing

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Ballroom Dancing, the Eurovision Song Contest, and World Music: Some Thoughts and a Starter Playlist

By brnweb | Feb 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Ballroom Dancing, the Eurovision Song Contest, and World Music: Some Thoughts and a Starter Playlist

A vintage Fisherprice record player, just like the one I used to have, along with a couple of the first albums I owned and Disney and Peanuts read-along storybooks I used to get from the library. Long before Baby Einstein or Little Einsteins were a thing, my parents wanted to instill an appreciation for classical…

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GQ Ballroom’s Blog Makes List of Top Ballroom Blogs

By brnweb | Jan 28, 2018 | Comments Off on 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

By brnweb | Dec 17, 2017 | Comments Off on 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?

By brnweb | Aug 20, 2017 | Comments Off on 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

By brnweb | May 24, 2017 | Comments Off on 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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The Ballroom Dance Competition Emergency Preparedness Kit

By brnweb | May 11, 2017 | Comments Off on The Ballroom Dance Competition Emergency Preparedness Kit

The Ballroom Dance Competition Emergency Preparedness Kit    Let’s face it. No matter how perfect you look or how great you feel, when you step onto the floor at a competition, somewhere along the line in your competitive endeavors you will inevitably be stepped on, kicked, bumped into, nudged, or unintentionally bopped in the head.…

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