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Making active mistakes on the dancefloor

Making Active Mistakes

How comfortable are you with your dancing? I’m not speaking in terms of reviewing your competition footage and feeling good about yourself; I’m asking about your experience within your own body as you dance. Are you complacent? In ballroom, and in life more generally, there are two types of mistakes: passive and active. We want …

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take a break

Take a Break

After two and a half months in Kenya, I’m back! That also means I’ve had a two-and-a-half-month break from dancing. Uh-oh. That’s bad, right? Nope! 5 Reasons to Take a Break: 5. Passion for Partnership The work is long, bent over the 1.5-million-year-old soils all day in the equatorial heat. Sometimes, as today, I like …

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burning to win

Burning to Win

I couldn’t be more proud of my team. Sure, we did a fabulous job at the USA Dance National Collegiate DanceSport Championship, despite the facts that: Over a third of our team are new to the team Over a quarter have never danced competitively Exactly half of our leads are new But that’s not what …

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