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Clint
Australia
Interests: Effective ways of learning partner dance faster, Engineering and engineering design, Getting products made in China and importing
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For many of us learning to dance, one of the biggest issues is timing and musicality in general. We didn’t all show great promise in music when we were younger so we weren’t even taught the basics. We probably never listened to the music we danced to so we don’t have a good sense for it. We have also spent years responding to the lyrics in songs so we aren’t even used to responding to the actual music. For these reasons, we struggle with timing and need to know how to dance to the beat. Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2017 at Dance Better Now
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One of the keys to good ballroom dancing is good following. If you are a follow, then you might have found that you know the dance steps (ballroom dance steps, swing dance steps, Latin dance steps or any type of partner dance), but find that you can’t always work out which step is being led. This can often come from learning through routines. It can also be from a desire to back lead. Sometimes it is just hard and you’re not sure why. Before writing this blog post I spent a solid period learning to follow to explore all the challenges that a follow can have. I now have some insights that can help you. Let me share them with you now. Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at Dance Better Now
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Have you been struggling with leading your partner through dance steps? No matter what you try, when you are waltzing, doing the tango, dancing salsa, doing the two step, slow dancing or trying to swing dance, your partner never seems to know what figure you are trying to lead? You are not alone, many face this challenge when learning how do dance. What have probably discovered is that it is more than simply learning the figures. There is more to leading and how to dance. Let me tell you what it is so that you can start leading better now. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Dance Better Now
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Are you currently learning ballroom dancing or Latin dancing and wanting to improve faster? Are you perhaps thinking about dance lessons and want to know how to choose the best dance studio or dance school so you get the best value for money? If you want to learn to dance as fast as possible, then read on. I have been there and done that, and I know how to get the most from your dance lessons. If you want to master ballroom dance or Latin dance, then there are 4 things you should do. Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at Dance Better Now
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For the past couple of months I have been seeing an Alexander to help improve my mobility for general benefit and to improve my dance. This post is about the benefits I had on doing this so that you can decide if it is something for you. Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at Dance Better Now
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Do you ever feel that you are just spinning your wheels between classes? You have worked out what the issue is, but you are worried: You are not able to practice properly without a partner You might practice incorrectly, due to not knowing enough, and develop bad habits Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at Dance Better Now
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If you are looking for some gift ideas this Christmas with a dance theme, then take a look here for some ideas. Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at Dance Better Now
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There are those who dance salsa on 1 and those who dance on 2. If you have been dancing on one or the other for a while, or if you have only learned one, then shifting to another can be tricky. This will help you move from 1 to 2. Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2016 at Dance Better Now
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On the weekend just gone, I was at a street Latin event with a friend who started dancing around the same time as me. We started talking about picking ladies to ask to dance. Part of the conversation was how to pick a lady that would be fun to dance with or one who would be a good dancer. However, the major topic of conversation was how to pick a lady who would say 'yes'. It turns out that I had a few more insights than others so I decided to share these with you. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at Dance Better Now
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At a recent dance studio social/comp night, I was talking to a group of fellow dancers about the way people learn (and sometimes do not learn) dance. This resulted in a number of the common mistakes that people can make when learning dance being identified. Let’s go over these now to see if you might be making some of these mistakes and what can be done about it if you are. Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2016 at Dance Better Now
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Symmetry will make you a better dancer, here's how. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at Dance Better Now
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Ever feel nervous dancing? This is what to do about it. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at Dance Better Now
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This is how you get Latin hips. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at Dance Better Now
Want to know how to lead and follow? Take a read of this. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at Dance Better Now
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Dance is often taught wrong, and it might be holding you back. This will tell you why this happens and what you can do to improve your dance despite this. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at Dance Better Now
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Find out how you can get a body that moves well when you dance. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at Dance Better Now
When it comes to learning figures, sometime breaking them down can help. However, at other times, it will do the opposite. What makes the difference is the points where you break a figure. Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at Dance Better Now
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I regularly go to group classes that are run before many social events. It lets me get insights from other dancers, learn new figures and styles, dance with more partners (ideal for practice) and introduces me to new styles. However, it has also revealed something else to me. The frequency with which women are simply disappointed with the quality of men they dance with. Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at Dance Better Now
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There is just a collection of attributes common to all the best female dancers. This will tell you what they are and how to get them. Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at Dance Better Now
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If you are a man and you want to be the kind of man that women enjoy dancing with, then here is some insight that you can use to focus your learning and a free e-book on the topic. Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at Dance Better Now
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Why does Bindi dance so well? Learn her secrets so you can too. Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2015 at Dance Better Now
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There is a common way to learn partner dance (swing, Latin, ballroom and so on). Many people do it, but is it the best way? Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2015 at Dance Better Now
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We all enjoy dance; however, how close was it to never existing? Once you realise how close we were to never having social dance as we know it, you will have a whole new appreciation for it. Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2015 at Dance Better Now
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Most of us have had the experience of encountering a dancer that no matter what we do seem to always dance better than us. We can sometimes look for reasons for their better dance so that we do not need to deal with someone being better than us. However, many of these reasons are myths. If you confront them, and use this to improve the way you learn dance, then you will be the one that other make myths about. Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at Dance Better Now
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We all know how important leading and following are. We all know we need to be good at it. That doesn't mean that we are good at. That doesn't even mean we know how to do it or get better at it. Learn a few tips to improve this essential ability now. Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at Dance Better Now