Dance Related Tips

Setting goals for your ballroom dancing

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Here are a few tips on how dancers and those who are curious about dance can set and keep their exercise goals through ballroom dance. Ballroom dance is a goal-oriented activity: dancers don’t just get on the dance floor for its own sake; there is always a goal in sight. Be it getting through a […]

Classes and Events

Fort Worth Wedding Dance Workshop, June 28, 2pm

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When I was planning my own wedding, I found out very quickly how EXPENSIVE everything is!  While I didn’t need to purchase dance lessons, I’ve heard from a lot of brides and grooms about how expensive these can be as well.  And I understand completely – you are purchasing a service that has required a […]

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Tips to avoid injury in Zumba class

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Fun but Fast Zumba’s marketing is all about fun first, with slogans like, “Ditch the workout, join the party,” and “Party yourself into shape.” Exercise classes like Zumba tend to attract people who have been sedentary for a while or are sedentary all day at work. But the classes are fast-paced and can be quite strenuous. […]

Shoes and Attire

What to wear for pole dance class

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Pole dancing is all about gripping at the right times and with the right parts of your body. Skin tends to be sticky, but clothes are not, so it’s important to have enough skin to let you climb, hang off and spin round your pole while still remaining appropriately covered. Almost all pole schools recommend […]

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How to prevent bruising when pole dancing

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Bruising is a common problem, particularly for people you who have just started pole dancing. Unfortunately it’s almost inevitable – unlike most sports, pole dancing relies substantially on soft parts of the body that aren’t designed for heavy use, and that don’t have a nice layer of toughened skin and tissue to shield them.  Luckily […]

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5 ways to burn more calories in Zumba class

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Here are tips for burning even more calories (and having even more fun) during your Zumba class. 1. Let Loose Zumba is about having fun and joining the party, which is hard to do if you’re stiff or self-conscious! The best way to burn more calories in class is to let go, have fun, and try […]

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Tips for learning Hip Hop dance

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1. Show up and commit! Like most anything, you’ll get out of it what you put into it.  You’re paying money and investing time, so show up every week and commit to class. Like most dance styles, classes will be somewhat progressive in nature.  Skills build as class progresses, so consistency is important. Practice is […]

Shoes and Attire

What to wear to hip hop dance class

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Shoes Regular athletic sneakers are appropriate for hip-hop class. The same kind of non-marking athletic shoe you’d wear to a fitness class is good for hip-hop class. There’s no need for a split-soled dance sneaker or other specialty shoe.  There’s nothing wrong with it if you already own a pair; we just wouldn’t suggest going […]