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 […]

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 […]

Dance Related Tips

What to expect at your Zumba class

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What Is Zumba? Zumba is a fusion of Latin and international music combined with a heart-pumping cardio workout. It was founded in the ’90s by Alberto “Beto” Perez, a fitness instructor from Colombia, when he forgot his music and improvised a traditional aerobics class with Latin music and moves that he grew up dancing to. […]

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Top 5 Ballroom Dancing Accessories

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Whether you are ballroom dancing in Fort Worth or elsewhere, if you are performing you will want to make good choices about your dance accessories.  They don’t need to be expensive, but choosing the right items can help make the activity more graceful and enjoyable. We provide a variety of ballroom and other dance lessons […]

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Wedding Dance Planning

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I’ve developed a checklist / questionnaire that I use with my wedding dance couples and brides & grooms to help determine what style of dance, and what specific ballroom dance steps to include when planning a choreographed dance.  It’s also helpful when simply wanting to learn basic steps for a wedding dance without learning specific […]

Shoes and Attire

All in the effort of looking good

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I’ve written past posts about how when you feel like you look good when ballroom dancing, it adds a bit of pep to your step, and what you’re feeling inside translates to your dancing. So I couldn’t resist pulling out an old post from my personal blog, about false eyelashes.  They make eyes look so […]

Shoes and Attire

What to wear … UNDER

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A lot of ballroom dancing is attitude. Even when you’re social dancing (and the “attitude” doesn’t matter as much), you still want to feel good about yourself. When I’m ballroom dancing, I find that the proper clothing (and shoes – have to throw that plug in there 😉 ) helps greatly.  Garments that don’t restrict […]

Shoes and Attire

Time to play NAME THAT SHOE!

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Time to play NAME THE SHOE on our Facebook Page!  Head over to http://facebook.com/HitTheGroundDancing to see the shoes and contest.  Give the page a LIKE.  (Note that the game entries are only accepted on our Facebook Page.) Then enter the NAME THAT SHOE contest by posting your suggested name in the comments.  You can also vote […]

Shoes and Attire

See the new menu item? Visit the new store!

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  Why did we add a store for ballroom dance shoes and accessories?   When I first started ballroom dance training, I knew I needed proper shoes.  Ballroom dance shoes have the suede sole that allows proper movement across the floor, the flexible sole and arch area allowing proper pointing of your toes to make […]

Etiquette

What to Wear: Type of Dance

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General Guidelines: Country/Western:  Country western attire has variations across the country, but generally you will find blue or black jeans (not stone-washed) and cowboy boots.  If you wear a cowboy hat, it may be a good idea to take it off when going on the floor.  Note that people can be very sensitive about their […]