Archive | April, 2013

Dance Tidbits – The Rumba

Come party!  That is the original meaning of Rumba taken from the Cuban/Spanish word rumbo which means to party.  This is kind of an interesting name for a dance that did not start out to be a party at all. Rumba was first danced in the 16th century originating in Cuba.  This famous dance has influences […]

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Dancing With Our Local Schools Spring Showcase

On Satuday, May 18, 2013, Dancing With Our Local Schools (DWOLS) presents their Spring Showcase at Dance 4 Wellness. The showcase features professional and student performers (grades 4-8) from MATES Charter School, EARTHS Magnet School, Conejo Elementary, and River Oaks Academy. A student award ceremony will follow the showcase. A luncheon and refreshments will be […]

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A Dancer’s Secret Weapon

All dancers know that they will be devoting a lot of time to their “dance sport” if they want to become professional and win competitions. We are all different and may achieve results in various ways but there is one thing that is a constant for all dancers, and that is stamina.  We need it. Stamina is physical and […]

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Dance Tidbits – Swing

If you think Lindy is just a girl’s name, think again.  Lindy (Hop) is the name of the original and most popular form of Swing dance.  All other versions of Swing dance were derived from the Lindy Hop with little twists and slight variations along the way. The United States is the home of the swing, […]

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Divine Dance

You are so lucky!  You know what you want to do and that is to dance. Having purpose makes life  so much easier to achieve goals because we have direction. It’s almost like you’ve been blessed and given amazing gifts. In time you will come to cherish  these gifts and understand their true meaning. One of the most beautiful things […]

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Dance Tidbits

Waltz this way or that way! The Waltz may seem rather stately and regal but in the Thirteenth Century it was considered taboo. That was because the couples danced in a close manner (apparently a little too close for the Thirteenth Century) never seen or accepted before. By the time the late 1780’s came around, […]

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