Archive | January, 2014

What It Really Takes

Have you always dreamed of being a ballroom dancer and have already been told that you are the best dancer in your dance class?  Or maybe when you watch a show like Dancing With The Stars and see the magnificent couples dancing beautiful ballroom dances, you dream that one day, that will be you gliding […]

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Dance Tidbits – Tarentella

If you are Italian, you have no doubt heard of the Tarentella.  It is the most recognized and traditional of all southern Italian music and dancing.  It is considered an Italian folk dance known for fast, upbeat tempos accompanied by tambourines.  The Tarentella dates back as far as 1100 BC. The Tarentella was first choreographed […]

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Dance Tidbits – Cotillion

You may or may not have heard of Cotillion.  It is a French word meaning petticoats.  I will tell you a little later how that plays into the dance called Cotillion. Cotillion is a kind of set pattern social dance.  It originated in France in the 18th century.  It started out with four couples in […]

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