Archive | March, 2015

The History of Ballroom Costumes – Part 2

Ball gowns and costumes of the 1900s were meant to be ornate and elegant and only worn by the richest women in society. Ball gowns and costumes were also meant to dazzle the viewer while emulating the physique of the woman wearing the costume. Always long and exquisite, the gown would conceal the entire leg. […]

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The History of Ballroom Costumes – Part 1

One of the greatest aspects of dance is the wonderful opportunity to look like ‘Prince Charming’ and/or a ‘Princess’ at the ball. It has been that way from the beginning of ballroom dance and its competitions, and hasn’t changed at all in respect to glamour. It is especially true for women. Ballroom dancing is just not […]

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If You Think You Can’t, Think Again

It is customary to make New Year resolutions at the beginning of each year. We hear people do it all the time. You may be one of those people who say it too. It’s not uncommon to hear people say, “this year, I’m turning over a new leaf” or   “I’m going to lose some weight,” exercise […]

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Dance Tidbits – Dances of Mexico, Part 2

Welcome back to Part 2 of the dances of Mexico.  Mexico has some of the most beautiful and richly decorated costumes of any country in the world. I’ve decided to focus on costumes for this blog because the history of the costumes was so interesting.  Also when you see the people/dancers wearing the wonderful, traditional costumes […]

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Dance Tidbits – Dances of Mexico, Part 1

Since we live in California, so close to Mexico, by rite of passage, we should know a lot more about dances of Mexico then we probably do. As with many other cultures, Europe and Africa were an integral part of Mexico’s dance heritage. Mexican folk dance is surely a blend of different cultural traditions. They […]

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