How to achieve excellent Ballroom posture

It can feel like a mystery how to achieve great ballroom posture, but there are just two key things that you really need to do to have the posture of a professional dancer.   Work your muscles involved in posture both up and down. Firstly to achieve great posture you need to work the muscles involved in […]

Ballet Classes for Children

  Ballet classes for children in Lilydale   Children from Lilydale and surrounding suburbs have been delighted in Term 2, 2022 to join The Ballet Studio, Lilydale’s newest classical ballet studio for children.  Every Saturday in the Dance Kingdom Ballroom, young ballerinas have been learning how to plie, arabesque, chases and tendu under the expert […]

Olga Shniakina

Dance Kingdom welcomes new Dancesport Coach Olga Shniakina   Dance Kingdom is proud to welcome a new member of the DK teaching team, Olga Shniakina. Olga started Ballroom and Latin American dancing at five in Russia and fell in love with it because it was ‘cool’.   The early years started with her mastering the […]

The Ballet Studio

The Ballet Studio comes to Dance Kingdom! Starting term 2 2022 children’s ballet classes will be running in the Dance Kingdom Ballroom. They offer the following classes: Preschool Ballet Perfect for kindergarten aged children.  Classes provide a fun and engaging introduction to classical ballet for younger dancers.  Students are introduced to classical ballet class environment, […]

5 tips to ensure singles get sore feet at a social dance

5 tips to make sure singles get sore feet at a social dance Why would I I want to get sore feet?.. you ask… Because you NEVER want to be sitting down at a social Ballroom dance. You want to get asked to dance as much as possible.  You want to be asked to dance by […]

Tango is a ‘flat’ dance…what does this mean?

Why is Tango described as a ‘flat’ dance. On the face of it, Ballroom Tango should be an easy dance.  There is no rise and fall, so, apart from having a small and consistent flex in your legs, it’s the most similar to walking of all the Ballroom dances. But Tango is difficult for exactly […]

Ladies Head Spot in Twilight Waltz

Ladies Head Turn in Twilight Waltz Ladies in New Vogue and Ballroom dancing often stylise their dancing by turning their heads to the right.  Sometimes this head turn is done independently of body turn, but at other times, such as steps 7-9 (back, side, close) just before the oversway in the New Vogue dance the […]

Dancing with the Stars vs Dancesport/Ballroom

Dancing with the Stars vs Dancesport So Dancing with the Stars series has been as popular here as anywhere, in particular as the show is jam packed with glamour, emotion and a fair dose of titillation that make up all the ingredients for a high rating TV show.   But how much of what you see […]

What’s the point of dance medals or Awards?

What’s the point of Ballroom dancing medals? After you’ve been dancing for a few weeks and learnt a few introductory dances, the opportunity to complete medals (or Awards) will be presented to you in your Ballroom dance school.  Awards are levels of dancing where you progressively learn dance figures and technique to improve your dance […]

Ladies – keep your right side closed!

Ladies: Keep your right side closed to your man! Ballroom dancing is tricky compared to other partner physical recreational activities …primarily because we are moving whilst in actual physical contact with another person. And to make things more difficult, it is our fronts that are attached.  It would be far easier if we could face the […]

Life Stages and Ballroom Dancing

Ballroom Dancing at different Life Stages People from all walks of life choose to commence Dancesport, but there does seem to be certain times in our lives when starting Ballroom, Latin American and New Vogue dancing seems most right.  Below are the six life stages that most attract people to Dancesport. Engaged couples.  Dancing a […]

DK CovidSafe Summer

DK Dancer Guidelines – From 9th Dec 2020: The following guidelines are for all Dancers who attend the Dance Kingdom Studio for classes or practice sessions.  These have been developed in line with current Victorian Government guidelines and will be reviewed as circumstances change. Important: If you have ANY cold or flu symptoms in the […]

Back to the Ballroom – Managing Mirror Shock

Back to the Ballroom – Managing Mirror Shock Looking at the post-Covid you in the wall to wall of mirrors might trigger some returning dancers as restrictions on dancing lift and Ballrooms open up.  Self loathing at your lack of control during lockdown  -where you consoled yourself with food or alcohol, or busied yourself with […]

Why being skinny might make you lose!

Why being skinny might make you lose! by Monica Fincham Dancesport competition is as much aesthetic as athletic, and it’s not uncommon to hear a coach suggest to a competitor to lose weight.  But do you really need to be skinny to compete in Dancesport, and will you be more successful if you are thinner? […]

The Glamour Machine

The Glamour Machine Many people are captivated by the glamour that is Ballroom dancing, in particular  Dancesport competition, so much so that Julie McMain wrote a whole book about it called Glamour Addiction. In the book she calls Dancesport, the ‘Glamour Machine’. Glamour, defined as “an attractive or exciting quality that makes certain people or […]

Online Lesson #10: A Quickstep Trickstep

Click here to view your lesson Time to do some small space quickstep! Join Angelica and David Rose – as they guide you through a super fun Quickstep “Trick” step that you can do in the kitchen and get your heart rate up! This online dance lesson series is to help you to keep dancing […]