Follows. Not following but Follows. – by Chris Bruce

  DK Ballroom Instructor Chris Bruce explains what Follows are in regards to Ballroom dancing (in Standard & Latin).   Generally, when we think of follow in dancing we think of “lead and follow”. In ballroom dancing one partner (traditionally, the man) is the leader and the other (traditionally, the lady) is the follower. The […]

What’s the deal with Swivels? – by Cassie Tucker

What’s the deal with Swivels?   Swivels; one of the most common and challenging actions we face while dancing! Swivels make an appearance in so many New Vogue dances (Merrilyn, Gypsy Tap, Evening Three Step, Lucille Waltz, Excelsior Schottische, Carousel, Tango Carnaval, Barclay Blues, Charmaine, La Bomba, Parma Waltz, Tangoette, Tango Terrific, Tracie-Leigh Waltz, Twilight […]

The Buddy System – Practice made fun! – by Cassie Tucker

The Buddy System – Practice made fun!   Finding the motivation to practice alone can be tricky. Like with most things, activities done together are more enjoyable, more rewarding, and much easier to commit to when you know you have someone else relying on you. Finding a buddy to practice with can sometimes be that […]

Fear of Falling (Part 2) – by Cassie Tucker

Fear of Falling (Part 2)   I think that everyone at some time has felt anxious about falling on the dance floor; whether it be fear of being injured or fear of embarrassment. Everyone has had at least one “slip” or near miss that has made us wary of falling. This fear can prevent us […]

Fear of Falling – by Cassie Tucker

Fear of Falling   I think that everyone at some time has felt anxious about falling on the dance floor; whether it be fear of being injured or fear of embarrassment. Everyone has had at least one “slip” or near miss that has made us wary of falling. This fear can prevent us from dancing […]

To Curtsy or Point? – by Cassie Tucker

To Curtsy or Point?   Another question we get a lot from our ladies at DK (especially close to Award Presentation time) is, “How to finish your dance: Curtsy or Point? “. Ballroom Instructor Cassie Tucker gives some simple guidelines to help you choose… Every performance needs a clean finish; an opportunity for you to […]

Friday Night Socials – by Cassie Tucker

Friday Night Socials   At DK, we’re all desperately missing the Friday Night Socials! With any luck we’ll be back in the Studio once more… Until then, Ballroom Instructor Cassie Tucker shares some of her fondest memories…   Friday Night Socials: The highlight of the week! I love DK’s Friday night socials. I often notice […]

New Vogue Lock Steps – by Cassie Tucker

New Vogue Lock Steps   In this instalment, DK Ballroom Instructor Cassie Tucker discusses the Lock Step in New Vogue dances (& how they differ from Standard Ballroom)…   Figures in ballroom dancing are generally designed with a particular function in mind: some are designed for travel (Weave), some to change body position (Progressive Link), […]

Take the thinking out of Dancing! – by Cassie Tucker

Take the thinking out of Dancing!   DK Ballroom Instructor Cassie Tucker describes why practice is so important…   I am oddly fascinated by cases of memory loss. I’m not talking about a weekend bender that resulted in a blackout; I’m talking about chronic cases of long or short-term memory loss where parts of the […]

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 […]