Covid-19 Ballroom shutdown

  7th July 2020 4pm I’ve just picked myself up from the floor as I’ve just found out we are going into lockdown again. Nooooooooooo! We are devastated that we’ve been required to close again from midnight tomorrow night according to Covid-19 government regulations just released. If you’d like to fit in a private lesson […]

Covid-19 Dancer Guidelines

  It’s akin to counting down to Christmas, isn’t it! Only 5 sleeps to go!!! Then we can officially turn on the “OPEN” sign and welcome everyone back to the Dance Exercise classes, Private Lessons, Wedding Lessons, Couples Social/Award Practice classes and so much more! To help us open as safely as we can within […]

New Ballroom Studio Manager

  There’s some new and exciting things happening at DK once we reopen and we’ re going to give you a sneak peek over the next few days.   The first is that we have a brand new face heading up the team!   Introducing David Rose – the new Studio Manager.   You already […]

Massive Ballroom SALE!

  We are getting soooooo excited to re-open the studio doors on Monday 22nd June 2020 Post Covid-19 and are busy making some exciting changes to the Ballroom which we can’t wait to show you! Do you want the good new or the bad news first? Bad? OK! Covid-19 has impacted us too, and we’ve […]

Online Lesson #10: Practice Slow Foxtrot at home

Click here to view your lesson Time for some Slow Foxtrot smooth! Join Angelica and David Rose – as they guide you through some Slow Foxtrot from their loungeroom to yours. This online dance lesson series is to help you to keep dancing at home – and hopefully stay feeling a little connected to us […]

Online Lesson #9: Practice Viennese Waltz at home

Click here to view your lesson Time to dress up! Join Angelica and David Rose – as they guide you through some Viennese Waltz from their loungeroom to yours. This online dance lesson series is to help you to keep dancing at home – and hopefully stay feeling a little connected to us (and us […]

Online Lesson #8: Adding some grrr to your Tango

Click here to view your lesson Feeling a bit angry in iso? Join Angelica and David Rose – as they give your some tips and tricks to help you channel that anger into your Tango! This online dance lesson series is to help you to keep dancing at home – and hopefully stay feeling a […]

Online Lesson #7: Adding some romance to your Modern Waltz

Click here to view your lesson Join Angelica and David Rose – as they give your some tips and tricks to help you develop your action in the Ballroom Modern Waltz. This online dance lesson series is to help you to keep dancing at home – and hopefully stay feeling a little connected to us […]

Online Lesson #6: Jive Basics

Click here to view your lesson Join Tamy Heo and Andy Phillips – professional Ballroom dancers, adjudicators  and coaches as they give your some tips and tricks to help you develop your action in the Latin American style,Jive. Click the link to find more about Cha Cha Cha locks, Samba Bounce, Volta, timing PLUS more. […]

Online Lesson #5: Connection in Rumba

Click here to view your lesson Join Tamy Heo and Andy Phillips – professional Ballroom dancers, adjudicators  and coaches as they give your some tips and tricks to help you develop your connection and centre in the Latin American style, Rumba. This online dance lesson series is to help you to keep dancing at home […]

Online lesson #4 Weight transfer in Jive Fallaway Rock

Click here to view your lesson Join Frank Proctor – Ballroom dancer and DK coach as he describes how to take the back replace step in the Jive Fallaway Rock (basic figure) to ensure your weight transference conserves energy and helps you stay in time with the music. This online dance lesson series is to […]

Online lesson #1 Closes/weight change and balance in Ballroom.

Click here to view your lesson Join Leighton Stevenson – professional Ballroom dancer, adjudicator  and coach as he describes how to close and change weight to assume smooth movement and balance in the Ballroom style. This online dance lesson series is to help you to keep dancing at home – and hopefully stay feeling a […]

Online Lesson #3: Basics of Latin American

Click here to view your lesson Join Tamy Heo and Andy Phillips – professional Ballroom dancers, adjudicators  and coaches as they give your some tips and tricks to help you develop your movement in the Latin American style. Click the link to find more about Cha Cha Cha locks, Samba Bounce, Volta, timing PLUS more. […]

Online lesson #2 How to dance New Vogue Arms

Click here to view your lesson Join Leighton Stevenson – professional Ballroom dancer, adjudicator  and coach as he describes how to create co-ordinated and attractive arms in the New Vogue style by developing them from your body. This online dance lesson series is to help you to keep dancing at home – and hopefully stay […]

Six ways to keep Ballroom dancing during the Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Coronavirus Covid-19 has caused some Ballroom dancers to re-assess attending their dance studios during this time.  However, many Ballroom dancers are  addicted to dance – and the idea of being stuck at home not dancing is filling us with dread.  Plus it’s not just the dancing, it’s our community and friends we’re going to miss […]

10 steps to becoming a DanceSport teacher.

A common goal of a passionate Ballroom student is to become a teacher of Dancesport.  With a little planning, a red hot dose of dedication and practice, the ability to study and learn, and a desire to know everything you can about everting Dancesport – I’m here to tell you – YOU CAN!   Here’s […]

Goal setting as adults.

We are all told to set goals and work towards them throughout life. Most students who walk into DK Dancesport have a goal in mind – to dance at a wedding, on a cruise, complete an award examination, get more confident socially, meet people or compete and win! One of our values is for you to […]

What makes YOU happy?

So much of our lives are spent with ‘must do’s’ and chores of everyday living, and too little time on activities that make us happy. I’m sure you’ll have no problem giving me a list of things that you say will make you happy (or happier)? A new car, lose 3kgs, a promotion at work (or in […]

7 reasons why you should Ballroom dance

As the owner of a dance school I hear a lot of “I always WANTED to learn to dance” or “I want to get back dancing”. Here are 7 reasons why you should dance! (and why I do!) 1. Confidence – When you master steps in Ballroom dancing, even the first step – your confidence skyrockets – and […]

When should you try a Ballroom dancing award?

A Ballroom Dancing Award or Medal is a dance performance, normally with your teacher (or possibly your partner) where you are assessed by an examiner for your dancing.  You are being assessed against the technique of the dance according to the technique books, and also for your characterisation of the dance and your musicality. I […]

What is Contra Body Movement and why is it so important to your Ballroom dancing?

Once you’ve mastered the basic steps of Ballroom lets’s say a Modern Waltz Left Foot and Right Foot Closed Changes, then a very interesting thing happens.  As you relax and feel more confident to dance the steps, your natural body movement starts to return.  The natural body movement I’m referring to is your body’s natural […]

Winning costuming for a Recreational Dancesport Competitor

Winning Recreational Dancesport Costuming   When choosing a costume or outfit for Recreational Ballroom Competition, black seems always to be the colour of choice.  Whilst black is slimming and the traditional ‘Dancesport” colour, it is not the most suitable colour to compliment your dancing in competition.  Black is extraordinarily dull, difficult to see, and to […]

Five reasons why dancing the Tango is easy!

Five reasons why dancing the Tango is easy!   I’ve always wondered why it’s often considered ‘hard’ to dance the Tango.  I think it’s the easiest of the Standard Ballroom dances and here’s why I think dancing THE TANGO is easy!   Of all the Standard Ballroom and Latin American dances, Tango is danced most […]

5 reasons why you should be taking Private Ballroom Dance lessons.

Group Ballroom dance lessons are loads of fun, a great way to mix and mingle with fellow students, and enjoy the camaraderie of the group, make connections within the studio, and learn a few dance steps.   But at Dancesport Kingdom we believe the only way to truly learn Ballroom dancing is within a private […]

Social Ballroom Dance Etiquette – a MUST read before putting your dancing shoes on!

Social Ballroom dancing is one of life’s rare opportunities for pure fun. It is important to remember, however, that social Ballroom dancing is a social activity which requires interpersonal as well as physical grace. Being a considerate and thoughtful dance partner can ensure a wonderful experience. Dance courtesy is even more important than a social […]

The #1 most important thing to remember when you are Ballroom dancing.

We spend a lot of time learning and perfecting the technique of Ballroom and Latin dancing. But, actually the mastering of the skills of Ballroom dance are all aimed towards one goal – being able to express the music with your body beautifully. The very best Ballroom dancers are very serious about mastering the technique – and […]

Flexing your knees in Ballroom dancing.

Flexing or softening your knee joints well is essential to becoming a great Ballroom dancer… But you need to make sure this doesn’t create undue wear and tear, or knee pain.When flexing your knees make sure that your knee flexes right over the top of your big and second toe, that it neither bends towards the […]

How to lift your arms in Ballroom.

Lifting your arms to create a frame for your partner can cause you to lift your shoulders as well … And you do not want to lift your shoulders!Lifting your arms to take up Ballroom or Latin hold with your partner is something we do naturally, however, we tend to lift from our shoulders and therefore […]