Archive | April, 2007

Have We Lost the Slow Foxtrot?

by Peter Billett Oh to see a beautiful feather or feather finish. Perhaps I am dreaming? I may be waxing nostalgic over a disappearing dance of yesteryear. It seems, most competitors are rushing through there feathers, hurrying to set up to what they perceive to be there pisce de resistance. Not realizing it, they’ve, “thrown […]

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How To Be A Successful Student

Lori Woods-Gay Fellow Member and Examiner United States Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing DO YOU OWN YOUR DANCING OR ARE YOU JUST RENTING IT? Over the years I’ve seen so many dancers look for the short cut or the quick fix to learning to dance. More specifically there has been a trend over the […]

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Remembering a Beloved Teacher – Elizabeth Romain

By Lori Woods-Gay With the passing of Elizabeth Romain recently, the dance world lost one of the founding giants in our industry, and a person who through her dedication, commitment to improving her craft and her personality helped mould and steer ballroom dance through its infancy up until today and who in doing so, has […]

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Helpful Teaching Hints

by Peter Waterson, Dual Fellow, I.S.T.D. FALLAWAY REVERSE AND SLIP PIVOT The Slip Pivot, as used here, adds an entirely new dimension to the dancer’s vocabulary, insomuch as the couple have to cope with using a pivot, (difficult enough when commenced in line), as a mechanism for getting back in line with partner on a […]

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