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Archive View: August, 2014

Ballet versus Ballroom Training Approach
August 26th, 2014

Everyone knows that ballet is a very technically demanding form of dance. The strength, balance, flexibility and precision required to dance ballet is quintessential. No one would argue that fact. However, in ballroom dancing, for whatever reason, the strength, balance and flexibility that all dancers admire and respect, seem to fall by the wayside and the focus is more on learning steps and routines.  […] Why don’t ballroom dancers do what ballet dancers do to excel at their craft?

 

JC Night @ Robson Square
July 16th, 2014


This year’s Robson Square preparation has been like no other…

 

Interview with Emanuel & Tania – Part II
March 19th, 2010

Emanuel & Tania at the 2010 Snowball ClassicThank you to Emanuel & Tania for sharing their experiences with us to help inspire up and coming local dancers, as well as dancers from all over the world. Here is Part II of their Interview…

 

Interview with Emanuel & Tania – Part I
March 10th, 2010

emanuel_tanya_joel_claraAt the Snowball Classic earlier this year, Joel and I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with the winners of the IDSF Standard event, Emanuel Valeri & Tania Kehlet. Although Emanuel is Italian, the couple represents Denmark and are currently ranked 2nd in the IDSF Standard World Ranking List. Having traveled to Denmark and having trained with their Danish coach, Hans Laxholm, ourselves, Joel and I had a lot to talk to them about.

 

The Olympic Athlete’s State of Mind
March 3rd, 2010

olympiclogoOne of my favourite things about the Olympic coverage was definitely the interviews that were conducted with the athletes, their coaches and families… The theme that keeps coming back over and over again through these interviews is how important an athlete’s state of mind is. Sure, hard work, of course, is a key ingredient to success. But it definitely isn’t all there is.