I am a ballroom dancer who dances in 3″ Latin heels. Lately, I have been experiencing pain at the ball of my foot that started during one of my dance practices.
After the end of my “Jones Dance” chapter, I took some time off from dance for a number of reasons. I needed a break to clear my head, process what was going on and figure out what it was that I wanted to do next. I was also too depressed to make any public appearances [...]
“Everything happens for a reason…sometimes the reason is crystal clear and other times not so much…and in those times when it’s not so easy to understand the why, is when you hold your head high and have a little faith that everything, eventually will be ok.” – me Life is a book with many chapter [...]
I’m reading tons of Facebook posts about the daily “thanks” that people are thankful for this holiday season and it is very inspiring. I was going to sum up all of my “thanks” in a short Facebook post as well; however, I don’t think I can fit everything I want to say into a quick [...]
I have very high expectations of myself when it comes to dance. I want my dancing to have technical perfection. I want my audience to be entertained and emotionally touched. I want to be an amazing dancer. I want a lot…but I realized that I lack all the above and some of my expectations are [...]
I love any opportunity to dance and perform. Especially when it involves a special dance for my parents’ 30th wedding anniversary…
My very first Pro/Am competition was last year at the Atlanta Open Dancesport Spectacular. Since it was my first time performing Pro/Am as an adult, my goal was just to test the waters and see how I compared with other dancers on my level. And I did just that. This year, I wanted to see improvement in placement, performance, and of course, technique and dancing.
It’s funny how things change. When I first tried the Ballroom and Latin Intro group class at Jones Dance Ballroom Studios two years ago, on Friday, March 12, 2010, it was “just to try it out” with absolutely no expectations and no strings attached. Little did I know that I was waking a sleeping giant [...]
The past several months have been stressful for me based on elements beyond my control that turned my happy, perfect dance dream up side down.
Not all dance teachers are created equal. There are many kinds of different instructors with different teaching styles. Some are better than others, depending on what you want out of dance. To find the right one may take a while and you might have to go through several before you find the one that makes all the difference.