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In Dance, are you Self or Others Oriented?

Fun Stuff, Social Dancing

In my experience, there’s a spectrum between being Others-Oriented or Self-Oriented with regards to both dance and life. In dance, these orientations affect almost all our interactions. Generally speaking, Others-Oriented dancers focus on the energy they release into the world…

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Followers, Women, and Sexism

Dance Discussions, Social Dancing

This isn’t the first time I’m writing about the underappreciation of follows – or the sexism that is so entwined with the concept. We’ve come a long way from when I first started writing about it around 2015/16. I wasn’t the…

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Una asociación profesional (Spanish Translation)

Dance Discussions

Las comunidades de baile han tenido muchos problemas con la falta de profesionalismo o el mal comportamiento. A pesar de los mejores esfuerzos, estas situaciones siguen sucediendo. A veces, las páginas anónimas publican cuentas anónimas; a veces las cosas se…

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É hora de começar uma associação profissional

Dance Discussions

A comunidade da dança tem tido problemas relacionados ao comportamento problemático ou à falta de profissionalismo por parte de alguns indivíduos. E, apesar de todo o esforço da comunidade, essas questões continuam acontecendo. Às vezes, páginas anônimas publicam postagens relatando…

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It’s Time for a Professional Association

Dance Discussions

Dance communities have had many issues with problematic or unprofessional behaviour. And, despite best efforts, unprofessional situations keep happening. Sometimes, anonymous pages publish anonymous accounts; sometimes things get swept under the rug. Some organizers and community leaders have systems for…

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Community is our Greatest Weapon

Dance Discussions

Right now, most of you are probably reading from a country in quarantine (or, close to it). I am; all of our classes, socials, and parties have been cancelled. I’m staring down the barrel of a potential event cancellation if…

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Dance in the Time of Corona: An Update

Dance Discussions

Note from TDG: this is the most current information to date from physician Dr. Hsu. The situation is changing rapidly. Do not panic – that helps no one – but please consider this as a serious issue and re-evaluate whether…