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Dancing through Disasters

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“Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness. We must meet the forces of hate with the power of love” – Martin Luther King Jr. By this time, I’m sure that most of the dance world has…

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Sensual Bachata: Appreciation or Appropriation?

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There has been a storm recently about the ‘legitimacy’ of Sensual Bachata as a type of Bachata dance. It started with a video, which called out Daniel and Desiree and other notable Sensual Bachata dancers for their use of ‘LambaZouk’…

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Do People Social Dance for the Sex?

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It is a well-known fact that there are a lot of people who start dance to meet people – with an eye towards dating. Does that mean that social dance is all about the sex? Is it all about finding…

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Can Two Women (or Men) ‘Dance’ Together?

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I’ve written some articles about my belief that you should always treat your partner well – whether male or female. I’ve also written about how ‘taking care of a follow‘ shouldn’t mean ‘protecting’ the ‘weaker sex’. Every time the topic of…

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Going to Fuse? Do It Right – Please!

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So… about 5 minutes ago I saw a video. It was supposedly ‘Bachata’. What it really was consisted of an out-of-control diamond, a badly executed lateral, a rough chicote, and a couple other things. Basically, it was horridly executed Brazilian Zouk. It…

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The REAL {Insert Dance Here}

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So, you have a favourite dance. You probably have a favourite style of said dance. But, what happens when certain styles are deemed ‘illegitimate’ because they’re not the ‘original’? I’ve seen this in almost every genre. Kizomba, WCS, Salsa, Zouk…The question…