I think just about everyone has been to one of those large collegiate ballroom competitions where everything is a blur of neon and sparkles from all over the United States (and sometimes beyond). The competition is fierce and the dancing fiercer. As a somewhat outgoing person myself, I leave at the end of the competition … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Small Competitions
Your partner went abroad, transferred, moved, lost interest, or had the nerve to graduate before you. Maybe you were the one to graduate or move elsewhere and begin a new life in a new place. Whatever the cause, you’re searching for a new partner because, let’s face it, ballroom can be addictive. Below are a few … Continue reading The Ballroom Partner Search: Tips and Tricks
We've all heard that song on the radio that makes us tap our feet and think, "I could dance to this." And, generally, that's true. However, competitive ballroom dancers are tied to the tempo of the music. Dance organizations such as the NDCA, USA Dance, WDSF, and others use music within particular tempo ranges for … Continue reading Identifying Ballroom Music: Tempo
Congratulations everyone on all of your effort at MIT. Check out photos from MIT by Jon Hersh on the Bates Ballroom Facebook page! Videos have been posted to the Bates Ballroom youtube channel.
Congratulations all who attended WPI's 2nd ballroom competition this past weekend. The Bates team had a great showing with all couples placing in multiple final rounds. A special thanks to the Hersh family for their photography and hospitality. For further details on recalls and placement, see o2cm.com. Results are as follows. Sam/Kayla 5th in Bronze … Continue reading 2015 WPI Competition Results
Big kudos all around - Saturday was very successful for us as a group. You all showed quite well and demonstrated both competence and good skills. That being said, we have work to do. As you saw, the finalists were not always better in terms of timing or technique. Most had impeccable frames and posture thought, so … Continue reading John’s Harvard Notes