Tag: ballroom dance

From Cha Cha to Waltz: Breaking Down Competitive Ballroom Dance Styles

New to the competitive ballroom world? Even experienced studio dancers can be a bit confused by the variety of styles on display at ballroom competitions. In the United States there are two major organizations that sanction ballroom competitions, USA Dance and the National Dance Council of America. They recognize four main dance categories for competition: […]

How to Master Ballroom Dance’s Distinctive Hand and Arm Styling

If you’ve ever noticed the flirty curl of a wrist in a cha-cha or the elegant swoop of an arm in a waltz, then you know how arm styling can elevate ballroom dance, bringing nuanced character to every step. But dancers new to ballroom—especially those already trained in ballet’s classical port de bras—might find it […]

We Are Totally Here for the New "DWTS" Cast

It’s been almost a full year since the last season of “Dancing with the Stars.” And between the cryptic hints from ABC showrunners that this would be the biggest season yet and the countless clues from the “DWTS” Instagram, we have been on the edge of our seats to find out who the cast would […]

Why Ballroom Dancers Should Study Improv

When you think “improvisational dance,” the image that comes to mind probably doesn’t involve satin heels and a ballgown. But in the ballroom dance world, knowing how to improv is key to success as a social and competitive dancer. Why? Because tons of unpredictable obstacles arise on the ballroom floor, where multiple couples dance at […]

"Breaking Ballroom" Proves that Everyone Can Cha-Cha

Growing up in the UK, Rashmi Becker loved to dance—but hated the fact that her disabled brother couldn’t participate fully alongside her. So she founded Step Change Studios to address the lack of opportunities for differently-abled dancers to train and perform. In its very first year, the Studios gave over 1,000 people a chance to […]

Catching Up with The Arnold Sisters

The Arnold sisters have taken over the reality TV dance competition world, and we 👏 are👏 so 👏 here 👏 for👏 it 👏! From “So You Think You Can Dance” to “Dancing With The Stars” to “DWTS: Juniors,” the four sisters have become a dance dynasty, lighting up stages and capturing the hearts of Americans […]

"DWTS" Week 6 Recap: Disney Week

Last night was Disney Night on “Dancing with the Stars”, aka everyone’s favorite evening. And the magic was palpable as the contestants transformed into some of the most beloved Disney characters. Everyone from Mulan to Hercules made an appearance on the show—and the dancing was as enchanting as the fairytales they were portraying. Read on […]

10 Quick Questions with Ruby Castro

When Ruby Castro became a Top 10 finalist on “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 13, she was a fresh, feisty new face to most at-home viewers. But in the dance world—particularly on the ballroom circuit—Ruby was already a household name. Miami-based Ruby grew up as a belle of the ballroom: Her parents, Manny […]