Wishing you all a very Happy New Year with many exciting ballroom dancing moments in the coming year.
Here’s Ivan and I blending my ballet experience (considerably more than Ivan’s!) and his Latin experience (well, definitely more than mine!) into a short piece to music from Act 3 of “Swan Lake”.
Both of us are working in a less comfortable dance zone which is what I love about this! My study of ballroom dancing which started at ‘a more mature age’ was greatly facilitated by my Alexander Technique certification 15 years ago and teaching since then.
With the tools that I learned, I was able to apply a learned, comprehensive approach to a vastly different movement landscape (ballroom dancing) with less struggle both physically and mentally.
I now work with both ballroom and ballet dancers, helping them to apply an approach to movement that distills muscular effort down – or depending on a person’s need, ramps it up – to a level that reduces discomfort, creates ease and uprightness (posture), and carries over to improved functioning in all daily activities.
Check out this blog It explains more about how learning to improve your ballroom dancing also improves your daily functioning.
If you find this intriguing, book a lesson with me, either on zoom.com or if you are in the NY/NJ area at my studio in Montclair, NJ. Please use my contact form, tell me about yourself and leave your availability. I will respond within 24 hours.
Happy Dancing! If you know other dancers who may benefit from reading my blog, please forward.
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