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I've been teaching ladies and couples just like you to dance in the Birmingham, Al. area for over 10 years. Whatever your couple dancing needs, I can help.

What to Bring to Your Next Ballroom Dance Competition

Hopefully this list will help you figure out what you need to bring to your next competition. Some things might not apply.

Dance Clothing

Whatever dance clothes that you are going to wear (more detail below)
Shoes (1 broken in pair and one extra pair is a good idea)

Dance Accessories

Towel – to wipe off sweat
Safety pins – always come in handy […]

Things that I’ve Learned from Dance Practice

Laugh, joke, goof off, and act stupid sometimes during practice. Believe me, it pays dividends. Nobody stays focused 100% every practice. You’ll either end up spending 10-20% of your time having fun and joking around, or you’ll end up getting too serious and spending 20-30% of the practice arguing and fighting, which will lower morale, plus sap creativity and productivity. 
Inspiration is a limited resource. Sometimes you’re gonna feel inspired to innovate new choreography, fix problems, and develop the feeling of a piece.. and sometimes not. If you’re not feeling inspired to revolutionize your material, DON’T. But when you are feeling inspired… Don’t stop! Keep on fleshing out the new ideas until they run out. Sometimes your brain is […]

Body Language Tips and Tricks for Ballroom Dancers

As the great performer Shakira once said, “Hips Don’t Lie”. Neither does the rest of the body. Body language has often been cited as the best way to read a person’s true feelings and intentions. As humans, we are all endowed with powerful neural software which unconsciously (and constantly) evaluates body language in order to assess physical threats, find mates, and recognize unspoken intent. Since dance is an art form which demands mastery of movement and the artistic presentation of the human body, the dancer must always be aware of what body language signals are being communicated at all times.

In this post, I’m going to break down the do’s and don’ts of body language in a dance performance situation, and give you some tools to ensure that you always present yourself  with body language that helps you convey your best self on the dance floor, and off. […]

How to make your own Ballroom/Latin shirt for less than $40

One of the worst parts about being a Ballroom or Latin dance competitor is the high prices of costumes. Compared to the thousands of dollars that  Ballroom dresses cost, us guys usually get off a […]