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Ballroom Dancing – Paso Doble

The Paso Doble is a dance that was modeled after the drama of a Spanish bullfight. Characteristics The Paso Doble is a very theatrical Spanish dance. In a normal dance, the man portrays a matador from a bullfight and the lady acts as the cape from the bullfight. There are other roles that dancers can […]

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Swing Dance

Swing dancing is one of the most lively styles of dance out there. It is a dance that normally involves lifts, spins and flips. This is a dance that is a favorite among social dancers of all ages. Swing Style Swing dancers are easy to spot on a dance floor, because they are usually the […]

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Things to Think about Before You Get a Piano

A piano is one of the most versatile musical instruments around. It can produce some of the most beautiful musical sounds of all the instruments. The piano can blend well with other instruments or it can be played perfectly by itself. There are many things to think about before purchasing a piano for yourself. Budget […]

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The Piano

Many people would like to start learning how to play the piano. There isn’t just one type of piano out there. There are many different styles, designs, shapes and sizes of pianos. There are two basic categories: the vertical and horizontal pianos. Vertical Pianos: These pianos are called vertical because of the height and the […]

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Lyrical Dance

Lyrical dance is a style of dance that combines ballet and jazz. It is a smoother and faster dance then ballet, but it is not as fast as jazz. A dancer uses their body to express emotions they are feeling, like love, anger, joy, lose and more. Lyrical dances are normally danced to songs with […]

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Contemporary Dance

Contemporary dance is an extremely expressive style of dance. This dance emerged in the 1950’s. Contemporary dance is a more modern type of dance. It does combine many different forms of dance including classical ballet, jazz, lyrical and modern. Dancers want to make a connection between their mind and body through fluid movements. This dance […]

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Modern Dance

Modern dance began in the early 20th century. This dance style centers around the dancer’s inner feelings. Instead of the structured steps in other dances, modern dance consists of the dancer’s interpretations. Modern dance rejects the limitations of classical ballet and favor movements that express their inner feelings. In the 1900’s, European dancers shied away […]

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Pilates

Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movements. Pilates has become one of the most popular exercise systems in the country. The Pilates method is adaptable for all sorts of people. Athletes, dancers, the old, the […]

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