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SOCIAL DANCING ETIQUETTE

NC tour A Canadian who lives in North Carolina, choreographer-on-the-rise Helen Simoneau is using her newest evening-length work, Caribou, to take a closer look at heritage, assimilation and identity. She studies these ideas through the iconic caribou—an enormously antlered animal beloved by our friends to the nort.

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Salsa

When it comes to Latin Dances, Salsa and Bachata are the most popular forms that are followed across the world. While Salsa originated in the Caribbean, Bachata comes from the Colombia and Dominican Republic. Both dance forms follow very specific rhythm and beats in their music, where Salsa follows a 123…567 rhythm, Bachata follows a 123&4…567&8 rhythm. In both dance forms, each partner assumes the role of either a leader, who leads the moves, or follower- who follows the leads given by the leader.
Salsa follows two major dancing styles, namely New York style and LA style. Bachata also has various different styles such as original, western traditional, sensual, bachatango etc. Salsa typically includes several turns while bachata requires wavy body movements.

Expansion of StarDance

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- American Dance Institute announced today that, beginning in September 2015, it will support the expansion of the CityDance School & Conservatory, headquartered at the Music Center at Strathmore, into studio space at ADI's Rockville facility.

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Bachata Dance at Stardance

We hit the dance floor and socialize with different people while dancing! That sounds like a perfect plan for a fine Sunday evening doesn’t it? You dress up and head to the happening Salsa night in the city center. So, what do you do when someone grabs you and drags you to the floor, stares at you in a creepy way while doing some crazy fancy moves right after the first beat?

Salsa, Bachata, Zouk, Kizomba, Cha Cha Cha, Tango etc. excite us! And nobody wants to jeopardize this amazing experience due to their lack of information about social dancing etiquette. There is a set of unsaid norms that form an integral part of the social dancing scene worldwide and it is a good idea to assimilate these few pointers to make our social dancing experience a pleasurable one!

Review: For Pennsylvania Ballet, Transitions Onstage

All dance companies are, inevitably, in perpetual transition, but that’s unusually pronounced just now at Pennsylvania Ballet, which opened a program of 21st-century choreography on Tuesday night at the Joyce Theater. Since Angel Corella became the company’s artistic director in 2014, large numbers of dancers have come and gone.

Some of those dancing in New York this week have arrived since Mr. Corella joined the company, while others are in their final season.Read More

American Dance Institute Launches Scholarship Initiative to Promote Racial Diversity in Dance Training

Diversity is a hot-button topic in today’s dance world. It’s often linked to conversations about the rise of Misty Copeland, and there have been many notable outreach efforts, such as Charlotte Ballet’s partnership with Dance Theatre of Harlem, American Ballet Theatre’s Project Plié, The Washington Ballet’s recently launched program called Let’s Dance Together and the work done by the International Association of Blacks in Dance.

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