Mary Poppins on Broadway

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Anyone Can Dance, including Mickey Mouse!

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Cirque du Soleil Dance Audition

Let your talent shine, as these dancers did during the 2009 Cirque du Soleil dance auditions in 2009.

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Zumba Your Way Fit!

As dancers, we all have our favorite ways to stay fit between classes and on vacation. 

Around the world, Zumba is quickly becoming one of the favored fitness classes. 

Zumba, in multiple levels, combines movement from Africa and South America to make a very unique style that raises cardio, shakes the hips and tones the body! 

A lot of dancers attend Zumba once or twice per week at the gym and own the DVDs to pop into the computer when traveling.  Here is their informational video:

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Dance Nutrition

THe IADMS puts out a Nutrition Fact Sheet to help dancers maintain a proper diet when training.  Read the article entitled Fueling the Dancer! 

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Ballet Training

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Pole Dance Classes, The Rage

Pole Dance Fitness Class

Despite its shady, rather taboo beginning, POLE DANCING is entering gyms and fitness studios across the nation.  Rather than focusing on the sexiness of the dance style, fitness coaches are stressing the benefits it has on the body and study the style from an anatomical point of view.

In the video below, the fitness instructor professes that it not only out rates the mundane gym session on the treadmill or lifting weights, but goes beyond the pleasure and rewards of yoga and pilates.  I suppose we’ll have to try it to judge for ourselves!
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Celebrity Workout and Diet Tips

The Champion on Dancing with the Stars, Nicole Scherzinger, shares her secrets on staying fit and eating right both for her Pussycat Doll performances as well as the intense practices on DWTS:  Read Article! 

Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough

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Be Sexy When Dancing

When the story behind the moves is clear and the emotion is real, dance is simply a mode of expression.  Take this video as an example to inspire you!  You’ll be surprised:

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International Latin or American Rhythm?

In the competitive ballroom world, the titles help to understand their geographic location: International Latin is danced Internationally–on nearly all continents; American Rhythm, however, is danced in North America, specifically US & Canada.

International Latin Dances include Chacha, Rumba, Samba, Paso Doble and Jive.  See the ISTD Latin Syllabus for further details per level.

American Rhythm Dances include Chacha, Rumba, Mambo, Bolero and Swing.  See the NDCA Rhythm Syllabus for further details per level.

As you see, the rumba and chacha are listed in both categories, however they are very different dances!  Take Rumba for example and compare:

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