Archive for the ‘Ballroom Dance’ Category

Arkady Bakenov & Rosa Filippello There is this cool song from 1982. “Down Under” sung by Men at Work. I’ve heard it so many times, and I love the song, but I never paid attention to its lyrics — until now. “Do you come from a land down under? Where women glow and men plunder? […]


Talented Youth Couple: Paweł Tekiela & Agnieszka Kaczorowska (Poland). They started to dance together 12/2009. Their dancing is filled with energy and vibrancy.  I like both of them. What I like about their dancing is that they make it so fun to watch. Of course their execution is great too. Cha Cha :  It is […]


I found a nice instructional samba video on Youtube.  I read comments under the video. It said, “I am Brazilian and this is not samba ! ” Another said ,” You talk too much” Fact: 1) — Many of the Brazilians do not like ballroom style samba — 2) — Many Brazilians think they own […]


Out of the five International Latin dances, I think the hardest dance is samba. The technique requires coordination of many body parts, plus it is rather fast. (Yes jive is faster, but jive uses mostly springing action, and does not require as much coordination of many body parts as samba.) So here are some tips […]


Subtitle:  Many Wonderful Sounds of “Fascination” Song I like to explore different versions of songs. It’s interesting, and I learn something new in the process. If you are a ballroom dancer, you are probably familiar with the waltz song “Fascination”. There are many versions that are played on ballroom floors – including Nat King Cole’s. […]


Some guys are so lucky. It’s unfair. I mean they somehow get those gorgeous ladies. Am I talking about the film above(Pretty Maids All In A Row, 1975)? Huh? If you want to think so. That’s fine with me. But, really, I am talking about the Italiano guy. His name is Stefano. Yeah he is […]


As a ballroom dancer, I don’t get to watch ballet often at all. But every time I watch, I am totally absorbed by the beauty of the art. But then I start to think ——– I do not complain a lot. Even about the weather of the city that I live in. Cleveland weather? Not bad. […]