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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 […]


Subtitle:  Death of Dance Music and How I Keep My Sanity OK. I gave up going to night clubs while ago for many reasons. Current top forty- hip hop  or house music is just filled with garbage. Techno? Don’t make me laugh, please. I call it zombie music;  Zombies will dance to techno music. Hip […]


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. […]


Years ago they were saying Ballroom dance may become Olympic sports. Then they did not have enough people dancing from all over the world, and did not get enough support. I believe that, still there is a movement. But I simply propose to include Ballroom dancing as an outdoor sport. Everyone will immediately recognize that […]


As a ballroom dancer, I am used to watching ballroom dance performances. However, when I watch some ballet performance, I am deeply moved by the beauty of the ballet art. Little did I realize how much elements of ballet are incorporated into the current ballroom dancing. Especially Latin American rumba dance has many open choreography […]