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The Blues Retreats

By Sara White | Aug 12, 2016

Some musings on our Blues Retreats. . . . We ran our first ever Blues Retreat in 2012, and since then we’ve run ten of them, each getting bigger and better… and I thought today that it’s worth reflecting on what makes the Blues Retreats so good… There are many varied and good quality dance…

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Dance Addiction

By Sara White | Mar 30, 2016

I recently attended a lecture by Mark Griffiths, Professor of Behavioural Addiction at Nottingham Trent University who has studied addiction for over 30 years.  I was very interested to hear him talking about his latest study on Dance Addiction and so followed up the lecture by reading the report of his study. Some of the…

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With the Best of Intentions

By Sara White | Feb 19, 2016

So… I’ve been trying really hard to be good.  Not exactly Saint-level good… But definitely better than usual. I’ve cut down on cake.  And bread.  And chocolate.  A little. I’ve upped my exercise.  A little. Wine is a non-negotiable, so let’s not go there! Anyway, yesterday, after a busy day of taking on board lots…

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Crystal Blues 2015

By Sara White | Nov 6, 2015

For a week now I have tried over and over to find the words I want to say about Crystal Blues… Maybe it’s the laryngitis that stole them. Maybe it’s the rather large dollop of tiredness that seems to have landed on me… Maybe it’s just because there were so many moments throughout the weekend…

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Some Things That Other Dancers Want You to Know…

By Sara White | Sep 18, 2015

I recently read an interesting and enlightening article aimed at Tango leads and was both pleased and dismayed to see that a lot of the issues that are faced by follows in Blues dancing are actually faced by follows in all partner dancing. Pleased – because it is clear that these are issues that are…

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5 things that will help to make you a better partner dance follow…

By Sara White | Aug 5, 2015

5  things that will help to make you a better partner dance follow… 1. To truly follow, one must choose to surrender completely to the lead. This does not mean that the lead is superior, more important or better in any way to the follow.  But the two skills are massively different and both are essential in the…

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5 things I have learned since becoming an adult partner dance teacher…

By Sara White | Jul 29, 2015

1 – Just like children, adults learn in a variety of ways. Some are visual learners – they need to see something being done, usually a few times, in order to make it their own. Some are aural learners – needing clear explanation, and memorable description. Some are kinaesthetic learners – who need to ‘just…

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Feeding the Need

By Sara White | Mar 3, 2015

Over the course of time I have come to realise that I thrive on positivity.  As lots of people do. I have also come to recognise that some people in life ooze positivity – like blessed rays of sunshine sent down to earth in human form to light the lives of all they come into…

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