3 Ways to Increase Productivity for Beginners

    Who wants to be better yesterday? Raise your hand… We all do!  It’s in our nature.  Goal setting and expectation management is important in your dancing.  It’s rare to enter anything without expectations, but it’s important to evaluate whether the belief systems of where you should be at are hurting or helping you accelerate towards that big goal.  Here . . . Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Conversation

  This is the season for mingling and celebration! The holidays are usually bursting with an assortment of social interactions and events. These gatherings can range from time spent with your close friends, to seeing relatives you may only see once a year; even to meeting new faces you’ll be sharing a conversation with at a fun holiday party. If . . . Read More


It’s officially time to begin the celebration of the Holidays! So, we are taking a brief pause from our usual topics, to share with you our way of giving back this Holiday Season. A few years ago Vlad and I had the opportunity to hear a speaker from “International Justice Mission” (IJM), and after hearing the work they were doing, . . . Read More

The Gentleman’s Guide to the Ballroom

Gent-le-man: A chivalrous, courteous and honorable man Ballroom dancing seems to attract the type of man defined above… chivalrous, courteous, and honorable. When I swerved from Merriam Webster’s definition, and asked men how they would define a gentleman in their own words, I received responses such as, “stylish, polite, and self-controlled.” These characteristics sound great to me, and reminded me . . . Read More

2 Easy Steps to Greater Performances

Have you ever evaluated your habits in the 2-3 hours leading up to your performance? Really looked at what you do, and where you are during those moments of time? Often, with all the preparation that goes into training, costumes, and strategy, this 2-3 hour window can be easily overlooked. However, if you can identify what your needs are during . . . Read More