Friday, December 11, 2009

Competitive Dancer Series

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Competitive Dancer Series

*Professional line made for professional competitors and dancers.
*Non-slip insole made with certified nano-fiber that deodorizes the shoes after long hours of dancing.
*Extra padded footbed using latest memory padding technology provides both comfort and long lasting.
*Extra thick memory padding designed to absorb shock and provides strong resistance against high pressure and pad deformation. It lasts average 10 times longer than other major brands.
*Special exterior fabrication/satin made for water/oil/dirt RESISTANCE (3R = 3 Resistance), and easier to clean than traditional satin used for dance shoes.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Christmas Sale!!!

Join us for our Super Christmas Sale, spend over $175 and get $50 off your order! Runs from Nov.23rd to Dec.31st 2009
More Discounts. More Dancing.

Friday, November 6, 2009



Dancing is by its very nature a close contact sport and therefore sometimes requires more explicit instructions than in day to day situations. Here are some helpful hints in this area:

1. Brush your teeth, bathe, wear antiperspirant..

2. If you perspire a lot, bring a small towel to dry off between dances and/or wear an extra undershirt. (Do not wipe perspiration from your brow or anywhere else and offer the same to dance with. If this is absolutely necessary, consider using hand sanitizer as a courtesy to your partner.)

3. Do not use other people’s sweat towels.

4. Wear freshly laundered clothes.

5. Use a tissue to dispose of chewing gum.

6. It is generally considered in poor taste and poor hygiene to massage or groom one’s feet in public. If this is absolutely unavoidable consider immediately using hand sanitizer or washing your hands – particularly before asking someone to dance.

7. Walking bare foot in a public place is generally not socially acceptable. Perhaps this would be even more applicable at a dance studio considering the odourous nature of dancer’s feet. If your feet are particularly odourous, use of foot spray and insoles might be a good idea. If you’re not sure ask a trusted friend.

8. Keep the application of hand lotion and scents to a minimum. Many people have allergies or sensitivities to the chemicals found in these products.

9. If you do choose to use hand lotion, be aware of how much you use, and do not wipe extra off on someone else’s hands without ensuring they would like it.

An Extra Note For Special Events:

With the studio, you will be encouraged to attend many semi-formal or formal events outside of the studio. These events, as would be expected, revolve around a great chance to get outside of the studio and use the social dance skills you have been learning here. As the dancing is the focus at these events, you should pay attention to the amount of alcohol that is being consumed at dinner. Ballroom dancing on a social floor is a lot like driving, and is a challenging activity after having that one glass of wine too many. Remember that you are asking fellow students and teachers to dance, and the experience might not be a pleasant one if too much alcohol has been consumed during dinner.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Outlined below are some common dos and do nots of which you might or might not be aware. It is our sincere hope that you will find this information beneficial and helpful.


1. Both ladies and gentlemen should ask their partners to dance in a polite manner. (ie. “May I have this dance?” or “Shall we dance?”) Doing the 100 metre dash to get a “choice” partner would not be considered proper.

2. Being declined is always unpleasant and one should avoid declining a dance under most circumstances. If you do decline due to reasons such as not knowing the dance, or taking a rest, accepting a dance from someone else is considered to be improper.

3. Gentlemen, escort your partner off the floor or until either of you are intercepted.

4. Both the lady and the gentleman should thank their partner.

5. Smile. Be warm, personable, and nice. If you are a perfectionist in your dancing, leave it behind. Aim to be playful and lighthearted, and focus on your partner instead of yourself. This will ensure that people will want to dance with you again.

6. Never criticize or blame your partner for mistakes. (This includes a spouse or significant other.) Gentlemen, avoid questions such as “Don’t you know this pattern?” as this type of question also assigns blame.

7. Never correct or teach other dancers (even if it is solicited). Leave it to the professionals. This way, the correct information is sure to be delivered with no chance of you being the cause of hurt feelings, or injured pride. Simply refer the dancer to their teacher for the additional information.

8. Both the lead and the follow should be aware of who is around them (including what is happening behind you.) at all times, and should assist in preventing collisions. Ladies, preventing your partner from a collision is not considered leading. J

9. If you do step on (or bump into) anyone, apologize to all partners involved immediately, and ensure that everyone is okay.

10. Observe the line of dance. In traveling dances such as waltz, tango, foxtrot, samba, Viennese waltz, and quickstep, traffic should always move counterclockwise on the floor. Faster, more experienced dancers should be in the outermost lane, intermediate dancers in the middle lane and inexperienced dancers in the centre of the ballroom.

11. Gentlemen should never exercise forceful leads to achieve a pattern. Pushing and pulling a lady into position will never feel comfortable. A good dancer will show sensitivity and only lead what is appropriate to his partner’s current level of skill.

12. When a woman accepts a dance, she is agreeing to let the man lead. While this does not imply that she needs to have mastered the skill of following, it does mean that she should not try to lead the man and in turn reject his contribution to the partnership. This applies to choice of dance and timing as well as patterns.

13. Although this may have been considered charming in years past, kissing a lady’s hand or any other part of her body without an invitation to do so can very easily be considered a serious invasion of one’s personal space and even sexual harassment. Accepting or asking for a dance does not necessarily imply personal interest even if the dance is a passionate or provocative one by nature. Both the lady and the gentlemen should consider each dance much like a brief conversation at a party where they will then move to the next chat.

14. When attending a group class, show consideration for both the teacher and other students by not interrupting and by adhering to the material assigned. Remember that some students are learning the material for the first time and will appreciate having the opportunity to practice.

15. Avoid foul language or humour that is in poor taste.

16. Avoid talking during spotlights.

17. When practicing in the ballroom (which is highly encouraged), be considerate of the lessons in progress. Private lessons should never be interrupted unless it is a matter of utmost importance.

18. When at the front desk, be considerate of other students who have been waiting prior to you and avoid interrupting their bookings. Assume everyone’s time is as valuable as yours.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

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