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Just spent an exciting and fruitful weekend coaching in the Bay Area. Two intense days which were possible to survive only because I was doing what I love so much - helping people understand their dancing better. And of course the enthusiasm and desire to improve from absolutely all the students. The most common topic through both days was LADY'S TOP LINE. It seams like not always we are aware


Jul 2016

LA Trip Insights

40 Lessons over 3 days in LA! Everyone was great! Thank you for making my long days enjoyable and fulfilling! The most common topic throughout all three days was leg action. I am not a bit surprised because no matter what level of dancer you are it is never enough to perfect leg action. There is still not enough clarity in actions which need to be done to use standing

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Oh what an event it was! Dance Legends 2014 blew everyone’s minds like never before with an amazing combination of high class dancing, heartwarming and exciting dance reunions, emotions, artistry, perfection! It will be the event to remember and talk about by the dance enthusiasts for a long time to come! Night 1. PERFECTION AND EMOTION. If I were to describe Friday night at Dance Legends in two words I

The Emerald Ball this year was the biggest ever! I was impressed by the number of entries in most of the Pro, Amateur and Pro-Am divisions and by the quality of dancing particularly in Pro-Am! Well done Wayne and Donna Eng for putting up a great event and managing to attract so many good dancers from across the country! The Pro Standard division, sadly, was among the least represented since

Are you Working too Hard in your Dancing? EFFICIENCY IS THE KEY. I heard this phrase from my teachers again and again when I was competing... I realize the importance of this statement as I am teaching my students now.. Not only in dancing but in all areas of our life we long to achieve THE BEST RESULT WITH THE LEAST EFFORT. In a way that is the moving force

Friday night at Wintergardens was full of excitement!! Everybody: dancers, audience and I am sure the judges had a great time! Just like on Wednesday night I was impressed to see so many couples dance well and hardly anyone have a bad day.. That is why we stomped our feet through the whole Tango in the Final and jumped off our seats half way through the Quickstep!!! Congratulations to my

April 2012. Dance Legends. Part 1. Last night was a Magical night at Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan. Beautiful venue.. Full house... The evening started with an energetic and upbeat Cha-Cha by Michael Malitowski & Joanna Leunis. They set the mood for the night. Throughout the event Michael and Joanna continued impressing us with some non traditional interesting choice of music, costumes and choreography and stayed true to their unique impeccable

Thursday October 13, 2011.. 5pm... I am walking up the stairs approaching the beautiful, majestic circular building in the center of London where I used to come every October for 8 consecutive years. The Royal Albert Hall in London. I enter the Door 1... and here I am heading towards the downstairs changing rooms... But wait!.. This year is different... I am here to spectate and admire the beautiful dancing...

This year I had a great opportunity to witness and enjoy the United Kingdom Open Championships as a spectator, and not as a competitor. I thank Dance Beat for granting me the privilege to express my thoughts about Open Amateur Ballroom Championship that took place Thursday, January 21st. I hope everything I write and share in this article is clear and understandable to all of you, readers… and if not,