Posted on June 02 2020Throughout the decades, dancesport has evolved in terms of costuming, styling, technique, and choice/style of music, even in judging. Now in the year 2020, there is another shift occurring: same-sex or same-gender partnerships. But the struggle for equality wasn't birthed overnight.
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Posted on December 01 20191920. The beginning of what would come to be known as the Roaring Twenties and the Jazz Age. World War I had ended and the world was giddy, full of euphoria. And the Foxtrot, Peabody, and Charleston are reflections of that.
Posted on July 23 2019Dance is a passion. Some compete. Some perform. Some teach. Some dance socially. Some do it all. But once you start, no matter which route you take, the dance takes over. It becomes more than just a hobby and the phrase “I can’t, I have dance” becomes a regular part of your vocabulary.
Posted on May 17 2019Beneath a bright sun and the fronds of palm trees, the streets are packed with floats and people moving to the beat of the drum, tamborim, and the ganzá. The energy rises in waves, hotter than the sun beating down on the pavement. People are singing, laughing, dancing, moving with the joy of the dance and the joy of being alive. This is Carnaval in Rio. And this is Samba.
Posted on February 02 2019Well, alright. It’s February. And it’s still winter. And winter nights are perfect for many things, such as being at the studio, sleeping, and watching movies. To that end, here’s a list of some of our favourite dance scenes in movies (in no particular order!).
- The Perfect Shoes to Help Dancers and Instructors Adapt to Online Training
Jun 04 2020
Covid-19 has forced many of us to work from home and avoid our offices. This means that the dance community has also adapted to training and instructing online. And luckily for you, we have the perfect dance shoes available for you to be able to train at home comfortably.
- Pride: Same-Sex Dancesport
Jun 02 2020
Throughout the decades, dancesport has evolved in terms of costuming, styling, technique, and choice/style of music, even in judging. Now in the year 2020, there is another shift occurring: same-sex or same-gender partnerships. But the struggle for equality wasn't birthed overnight.
- You Are What You Eat: Pre-Dance Competition Nutrition (Guest Blog)
Mar 04 2020
With competition in full swing, it can sometimes be hard to think about eating anything other than what’s fast and easy and right in front of you. But with the amount of training you may be doing, it’s important to eat well to maintain strength and energy so that you can perform your best on the competition floor. This month we’re featuring an article by Melanie Bussiere of New Again Fitness on the subject of pre-competition nutrition.
- Sometimes the Right Dance Shoe...Is a Dance Boot
Feb 25 2020
Dancing boots are the latest in dance fashion and perfect for all your Latin dancing needs. They’ll heat up your rumba and salsa with serious style. And have we got some beauties for you!
- Inside the Dancer's Bag: How to pack for a dance competition
Feb 04 2020
How, exactly, should you pack for a dance competition? Whether you’re new to the competition scene or whether you’ve done several, we’ve put together a checklist to help keep you sorted with everything from cosmetics to costumes to toiletries to (most importantly?): snacks.
- Step Up: Your first dance competition
Feb 01 2020
You’ve watched Dancing with the Stars, Les Dieux de la danse. You may have even been to a dance competition as a spectator or watched an in-studio spotlight show. You’ve seen the sparkle and shine and the ooh-la-la. Well, now it's your turn to shine.
- Raining Glitter: A Comp Prep Guide for Beginners
Jan 15 2020
Presentation matters. Obviously, you need to remember your steps and your timing and your breathing (we sometimes forget that part…). But if you’re new to the competition scene, the sight of all the perfect hair, perfect makeup, perfect tans, and stunning costumes might seem daunting -- how do dancers pull it off? Never fear! We’ve put together a prep guide to help get you oriented for everything from makeup to costuming -- for gentlemen and ladies. Let us help you shine even brighter on the floor.
- Don't Stop the Music: Dancing With Orthotics
Oct 27 2019
Dancers love their feet. But we are hard on them. Very hard on them. Especially if we’re doing our Rumba walks properly. Show that floor no mercy. And we do it in heels. We know all about cramps and bunions and blisters and pinched nerves. But with the right pair of dance shoes and supportive tools we can protect our feet and keep them comfortable, so we can perform to the best of our ability. This is why many of our customer use orthotics in their dance shoes.
- The Benefits of Being an iLoveDanceShoes Affiliate!
Mar 06 2019
Are you a dance school or studio looking to offer quality dance shoes to your students? Find the perfect shoe for you and your students through our affiliate program and earn a commission on all sales along with many other benefits. Read on for all the details!
- Where to Dance in Montreal
Oct 06 2018
If you’re in Montreal and looking for a place to get your groove on, we have some suggestions! Quite a few, actually. Because really -- what is life without some music and dancing? And we’ve updated the list!
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