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The Different Types of Ballroom Dancing – Part 2 00

The Different Types of Ballroom Dancing – Part 2

The Different Types of Ballroom Dancing – Part 2

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Our second spin around the ballroom dance floor gives us the opportunity to look at more classic ballroom dances from around the world. In part one we looked at the Cha Cha and the Mambo, but in part two we take the floor with the Paso Doble, Quickstep and Rumba. Paso Doble The Paso Doble is a Latin dance that is meant to replicate the steps a bullfighter uses in the ring. Full of drama the Paso...

The Different Types of Ballroom Dancing – Part 1 00

The Different Types of Ballroom Dancing – Part 1

The Different Types of Ballroom Dancing – Part 1

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If somebody mentions ballroom dancing an immediate picture comes to mind – of elegantly dressed men in tuxedos gliding over a wooden dance floor with a beautiful woman draped in his arms wearing a gorgeous flowing gown. Ballroom dancing, to some, seems overly OTT and indeed it once was, as ballroom dancing was strictly for the upper classes whilst the plebs were left to folk dancing. This...

The History of Tango – Part 2 00

The History of Tango – Part 2

The History of Tango – Part 2

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In part one of the history of the tango we saw that the dance originated in the bordellos and houses of ill repute in Buenos Aires. It is perceived today as a dance for high society but its origins were far more rudimentary and it was actually a dance that re-enacted the relationship between a pimp and his prostitute. In this blog we focus on how tango came to Hollywood, and how the world...

The History of Tango – Part 1 00

The History of Tango – Part 1

The History of Tango – Part 1

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Tango is synonymous with Latin America but it is really Argentina and Buenos Aires that the whole tango movement started and evolved. Buenos Aires lives and breathes tango, it is all over the city from the milongas to cafes and nightclubs, just walk around the city and tango is everywhere. The Argentine Tango has a rich and deep history in Buenos Aires, from its very poor and humble concept to...

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The Health Benefits of Tango

The Health Benefits of Tango

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It has been well documented how dancing can be a really good way of keeping fit, and there is no doubt apart from the physical exercise it gives you the opportunity to have a whole lot of fun. Tango is up there with the best dances that are great for the body and mind, it is an ideal way to benefit physical and mental well-being and can be great for your social life also. It has been identified...

Dancing for Fitness – Part 2 00

Dancing for Fitness – Part 2

Dancing for Fitness – Part 2

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The second part of dancing for fitness looks at even more dances that can improve your health and give you the opportunity to meet new friends and to learn something new. In part one we looked at some really different forms of dance that offered something completely different in terms of health benefits and the disciplines of the actual movements. In this blog we look at popular dance classes...

Dancing for Fitness – Part 1 00

Dancing for Fitness – Part 1

Dancing for Fitness – Part 1

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We all know that any form of physical exercise is good for the body, but why not have fun whilst you are doing it? Dancing is a great way to keep fit, and it is also tremendous fun that can be done either by yourself at home listening to your iPod, or together with friends. You don’t need to join an expensive gym or pay for a treadmill, try doing something that you enjoy, and that way you will...