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Online buyer be careful

posted Jul 9, 2009, 9:10 AM by Cencio F

An Alabama news outlet has a story on an online retailer of dance shoes, Ballroomdanceshoes.com, that has been giving fairly poor service. It makes better news to accuse the proprietors of intentionally defrauding customers, but I suspect it is more a case of the proprietor not understanding the limits of the technology he is using.

GottaDanceWithUs

posted Jun 30, 2009, 9:43 AM by Cencio F

Found this press release announce a social networking site for "people who love dancing". Seems a bit more limited in scope than that to me, with a focus on a particular movie, and a particular dance, and targeted to seniors.

DWTS judge's secret during last season.

posted Jun 29, 2009, 11:50 AM by Cencio F

Dancing with the Stars judge Len Goodman was apparently sitting on a prostate cancer last season, but chose to move forward and delay procedures to address it until after the season completed.

Ballet: The Secret Lives of Dancers.

posted Jun 29, 2009, 9:30 AM by Cencio F

Why do they do it? Richard Johnson of the Telegraph spends some time with dancers from the Royal Ballet to find out what life is really like for them.

Finding Fitness on the Dance Floor

posted Jun 25, 2009, 7:20 AM by Cencio F

The US News and World Report talks about a study linking dancing to fitness. A two hour weekly ballroom class added an average of 2000 steps daily to the regimens of otherwise sedentary people, out of the 10000 daily steps recommended for health. The article also reported on a similar study, with salsa dancing being the activity used in the study. I agree with the conclusions of the article that for the beginner, salsa and swing would provide greater fitness benefits than ballroom dances such as waltz and foxtrot. However, we found that as our technique improved, standard or smooth dances were at least as strenuous as salsa, if not more so. The three most strenuous for us have been Viennese waltz, quickstep, and samba.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy talks about being on Dancing with the Stars

posted Jun 24, 2009, 2:16 PM by Cencio F

From tampabay.com. He highlights something that we have noted, that it is ultimately a popularity contest more than a dance contest.

Ballroom dance to be taught in British schools

posted Jun 22, 2009, 7:42 AM by Cencio F

The Independent reports on a program to teach ballroom dance in school, with the benefit of improved fitness levels, improved social skills, and greater discipline.  

We're live

posted Jun 21, 2009, 11:48 AM by Cencio F

Welcome to the newly created Dance Central Information web site. Stay tuned for more.

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