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Social Dance

Articles for the Social Dancer can be found here. Each issue highlights great things our chapters do and this highlights just some of those articles.

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Why USA Dance? What does it really offer to our community? - October 19, 2016

The value of a national organization dedicated to improving the quality and quantity of Ballroom Dance in the United States of America.

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USA DANCE 50th ANNIVERSARY (1965-2015)


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Olympic Day In Orlando

Honoring DanceSport Athletes, Olympians, Olympic Ideals!

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"How did you start ballroom dancing?"

There were responses from a FaceBook thread started by DanceSport VP Ken Richards on USA Dance Inc.

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Socially Yours: Beyond Lead and Follow

Beyond Lead and Follow: How to look like a ballroom dancer.

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Socially Yours: What Does It Take To Become A Better Dancer?

So what does it take? Hours of Deliberate Practice. It's both quantity and quality.

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Socially Yours: Social Dance Etiquette

Social dancing is one of life?s opportunities for pure fun. However, it is important to remember that dancing is a social activity which requires personal as well as physical grace.

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Ryan Kenner's 10 Tips for Shooting Great Dance Photos

Learn how to take great dance photos!

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How To Take A Dance Lesson

When an adult student takes a dance lesson, whether he or she knows it or not, both dancing skills and a set of essential learning skills are integral parts of that student?s learning.

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Socially Yours: Group vs. Private Lessons - Which is Better?

Weigh the pros and cons of group, semi-private and private lessons.

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Questions to Ask Your DJ

Anyone can turn on a CD player and play music; however, not everyone is well suited to be a good DJ. A good DJ is invaluable!

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Dancing Discoveries

Eli Lankford, a professor of Health and Human Performance, recently conducted some research on social ballroom dancing. The results? Every dance qualified as a moderate-intensity level aerobic activity.

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New Dance Partners: Usa Dance and Dance Notions - January 2, 2013

New Chapter Marketing Program

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Socially Yours: Dance Shoes - January 1, 2013

The majority of USA Dance members are social dancers. In an effort to create more content specific to our members Jean Krupa has agreed to write a regular column that is specifically directed to questions and topics posed by social dancers.

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Announcing the National Chapter Conference - November 1, 2012

The 2013 National Chapter Conference is a great way to acquire the skills needed to run a successful USA Dance chapter.

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National Ballroom Dance Week 2012 - November 1, 2012

The 2012 Nation Ballroom Dance Week was an incredible success. Dozens of chapters held events in which hundreds of people gathered together to celebrate ballroom dance.

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Louis Prima Jr. Carries on the Legacy - August 31, 2012

Louis Prima Jr. carries on the legacy and standards of the music his father made famous.

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Turn your Fund-Raising into Fun Raising - August 31, 2012

Every chapter has a wish list of projects ? from children?s ballroom dance classes to NQE?s. But those projects require?ugh?FUNDS. Fund-raising can be one of the biggest challenges a chapter faces.

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Putting Our Best Face Forward: Is Your Chapter Using Facebook To Its Advantage? - August 31, 2012

For USA Dance, Facebook has become an important communication vehicle for connecting to our members, friends and supporters.

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Dancing Down Broadway with Greater NY Chapter of USA Dance - July 1, 2012

Members of the Greater NY Chapter of USA Dance participated for the sixth time in the annual New York City Dance Parade. (Cover Story)

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Chapter of the Year 2011/2012 - March 15, 2012

Written in the mission statement is 'to increase the quality and quantity of ballroom dancing' and that is what the Greater Daytona Chapter #6026 in District 9 has done this year.'

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USA Dance Members Perform in the Tournament of Roses Parade - March 1, 2012

The participation of USA Dance, and specifically Aaron and Rashell, was covered by dozens of local and national broadcasting networks.

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The Great Alaska Dance Cruise - March 1, 2012

This summer's destination for dancers is aboard the Star Princess bound for Alaska.

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Volunteering for your Health & Happiness - March 1, 2012

We've all heard it said that "money can't buy happiness". So that poses the question: "where do you find happiness, and how can you get happy?".

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2012 National DanceSport Championships in Baltimore - March 1, 2012

Champions will be crowned! Learn about DanceSport and what to expect at this year's National Championships.

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Musical Chairs - January 1, 2012

For dancers, injury is their greatest fear, but for the injured and disabled, Aubree Marchione believes their greatest hope is dance. Marchione has been teaching and participating in wheelchair ballroom for years, and is testament to its advantages,

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USA Dance Greater NYC Chapter President Appears on Global Radio Show - January 1, 2012

Yang Chen, president of the Greater New York Chapter #3004, joined other dance representatives on Let’s Travel! Radio Oct. 20 to share—and further—the mission of USA Dance with people around the world.

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Are Dance Mixers Really Necessary? - January 1, 2012

In planning any chapter dance, several ingredients are necessary: music, sound system, venue, instructor, refreshments, and, of course, dancers. A friendly and relaxed atmosphere is a “must” to mark it as a successful dance where guests a

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Beyond The Physical - September 10, 2011

After dancing together for a couple of weeks, months or years, you and your partner have finally decided to compete for the first time.

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Dine – Dance - Dream - September 10, 2011

Keeping balance in the rigorous ballroom world can become quite complicated at times. Add that to the media entourage about what we should and shouldn't eat, and the confusion can skyrocket.

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the Public Eye - September 10, 2011

The USA Dance website is our member’s best resource and archive of all important matters concerning our members – both social and dancesport.

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Amateurs vs. Pros, How different are they really? - September 10, 2011

Let's look at a couple of stereotypical views. The first is that Amateurs of all ages are hobbyists who dance just for fun, who dance in their spare time and do not earn an income from their hobby.

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USA Dance Chapter Workshops - September 10, 2011

Workshops with multi-level classes give an opportunity for chapters to expand membership by providing beginning dance lessons.

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Volunteer of the Year 2011/2012 -

Sue Putzier is focused, dedicated and enthusiastic. As a member of the Phoenix Chapter she has served as Editor of the chapter newsletter since 2004 and also helps coordinate with the Outreach committee increasing the participation in local...