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Learning to Wait – Huffington Post Article

This is a beautifully written article by one of Alfredo Melendez’s students.  It links dance to relationships…relationships to yourself, to your significant other, to your friends, and to the world at large.  The same idea of waiting may apply even … Continue reading

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Etiquette for Blues

These are some helpful guidelines for those who are new to blues dancing, and some reminders to those of us who have been around for awhile.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to the production of this document! For a … Continue reading

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Understanding Pulse for Jazz Musicians

Here is a very interesting article sent to me by Cristine.  It gives the argument for using pulse in jazz music, rather than a metronome for your timing.  Interesting read, and makes you think about what tempo actually is.  How … Continue reading

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Immersion Workshop MashUp- Feb 2013

Here is a little mash-up video of our group presentations from the last workshop!  The Focus was “Smooth Aesthetics”.  We talked about things like balance, stretch, compression, and spent a ton of time on transitions.  Congrats everyone, and thanks for … Continue reading

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Philly Invasion Video!

Thank you to everyone for coming out to the Philadelphia Invasion last Friday, May 24th.  It was a truly epic night!  We had 11 people from Philly come in to teach, DJ and dance; and we had 5 people from … Continue reading

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Burlesque for Blues Performance Class

Congratulations to all of you ladies who grabbed these classes by the horns and made them your own!  In only 4 rehearsals you accomplished so much.  This was a blast to put together, and I’m looking forward to working with … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland Choreography Class

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Winter Wonderland Choreography class! This is the video from our performance, December 2012. Congratulations to all of you- we created this piece together from scratch in only 4 rehearsals! For most of … Continue reading

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DJ Battle- Stan’s Victory Dance!

Congratulations to everyone who competed in the FNB DJ Battle,  October 2012! The participants were  Stan Tso, Jenny Sowden, Alfredo Melendez, and John Joven. In the end it was a very close call between Alfredo and Stan-  but our house … Continue reading

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Blues Bomb! Union Square 3/12

Here’s a video I made last year of our Blues Bomb in Union Square!  I finally got it up.  Thanks everyone for coming out, Leah Newcomb for organizing the event, Michael Ramirez for playing music, and crowd members for taking … Continue reading

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ΔpTed- I’ve been converted!

ΔpTed is a system of analysis of communication within connection in partner dance.  It was developed by Joe DeMeres, who after 2 years of exploring, writing, and editing,  just got it published in a very respected dance education publication a … Continue reading

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