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Perfecting your Rumba Fan Dance Technique

The Fan in Rumba is one of the most iconic steps for International Latin Ballroom Rumba. In this lesson, we are only focusing on the follower's part! Sorry Leaders, next...

Samba Botafogo – Technique Breakdown

The Samba Botafogo is a staple step to the International Samba dance, kinda like rice to chinese cuisine. ūüėȬ†I¬†have to say it's much easier to make rice than to dance...

5 Minute Exercises to Instantly “TURN-ON” your 6 pack Abs

Want to get your 6 pack abs but don't have hours to spend at the gym? These exercises are for you! It's all about efficiency! Firstly, we don't need to...

How To Fix “Turned In Feet Syndrome” – 5 Quick Tips

They are "Turned in" ... "Sickled"... "Rolling to the Outside Edge".... AHHHHHHHH! BAD DANCER FEET! It's a Dance Horror Movie and I hope YOU are not starring in it. ;)...

How to Dance The Cha Cha Cross Chasse

Equality is key! The ChaCha Cross Chasse (also known as Twist Chasse) is not only danced by the leader (often from open hip twist to Fan), but also frequently by...

How To Dance The Hand-To-Hand (Cha Cha & Rumba)

Why are we breaking down the Hand to Hand step in this lesson? This way, you can practice all the individual movements and technique of the Hand to Hand step...

Powerful Tush Builders – 5 Exercises 5 Minutes

Although bikini season is over, having an awesome butt is never out of style! Therefore, today is all about Tush Builders! Building this powerful base is going to help you...

INSTANTLY Improve Your Paso Doble With These 5 Quick Tips

I absolutely LUUUURRRRF Paso Doble. It enticed me the first time I danced it, and I've only fallen deeper and deeper in love with this dance ever since. Even Tytus...

5 Exercises to SERIOUSLY Improve your Posture & Dance Frame

A student recently showed me a gadget that he'd bought to correct his bad posture. Whenever he hunches over or bows his head forward, the device will vibrate to remind...

How to Dance the New Yorker

THE NEW YORKER. Why is this the only step named after a big city? We in San Francisco, deserve our own step too! That aside, can you guess why it's...

5 Deadly Mistakes in the Samba Cruzados Walks (and how to fix them)

You wanna learn to walk first before you run. Well, actually you wanna learn the Samba Cruzados walks before you Samba, because you can use them everywhere! Although it's considered...

5 Commonly Made Mistakes in the Samba Volta (and how to fix them)

Are you doing the Samba Volta and feeling like "OMG. This is the hardest step ever"? To quote MJ: "You are Not Alone..." ūüôā The Samba Volta was one of...

Exercises for Strong Ankles & Feet that all Dancers need

I have a confession... I suffer from AFF syndrome. (AFF = Ankle + Feet Fetish)!!! ūüėČ Well, I mean fetish towards strengthening and improving flexibility in my own feet and...

5 Hip Opening Stretches in 5 Minutes

Say "NO MORE" to tight hips! These 5 gentle hip stretches are my favorites. Because I too have tight hips and these stretches help soooo much opening up those joints and...

Do’s & Don’ts When Dancing The Switch Turn Step

You may be asking: what in the bananas is a "Switch Turn"??? If you googled it, you'll find yourself in a land of electrical wall switches! No No No. Here, we...

Sexy Thighs & Booty in 5

Dance Conditioning is like taking vitamins: You know you should do it, but it doesn't always happen. I've found that building dance conditioning into my routine, is one of the best...

5 Minute 5 Exercises to Improve Your Turnout For Latin Dancing

For many who started dancing as adults, this can be a little challenging, but definitely VERY POSSIBLE. Yes, you heard that right. For latin dancing, we are not talking about...

5 Deadly Mistakes in a Cha Cha Side Chassé (and How to Fix Them)

Side chasses are to Cha Cha, like Eggs to an Omelette. You can't make them good without the right raw ingredients! This basic Cha Cha Side Chasse step is one of 7...

5 Exercises 5 Minutes Cardio BURN Workout

If I don't get sweaty after I've done a hardy workout, I would feel so ripped off! That's why I'm sharing these 5 exercises guaranteed to get your heart pumping,...

4 Exercises To Make Your Plait Swivels Crazy Sexy

I love plaits and I cannot lie! Why? They make me feel incredibly sensual, and I just love the way they look. Plaits (also called inside swivels) can be quite challenging...

5 Exercises 5 minutes to Get Sexy Leg Action

Say Hello to Sexy Leg Action! Yes... even for the men. These 5 exercises will strengthen and build flexibility in your feet, create more power as you push off your foot,...

5 Common Mistakes In International Rumba AND How To Fix Them (Part II)

So often, we hear people say "Fake it till you make it". But if your dancing isn't improving, then maybe faking is just isn't making it?!? Welcome to Part Deux...

5 Exercises 5 Minutes To Tone Legs, Butt, Core & Arms

Time to tone legs, butt, core, arms - let them burrrrrrrrn! We are going to tone, strengthen, stretch and feel good. These 5 awesome exercises do double-duty by working your whole...

Sexy Office Exercises – 5 Latin Dance Moves You Can Do At Your Desk

Yes! It's time for another episode of "Sexy Office Exercises" with my "Clark Kent" glasses! Not sure how much work I'm really getting done... especially without a desk. ūüėČ With...

Sexy Office Body Isolations – Exercises You Can Do At Your Desk

‚ÄčThink you can only work on your latin dancing in the dance studio?? Think again! Now you can work on your body isolations even at your desk at work... or...

5 Exercises 5 Minutes A Day To Improve Your Balance

Balance is super important, especially when we followers have to dance in those 3 inch stilettos! Not saying it's unimportant for the leaders, cos you also have to deal with...

7 Deadly Mistakes in a Cha Cha Forward Lock (and how to fix them)

Tis the season to make your Cha Cha Forward Lock awesome! "But what about my back locks?", you may ask. Well, one thing at a time young padawan! As you...

7 Hot International Cha Cha Chasses (One for Each Day Of The Week)

A Chassé a day, takes your Cha Cha all the way! Done in a variety of combinations, Cha Cha Chasses (pronounced "Sha-says") are triple steps, danced to a Quick-Quick-Slow timing. And they are EVERYWHERE! So,...

5 Exercises 5 minutes A Day To Improve All Your Latin Dances

Want to strengthen your body, increase your flexibility, build your balance? All while you also improve your latin dances? With some  additional residual endorphins to feel good.... ALL of that in...

3 Deadly Mistakes in the Jive Chasse (and how to fix them)

The Jive Chasse (pronounced Sha-Say) is a triple step, typically danced to a Quick-A-Quick timing. You will see it danced in various configurations - together, side, forward, back, with or without a...

Differences between American Style Rumba & International Style Rumba

American style (also called "Rhythm") Rumba is kinda like American football - both are super popular in America and America alone. The International style Rumba, on the other hand, is...

5 Common Mistakes In International Rumba AND How To Fix Them

Let's face it. We dance not just to have fun, but also to look good! Sometimes, knowing what NOT to do, is just as helpful as knowing what TO DO....

3 Insanely EASY ways to IMPROVE your SAMBA TODAY

Nothing against chickens... but if you are bouncing by bopping your head, and flapping your imaginary wings (aka your frame) up and down, then chances are, you are not looking...