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DanceBeat is excited to announce our new upcoming column written by Oleksandr Kamniev, MD who also happens to be an IDSA World Champion 2014, EDSF European Champion 2015, coach, trainer and certified judge.

This column will discuss ways to prevent injuries during training and competition through an understanding of body mechanics and the importance of correct body movement during training and competition.

Be on the look out for the first column being released later this week on!

We would like to congratulate our very own, Ruby Castro, on an amazing accomplishment on this season of So You Think You Can Dance. Ruby finished 6th place on the live show from thousands of dancers who auditioned for the top 20 slot. We have seen Ruby as a successful Junior I & II Latin and Ballroom competitor alongside her partner Jonas Terleckas.  



Boston Ready to Host World Championships: Columbus Day Weekend 2016

Boston, MA – Since the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) has approved bids from competition organizers in Boston, MA to host the World Championships of Standard and 10-Dance in the Senior 1 (35 years and older) categories on October 8-9, 2016 at the American DanceSport Festival (ADSF),  the ADSF organizing committee has been working tirelessly to prepare for this historical event.

Over 1,000 competitors are projected to participate in this 2-day competition. These competitors will include the top dancers from the United States, as well as myriad of international top dancers including current world champions.

Ballroom Dancing for You

I am a ballroom dancer. When I am outside my home and need to kill some time alone, I usually find a rather quiet place and practice my steps. Otherwise, I forget my precious few steps. I am not really that good. I may be an average among all dancers in our local dance club with over 100 members, which is not bad.

Thoughts about Emerald Ball 2016

My name is Lois Fein. I am hooked on this world of ballroom dance. I am the “Am” in the Pro-Am B2, C and Senior Silver Categories of Rhythm and Smooth.

To oil or not to oil...that really shouldn’t be the question. The question should be...How can I prepare my shoes in such a way that it doesn’t impact everyone else on the floor!

Slavik Kryklyvvy & Karina Smirnoff and Justinas Duknauskas & Anna Kovalova: Present ‘A Night to Remember’ 

Any person in the DanceSport world may differ in how we dance, where we come from, how we were trained and what we believe is right and wrong, but there is one definite thing that defines us as a community – our love for what we do - dance. With our society moving ever faster and in a more detached manner...

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