SOTW Marty Riley

Student of the Week – Marty Riley

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Name: Marty Riley Town you Live In: Litchfield How long have you been dancing? 4 years How did you get into ballroom?  My husband and I are always looking for activities that we can share.  We both enjoy dancing and so ballroom sounded like a good option.  One year Rick …

Technique of the Week: January 13, 2016

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Technique of the Week: January 13, 2016 The Battle of the Centers One of the most challenging aspects of Smooth dancing (Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot & Viennese Waltz) is maintaining a balance between the jobs that need to be done by each of your “centers.” The Low Center – this is …

SOTW Susan Simpson

Student of the Week – Susan Simpson

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Name: Susan Simpson Town you live in:  Nashua How long have you been dancing?  I have been dancing a little over 1 1/2 years. How did you get into ballroom?  I love to dance but I wanted to do something different.  I started out by going to dances that teach …

Technique of the Week: 3 Steps to Great Feet!

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Technique of the Week: January 6, 2016 3 Steps to Great Feet!   This week in your Rhythm classes (Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Bolero, Mambo, Samba, Hustle, West Coast, etc.), think about foot articulation.  Instead of placing a foot flat on the floor with each step, show power and purpose …

SOTW Dara Brown

Student of the week – Dara Brown

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Name: Dara Brown Town you Live In: Bedford, NH How long have you been dancing? Just over a year. How did you get into ballroom? Because I want to be like my mom. Which dance do you enjoy the most? Swing. What is your favorite dance memory? When we were …

SOTW Phaedra Brown

Student of the week – Phaedra Brown

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Name: Phaedra Brown Town you Live In: Bedford, NH How long have you been dancing? 9 months. How did you get into ballroom? My mom owns PaperMoon. Which dance do you enjoy the most? Samba. What is your favorite dance memory? The California Girls Youth ChaCha Formation. What dance goal …

Student of the week – Lynn Raymond

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Name: Lynn Raymond Town you Live In: New Ipswich, NH How long have you been dancing? 18 Months How did you get into ballroom? I always wanted to learn ballroom dancing and finally got my husband Ken to agree to take lessons and we both love it.   Which dance …

SOTW Ron Quill

Student of the Week – Ron Quill

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Name: Ron Quill Town you Live In: Nashua, NH How long have you been dancing? Off and on, about 6 yrs How did you get into ballroom? About 15 years ago when I lived in MA, I worked with a colleague who once served as president of MASSABDA.  He gave me recommendations and …

SOTW Richard LeClaire

Student of the Week – Richard LeClaire

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Name: Richard LeClaire Where do you live? Merrimack, NH When did you start ballroom dancing? From what I can remember it was probably around 1995. How did you get into ballroom? We were at a home show and put our name in to win a free lesson. Which dance do you …