Posts tagged ‘tango’

These are the videos from the finals of the 2010 IDSF Amateur World Standard Championships, which took place in Wetzlar, Germany on Saturday, November 27th, 2010. The videos are in German, but if you watch them enough times (like me!), then you actually start to understand most of what they’re saying!!! The first video begins […]

This is sort of a tribute to Mirko & Alessia post… For those dancers out there who have been living under a rock *wink*, Mirko & Alessia were 4-time consecutive World Ballroom Dance Champions, from 2005 to 2008, when they both retired. They have both since returned to dancing, albeit separately. Interesting aside: Mirko Gozzoli is currently dancing […]

A dancer friend of mine had an extra ticket available to the 7th Annual Boston Tango Festival‘s “Celebrate Tango” show tonight, and I’m very glad I went! All together, there were five of us, four dancers, and one hopefully soon-to-be-convert! The annual festival celebrates Argentine Tango, which, for the uninitiated, is very different from International […]

Lyrical/Standard Fusion

May 9th, 2010

As I was writing the last post about Lyrical, I was also talking to a new friend, who also dances Standard, on Facebook. We were talking about practicing, and I was recounting one of the random ways I practice standard when I have the floor all to myself for an hour before lyrical on Fridays. […]

I was lucky enough to watch Mirko & Edita perform last Saturday night at the 2010 MIT Open Ballroom Competition! This video isn’t from that night, but it is the same routine they performed for their Waltz, which I felt was very beautiful. My friends and I have been talking a lot about the meaning […]

I was just browsing through some old photos on Facebook, and it just so happened that there was a photo of me competing in tango, in promenade position, where my dress is aligned towards the camera (though my partner is covering most of me!)… followed directly the next photo, which was a concept mock-up of the […]

Dear Dance Diary

February 11th, 2010

I wrote this letter to my dance instructor Erik, but after writing it, I realized I probably should have written it to myself, like a diary! So, here goes… My first dance diary post! (Changed ever so slightly, to protect the innocent! ) Dear Dance Diary, Today my morning Ballet and Jazz classes were canceled […]

I’ve been watching the videos of Erik and I from Seacoast… I think we look pretty good in many of the dances! Erik & Layla Videos – Seacoast 2010 This is what I thought about each of our videos from Seacoast: m2u00235, this was our first dance, Tango, when we had just run onto the […]