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Pantsula dance

A dance is more than just movement to music. It is a wordless way to release our emotions, show cultural origins and belongings, express feelings of sadness or joy. That becomes extremely evident when one looks at a fairly unknown dance Pantsula. Pantsula is a ghetto rough dance that emerged in South Africa in the Read More

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Talk to yourself, it helps!

Athletes and coaches often believe that self-talk can improve performance, confidence and motivation. Here we take a look at how it works and what is the evidence for the power of self-talk. What is self-talk? Traditionally, there has been emphasis on positive and negative self-talk. More recently researchers also talk about instructional and motivational self-talk. Read More

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Do you perform better when you’re in good mood?

There is a strong intuitive association between mood states and sport performance. But what does science say? Peter Terry and Andrew Lane from the UK’s Brunel University have spent several years investigating the mood-performance relationships. In a comprehensive review article, they highlight the three most common research questions: Are mood responses different between athletes and Read More

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Rond de jambe par terre

Rond de jambe par terre is one of main ballet exercises that increases the turn-out of the legs. Translated from French, it means circling the leg on the ground. You can do demi- (or half)-rond, or full rond de jambe. In the full rond de jambe, the toe traces a semi-circle on the floor around the Read More

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Why do you dance? Take a test

Dancing is a popular form of physical exercise. Studies have shown that it can decrease anxiety, increase self-esteem, and improve psychological wellbeing. A team of psychology researchers has recently published a test that can help identify the reasons why people attend dance classes. They found eight main motivational factors for dancing: Mood enhancement: Dancing as the Read More

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Wisdom with a smile

«Optimist: Someone who figures that taking a step backwards after taking a step forwards is not a disaster. It’s a cha-cha» Robert Brault   «I think Balanchine and Robbins talk to God, and when I call, he’s out to lunch» Bob Fosse   «If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d Read More

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Live, love, dance!

«I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance» Friedrich Nietzsche   «On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined» Lord Byron   «Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room» Mary Schmich   «Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn’t music» William Read More

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Dance, love and partnership

«Please send me your last pair of shoes, worn out with dancing as you mentioned in your letter, so that I might have something to press against my heart» Johann Wolfgang von Goethe   «God match me with a good dancer» William Shakespeare   «To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling Read More

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Dancing is…

«To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking» Agnes De Mille   «Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body» Martha Graham   «Dance isn’t something that can be explained in words. Read More

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