World Records For Dancing You May Not Want To Beat!

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If there’s at least one thing you can learn from dancing, it’s knowing the motivation and dedication required to master your skills. All of these world records were achieved with relentless stamina and iron willpower! If you’re bored one day and looking for a challenge, why not casually try and break some of these records and get your name and achievement recognised by the Guinness Book of Records?

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Classical ballet is returning to Logan Dance in 2012!

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We’ve got some awesome news for budding ballerinas – the long-awaited Kids Ballet for ages 7-14 starts Wednesday 1st February at 6:15pm (that’s this week!).

Come on down for our kids evening class and enjoy moving to the music of the traditional ballets including The Nutcracker and Swan Lake. Learn new steps, increase your strength and flexibility, improve your posture, impress your friends with your new grace and knowledge of classical ballet, and of course have fun!

Classical ballet has a long tradition and a strong technique that will make all your other styles easier to pick up.

Come and try out our first class this Wednesday evening.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Salsa – not just a Spanish sauce!

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Its name deriving from the Spanish word for “sauce” due to its spice and sensations, Salsa is a dance that is bursting with pizazz and energy. Its irresistible rhythms and simple movements have made it a popular dance in dancing institutions all over the world and once you’ve got the basic steps down, you’re laughing!

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How about some Hip Hop dancing with Bec!

Rebecca Dunlea (Bec) is the funkiest new teacher to join the Logan Dance team taking on our Hip Hop classes. Spend a few moments getting to know Bec – she’ll have you rushing in for our next hip hop class! Read the rest of this entry »

Christmas Dance Gift Certificates!

Still looking for the perfect gift this Christmas? With Christmas right around the corner there’s nothing better than giving the gift of dance!

Whether you’re a novice or an advanced dancer, we have new awesome vouchers available that will soothe those itchy feet!

Choose your gift: With Gift Certificates for either private lessons or group classes, there is something for everyone! Is your friend or loved one getting married? – a Wedding Package Gift Certificate is the perfect gift!

We’ll even send your gift certificate directly to your loved ones.  So…what are you waiting for? – give the Gift of Dance today!

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The first dance is not just a wedding dance…

“There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.”  – Vicki Baum

The ‘first dance’ at a wedding is steeped in a tradition of romance and symbolism: it’s a moment that captures the love between a newly married couple and expresses it through the upholding of a long-standing ritual of taking to the dance floor for the first time as husband and wife…

Of course – it’s not all about the bride and groom: this dance happens in front of all of their family and friends. It’s a moment for everyone and almost always lights up the room with the twinkle of happily teary eyes.

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Wedding dance performances that will inspire you!

Your wedding: it’s the most important day in your life as a couple, the day on which you officially declare your love and bind your lives together ’till death do us part’ in front of all your friends and family. How do you want them to remember this day? A traditional textbook wedding? A romantic slow dance to the song that was playing when you had your first kiss?

Some couples choose to seize the moment to declare their personality as a couple and surprise their guests with some truly awesome dance performances!

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How to avoid common dance injuries

Injuries happen all the time when you do any kind of exercise, particularly dance. It is often inevitable, yet there are many ways in which you can minimise the chances of it affecting you: Prevention is better than cure.

Warming Up

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Do you have a dancing dog or dancing cat?!

I had a lot of fun finding videos of amazing kids dancing so I have done the same this week with animals too! It seems that dancing is not confined to mankind – great dancers can be found all throughout the animal kingdom.

This British duo – Kate and Gin – managed to get to the final of Britain’s Got Talent a couple of years ago. They’ve come with a new genre of dance – canine freestyle…!

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This cockatoo has definitely got rhythm! Some of them have been known to sing along to some songs as well as dance along to them.

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5 reasons why dancing makes you happy!

Of course it’s true! Dancing is an activity that lets loose a rainbow of benefits for your mentality and your mood. The next time you slip on your dancing shoes, think of all the good that you’re doing for your mind. Here are a couple of motivational pointers to which will encourage you to keep on dancing!

1. Endorphins

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