11 Best Online Courses On Ballroom & Latin Technique
We’ve put together some of Dancesportlife Academy’s best courses and premium camp lectures for Ballroom & Latin technique.
We also have massive Black Friday & Cyber Monday promotions at the moment, so if you decide to buy some of the courses, now is the time!
1. Fundamentals Of Ballroom by Mirko & Edita Gozzoli
One of our best-selling courses is, by far, the greatest choice if you want to learn the core principles of Ballroom technique such as posture, hold, centres, footwork & body action. Furthermore, you get the chance to discover four novel choreographies and how to apply the theory to them.
Mirko & Edita Gozzoli barely need any introduction. They are one of the most renowned names in ballroom dancing. They have been both World Champions and European Champions.
Length: 4 hours 20 minutes
2. Fundamentals Of Quickstep by Hazel Newberry
Hazel Newberry MBE is one of the United Kingdom’s leading ballroom ladies and dance teachers. She was three times undefeated World Professional Ballroom champion.
In her lecture at the Gladiators Dance Congress, she focused her attention on lead & follow by looking at body positioning and core principles such as contra body movement.
Length: 29 minutes
3. Paso Doble – Structure And Its 5 Elements by Alan Fletcher
When you say “Alan Fletcher” you automatically say “true legend of the Latin American dancing world”. One of the most sought after teachers, preparing couples to win the highest titles, reveals the five key aspects of Paso Doble.
Learn from Alan some secrets on music, posture, shaping, framing, and resistance. Also, you will get a cameo from one of the most loved lady dancers. I’ll let you guess who that is!
Length: 26 minutes
4. Partnering Skills In Tango By Steve Powell
A true gentleman of the ballroom dancing world, Steve Powell is a multiple-time European Professional Ballroom finalist and a World Professional Ballroom Semi-finalist.
In his lecture from Gladiators Dance Congress, we can learn about partnering applied strictly in Tango, as it is quite different than the other Ballroom dances. Steve is looking mainly at how the body and foot positioning helps in mastering the partnering skills.
Length: 31 minutes
5. Paso Shaping by Graham Oswick
Charming and charismatic, with a great competitive career behind him, Graham Oswick uses his knowledge to teach Ballroom and Latin American competitors valuable principles.
He showcases this charm and love for core principles of Latin-American dancing in his lecture from Gladiators Dance Congress. Graham explains how to create that distinct Paso shaping through mastering feet pressure and leg action.
Length: 29 minutes
6. Fundamentals Of Movement In Latin by Andrea Silvestri & Martina Varadi
Andrea Silvestri & Martina Varadi are one of the top WDSF Amateur Latin couples. They are finalists in all the major events such as Grand Slams and WDSF World & European Championships.
For their Dancesportlife Academy course, they’ve put together five chapters of theory and choreography designed to help you learn the basic principles of bodyweight, movement, and connection. In the choreography part of the course, Andrea & Martina will show you four basic routines and four more advanced routines by applying all the principles discussed in the theoretical section.
Length: 2 hours 40 minutes
7. Use Of Different Timing In Cha-Cha-Cha By Goran Nordin
Goran is a former UK Closed Amateur Latin Champion, British National Professional Latin Champion, and a finalist in major competitions from the WDC world.
He is known for his inclination towards choreography, timing, and musicality. And that is exactly what he discusses in his lecture from the Gladiators Dance Congress. Goran, with amazing enthusiasm, showcases how we can play with different timing in Cha-Cha-Cha.
Length: 28 minutes
8. Specific Positions That Give Character To Your Dance by Mirko Gozzoli
Mirko Gozzoli has a special place on this list as he appears not one time but three times!
In this lecture from Gladiators Dance Congress, Mirko shows you how to dance a Tango that respects its character by creating different positions.
Length: 32 minutes
9. Viennese Waltz And Its Technical Actions By Mirko Gozzoli
The third lecture held by Mirko is the one from Master Evolution Training Camp.
As should expect from each of Mirko’s lecture, you will receive great details and discover hidden aspects of a dance. In this lecture, he teaches you the correct foot alignment & placement in Viennese Waltz and the amount of turn in the body position.
Length: 50 minutes
10. Bodyweight By Simona Fancello
Simona Fancello is a great ballroom instructor. Her career was filled with great results together with Fabio Selmi. She has been a finalist in all the major competitions, such as World & European Championships.
In this lecture, she focuses on the importance of bodyweight and how to use it in the fundamental basic steps of quickstep.
Length: 27 minutes
11. Slow Waltz And The 3 Important Actions: Swing, Sway, Shape By Irina Solomatina
Irina Solomatina is one of the most sought after teachers. Together with Alexander Melnikov, she was 12 times Russian Champions.
In her lecture from Master Evolution Training Camp, Irina explains thoroughly how the swing, sway, and shape in Slow Waltz are crucial for good leading in Slow Waltz
Length: 39 minutes
Next, we’ll make a list of courses and camp lectures that focus on softer skills such as musicality, artistry, or communication.
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