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Better balance, improved mood

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Many studies have found that dancing can improve balance, even in frail elderly people. Some have shown improvements in gait, walking speed, and reaction time, as well as cognitive and fine motor performance. Dance studies have included jazz, ballroom, tango, folk, and a series of slow, low-impact dance movements—though any kind of dancing would likely be beneficial. Interestingly, according to …

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Donya Dowlatshahi

Nationality: French/Iranian Height: 5′ 7″ Hair Colour:  Brown Eye Colour: Brown Background: Sharmila’s Dance Academy Dance Styles:  Street  Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet, Hip hop

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5 Things to Consider Before Trying Pointe in Ballet

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Dancing “en pointe,” or on pointe, is a major goal in a ballerina’s dance life. Dancing on pointe, or your toes, requires tremendous strength of the legs and feet. Many ballet teachers have strict requirements for starting pointe work. How do you know when you’re ready for pointe shoes? Following are 5 requirements that must be met before considering starting …

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Hamza El B

Nationality: Moroccan Height: 5’ 8” Hair Colour: Black Eye Colour: Brown Background: Sharmila’s Dance Dance Styles:Breakdance, Hiphop, Popping, House and Acrobats.  

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A Rhythmic Amalgamation of Acrobatics and Dance


Acrobatic dance or Acro dance is a fusion of classical dance forms and acrobatics. It is often seen that this form of dance has a unique choreography that is set on music, allowing the dancer to portray emotions and expressions while performing athletic acrobatic moves. Acro dance draws its inspiration from other dance forms such as jazz, modern dance, lyrical, …

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Dancers as Athletes

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The human body is an amazing machine and in everyday life we use merely a fraction of the muscles and movement permutations available to us.  Contemporary dance is one dance genre that constantly explores the movements of the body striving for innovation and originality. As knowledge about the body increases, dance training improves and the competition for excellence paired with …

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Natty Lou

Nationality: British Height: 5’ 4” Hair Colour: Blonde Eye Colour: Blue Dance Styles: Jazz, Hip Hop, Street Jazz,  

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The Beauty of Ballet Dancing

It hasn’t always been as graceful and eloquently designed as are the intricate presentations you can see upon a visit to theater. However, ballet has been around since the 15th century when small groups of people would gather to witness a rudimentary form of ballet. What is often considered so beautiful about this type of dance is the gracefulness of …

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