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Online Salsa Turn Technique Workshops Arrive at Dance Dojo

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Our Salsa Turn Technique Workshops are ready for you! Not a member yet? Sign up here.

Since, we’ve already written about The Benefits of Salsa Turn Technique and How Salsa Turn Technique Will Change Your World In 15 Minutes, we’ll skip right to the goods.

The goal of these workshops is to improve your understanding of salsa turn mechanics, so you can get your turns more balanced and controlled as quickly as possible. Why? When your turns are solid, everything becomes SO much easier and a world of opportunity opens up. The top dancers you see are usually those who can execute turns with speed and control. Paired with musicality, those dancers become exceptional. Read more

Body Movement Workshops Coming November 2014

Our Body Movement workshops are being produced as we speak and we’re excited to give you a sneak peek at what you’re going to learn. This series of workshops is aimed at bringing your dancing to life. The movement you’ll learn will not only make you look better, you’ll dance smoother too. After all, proper body movement is what helps makes all the hard tricks look easy!

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Learn to Dance Salsa in 7 Days – Free!

We are no longer offering the Salsa in 7 Days program. If you would like to give our online salsa training program a shot, the best way to try it out is by signing up for our free lessons below. While you’re at it, you might be interested in our Salsa Tips too!
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Robin’s Hierarchy of Dance (Stanford Talk)

On May 1, I had a great time speaking at Stanford for BJ Fogg and David Ngo’s Design for Dance conference, where designers, dancers, developers and innovators came together for one day to share ideas around the question:

“How do we get more people dancing?”

The theme of the day was “The first five minutes” and how to better engineer people’s dance experience to get them feeling “YES, this is for me!”

So how does one go about designing a phenomenal initial five minute experience? That’s what I set out to answer. Read more

Dance Dojo Heads To Stanford to Speak at Design for Dance

Tomorrow we’re off to Stanford University in Palo Alto, California to present at BJ Fogg’s Design 4 Dance conference.

BJ Fogg runs the Persuasive Technology Lab at Stanford, where he and his team carry out cutting-edge behaviour design research in areas where they believe major shifts are about to occur in our society. Yes, they believe dance is next.

This year’s conference is all about “The First Five” – sharing core strategies on designing the first five minutes of people’s dance experience to get them feeling:

“Yes I can do this,”
“Yes this dance is for me,”
“Yes this app is for me,”
“Yes this website is for me,”
“Yes this experience is for me,”
“I can do this,”
“I will do this!”
“Hell yeah that was awesome, I’m coming back!”

Design 4 Dance isn’t about persuading people of the benefits of dance, that’s understood already. The conference’s main goal is summed by the question:

“How can we get more people dancing?”

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Dance Dojo is Live!

It’s hard to believe the day is finally here. Dance Dojo’s Beginner and Intermediate Salsa programs are now live!

If you’re absolutely itching to get started, you can join here, or check out our sample lessons for a taste of the program.

Looking back six months ago, we knew we were in for a ride, but we had no idea what it was going to look quite like this.

From pitching Patrick the idea of taking his and Scarlet’s Salsa lessons online in a Hastings St. Coffee shop, to setting up our first day of filming and trashing the whole thing, to learning how to direct a shoot, motivate a team, build a beautiful website, code CSS, and edit videos in Final Cut, it’s safe to say we’ve done about as much learning as you’re about to start doing!

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