16 Jun, 2024
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The History Of How Football Became America’s Favorite Game

The birth of American football, like many great stories, involves a blend of borrowed elements, chance encounters, and a dash of stubborn creativity. Here’s a journey through its fascinating origins: Roots in Two Continents: Soccer (Association Football): The earliest influences came from English soccer, with its focus on kicking a round ball into a goal. […]

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Chicken Noodle Soup Dance

Ever so often a cultural force grabs America by the neck and does not let go. The chicken noodle soup dance and song could be the next silent assassin in the night, waiting to take the spot. As its popularity grows, chicken noodle soup could become the next big thing on America’s pop culture landscape. […]

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The Pros and Cons of Teaching Dancing

Teaching dancing is a rewarding and enjoyable career for those who are passionate about dancing, as well as teaching. To be a good teacher it is also essential that you enjoy passing on your knowledge to others, and get on well with all walks of life from small children to adults. Some dancers are great […]

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Business Ethics for the Mindful Dance Professional

Once upon a time, a dance teacher opened her own studio down the road from her former employer’s school, taking advantage of her former teaching position to start her own studio. Sound familiar? This is an all too common story in the dance studio business and unfortunately, this is no fairy-tale. We have all heard […]

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The Purpose of Modern Dance

The Problem Modern dance is one of the hardest genres to define by technique. Modern isn’t necessarily fast or slow or done to specific music, or any music. It doesn’t necessarily highlight specific physical skill or tell a story. It isn’t necessarily anything. And it can include everything. This is fine and great from the […]

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The History of St. Louis Imperial Swing Dancing

There are a total of eight swing dance clubs located in and around the St. Louis area (including M.U.S.I.C. in Collinsville, Illinois) that are members of the Midwest Swing Dance Federation, and all of these clubs are descended from the St. Louis Imperial Dance Club that was founded in 1973. The largest of these sister […]