Partner Dance Success: Be the One They Want: What I Wish I Knew when I Started Social Dancing

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  • Want to be a better social dancer in less time?
  • Progress faster than your peers and get more out of your practice and dance time?
  • Ever wonder what it’s like when potential partners seek you out?

Find out what makes you desirable as a partner, and pay attention to the most important dance elements. Adults focus on different elements than children, and you'll get more from your lessons and practice sessions.

You can dance better tomorrow, next week and beyond with the information found in this book.

This book is full of practical, actionable, inspiring articles originally written for one of the world’s most popular social dance blogs (www.UnlikelySalsero.com) Voted #1 dance blog in 2013 by the DanceAdvantage.net readers.

The insights come from someone widely known as the “World’s Least Likely Dance Instructor.” Don Baarns was a professional musician in his 20’s, studying and working with some of the most recorded musicians in Los Angeles. Watching tens of thousands of dancers over the years while performing, he always said “Someday I’d like to dance too, that seems like fun.” It took him into his mid 40’s to start that pursuit, and his light hearted, fun, self-conscious, real world journey into dancing will benefit your quest greatly.

Musicians and dancers follow an amazingly parallel improvement path. Don started teaching private drum lessons around 1977 and has decades of teaching and music experience. From his beginning dance lessons, Don knew he would someday teach this art too, as he quickly recognized the similarities among the elite dancers and musicians. Today, he passes that wisdom along to thousands of dancers in group classes, private lessons, his blog and online videos.

These time-tested articles have been created, refined, organized and updated to reflect years of accumulated social dance experience, plus feedback from a huge set of dance friends, partners, blog readers, students, club dancers and other instructors from around the world. As a master instructor himself, today he also coaches many other teachers, both in musicality and in teaching techniques.

Most chapters are written as standalone articles, and will contribute to your overall dancing success. They are also written from a very personal point of view; outlining successes, short-term failures and solutions YOU can apply directly to your dancing.

All to inspire you and help improve your dancing faster than the crowd. It’s not brain surgery or beyond your reach; it’s the right mindset, the right techniques and some uncommon approaches to excellence learned from years of performing and teaching both music and dance.

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Musicality and Dance insights from someone widely known as the "World's Least Likely Dance Instructor."

Don Baarns was a professional musician in his 20's, studying and working with some of the most recorded musicians in Los Angeles. Watching tens of thousands of dancers over the years while performing music, he often said, "Someday I'd like to dance too, that seems like fun." It took him into his mid 40's to start that pursuit, and his light hearted, fun, self-conscious, real world journey into dancing will benefit your quest greatly.

Musicians and dancers follow an amazingly parallel improvement path. Don started teaching private drum lessons around 1977 and has decades of teaching and music experience. From his beginning dance lessons, Don knew he would someday teach this art too, as he quickly recognized the similarities among elite dancers and musicians.

Today, he passes that wisdom along to thousands of dancers in workshops, private lessons, his very popular dance blog, "Music4Dancers" YouTube video series. He is now writing books too.

He specializes in teaching novice and professional dancers about musicality, growing as a dancer, and coaches other instructors in the art and science of teaching. Professional dancers seek him out for his musicality training and insights for a stronger connection between the music and movements.

Be sure to check out his UnlikelySalsero.com blog (voted #1 Dance Blog in 2013 by the readers at "DanceAdvantage.net")

You'll find over 180 articles on social dancing, musicality and dance improvement concepts.

He loves hearing from other dancers at all levels, be sure to connect with him on the various social media sites he frequents (see the links below.)

Blog:
http://www.UnlikelySalsero.com

YouTube Musicality Series:
http://www.YouTube.com/Music4Dancers

Facebook:
http://www.Facebook.com/UnlikelySalsero

Twitter:
http://Twitter.com/UnlikelySalsero

Google+:
http://plus.Google.com (Don Baarns)

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