Comfortable Connections

Square dancing is a team activity. It involves establishing appropriate connections between dancers. No matter which hand or arm hold is being used, dancers should always be aware of the need to aim for comfort when interacting with other dancers. This idea has been developed in response to many complaints about handholds that squeeze painfully, […]

Seeking Free Publicity for Square & Round Dancing

(This is an excerpt from a presentation targeting a marketing initiative of the B.C. Square and Round Dance Federation – By Brian Elmer) The Press Release One of the best ways to reach a mass audience is by seeking free publicity in the press. In this case though, we recommend a different approach than inviting […]

Dancing Can Reverse the Signs of Aging in the Brain

Physical exercise has an anti-aging effect on the hippocampus region of the brain — an area that controls memory, learning and balance. A new study, comparing different forms of exercise — dancing and endurance training — undertaken by elderly volunteers for eighteen months, shows that both can have an anti-aging effect on the brain, but […]