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Are You Open to Innovation in Your Dancing?

Open to innovation?

How many clubs are there for Foxtrot dancers? How about Rumba or Cha-Cha?

Compare this to West Coast Swing, Salsa & Hustle.

When the dance falls out of favor the studios may be the only place where those who enjoy it can go to dance. It's pretty tough trying to talk up a dance that has not been popular with the public for many years.

In the 60's Cha-Cha was pretty hot.  I have found many pop artists from that era with entire albums set to a Cha-Cha beat. Compared to now when you would be pretty hard pressed to find Cha-Cha danced even in a Latin Club. Cha Cha is still a popular dance in the studios and interestingly enough, is a popular Country Western Dance.

Once a dance becomes popular outside the dance studios the innovation begins. This is not a dig at the studio instructors or instruction. The studios have to standardize the instruction in much the same way that public schools must present a standardized curriculum.

The clubs and dance groups that exist for the enjoyment and advancement of a particular dance style can add to the standard studio instruction and in the process change the character of the dance. The problems arise when one or the other begin to believe that their way of instruction is the only way that the dance should be taught.

When the dance becomes popular the studios need to capitalize on this and learn to bring their curriculum up to date. If they don't, when their students do get out to the clubs they will find themselves out of touch with the mainstream dancers.

The clubs also needs to send members to the various "open to the public" studios and USABDA dance events. Not all dancers are aware of all of the dance clubs and dance opportunities available. Having a dance club or event is not a case of "Build it and They Will Come" They won't come until they are made aware and then asked.


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