Dance of Asian America
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Jul
02
2016

 

How do you engage someone new to your dance style?  Here's our top five tips for how to teach a beginner to dance:

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May
04
2016

Dance Community Service

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Keeping a club together is the primary job of any leader.  Clubs provide members with tremendous value.  When asking members why they participate in their clubs, common answers have to do with the benefits of socializing, exercising, just plain fun, sharing what they love with others, trying something new, and a passion for performing.  These benefits are wonderful parts of dancers’ lives, and they wouldn't exist without a community of people to dance with.  So hats off to the club leaders and event organizers who make social dance happen!  Their hard work truly enriches our lives.

Now for the next challenge: how can you take this great thing to the next level?  You've already got the group together, so it’s time to start making the most of it.  Here are some ideas on how your club can do more for each other and help people in need.

Children’s Education

Dance is a valuable tool to help children lead positive,healthy lives.  Giving children the gift of dance is one of the most important things your club can do.  It is a gift that improves all aspects of a child’s life—mind, body, and soul.  Dance improves physical fitness, social skills, self-confidence, self-expression, cognitive development, and cultural appreciation.   Pass it on!


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Apr
03
2016

Best Pick-Up Line

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Esquire Magazine states, “Pick-up lines are corny, rehearsed witticisms that say as much about the nitwit charmed by them as they do about the amateur employing such desperate tactics.”  Not a great endorsement from the home of “Man at His Best”.  As a woman on the receiving end of many of these lines, I have to agree with the experts.

Yet there is this one line that I've always appreciated.  It’s refined, friendly, and promising.

“Do you want to dance?” a guy asks with a smile and an extended hand.  Now that’s good.  So good, in fact, I've hardly ever turned it down.  What I love about it is how much it tells me about the other person.  He’s fun, confident, and wants to do things that I want to do.  Immediately, he’s off to a good start and I want to now more about him.  But first,we’ll just share a dance.  So I take his hand and let him lead me to the dance floor. 

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Mar
01
2016
Starting a dance club is a wonderful way to bring people together to share in the joys of dancing together.  Here's the key to success for building a new dance group.
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Feb
24
2016

Insurance is a practical expense for all businesses and facilities, and it's especially important for all dance activities.  If someone gets hurt while dancing, insurance coverage can provide monetary relief for an injured participant who needs medical attention.  A responsible group leader or event coordinator will, at a minimum, have "medical accident" coverage for this type of occurrence.  This type of coverage is included in all ASDA memberships at the rate of $2 per person per year (or $.20 per person per day for special events).  See Membership Benefits for details.

Most venues require dance clubs and special events to carry 1-2 million dollars in general liability insurance.  This type of policy provides basic coverage for your business.  For a quote, please call 713-882-3864 after completing the following application(s):

For General Liability coverage (clubs, organizations, and groups that meet regularly)

For Special Event coverage (one-time or special events)

For Directors & Officers coverage (non-profit organizations only)

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Jan
11
2016

Safety Matters

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Familiarize yourself with the most common injuries and issues affecting social dance events. Then, work with your staff and volunteers to maintain your location as a safe space for dance. Acquire adequate insurance coverage to control your losses in the event of an injury or loss.

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Dec
01
2015
Organizing a performance group to represent your club at community events can provide enormous benefits to your club as well the places you perform.  Many community events need entertainment, and dance provides a fun and enriching experience.  For you, public performances are great for raising awareness about your dance style and your group.  Plus, there may already be some members of your group who are just itching to show off their dancing skills.  Let them have the limelight!
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Oct
01
2015

Thinking about taking partner dance classes? Not sure what to sign up for? A mix of both is recommended for most people. Here's an idea of what to expect from group classes and private lessons.

Group Classes

Benefits:

  1. Practice leading and following with a variety of partners.
  2. Make new friends and practice partners.
  3. Watch other people try new moves and learn from their experience.
  4. Group classes are less expensive than private lessons.

 

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