How to Avoid Interruptions while Streaming

To all our valued customers,

With the ongoing situation regarding the Coronavirus, many of you are aware of the important part the internet is playing in our daily lives. Never before has the internet become so ingrained in our daily work, study and play. With more people accessing the internet at all times of the day, depending on your internet service provider, you may experience speeds that are “throttled”; that is to say, the internet in your area may be regulated to lower network congestion so the infrastructure isn’t overloaded. (This is what causes internet outages from time to time).

Chances are, you may experience this while using our Dance Vision library on your computer. To get around this, we highly suggest you use the Dance Vision app, available for iOS & Android devices. With the app, you have the ability to download the steps you want and watch them offline, anywhere, at any time. Just one download will save your data, especially if you want to refer back to your steps over and over.

To download a step:
Tap the step you want to download; 3 options will come up. Select “Download”.

To watch a step:
Tap on “Downloads” in the mini-navigation bar in the bottom right hand corner. All downloaded steps will appear there for offline viewing.

It’s that simple! Download the Dance Vision App today on the App Store or Google Play.

iOS – https://itunes.apple.com/jm/app/dance-vision/id1461427008
Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dancevision.flutter&hl=en_US

Tatiana Seliverstova – Dance Teacher’s Academy

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy, Tatiana Seliverstova of the dance team Tatiana Seliverstova and Max Sinitsa! As we are all social distancing, our phone interview had some challenges with audio and yet Tatiana has so much charisma that her bright star energy shines through on this podcast! Tatiana is known for bringing on the floor different kinds of characters. This is the way that she challenged herself to grow in her dancing. She feels dancing to the top means challenging yourself. She feels like a tiger sometimes but if her costume is more like a princess than she stays true to that character. She lives through the movement with her character. Tatiana recommends finding your signature movement by being confident with your own body. Max and Tatiana’s retirement this February 2020 was a surprise to many people however that decision was made privately at the end of 2019. Two things helped her mind for this big decision and new year. First, there was time with her family. Next a trip to Bali helped her get centered with spiritual time for meditation and yoga. A time to get into a different zone.  Like many of her crazy ideas, at first seemed to be an odd move for Max and Tatiana to retire. Timing can be tricky for professional dancers from which shows and competitions to do and when to retire but with, it turns out, a Global Pandemic the timing for their retirement was perfect! Tatiana comes up with crazy ideas and Max knows how to ask questions to bring them to fruition. Like many dance stars at the top, much of her dance movements and costumes have been questioned along the way. But when her crazy ideas come to life, experts and the audience are spellbound! Tatiana describes herself as an impatient person often looking for inspiration at concerts and other live performances. She searches for her inspiration! A great suggestion Tatiana gives if you feel that your dancing isn’t growing or getting results- ask yourself- what brought you to dancing in the first place? What do you like about dancing the most? Is it taking lessons the most?  Is it practicing that you like the most?  Tatiana loves showing off at the competition and getting on the stage! And we can tell! Tatiana puts on a show and we are all looking forward to her next performance with Max!!  Thanks for a great interview Tatiana!      

App Tip: Download Our Videos

Worried about your data? With our Dance Vision App, you can download videos in app and watch them later offline on your phone or tablet.

To download a step: Navigate to the lesson you want to learn, click the step name and select “Download” to add to your device. (the amount of videos you may download depends on your phone’s disk space).

To watch a downloaded step: Navigate to the “Downloads” icon in the lower right hand corner of the app to access all downloaded steps.

If you haven’t already, click below to download the app for iOS or Android:

iOS App Store – https://itunes.apple.com/jm/app/dance-vision/id1461427008

Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dancevision.flutter&hl=en_US

Breezing through the Pandemic – The Dancer’s Guide

The Coronavirus has tightened its unforgiving grip on all of us. I have been trying to figure out the best way to navigate through this crisis we all are finding ourselves in. It is an especially difficult time for us, dancers, and teachers. Suddenly, what we dream and breathe has been taken away from us. Our freedom and the ability to share the love for dance are replaced with a home lockdown.

This, too, shall pass, they say, and I AM SURE OF IT! Let’s face it- we are all responsible for saving lives and helping flatten the curve. Now let’s stop feeling sorry for the situation and do our very best with what we have. Lemons? Let’s stir up a lemonade !!!

I am breezing through this difficult time and wanted to share some of the things that help me stay on track and KEEP GOING FORWARD, even if currently sitting on a chair.

Read More…

 

Malamov, Atanas.  “Breezing through the Pandemic – The Dancer’s Guide“.   The Ballroom Dance Blog, April 3,  2020

How Wayne Eng Embraces the World from A Safe Social Distance!

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy,  Jose & Aimee sit down to talk with Wayne Eng via a telephone interview.  He shares with us what uplifts him and keeps him positive during these difficult times. Listen to his vision to help and give back to the people when the world gets back to normal! 

Due to social distancing, many people are unable to attend their group classes or private lessons.  He wants to keep people inspired and moving, so he’s opened up the entire Dance Vision library for free.  When you enroll you’ll get 30 days of over 5000 instructional videos.  No credit card required.  Sign up at www.DanceVison.com then download the app from your app store.  We are all at home so let’s make the most of this time! Let’s dance!!

 

Announcing the Exhibition Video Competition presented by the Dance Vision Circuit

Lights…camera…action! Shine your shoes, fluff up those costumes, and get ready for the first ever Exhibition Video Contest presented by the Dance Vision Circuit. Get creative, have some fun, and dream up the most fabulous performance you can think of! Participants will be judged on Presentation, Timing, Musicality & Technique.

Open to Pro/Am & Am/Am solos, couples & groups.

How to Enter:

1. Record a video exhibition in Bronze, Silver, Gold or Open Gold levels. You do not have to follow NDCA Syllabus & Competition Rules: Anything goes (within your level)Exhibition must be limited to 2 minutes or less.

2. Share your video to [email protected] via a file sharing service (Dropbox, Google Drive, WeTransfer, etc.). Please label your video with your level & style of dance.

3. Receive an in-depth voice critique by one of our world-class judges.

4. The top 3 exhibitions from each level will be invited to perform at the 2021 Emerald Ball Dancesport Championships AND receive 2 coaching lessons with the judge that critiqued their video.

Entry deadline: June 15th, 2020. Winners will be announced via social media by July 7th, 2020.

Surprise Retirement: Max Sinista & Tatiana Seliverstova

This past weekend at the New York Dance Festival, 3x world Smooth finalist, USA Smooth vice champion
& 2x Blackpool American Smooth bronze medalist Tatiana Seliverstova and Max Sinitsa bid farewell to competition.

Thank you for your contribution to the dance community. We wish you the best on on the next step of your dance journey. Congratulations, Max and Tatiana, on your retirement. – Your Dance Vision Family

Below is the retirement letter read at NYDF and posted to their social media.

Dear Friends,

Our career has truly been a remarkable journey.  The driving force behind our dancing has always been the passion for this art, and to be able to share that with all of you is our ultimate reward. So today, we would like to humbly say thank you to this wonderful industry and to all of you who were there with us from the very beginning.
There have been many people in our lives who helped us pursue our dreams and achieve our goals. Our parents, our teachers and our friends. To all of you we are eternally grateful for your love, guidance and support. We are also grateful to our competitors who have always challenged us and gave us the motivation to become better tomorrow than we were yesterday.
Our competitive careers have been full of ups and downs as anything else in life but what we truly believe is that risks must be taken and challenges should be met with utmost enthusiasm and creativity. The American Smooth style has only begun to reach its true potential and being part of that process has been a satisfying and humbling experience.
Even though today we hang up our competitive shoes, we are extremely excited about what the future holds for us.
Ballroom dancing is about two people striving to create something together, that is greater than what either one of them could ever do alone. And we promise to use our passion and talents to push our beloved Smooth beyond heights anyone could imagine.
Today, we are not saying good bye, instead we are simply turning the page to a new chapter in our lives. We are all responsible for the next generation in one way or another and we sincerely hope that the dancers of the future continue to evolve even further than we did… “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken”
With love,
Max & Tatiana

THE FASCINATING WORLD OF AMERICAN SMOOTH

American Smooth can be best described as a form of ballroom dancing with an enhanced repertoire of easy to perform, yet exciting steps. It incorporates steps from three ballroom disciplines – the Waltz, Viennese Waltz and Foxtrot. 
You can learn more about American Smooth in this informative article by atanasmalamov
Dancing the American Smooth is like taking on a fascinating journey through the realms of Ballroom Dance.
Access our American Smooth instructional videos and many more for FREE here.