How to Ballroom Dance

October 3, 2014

Dance Film

Bali Dancers / Balinese Dance – Pose
Dance Film
Image by Dominic’s pics
One of a set of photos taken of a Balinese dance event.

Photographed in Bali in 1998, this was not an organised tourist display. Such was their pride, I was literally dragged in off the street to see this event (for free). It was evident that the dance had been prepared and presented with a great deal of energy and enthusiasm. (It was not uncommon to see Balinese children practicing dance moves at their homes.)

Just look at the serious expressions on the faces of the performers.

Bali has a very distinctive Hindu derived culture – Agama Hindu Dharma – (unlike the rest of Indonesia which is predominantly Muslim).

The image is a scan of a slide / transparency taken using a CanoScan 8800F. The image was resurrected from a very badly underexposed (almost black) slide image. (The camera had a slow film, and the main, distant, illumination was the weak built-in flash.) The scan was made at 16 bits per colour channel. In Adobe Photoshop the levels and gamma were adjusted in two or three iterations – each time being careful to ensure that the shadows stayed black, and that the highlights were not bleached out. The resulting very grainy and noisy image was then smoothed using the Adobe Photoshop "Reduce Noise" Noise filter.

Ballroom dancing is no longer just something old people and wealthy people do. On TV today, dance shows are into ballroom dancing as well as dance sports. Even young children are trying to break into the sport, wanting to be on teams and in dance competitions. This is an awesome way for you and your spouse to learn how to enjoy the dances during social events now. What is great about it is that there are 6 different types of ballroom dancing that you get to learn.
If you are wanting to learn how to ballroom dance, then you should start on some of the slower songs to learn the basics. Waltz for example is a popular and common dance, which can be easily learned. When you eventually master easy types of ballroom dancing, you can then move on to learn the more complex and faster ones.Here are two different types of ballroom dancing you may want to learn.
Waltz – if you have learned a dance move called the closed dance hold, then you shall be using it in the waltz. You’ll find this is much easier to learn because it is much slower than other types of ballroom dances. Since the waltz is the best dance to start learning on, maybe you should try to learn a new ballroom dance because you now know the foundations.
Tango – the tango is another type of ballroom dancing and one of the most romantic and passionate dances. If you have seen it in the movies, the tango is sometimes associated with guys biting on a long-stem rose as he seduces the woman. Although this type of ballroom dancing originally came from South America, it has now become a more American Style tango with heavy European influences.
If you want to learn how to ballroom dance at home, then you should check out Learn & Master Ballroom Dance by Jaimee Simon and Mark Short. The program includes a 13 DVD lesson program that can be practiced in your own home. Other dance programs exist, such as Ballet Bible by Anita Leembruggen. So there I was surfing the web looking for real reviews of Ballroom Dance and Ballet Bible and I came up with product ratings at

Before you buy any online dance lesson, go to and check out the Learn and Master Ballroom Dance Review or Complete Ballet Bible Review. With an industry leading reputation and happy customers, the Ballet Bible by Anita Leembruggen is a great deal.


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