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"The Twist", Chubby Checker

My sister and I loved dancing to “The Twist” when we were kids, thanks to our mother showing us how it’s done.  When you’re a kid and you hear a great song, your body just starts to move and you feel happy.  527 more words


Mix Tape Monday: Footloose Edition

Sometimes I fall into dance routine funk. You know. When I’m out on the town and I’m pushed into the dreaded dance circle (or more accurately when I’m dancing around my apartment) sometimes I’m just at a loss. 257 more words


Rumba Cultural: Cuba and Tampa-Ybor City

By guest blogger, Marlowe Fairbanks

Over the summer I traveled to Cuba for 16 days to study popular and folkloric dance. It was an extraordinary opportunity as an American artist, but especially as a dancer living in Tampa, given the status of dance in Cuba and the deep roots that bind Tampa and the island. 752 more words