Happy

Honestly when I first heard this song, it annoyed me. Happy is such a loaded word. Complicated. Unattainable. Who is anyone to say that they are happy? Who are these jerks writing songs about being happy? (It may have been a PMS day). I decided to do some digging....

Dance models

Dance lends itself nicely to fashion. Dancers know how to hold their bodies, they are aware of their audience, they are tactile, expressive and creative. Dance models have been popping up all over, from Eco-Fashion week here in Vancouver to this video we found on...

Kevin Bacon Dances

If you haven’t seen this video from the Tonight show with Jimmy Fallon, please take a minute to watch it. In it, Jimmy announces that dancing has been outlawed on the Tonight show and Kevin Bacon, who is the next guest, is not impressed. So Kevin Bacon dances....

Why walk when you can dance: Dance Walking

The first time I heard the rhetorical question “Why walk when you can dance?” was when I watched the Babysitter’s Club in 1995. I was 9. Jessie Ramsey, the dancer character was introduced in the earlier part of the movie as going by this philosophy,...

Dance Health Benefits

The Better Health Channel from the State Government of Victoria in Australia put out this article on dance health benefits.  It outlines the basics: dance is good for you mentally and physically, it is fun, and humans have been doing it forever! The dance health...

Dance Personality Quiz

This Dance Personality Quiz told me I should Ballroom Dance, which is interesting because I have never even tried it, but have always wanted to. Here was the quiz’s reasoning: “You strongly appreciate beauty. So much in this world is exquisite to you. You...

Flash Mob Proposal

We found the cutest Flash Mob Proposal ever set to Bruno Mars’ “Marry You”. It is so adorable we almost can’t stand it! Fun, fresh, and downright magical, this Flash Mob Proposal inspires us to make your next dance super romantic! Trying to...

Pointe Shoes

The pointe shoes in this picture from Tiffany & Co. are certainly beautiful, although we aren’t sure what they would be like to wear! Take it from anyone who has worn these things, they are painful enough without the chance of a tough, sharp stone cutting...

Flash mobs can be more….

Flash mobs can be more than they appear! We at First Dance Vancouver know that flashmobs are fun. Flashmobs all share a common denominator: they get a reaction out of you. The most popular will make you smile, tap your foot, fall in love. They will boost our spirits,...

How to dance well

 How to dance well: this is the dilemna I get questioned with most when people find out I am a dancer. And I certainly understand why. It is because nobody wants to look foolish on the dance floor and in order to avoid looking foolish they figure they better learn how...