Standard Inspiration – 2013 WDSF World Championships


I’ve gotten lazy with posts, so here is some video inspiration from the amateur world championships. I LOVE Tania Kehlet, she is awesome (blonde in the white dress with black criss-crossing). WDSF-style standard is definitely very into extreme shapes, athleticism, unconventional styling, and pushing the current limits of the dance style.

Riccardo & Yulia Dancing Smooth Tango at Blackpool!


The North American professional representatives for the Blackpool Team Match demonstrating American style! So awesome that they’re doing things out of their typical specialty and having fun with it!

Riccardo & Yulia and Maurizio & Andra usually dance Latin and are demonstrating Smooth, Arunas & Katusha and Victor & Anastasia dance Standard and demonstrate Rhythm.

(Four videos total in the linked playlist)

Youtube Inspiration: Partnership, Trust, & Connection


Not ballroom dancing, but a fantastic example of passion, partnership, trust, connection, and pure athleticism. I guess it could be categorized as theatre arts, but also has some gymnastics and just some plain crazy stuff thrown in. One of the most beautiful things I’ve seen.