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Rhythms for Ballroom & Latin Dance

 Time and time again, I hear from my clients that they have no rhythm.  Needless to say, I eagerly, yet happily, disagree with them because it is just not true – we all have a sense of rhythm!  Our breathing, our heartbeat, both function around a set beat, or...

Essentials for your First Wedding dance lesson & Consultation

First and foremost, congratulations!  This is a very exciting and happy time in life as you start, or continue, preparing for the big day!  As you very well know, there are many aspects to consider when preparing and planning for your wedding.  One thing you cannot forget to also...

The Basics of Social Dancing

Social dancing can be described as non-competitive ballroom and Latin dancing.  Ballroom and Latin styles include dances like Salsa, Cha-Cha, Foxtrot, Rumba, and many more.  The nice thing about social dancing that it is intended to be used at various, yet practical functions: wedding receptions, nightclubs, business functions, and...

The 25 Best Dance Movies of All Time!

As a ballroom dancer, there are few things that bring me more joy than dance movies. You needn’t have grown up at the barre to love and appreciate films in which dance takes — for lack of a more on-the-nose expression — center stage. The need to dance is...

Dirty Dancing wins my heart for best dance movie at all time. Best Bet You Didn’t Know These 25 Facts About Dirty Dancing!

What is your favorite dance movie at all time? Step up? Dirty Dancing? Footloose? Scent of the women? I think I have watched all of them. The one I have always been coming back to is the 1987 classic romance film, Dirty Dancing and despite its age, it is still...

Use it, or Lose It: Dancing Shows to Benefit Memory Loss Population

Use it, or Lose It: Dancing Shows to Benefit Memory Loss Population There is the popular phrase, If you don’t use it, you lose it”.  This saying has stuck around because it has been an important take-away from multiple studies, including the New England Journal of Medicine report on...

Practice Dance Parties: Beliefs & Realities

Did you know that practice dance parties aren’t just parties?!  Granted there is socializing, snacks, music, laughing, and of course, dancing!  But these events are also a fantastic opportunity to both practice and learn.  It is not uncommon for ballroom dance students to hold various beliefs and expectations about...

First Ballroom Dance Competition: Checklist to Success.

First Ballroom Dance Competition: Checklist to Success. At one point or another, we all are involved in important events in our lives: birthdays, sports tournaments, wedding anniversaries, vacations…  A common thread between these events is planning:  what do to before, during and after the event.  And ballroom dance competitions...

May I Have This Dance?: The Top Benefits of Learning to Dance As an Adult

Ever seen people at a ballroom class? It’s impossible to miss them. It’s been around since the 16th century and continues to make an impact, from high school dances to global competitions. One thing does stand out about ballroom and other dancing classes: most attendees are adults. Isn’t dancing something you can...

Make your 2019 Wedding One to Remember Forever With Your First Dance Classes!

Make your 2019 Wedding One to Remember Forever With Your First Dance classes! By nature, weddings are unforgettable events. Yet there are just some parts of a wedding that stand out against others:  invitation, venue, decoration, DJ… the list goes on!  However, the couple’s first dance is arguably the...