Category Archive for "Dance Lessons"

Can Ballroom Dancing Help My Marriage?

Can Ballroom Dancing Help My Marriage? When a marriage is in trouble, some people consider counseling. Others vent to friends and family. Some married couples move into a new house or take an epic vacation, thinking a radical change is what their union needs.  But instead of all of...

Top Places to Social Dance in Chicago- Salsa Dancing & Swing Dancing

Ready to test out your dancing skills? Here are the best places to dance in Chicago where you can practice your partner dancing from salsa dancing all to the way to swing dancing! So grab your dancing shoes and get movin’ and groovin’! 210 Live! – Perfect for Swing...

Laura and Trenton’s Dance Journey: First Dance Lessons Evanston

Laura and Trenton’s Dance Journey: First Dance Lessons Evanston The first time I met this cute, committed, and energetic couple was April of 2019 during the complimentary consultation and wedding dance lessons in Evanston. Laura was finishing her education at Kellogg Business School at Northwestern University. While Trenton was...

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...