Category Archive for "Dance News"

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...

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...

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...

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...

Preparing for your BEST Cruise: Making your Vacation Memorable. Dance Lessons for Cruise 

Preparing for your BEST Cruise: Making your Vacation Memorable. Dance Lessons for Cruise.   Illinois winters seem to be often unpredictable, especially in the Chicagoland area and at Lake Shore Dance Academy.  Even though many of us experienced days where all we needed was a sweatshirt to keep us warm,...

Wedding Dance Classes in Evanston, Wilmette, Vernon Hills and North Shore Areas. LSDA The Knot Best of Weddings 2019!

Thank You Dance Family Lake Shore Dance Academy is proud to announce being awarded The Knot’s pick for best of weddings 2019. We would like to thank all of our couples who took wedding dance classes at Lake Shore Dance Academy, it would not have been possible without them!...