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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...

Cue the wedding music because here comes the LeAnn and Stacey! – wedding dance lessons in Libertyville

Cue the wedding music because here comes the LeAnn and Stacey!  I met this fantastic couple six months before their big day in October 2018.  One of my favorite quotes from this couple was “I still remember our first wedding dance lesson in Libertyville like it was yesterday!”  How...

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...

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...

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...