From Hop to Swing! West Coast Style

From Hop to Swing! West Coast Style

Swing dancing is one of those great upbeat dance styles which covers a wealth of fun and exciting moves. East Coast swing and West Coast swing are two different styles of dancing. Both are exceptionally fun and fast moving but West Coast swing in particular is a great beginners swing dance to learn

Building Confidence Through Ballroom Dance

Building Confidence Through Ballroom Dance

Anxiety, feelings of inferiority, and a lack of confidence is something we all experience from time to time. As kids or adults, it can be hard to deal with these feelings, so finding a way to overcome them and build up your self-esteem is a good idea for a happier life. That's where ballroom dance comes in

Ballroom Dancing As An Alternative To Couple's Therapy

Ballroom Dancing As An Alternative To Couple's Therapy

One terrific way to help reignite the spark and improve the communication in your love life is ballroom dancing. According to Hitched Magazine, dancing can help to create or improve intimacy. They even tout dancing as the "new form of couple's therapy." But how can something so seemingly simple be powerful enough to save a rocky relationship?

What to expect when taking Wedding Dance Lessons

What to expect when taking Wedding Dance Lessons

Preparation for your wedding can seem endless. When taking wedding dance lessons, the experience should be as stress free as possible. Here is a sequence of notable methods for making your wedding dance the memory it deserves to be. The following questions will serve as a good starting point for what is needed before instruction begins. This will give the couple piece of mind when preparing for their big day.

Are You Ready to Rumba? A Brief History

Are You Ready to Rumba? A Brief History

The Rumba, also known as Rhumba, is a fun, exciting, and challenging partner dance. The term also refers to a family of similar, yet specific musical styles. The movements of the dance are distinguished by both partners' continuous and subtle swaying motion of the hips

Ballroom Dancing Is Nixing Anxiety One Step At A Time

Ballroom Dancing Is Nixing Anxiety One Step At A Time

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), anxiety affects 18 million adults. This means over eighteen percent of the population suffers from some type of anxiety disorder, making it the most prevalent mental affliction in the United States.

Ready to Dance: Essential Stretches for Social Dancers

Ready to Dance: Essential Stretches for Social Dancers

Social dance is increasingly popular these days, and any practitioner will readily explain why. It affords us fun, conviviality, creative expression, and the world's best excuse to exercise. But with any physical activity comes the unfortunate potential for injury. Obviously, no one wants to have to sit out the next dance

Follow My Lead: Traits of Great Ballroom Dance Instructors

Follow My Lead: Traits of Great Ballroom Dance Instructors

All that glitters… is not necessarily gold. You see the hot new dance sensation parade into town. Onstage, they dazzle in flashy costumes, but their workshop the next day leaves you wanting. Lesson learned: A great performance does not always translate into great instruction

Hot Pursuit: The Sizzle Behind Argentine Tango

Hot Pursuit: The Sizzle Behind Argentine Tango

The tango, by many accounts, is one of the most famous dances in the world. It's the passionate partner dance that likely first comes to mind for much of the general population. Many of tango's classic steps are widely recognized, and everybody knows exactly how many dancers are required for its proper execution

Wedding Dance Lessons Will Remove Stress from the Big Day

Wedding Dance Lessons Will Remove Stress from the Big Day

A common reason people are reluctant to attend a wedding  is a fear of dancing. Whether you are a parent of the bride, part of the wedding party, or if you are one of the two getting married, don't let fear of the dance cause you unnecessary stress

Ballroom Dance Helps Make the World Go 'Round

Ballroom Dance Helps Make the World Go 'Round

If you are a practitioner of ballroom dance, or aspire to become one soon, you probably already know that from the lindy hop to the cha cha, dance is much more than just cutting a rug. The health benefits are widely publicized, but take a moment to consider the ways in which dance can actually help society, as well

Viennese Waltz: Embracing the Tradition

Viennese Waltz: Embracing the Tradition

Who can forget the timeless allure and romance of the Viennese Waltz? Even if you've already made a habit of twirling with your partner at that brisk, 3-steps-per-second tempo, you may not know the tradition's compelling back story. If you've yet to make friends with the Viennese Waltz, you're sure to recognize it