Ballroom Dancing

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?

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

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

The Joy of Dance is for All of Us

The Joy of Dance is for All of Us

Many forms of dance have earned popular patronage in the West, like ballet, jazz and even musical theatre. These genres emphasize the extensively trained virtuoso, the soloist, or the "star." Such talented dancers have likely studied in their discipline for their entire lives

Dance Your Way Back to Youthfulness

Dance Your Way Back to Youthfulness

Forgetfulness is something that creeps up on all of us at some point in our lives. Unfortunately, this is something that most often gets worse as the years go by. The older we become, the more likely we are to forget, and the brain just doesn't work like it used to

Top Health Benefits Associated with Ballroom Dancing

Top Health Benefits Associated with Ballroom Dancing

Though ballroom dancing isn't quite considered a sport in the traditional sense like basketball or tennis, the health benefits provided are still tangible. It's much less physical and low impact compared to most exercises, so it's more likely to leave you free from any serious dings or heavy sores. And best of all, it's fun