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why ballroom dancing

Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing Revives and Reinvents a Ballroom Dancing Favorite

This past week, tickets officially went on sale for Lincoln Center’s annual Midsummer Night Swing.  Every year, dancers from across the country travel to Manhattan to take part in this dance celebration that includes workshops, performances and, of course, multiple chances to dance the night away.

Dance - No Excuses!

Why is it that most people quit exercising?   For every excuse, we'll give you a reason why dancing is the answer.  

  • First thing: Time.  There's not enough of it.  How is it possible to squeeze another thing into an already over-extended schedule?...

Research Studies Reveals Ballroom Dancing Reduces Risk of Dementia

Currently, there are 5.4 million people in America with Alzheimer's.  With one in eight seniors predicted to develop the disease, those numbers could explode as lifespans lengthen.  Could ballroom dancing be the key to decreasing those numbers?  

Double-amputees and blind man show off ballroom dancing skills on Brtiain's version of "Dancing with the Stars"

Okay, everyone, no more excuses -- if these ladies and gentlemen can learn ballroom dancing, you can too. During an annual charity episode of the British TV show "Strictly Come Dancing," four paraolympians paired with professional ballroom dance partners and took to the stage. Double amputees Nathan Stephens, Hannah Cockroft and Martine Wright joined blind soccer player David Clarke onstage to compete in

Ballroom Dancing Without Legs?

If you are a fan of “Dancing With the Stars,” you have probably heard of Amy Purdy, a Paralympic bronze medalist snowboarder and double-amputee who is competing on the show this season. In the first week alone, she proved she was going to be a real competitor by tying for third place despite dancing on two prosthetic legs

4 Ballroom Dancing Skills Which Translate into Life Skills

With shows like “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” people who were never interested in dancing before are being introduced to the art. As uncoordinated celebrities glide across the floor, improving each week and even starting to look less like amateurs, some people begin to think ballroom dancing looks like an enjoyable experience.

4 Reasons to Learn How to Ballroom Dance

After watching Meryl Davis and Charlie White skate to an amazing gold in ice dancing, you might be wondering how you can learn your own dance steps.  Although it takes years of dancing to achieve the grace and skills shown by Davis, White, and other Olympic level dancers, ballroom dancing can be an enjoyable activity once you have learned at least a few of the basic steps.

Five Ways Ballroom Dancing Lessons Can Improve Your Relationship

There's nothing quite like being in a relationship with someone you really enjoy being around. And things are only made better when you are able to share something special with that person. Learning a discipline, like ballroom dancing is the kind of activity that can really bring people together both mentally and physically. Here are five reasons

10 Reasons Men Should Take Dance Lessons

Let's face it guys, the dating scene has changed dramatically. No longer is dinner and a movie the norm. Women want to get out and be seen. If you're not willing or able to get out on the dance floor and really tear it up, women will see you as insecure. Don't be the lug, sitting at the bar all night, watching other people dance.

Burn calories, get healthy with adult dance lessons

According to Diet Bites, a person weighing 150 pounds burns about 75 calories with 15 minutes of ballroom dancing. An hour of dancing uses enough energy to shed a tenth of a pound. Instead of burning calories in a gym, however, with adult dance lessons, you'll be learning a skill while having the opportunity to socialize and make new friends.

Healthy Living with Ballroom Dancing

We all know we need to exercise but working out at a gym can be intimidating, boring or expensive. Plus, with all equipment, the weights and all the different advice on working out, it’s hard to know what to do. But imagine if you could get the recommended amount of exercise, stay injury free and see results without ever having to walk into another gym.