You're not alone. Many adults are now taking up ballroom dancing even well into retirement age so you won't be the only one in your class.
Have you ever wondered why certain dancers captivate you even as they perform something as simple as a basic two-step? What is it that makes some performers so electric? Well, in short, it's a combination of attitude, training, and stage presence that adds up to "star power". It's not as elusive as you think, either. With the right recipe of top-notch adult dance lessons and a little understanding, you, too, can capture your audience with more than poise and grace.
Even though it might be cold outside now, looking forward to the summer is a good way to get through the chilly winter months, especially since the warmer weather will be here before we know it! In fact, you may even want to think about signing up for adult dance lessons to help you prepare for the summer months. These are a few reasons why.
Taking adult dance lessons before your tropical spring break vacation can be a great way to get excited for those warm, romantic nights.
It is a common experience for dance teachers to meet adults who express their regret for never having learned how to dance and truly believe that they would never be able to learn. This is heartbreaking, because anyone, no matter the age or ability, can dance! At Quick Quick Slow Ballroom Dance Studio, we want those adults who have always desired but never thought they were able to dance to feel welcome in our adult dance lessons.
When you think about preparing for the holidays, you might think about stocking up extra cash in your bank account or getting your shopping started early. However, there is one other way that you can prepare yourself for the holidays -- taking adult dance lessons. These are a few reasons why.
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.
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?...
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?
The first dance between the bride and groom is one of the most memorable events of the wedding reception. It reflects not only the journey of their relationship but it also reveals their hopes for the marriage itself. However, creating a memorable dance to convey all these nuances goes beyond merely picking the right song.
Recently, a couple was caught on video ballroom dancing along a United Kingdom beach for over an hour, seemingly unaware of the waves crashing near them and not allowing the rain to destroy their dance practice. According to Carrie McCabe, the woman video taping the couple, they did a variety of dance moves including twirls, lifts, and the tango.
Ladies and gentlemen, the spring wedding season is upon us. Traditionally, music and dancing play a starring role in most weddings. Couples choose meaningful, sentimental pieces for their ceremonies and, whether they hire a live band or a DJ, they usually want reception music that reflects their personalities.
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
Whether your are in perfect health or getting over an illness, the American Cancer Society recognizes the value of dance therapy to relieve stress, exercise mind and body, and even increase self esteem. If you're recovering from treatment, dancing can gently work your muscles and help restore your balance and physical confidence.
Dancing enthusiasts will be pleased to see that the elegant art of Ballroom dancing is being featured in more films, theater, and television.
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.
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.
For many women, they have been planning their fairy tale wedding since they were a little girl. If you are engaged, your fiancée has found her prince. She probably has her perfect dress picked out. She has all the food perfectly planned and the guest list planned out complete with a seating arrangement. She has picked out the perfect locations for both the ceremony and the reception. There is only one thing left; she wants the perfect wedding dance