Ballroom and Latin Dance Instruction

Learning to dance is more than just a social activity or exercise craze. It’s a vehicle for developing your human potential.

Whether you want to have the regal, elegant posture of a ballroom dancer, or learn how to move your hips like a salsa expert, the journey of becoming a proficient social or performance dancer will challenge you to get in touch with your body like never before. As your skills develop, your dancing will begin to flow and you will learn to move in harmony with your dance partner, as well as the music. There has never been a better time to learn to dance! With TV shows like So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With the Stars, more people are getting into partner dancing than ever before. Get started with introductory lessons this week to see how fun and rewarding learning to dance can be!

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  • 10+ years teaching experience, 40+ lessons per week
  • Championship level dance experience in multiple styles
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  • Proven teaching method based on technique and musicality
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Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is not mere abstraction from life; it is life itself. – Havelock Ellis

Discover the Benefits of Partner Dancing Lessons

  • Reduce Stress In a controlled study in the Journal of Applied Gerontology, researchers found that partner dance with musical accompaniment reduces stress, and improves overall quality of life.
  • Lose Weight A study in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology found that an exercise program of dance training is just as helpful for losing weight and increasing aerobic power as cycling and jogging.
  • Improve Posture and Balance All forms of Ballroom and Latin dance stress the need for strong posture, correct alignment, balance, and stability. Dance training also improves proprioception, or body awareness (the kinesthetic sense).
  • Increase Energy The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition found that a weekly dance program could improve physical performance and increase energy levels among adults.
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Counting Rhythm for Ballroom and Latin Dance

Each of the ballroom and latin dances also have their own rhythm, which corresponds to the musical rhythm in different ways. In order to marry this dance rhythm to the music, we usually quantify our movements in terms of "counts" which may correspond directly with the metering of the music (such as the 1, 2, 3; 1, 2, 3 count of Waltz) or in more abstract ways in which the counts that we use for the dance have no direct correlation with the musical meter.

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Stability Matters: How to Improve Your Balance for Ballroom Dance

Our bodies would never stay upright if it weren't for constant little unconscious adjustments made by our vast network of balance and stability muscles. Primary muscles such as the quadriceps, pectorals, and abdominals get most of the attention in the gym, but it's the balance and stability muscles that will keep you from losing your balance while you dance.

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Things that I’ve Learned from Dance Practice

Laugh, joke, goof off, and act stupid sometimes during practice. Believe me, it pays dividends. Nobody stays focused 100% every practice. You'll either end up spending 10-20% of your time having fun and joking around, or you'll end up getting too serious and spending 20-30% of the practice arguing and fighting, which will lower morale, plus sap creativity and productivity. 

 

 “I do not try to dance better than anyone else.

I only try to dance better than myself.”

– Mikhail Baryshnikov

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