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  • Experienced Instructors Wanted!

    Elite Ballroom is looking for dedicated, experienced instructors specializing in International Standard or American Style Smooth dance but with some knowledge of other styles. Certification is not required. Teaching opportunities may include private lessons and group classes for students with ages ranging from children to seniors.

  • Dance Pizazz is Growing and Looking for Experienced Teachers!

    Dance Pizazz was founded over 8 years ago and is now the largest growing studio in the area. We are looking for a dance couple that wants to relocate and be part of a growing team. Our immediate need is for a couple but we will also entertain the idea of hiring the right individual female or male

  • Dance Pizazz is Growing and Looking for Experienced Teachers!

    Dance Pizazz was founded over 8 years ago and is now the largest growing studio in the area. We are looking for a dance couple that wants to relocate and be part of a growing team. Our immediate need is for a couple but we will also entertain the idea of hiring the right individual female or male

    Added to AccessDance National August 17, 2012

  • Flotsam and Jetsam | All About That Bal

    Stumbled upon this jewel of a video with a little play on words. Made by YouTuber, Carson Morton, and his description is, "My own humble parody of "All About That Bass", this one for all my Balboa dancing friends."

  • Looking for dance instructors ASAP!

    Seeking to hire additional dance instructors. We teach Ballroom, Latin, & Swing dances to individuals and couples. We are looking for motivated, fun, creative and reliable people who are excited to start a career with a top studio.

  • Social versus Ballroom Dance

    Overall I prefer to consider what social and ballroom dance have in common, rather than emphasizing the differences. The two share the same historical roots, the same basic step vocabulary and similar partnering dynamics. In the entire World of Dance, social and ballroom are considered siblings.

  • Partnering Before and After the Vote

    Closed-couple partner dancing began in the 19th century, when the essential ballroom mindset, in both Europe and America, was selfless generosity, with an emphasis on enhancing the pleasure of your dance partners and the assembled company. Another important part of the original ballroom attitude was a flexible mindset and adapting to your partner.

  • The Three Worlds of Ballroom Dance

    All three forms are valid, each enjoyed by their adherents for good reasons. But it's helpful to know how and why they differ from each other. As you'll see in the third section below, it's sometimes essential to know the differences.

  • Social Dances of the Nineteenth Century

    Following the fall of the Ancien Regime in 1789, social dancing became more natural and egalitarian. Both clothing and dancing became less elaborate and restrictive as the rigid formalities of the Baroque ballroom eased.

  • The Evolution of English Ballroom Dance Style

    In England, partnered dancing is done in a wide variety of styles, both informal and formal, but the most visible and promoted form is what the English call "International Style" ballroom dance, which is based on competition ballroom (DanceSport) technique and styling. This page is a brief look at how and why this style evolved.

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On Sunday, Jacob Requested
Dance Lessons in Portland, OR (97218)
An opportunity to learn to dance with my better half.…
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Ballroom dance lessons for our wedding that don't cost a fortune…
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On Wednesday, Didi Requested
Dance Lessons in Portland, OR (97229)
Looking for International Latin Dance. Age 27. Practiced/competed International Latin Dance for 2+ years when I was a teenager. I'd like to get back into training and compete again.…
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On Thursday, Ben Requested
Dance Lessons in Portland, OR (97224)
tango dance lessons -- either private or group.…
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On Saturday, Peter Requested
Dance Lessons in Portland, OR (97225)
I'm looking for a beginners class for my female friend and I to learn the basics and continue with lessons on a weekly basis. We both have limited availability and are looking for a friday evening class preferably private lesson.…
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Dance Lessons in Portland, OR (97272)
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On Thursday, Mike Requested
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Would like to learn country dancing in a professional setting for my wife and I…
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On Wednesday, Maren Requested
Dance Lessons in Portland, OR (97212)
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On Saturday, Theresa Requested
Dance Lessons in Portland, OR (97219)
I'm a former dancer/choreographer. I have had 2 total hip replacements, both feet reconstructed, and 2 surgeries on my left shoulder. To celebrate my recovery, I want to dance The Shag with my husband on my birthday - March 2nd. He needs lessons from a skilled and patient instructor. I need to NOT be the teacher??…
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On Sunday, Nicolas Requested
Dance Lessons in Portland, OR (97217)
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On Tuesday, Matt Requested
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Hi! we are getting married in mid December and need dance lessons! We aren't available until mid-October. Happy to learn in a group.…
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On Tuesday, Toni Requested
Dance Lessons in Portland, OR (97225)
Line dancing No experience DAY and time are open For a fun, low speed & low impact, no partner needed dance for an alternative form of exercise and socializing.…
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On Sunday, Patrick Requested
Dance Lessons in Portland, OR (97222)
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On Thursday, Andy Requested
Dance Lessons in Portland, OR (97217)
Wife loves to dance-I don't have a clue. Would like to surprise her and not feel totally unable to be part of it.…
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Senior
On Wednesday, Karla Requested
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On Saturday, Gilman Requested
Dance Lessons in Portland, OR (97215)
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On Tuesday, Christine Requested
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beginners lessons at least 2 times a week. im very happy when dancing. yo be fit…
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Any Dancing
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Hustle
Bachata
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Beginner
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On Saturday, Paul Requested
Dance Lessons in Portland, OR (97008)
We are looking for Tango lessons in the Beaverton and Portland area.…
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Tango
Beginner
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On Thursday, lianne Requested
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would like to learn to swing dance…
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Swing
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Getting Fit & Healthy
Social Dance
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