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Bachata Defined
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Added to AccessDance National: Thu, October 08, 2015 - The AccessDance Network

Ballroom Barks!
Ballroom Barks! is the brainchild of former world, national and ten dance champion Bonnie Diaz.
Added to AccessDance National: Tue, April 21, 2015 - Bonnie Diaz

Bringing Baby to Your Adult Ballroom Dance Class
Dancing is an incredible way to share your worlds. This age is sweet and it is fleeting. Moment by moment the time with your child is precious and what could be more wonderful than this. We hope you dance as a family again, and again.
Added to AccessDance National: Wed, April 01, 2015 - Ian Crewe, Joy of Dance Centre

Your First Dance Social: Welcome to the Jungle
The people I'd like to speak to are the ones who love dancing just as much, want to be just as good as anyone else. It's just that the thought 'putting yourself to the test' by taking it into a social environment is enough to make us curl up on the couch and turn on the television instead. Sound familiar?
Added to AccessDance National: Wed, April 01, 2015 - Ian Crewe, Joy of Dance Centre

How to Create the Perfect First Wedding Dance
One of the best ways to dance your special moment with confidence is to hire a great dance instructor who understands the two of you and what this moment means. Here are some tips to help you along.
Added to AccessDance National: Wed, April 01, 2015 - Ian Crewe, Joy of Dance Centre

Nine Reasons a Guy Should Learn to Dance
In what universe would a guy want to dance? We're going to tell you because we believe dancing is on the path to happiness. Top ten reasons a guy should learn to dance.
Added to AccessDance National: Wed, April 01, 2015 - Ian Crewe, Joy of Dance Centre

Ballroom Dancing and Your Career
Social Ballroom Dancer, Amy Rothenberg, applies principles she has learned from ballroom dancing, to her professional work as a naturopathic doctor.
Added to AccessDance National: Fri, March 13, 2015 - JC of The AccessDance Network

Show Dance | Sexy Rhumba NSFW
Video of a sexy, show dance performed by Arsen Agamalyan and Oksana Vasilieva and dancing to Gardens of Delight by Vangelis. Check it out...it's a great start to a Friday night.
Added to AccessDance National: Fri, March 06, 2015 - JC of The AccessDance Network

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."
Added to AccessDance National: Tue, February 24, 2015 - JC of The AccessDance Network

Mystery Novel Set in the Ballroom Dance World: The Ballroom Boondoggle
Love Ballroom Dancing? Love Mystery? If you love the drama that sometimes surrounds ballroom dancing, you might want to add a little mystery with this recently released book called, "The Ballroom Boondoggle." Read the synopsis...
Added to AccessDance National: Wed, February 18, 2015 - JC of The AccessDance Network

Karina Smirnoff's Book Now Available!
Karina Smirnoff's Book, "We're Just Not That Into You" is now available. A book by Dancing with the Stars pro Karina Smirnoff and her best friend and manager, Lindsay Rielly, chronicles her dating disasters.
Added to AccessDance National: Wed, February 11, 2015 - JC of The AccessDance Network

Cheryl Burke's New Activewear Fashion Line cee bee
Cheryl Burke's new clothing line cee bee is availalbe on QVC.
Added to AccessDance National: Tue, February 10, 2015 - JC of The AccessDance Network

Volunteers Needed for a Dance Research Project Questionnaire
Win $50 Gift Certificate to Discount Dance Supply! Take a brief survey investigating the relationship between adult dancers' passion, dance atmosphere and health.
Added to AccessDance Local: Tue, June 10, 2014 - The AccessDance Network

Ryan Seacrest's 'Montecito' is a delicious taste of Ballroom Drama
Big congratulations to the hard working dance teachers of our industry who made it to the screen in the newly released, six-episode docu-drama, titled 'Montecito', produced by Ryan Seacrest!
Added to AccessDance National: Fri, May 16, 2014 - AccessDance

Volunteers Needed for a Dance Research Project Questionnaire
Win a $50 VISA pre-paid card. If you're married or steadily living with someone and one or both of you dance, you are eligible to answer a research questionnaire about how dancing has affected your relationship.
Added to AccessDance Local: Tue, November 19, 2013 - The AccessDance Network

Tips On Staying Off Your Partners Toes
So you finally caught that pair of dance shoes you have been wanting on sale, and now are wondering how long it will be before they get scuffed. Some of us have a pair of prized shoes sitting in the closet that seldom are worn for this very reason.
Added to AccessDance National: Wed, September 05, 2012 - Melva Gail Smith

Arthur Murray Celebrates 100 Years of Teaching The World to Dance
2012 marks 100 years since a shy young man named Arthur Murray stepped onto the dance floor and into the history of American pop culture. Known best for the iconic Arthur Murray Dance Studios, Arthur Murray was a brilliant marketer and innovator, starting his dance teaching career in 1912.
Added to AccessDance National: Tue, March 20, 2012 - Arthur Murray

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Added to AccessDance Local: Fri, February 24, 2012 - AccessDance Network

Auditions for Dance! The Next Level
Auditions will be held on April 21-22, 2012 at Wenatchee High School. During the auditions they will be choosing the top 25 dancers to film a pilot for television which will be filmed late this summer in Wenatchee, WA.
Added to AccessDance National: Wed, February 22, 2012 - Lynette Smith

Waltz Defined
If there's one dance that is described as smooth, graceful and full of vigor, it is the Waltz. Considered as 'the mother of present day dances', the waltz is a romantic dance performed by couples in circular figures with whirling motions, executed in moderately fast triple meter with marked accent on the first beat of the measure.
Added to AccessDance National: Tue, February 21, 2012 - The AccessDance Network

Salsa Defined
A dance of energy and passion that flows while being performed at the dance floor, Salsa is its name. It oozes with sensuous style, its liveliness is contagious enough you want to get on your feet and dance to the rhythm.
Added to AccessDance National: Tue, February 21, 2012 - The AccessDance Network

Tango Defined
Tango is one of the most fascinating of all dances. Performed by a man and a woman, it speaks of unconcealed love and the battle between the two sexes.
Added to AccessDance National: Tue, February 21, 2012 - The AccessDance Network

Cha Cha Defined
One of the most popular of the social Latin-American dances, the Cha Cha is vigorous and flirtatious, full of passion and energy.
Added to AccessDance National: Tue, February 21, 2012 - The AccessDance Network

Foxtrot Defined
Much loved among many ballroom dancers, the Foxtrot is a dance that is smooth and it travels around the line of the dance. It is often deemed as the Rolls Royce of standard dances because of its smoothness.
Added to AccessDance National: Tue, February 21, 2012 - The AccessDance Network

Samba Defined
The Samba is referred to as the dance of joy and celebration at Carnivals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A dance that is lively and rhythmical, it has become one of the most popular Latin dances in ballroom dancing competitions.
Added to AccessDance National: Tue, February 21, 2012 - The AccessDance Network

Quickstep Defined
Much like a fast version of the foxtrot, the quickstep is a light-hearted member of the ballroom dances. It is composed of extremely quick stepping and syncopated feet rhythms accompanied by fast-paced music.
Added to AccessDance National: Tue, February 21, 2012 - The AccessDance Network

East Coast Swing Defined
A dance derived from lindy hop, east coast swing or the "triple step" is a dance that is fun, lively and upbeat that is circular in motion.
Added to AccessDance National: Tue, February 21, 2012 - The AccessDance Network

Hustle Defined
Who wouldn't forget the infamous movie 'Saturday Night Fever' starring John Travolta with his legs apart and finger pointing in the air position matched with his white suit? This was the season of the hustle hype. Hustle is the ideal dance for nightclub, dance-beat music.
Added to AccessDance National: Tue, February 21, 2012 - The AccessDance Network

Nightclub 2-Step Defined
An alternative to 'slow dance', the Night Club Two-step is a romantic dance you can do in nightclubs as well as ballrooms, cruises and wedding receptions. It can be an alternative to 'slow dancing' where you simply put your hands on your partner's waist or neck and sway back and forth.
Added to AccessDance National: Tue, February 21, 2012 - The AccessDance Network

Bolero Defined
Deemed as the Cuban 'dance of love' and was once acknowledged as the "most popular lyric tradition of Latin America", the bolero keeps its reputation as the classic love dance of all times. It may not be as common as the waltz or cha-cha but it remains as a survivor, loved by dancers around the world.
Added to AccessDance National: Tue, February 21, 2012 - The AccessDance Network

Argentine Tango Defined
There's no other dance that best describes romance and passion than the Argentine tango. As Isadora Duncan, an American modern dancer said when she visited Argentina in 1916, "I have never danced tango, and a tourist guide forced me to dance. My fist steps were timid, but the feeling of the languid music caused my body...
Added to AccessDance National: Tue, February 21, 2012 - The AccessDance Network

West Coast Swing Defined
West coast swing, an offshoot of another swing style dance called Lindy, is a dance that can be enjoyed in small spaces because of its 'slotted' nature.
Added to AccessDance National: Tue, February 21, 2012 - The AccessDance Network

Mambo Defined
The Mambo is a favorite among the ballroom dances because of its high energy level and contagious rhythms. It is a dance so fascinating and diverse, it is enjoyed throughout the world at both social and competitive levels.
Added to AccessDance National: Tue, February 21, 2012 - The AccessDance Network

Viennese Waltz Defined
'Never have I moved so lightly. I was no longer a human being. To hold the most adorable creature in one's arms and fly around with her like the wind, so that everything around us fades away." These were the words of great writer named Goethe about dancing the elegant Viennese waltz.
Added to AccessDance National: Tue, February 21, 2012 - The AccessDance Network

Paso Doble Defined
Paso Doble or "Two Step" in Spanish, a dance that features sharp footwork and beautiful body shapes. It is an emotive dance that is based on Spanish bull fight where the male represents the matador, and his partner as the red cape.
Added to AccessDance National: Tue, February 21, 2012 - The AccessDance Network

Merengue Defined
The national dance of Dominican Republic in the Caribbean region, merengue is a dance style derived from Latin American music. It is a combination of two dances, the African and the French Minuet.
Added to AccessDance National: Tue, February 21, 2012 - The AccessDance Network

Jive Defined
Jive is considered as one of the most popular ballroom dances in the world and referred to as the fifth official Latin ballroom dance. With its light and bouncing characteristic, it appears easy but in reality it's a dance that is highly challenging. But despite of this, it is a favorite dance form by social and professional dancers.
Added to AccessDance National: Tue, February 21, 2012 - The AccessDance Network

Lindy Hop Defined
Often described as the original swing dance, Lindy Hop is a dance that will be appreciated by people who possess the gift of rhythm, by those who feel music in their soul. It is described as a jazzy duo dance that jives, jitters and jumps.
Added to AccessDance National: Tue, February 21, 2012 - The AccessDance Network

Rumba Defined
Rumba is a dance that narrates a story of passionate love between a strong lover and a teasing woman. A dance filled with sensual movements, it is considered to be the sexiest of all ballroom dances and is the slowest of the five competition Latin and American dances. "Rumba" refers to a diversity of dances or "dance party".
Added to AccessDance National: Tue, February 21, 2012 - The AccessDance Network

Gregory West, Canton, GA passed away Sunday, January 22nd, 2012
We are very saddened to inform the network of the passing of our Member, Gregory West. He will be missed.
Added to AccessDance National: Wed, February 01, 2012 - The AccessDance Network

Looking for a Wedding Dance Instructor to Interview
Vigilant Publishing Group is looking for a wedding dance lessons instructor to interview for a book they're publishing entitled "Smart Wedding Planning: Tips & Secrets from Top Wedding Pros, Vol. I"
Added to AccessDance Local: Fri, January 13, 2012 - The AccessDance Network

Memorial Service for Lena Koukarenko 1981-2011
On September 7, 2011 the ballroom world lost beautiful and talented dancer, Lena Koukareko, from injuries sustained in a traffic accident in Northern California, USA.
Added to AccessDance National: Mon, September 12, 2011 - Igor & Irina Suvorov

Featured Instructor: Esteban Tarantini
"To me the only moment we have is right now. If we spend our time thinking about the future or past we can not possibly devote ourselves to the present that is happening, right now." -Esteban Tarantini
Added to AccessDance National: Fri, August 26, 2011 - The AccessDance Network

Making Multiple Chemical Sensitivity a Household Word
As a dancer with both Asthma and MCS, I was forced to give up the sport for 15 years. Everyone should be given the equal opportunity to participate in dance.
Added to AccessDance National: Fri, July 15, 2011 - Melva Gail Smith

The Perfect Gift
Why not give the gift of dance to someone you love? It is a great way to socialize, get a great workout and it provides a fun hobby for people of all ages.
Added to AccessDance National: Tue, July 12, 2011 - Mike Yevin

Dance: The Way to a Healthy Body and Mind
Dance is not only something that will give you a break from the daily grind, but it can also provide you with the regular exercise you need to maintain a long and healthy life. If you are like most people, who loathe spending time on a treadmill or going to the gym in general, dancing might be a great alternative for you.
Added to AccessDance National: Fri, June 03, 2011 - Mike Yevin

The Dance of Love
Your wedding is one of the most important days that you and your beloved will spend together. All of your hard work and planning come together in a magical experience for your new family and friends to enjoy.
Added to AccessDance National: Fri, June 03, 2011 - Mike Yevin

Enrich Your Relationship With Dance
Whether you're happily married, preparing to be wed, or just dating, happiness is the key ingredient to any successful relationship.
Added to AccessDance National: Fri, June 03, 2011 - Mike Yevin

Get Out There and Dance!
Most would be surprised to realize that dancing for socialization or for a hobby is very easy to get into, readily available and it also provides many benefits for your body and mind.
Added to AccessDance National: Fri, June 03, 2011 - Mike Yevin

Ballroom Dancing: Sport, Hobby or Recreation?
As a child growing up in Nelson BC, I remember spending many Sunday afternoons watching old black & white movies of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. As they graced the dance floor with amazing form and splendor, chills would run up my spine as I watched them in awe. Oh, how I wished I too, could dance like that. Well, dreams do come true!
Added to AccessDance National: Fri, May 13, 2011 - Tracy Kaye Holly CSNA Master

Ballroom Dancing: Hot Cha Cha!
"First the music then the dance". It may take a few private lessons to distinguish one rhythm from another, but dancing on time to the beat of the drum is really what it's all about...
Added to AccessDance National: Fri, May 13, 2011 - Tracy Kaye Holly CSNA Master

Ballroom Dancing: Old, New, Borrowed & Hot Blooded
Dancing is as old as humanity itself dating back to Neolithic Origin from before 3000 B.C. Written records supplement many pictorial remains in civilizations of Egypt Greece and Rome. The Records speak of a class of professional dancers famous for their artistry, known as pygmy, who were originally imported from Equatorial Africa.
Added to AccessDance National: Fri, May 13, 2011 - Tracy Kaye Holly CSNA Master

A Relationship is Like a Ballroom Dance
Life is the dance floor and the music is the energy of the union. Partners attract another, join together and harmonise to the same piece of music. They are sensitive to one another's movements and become in tune with each other's techniques to create a routine and pace that suits them both.
Added to AccessDance National: Thu, May 12, 2011 - Monica Sarkar

The Relationship Dance
A dance teacher once told me that she could see a couple's entire relationship on the dance floor. You and your partner step on each others toes. Changes, enjoyable and difficult, are a part of life and of every couple's relationship. But how you handle them makes the difference between a relationship that comes apart...or grows stronger.
Added to AccessDance National: Thu, May 12, 2011 - Pat LaDouceur, MFT

Keeping In Shape Through Zumba
I magine arriving at a fitness facility where you are about to teach an aerobics class, only to find that you have forgotten all the dance music.
Added to AccessDance National: Sun, May 01, 2011 - Melva Smith

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Monaco 10-Dance Championships
Added to AccessDance National: Wed, May 02, 2001 - Jennifer Setzer, Marketing