All About Ballroom

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Flotsam and Jetsam | All About That Bal

Oregon, Eugene

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."

Richard Powers

The Tango Family Tree

California, Stanford

The tango has been popular around the world for over a century. Therefore it has evolved into several different forms over the years. It may be helpful to understand how and why it changed. Over the past century, tango has branched out into three pri

Richard Powers

Want to Succeed in a Competitive Marketplace?

California, Stanford

Social dance develops the three skills that you need.

Richard Powers

The Evolution of English Ballroom Dance Style

California, Stanford

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) techniqu

Richard Powers

Social Dances of the Nineteenth Century

California, Stanford

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.

Richard Powers

The Three Worlds of Ballroom Dance

California, Stanford

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.

Richard Powers

Partnering Before and After the Vote

California, Stanford

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 importa

Richard Powers

Social versus Ballroom Dance

California, Stanford

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, s

The AccessDance Network

Nine Reasons a Guy Should Learn to Dance

Oregon, Eugene

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.

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Bringing Baby to Your Adult Ballroom Dance Class

Oregon, Eugene

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.

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Ballroom Barks!

Oregon, Eugene

Ballroom Barks! is the brainchild of former world, national and ten dance champion Bonnie Diaz.

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Show Dance | Sexy Rhumba NSFW

Oregon, Eugene

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.

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Mystery Novel Set in the Ballroom Dance World: The Ballroom Boondoggle

Oregon, Eugene

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...

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Cheryl Burke's New Activewear Fashion Line cee bee

Oregon, Eugene

Cheryl Burke's new clothing line cee bee is availalbe on QVC.

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Your First Dance Social: Welcome to the Jungle

Oregon, Eugene

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

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Ryan Seacrest's 'Montecito' is a delicious taste of Ballroom Drama

Oregon, Eugene

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!

Got2Lindy Dance Studios

Swing Dance: Best For Body, Mind & Soul

New York, Kingston

Swing dancing is not only an outstanding opportunity to get your body moving, your heart pumping and your mind engaged, it's also a lot of fun. As a partner dance, it allows you to connect with others in ways that freestyle dancing never could. Best of

Ballroom Dance Teachers College

Do Dance Teachers Need to Plan their Lessons?

California, Oakland AND San Francisco

There are many reasons for ballroom dance teachers to create lesson plans for both their private lessons and group classes. Find out from Diane Jarmolow, one of the best teachers in the business!

Ballroom Dance Teachers College

One Size Does Not Fit All When It Comes to Teaching Dance

California, Oakland AND San Francisco

Teachers: Ever noticed teaching some students is easy and, with others, it's like you're speaking another language? Depending on their personality type, students think and communicate differently. Find out more about four main personality types in this ar

Ballroom Dance Teachers College

Top 10 Characteristics of a Successful Ballroom Dance Teacher

California, Oakland AND San Francisco

Do you have what it takes to be a ballroom dance teacher? Find out by reading Diane Jarmolow's Top 10 Characteristics of a Successful Ballroom Dance Teacher.

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Southport, North Carolina

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Some past experience, looking for nights or weekends, !do not have a partner

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On Tuesday, June Requested
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Hobby. Something new

Dance Lesson Interests: Ballroom, Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Looking for a New Hobby, All About Ballroom, Local, Beginner

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On Tuesday, Emily and Bonnie Requested
Dance Lessons in Trussville

No experience, we want to dance an become good at it for the future and we are 20 and 19

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On Sunday, Jill Requested
Dance Lessons in Brandon

My granddaughter is 12 years old and took dance in 2nd grade. She wants to be in group or single, either one works. She wants classes ASAP every week on Saturday. The reason for her classes is to help her reach her goals to become a pro dancer on Dancing .....

Dance Lesson Interests: Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Waltz, Tango, Argentine Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Cha Cha, Rumba, Paso Doble, Mambo, Salsa, Samba, Jive, Lindy Hop, Training & Continuation, All About Ballroom, Beginner

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75 Years Old, as a couple after Dec 2015

Dance Lesson Interests: Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Waltz, Salsa, Lindy Hop, Enhancing Your Relationship, Getting Fit & Healthy, All About Ballroom, Local, Beginner

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On Friday, Jill Requested
Dance Lessons in Brandon

My granddaughter took dance in 2nd grade. She would love to be in a dance class because her hopes and dreams are for Dancing With The Stars. She is 12 years old and will take classes on a Saturday every week. She would love to be in a group and .....

Dance Lesson Interests: Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Waltz, Tango, Argentine Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Cha Cha, Rumba, Paso Doble, Salsa, Samba, Jive, East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Training & Continuation, All About Ballroom, Beginner