My Dance Story

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Ballroom Dancing and Your Career

Oregon, Eugene

Social Ballroom Dancer, Amy Rothenberg, applies principles she has learned from ballroom dancing, to her professional work as a naturopathic doctor.

The AccessDance Network

Karina Smirnoff's Book Now Available!

Oregon, Eugene

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.

My Dance Story

Sarah Casner: Dancing Saved My Life

Oregon, Eugene

I have bad anxiety so I got teased and was always depressed. Without dancing I would be lost.

Elite Dance International Studio & Apparel

Next Step

South Carolina, Mount Pleasant

Russian-born instructor who lives for ballroom teaches dancing skills to students of all ages

Ballroom Dance Teachers College

Kathy Wappel, Recent BDTC Graduate, Tells Her Dance Story

California, Oakland AND San Francisco

With her daughter off to college, Kathy Wappel seized the opportunity to take a ballroom dance teacher training course. Here's her story.

Ballroom Dance Teachers College

Elizabeth Wilson, Recent BDTC Graduate, Tells Her Dance Story

California, Oakland AND San Francisco

About 6 years ago, Elizabeth Wilson decided to cross one more thing off her ?Things To Do in My Life? list?ballroom dancing! Now she's a graduate of Ballroom Dance Teachers College. Read about her journey and the unique way she plans to use her ballroom d

Dance All You Can

Five Questions with Oleg Suvorov: Dancer Enjoys Teaching People of All Ages

California, Fountain Valley

A quick look at how Dance All You Can - a ballroom dance studio - got started, and getting to know the owners.

Ballroom Dance Teachers College

Dance Student's Revenge: When Dancing Goes Wrong!

California, Oakland AND San Francisco

A funny story about a teacher/student dance practice gone awry.

Body Alive, The Escobar Group

Traditional Trend-Setters

Utah, Sandy

Tony and Amanda Dokman had very successful dance careers before they started dancing together. Tony, who is originally from Holland, danced with his sister from the time he was ten years old. Amanda, being from England, had the opportunity to partner some

Body Alive, The Escobar Group

Dancing Into New Territory

Utah, Sandy

In today's ballroom world many competitive couples immigrate to other countries to work and further their dance careers. Hans and Anne Laxholm were one of the first to leave their native country, Denmark, and live in England to study dancing.

Body Alive, The Escobar Group

Pierre Dulaine Makes Classrooms Dance

Utah, Sandy

In 1994 Pierre Dulaine made it his mission to take ballroom dancing to the young people in New York City. As artistic director of The American Ballroom Theater, he has done just that.

Body Alive, The Escobar Group

Rick Valenzuela - Just a Normal Guy

Utah, Sandy

Rick was three times U. S. Latin Champion with former partner, Melissa Dexter. He's featured in the movie, Dance With Me, starring Vanessa Williams, which is due to be released July 31st. Dance Notes will talk with Rick in our July issue about his experie

Body Alive, The Escobar Group

Nadia Eftedal - Out of the Shadows

Utah, Sandy

How did you start ballroom dancing? When I was five, my mother put me in ballet and tap and all these things mothers put their little girls in. At that time, my older brother was tall and skinny and getting gawky, so my mother put him in dancing at Jim a

Body Alive, The Escobar Group

Where Do they go From Here?

Utah, Sandy

Dance Notes talked with Jukka and Sirpa at Blackpool on the day they would normally be competing for the professional Latin title. Their warmth becomes apparent after a short time, as they openly discuss their feelings of the dance world and their part in

Ballroom Dance Teachers College

Are You Ready to Take the Leap to Become a Ballroom Dance Teacher?

California, Oakland AND San Francisco

Becoming a ballroom dance teacher is a big decision. Often your immediate family and friends are not supportive?they don't think it's a "real" career and are concerned you won't "make it". I know, because I had this experience when I decided to become a d

Dancing The Dream Productions

Back In Step

Rhode Island, Tiverton

This is a story from the local paper on how I am continuing to recover from a heart attack, two cardiac arrests, angioplasty, and coronary bypass surgery.

My Dance Story

Richard Luton - My Dance Story

Oregon, Eugene

In San Francisco in the late seventies or so

Body Alive, The Escobar Group

The Race Is On - Paul Killick and Hanna Karttunen

Utah, Sandy

He's from England, she's from Finland. When Paul Killick and Hanna Karttunen got together nearly four years ago to compete for England, their long-term goal was to become World Champions. Since then, they've been chasing Brian Watson and Carmen, four time

Body Alive, The Escobar Group

Lindsey Hillier Still Burns the Floor

Utah, Sandy

This 3-time World Professional Standard Champion joked and laughed with us. She was on the creative team of "Burn The Floor" which brought ballroom to a younger and more diverse audience. With Stephen Hillier, Lindsey rose to the top of the ballroom world

Body Alive, The Escobar Group

Straight Talk From Glenn Weiss and Maja Serve

Utah, Sandy

Their partnership was fairly short lived, but they achieved great success representing Denmark. They were finalists in all of the major world competitions, including placing fourth at the World Standard Championships. Since that time, their lives have gon

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Renton, Washington

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Married mid-late 30's , love all forms of music (mostly country) interested in doing things together to learn and grow as a couple.

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On Wednesday, Edward Requested
Dance Lessons in Freehold

Beginner, 42 years old, couple, asap, 2-3/wk, girlfriend & I would like to learn how to salsa.

Dance Lesson Interests: Latin, Cha Cha, Rumba, Merengue, Salsa, Enhancing Your Relationship, Meet New People, Getting Fit & Healthy, My Dance Story, Local, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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On Wednesday, Jessica Requested
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I have no past experience, except for in highschool and I am 40 years old. So it has been a while

Dance Lesson Interests: Ballroom, Club, Country Western, Waltz, Merengue, Mambo, Salsa, Hustle, Enhancing Your Relationship, Getting Fit & Healthy, My Dance Story, Dance Advice, Local, Beginner, Events

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On Wednesday, Meg Requested
Dance Lessons in Freehold

Looking for dance class my husband and me. We live in Millstone Township in freehold is close to us. Looking for a class to take together doing the afternoon once a week before our kids get off the bus. Looking to learn one standard dance that .....

Dance Lesson Interests: Ballroom, Any Dancing, Quickstep, Cha Cha, Jive, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Shag, Hustle, Looking for a New Hobby, Enhancing Your Relationship, Meet New People, Getting Fit & Healthy, All About Ballroom, My Dance Story, Dance Advice, Local, Beginner, Events

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On Wednesday, Meg Requested
Dance Lessons in Princeton

I will travel 30 minutes - looking to learn ballroom dancing and a dance I can simply do when we take to the dance floor to dance together! Looking for prices for group and private lessons. Ideally looking to go once a week in the afternoon before our children get .....

Dance Lesson Interests: Ballroom, Swing, Any Dancing, Waltz, Quickstep, Jive, East Coast Swing, Looking for a New Hobby, Enhancing Your Relationship, Getting Fit & Healthy, Meet New People, All About Ballroom, My Dance Story, Dance Advice, Local, Beginner, Events

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On Tuesday, Jazmine Requested
Dance Lessons in Lawton

I want to learn how to 2 step

Dance Lesson Interests: Swing, Club, Nightclub 2-Step, Enhancing Your Relationship, My Dance Story, Dance Advice, Beginner

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On Thursday, Erzili Requested
Dance Lessons in Elkhart

I have knowledge about ballroom dancing as salsa and I would like to be a professional dancer. I really love to dance. Thanks :)

Dance Lesson Interests: Ballroom, Latin, Tango, Paso Doble, Merengue, Salsa, Samba, Line-Dancing, Getting Fit & Healthy, Training & Continuation, Competitive Dancing (DanceSport), Career Development, All About Ballroom, My Dance Story, International, Intermediate