Social Dance

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.

The AccessDance Network

Ballroom Barks!

Oregon, Eugene

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

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.

The AccessDance Network

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

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

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

Susan Silva

Passion. The Force of Ballroom Dancing

Florida, West Palm Beach

Passion is a word that is used for and applied to intense, overwhelming, or driving emotion. Force is a word that is used to describe strength or energy especially of an exceptional degree. Put these two words together and to me they describe Ballroom D

Melva Smith (Freelance Writer)

Taking Salsa Dancing to the Next Level

Kentucky, Louisville

The benefits of Salsa dancing are endless, and include such things as freedom of expression, a stress free environment, and meeting new people.

Melva Smith (Freelance Writer)

Knights of Columbus Tea Dance Offers a Relaxing Afternoon to The Sounds of a Big Band

Kentucky, Louisville

The tea dance got its name from an afternoon social gathering where tea and snacks where served. First held as a form of entertainment where single women and men gathered to meet to engage in conversation and dance, dances where often held on a waxed stif

Dance Fever Studios

Difference Between Argentine Tango and Ballroom Tango

New York, Brooklyn

Explains the differences between Argentine tango and ballroom tango.

Got2Lindy Dance Studios

In the Swing: How I Moved From The Desk To the Dance Floor

New York, Kingston

A personal essay published in Chronogram magazine, March 2013 on how I moved from the desk to the dance floor.

Dance Fever Studios

Bronx Girl Dances in Brooklyn

New York, Brooklyn

How dancing changed one Bronx girls life.

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Palo Alto, California

Line dancing lessons first, as well as swing lessons.

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Line dancing lessons first, as well as swing lessons.

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I am looking for pportunities to swing dance with my wife. We just moved up from Houston where we had a regular lesson and open dance available to us every week and are looking for something similar, if possible. We are in our late 20s, slightly past beginner, but not .....

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Dance Lessons in Fordyce

individual dance lessons with potential of finding a partner for couples dancing. I have taken lessons in the past with a partner that is no longer in my life.

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Shuffle dancing

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52, No experience, Want to get fit, energize & healthy doing adult activities. Country Western, Quickstep ,Swing. Meeting new people social dancing, private lessons needed.

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Swing dance lessons in Marysville?

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I would like to learn how to dance with a partner, I think swing dancing. I don't even know what West Coast Swing is. I am single, 59 and work full time weekdays. I've never had a dance partner but I love dancing! My goal is to have fun and .....

Dance Lesson Interests: Looking for a New Hobby, Social Dance, Beginner, Dance Lessons, Intro Class, Group Class, Adult

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Adults group , weekdays except Tuesday 5 pm onwards Saturday, Sunday 1pm -4 pm

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Looking for a fun dance class that isn't too terribly expensive. Looking for something for me and my husband to do for fun and connect with each other and other couples.

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line dance near Roseville mi.beginner age 70

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