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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Silverdale, Washington

Looking mainly for ballroom dancing like waltz want to practice it casualy on a weekend. Junior in highschool only looking to go once or twice to try

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Looking mainly for ballroom dancing like waltz want to practice it casualy on a weekend. Junior in highschool only looking to go once or twice to try

Dance Lesson Interests: Ballroom, Waltz, Looking for a New Hobby, Social Dance, Inspired by Pop Culture, Career Development, Beginner, Dance Lessons, Intro Class, Group Class, Couple, Other, High School, Young Adult

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My fiancé and I are looking to learn to dance... salsa, Latin and country swing. He is 50 and I am 41. Absolutely no prior experience other than high school prom.... help

Dance Lesson Interests: Waltz, Merengue, Mambo, Jive, Nightclub 2-Step, Looking for a New Hobby, Social Dance, Beginner, Dance Lessons, Intro Class, Group Class, Couple, Adult

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I have only had minor instruction in my past for musicals; age 37; class dates between 20-30 January 2020, sessions 30-60 minutes, 1-2×/wk; reason is to be able to lead during dances and have fun.

Dance Lesson Interests: Latin, Paso Doble, Bachata, Looking for a New Hobby, Social Dance, Beginner, Dance Lessons, Intro Class, Parties, Individual, Couple, Open Group, Adult, Senior, Other

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I'm an undergrad student near Phoenixville PA, looking for open dance events near me. I'm 19, I have about 7 years of experience as a follow with Lindy and East coast, and I've done a little bit of a lot of things including west coast, country swing, some nightclub .....

Dance Lesson Interests: Ballroom, Swing, Any Dancing, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Social Dance, Intermediate, Events, Practice Dances, Parties, Young Adult, Adult

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On Saturday, Louis Requested
Dance Lessons in Gilbert

Basic Dance Instruction

Dance Lesson Interests: Ballroom, Waltz, West Coast Swing, Shag, Meet New People, Social Dance, Beginner, Dance Lessons, Group Class, Couple, Adult, Senior

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On Saturday, Gwen Requested
Dance Lessons in Waterbury

No previous experience, 61 yrs old, any weekday evening and weekends, 2-3x/week; want to get comfortable in my clothes and light on my feet once more; don't have a partner and this has stopped me for years from learning formal dance steps

Dance Lesson Interests: Ballroom, Waltz, Tango, Bolero, Merengue, Mambo, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Nightclub 2-Step, Bachata, Social Dance, Beginner, Dance Lessons, Intro Class, Practice Dances, Individual, Adult

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On Friday, Christine Requested
Dance Lessons in Wauzeka

Beginning dance (weekly?, monthly?) instruction/ social activity for young adult youth group, ages 16-26.

Dance Lesson Interests: Ballroom, Waltz, Jive, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Polka, Looking for a New Hobby, Social Dance, Beginner, Dance Lessons, Intro Class, Group Class, Practice Dances, Parties, Closed Group, High School, Young Adult

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Seniors any day except Sunday AM, after 6 PM weekdays

Dance Lesson Interests: Swing, East Coast Swing, Shag, Social Dance, Dance Lessons, Group Class, Couple, Senior

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On Thursday, Kathleen Requested
Dance Lessons in Scranton

Looking for weekly dance lessons in salsa or any type of Latin Dance....also could try club/jive/swing - not interested in traditional 'ballroom' dancing or country line dancing at all. Would also like to make friends/attend events AFTER I learn a bit more.

Dance Lesson Interests: Latin, Tango, Argentine Tango, Samba, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Shag, Hustle, Bachata, Social Dance, Dance Lessons, Intro Class, Group Class, Practice Dances, Parties, Performances, Cruises, Competitions, Open Group, Adult

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On Thursday, Michelle Requested
Dance Lessons in Baton Rouge

I have 2 left feet and always wanted to learn how to dance. Line dancing; really anything so I can participate and not look stupid.

Dance Lesson Interests: Looking for a New Hobby, Meet New People, Social Dance, Preparing for an event, Inspired by Pop Culture, Beginner, Dance Lessons, Individual, Family, Adult