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  • Finding the Right Ballroom Dancing Classes For You

    Shows like “So Your Think You Can Dance” and “Dancing with the Stars” reflect ballroom dancing’s re-emergence as a popular American pastime. Most communities have a varied assortment of studios and dance halls, which leaves new dancers with the quandary – where is...
  • Finding A Ballroom Dance Partner

    You don’t need a partner to learn how to ballroom dance. Classes are filled with prospective partners and dances usually provide amply opportunity for everyone to dance with nearly everyone else. If you want to take your dancing to the next level with serious study and practice, you may find y...
  • Ballroom Dancing Styles and Steps

    Ballroom dancing is divided into two main categories. In the early 20th century ballroom dancing was being developed simultaneously in the United States and Europe. As a result, two slightly different versions arose:  American, danced socially in the United States, and International, a more for...
  • Can I Learn Ballroom Dancing from a DVD?

    Today you have more choices than ever about how and when you study ballroom dancing. There are the varied dance studios in your area, hundreds if not thousands of DVD’s are available to purchase or rent, and a whole host of streaming video on dance websites as well. Learning from a pre-recorde...
  • Beginner Guide to Ballroom Dancing

    Many people who seek out ballroom dancing will remain social dancers for their entire lives. Dancing socially expands your social life, builds health and confidence, reduces stress, enhances a positive attitude, and is just plain fun! The question for many beginner ballroom dancers is – how do...
  • American Versus International Ballroom Dancing

    Ballroom dancing was being developed on both sides of the Atlantic more or less simultaneously. In the early 20th century American ballroom dancing was primarily styled by the nationwide studio chains of  Arthur Murray and Fred Astaire. International ballroom was developed by the British, and w...
  • Ballroom Dancing Shoes – What Your Should Know

    When ballroom dancing, it’s crucial that you have the proper footwear. Ballroom dancing shoes are specifically designed to maximize the dancer’s flexibility, agility and to facilitate the type of motions particular to their style of dance. Many beginner dancers start by taking lessons in...