Ballroom Archives - National Dance Clubs
June 13, 2018

Dance Has Changed My Life

April Ford on Dancing with NDC “I like working with my teachers because they take the time to listen and understand where I mess up at. They also really listen to what I’m wanting to learn and make it applicable to my goals. Ben’s strength as a teacher is how he’s able to break down a step and explain exactly what is supposed to happen. He’s also great at not getting frustrated when I mess up or don’t understand. John’s […]
June 12, 2018

The Real Reason He Doesn’t Want to Dance with You

5 Faulty Assumptions 1.  He doesn’t like dancing. The main reason men do not like to dance simply because they do not know how.  In general, if they don’t feel they know what to do, they don’t want to do it.  Men do not like to feel like they are making a fool of themselves, especially in front of the people they want to impress.  They want nothing more than to sweep you off your feet and gain the respect […]
May 29, 2018

Understanding the benefits of ballroom dancing

Studies show ballroom dancing to have multiple health benefits If you’re new to ballroom dancing, there is a chance you may not understand all of the benefits it can bring to your life. Sure, you know it is fun and has a great communal aspect. But many are catching on to the long term health benefits of ballroom dancing through many new statistics and data. In a an article from LiveStrong.com, several health benefits of ballroom dancing are explored. In […]
May 17, 2018

Royal Romance: Why We Love a Royal Wedding

Even across an ocean and into a new world, we are still fascinated with the aristocracy and the old world.  We love a royal wedding for all the fairy-tale images of princes and princesses and all they represent.  We can feel we only can experience the fantasy of a royal wedding vicariously.  But ballroom dance can help us add a little bit of that wondrous romance to our everyday life. Escapism Tuning into the Royal Wedding helps us tune out […]
May 14, 2018

Ballroom dancing is an integral part of life for local emergency physician

Emergency physician Ken Holbert shares experience on what brought him to take part in ballroom dancing Local physician Ken Holbert has been leading his life as a different man since his coronary bypass surgery years ago. After this cardiac experience, Holbert decided he did not want to see a surgeon again and began to incorporate ballroom dancing within his weekly schedule. A Smyrna, Tenn. resident, Holbert has resided in Tennessee over 20 years after moving to the state from California. […]
May 8, 2018

Meet Vince Schulz

Consummate Professional and Attentive, Caring Teacher When Vince Schulz started with National Dance Clubs, he already had a background in music and dance.  He learns quickly, partly because he is so attentive, meticulously organized, and dedicated.  He’s the kind of teacher who, after a long day of auditions,  is  up till the wee hours cutting all of his students music to make sure that they will be ready for choreography right away.   Vince always listens to what his students want […]
May 7, 2018
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Smart, Witty, and Adaptable

Christa is both an amazing dancer and an amazing teacher. She is incredibly smart and very witty.  Her expectations of us and our expectations of ourselves are high, but at the same time we want to have fun. Dance lessons are often hysterically funny – and I mean laughing on the floor funny. Christa is quite adaptable. She usually knows when to push and when to back off. For six years she has given us a gift that has enriched […]
April 27, 2018

Bringing Couples Closer Together

Dancing provides couples with a common go, bringing them together as a team.  But more importantly, ballroom dance forces each partner to really tune into each other and give their full attention. Every couple can benefit from learning to ballroom dance together.  Pass this on to a couple that you know and encourage them to Experience Ballroom. First lessons focus almost exclusively on tuning in and developing that partnership on the dance floor.  Call (615) 994-1800 for more information.
March 23, 2018
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You Look Fabulous!…But Your Shoes STINK!

The only equipment you really need to dance is a good pair of dance shoes.  But too quickly good shoes can go bad,…and I mean ooo-weee, put-your-shoes-back-on stinky!  Here are some tips to keep your dance shoes from ruining the romance of dance. 1. Protect your shoes from perspiration.  And I mean goal number one:  KEEP YOUR SHOES DRY!  The sweat does not make your shoes smell bad; the bacteria on your feet that feast on the perspiration creates the […]
January 5, 2018
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New Year’s Resolution: #1 Get Moving

So many of us live a life much more sedate than we know is healthy for us, and we resolve to get moving in the New Year.  In order to not just get moving, but to KEEP moving, we need to pick an activity that is not so tough we get discouraged and that is fun enough to make us want to do it more.  One of the first things you learn in Ballroom Dance is that the basic elements […]