“The deepest fear we have, ‘the fear beneath all fears,’ is the fear of not measuring up, the fear of judgment. It’s this fear that creates the stress and depression of everyday life.” —Tullian Tchividjian The thought of learning to ballroom dance is actually much more stressful than actually learning how to ballroom dance. Fear holds us back, and our biggest fear is not that we can’t do it, but what will people think of us if we can’t do […]
Most people have never taken dance lessons before, so they do not know what makes a good dance studio. You will hear a lot of promises, but below are some things to look out for to get the most out of your time and money. Longevity. How long a business has been operation can tell you a lot. No business stays open for long if they are not providing good service, let alone for over 30 years. Professional, full-time staff. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
At the National Dance Clubs, we have several students that have been with us for many years–decades even. While most students have buddy lessons with other teachers, they have one primary teacher that coordinates their lesson guides and oversees their dance experience. For those students that have been with us for a years, many have had more than one primary teacher through their tenure. The consistency and enthusiasm the National Dance Clubs’ instructors, the system and structure of the lessons, […]
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.
Congratulations to all of our competitors! This weekend was full of energy and excitement and we couldn’t have done it without all of our hard working students. We hope you all enjoyed the 2017 NDC Championships as much as we did! NDC Amateur Silver Champion Betsy Bradley NDC Gold Female Dorris Ziehr NDC Amateur Gold Champion Dorris Ziehr NDC Bronze Solo Male Dr. Jim Calder NDC Bronze Solo Female Marianna Perratta NDC Silver Solo Female […]