Uncategorized 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 20, 2018
Larry and Carter Owens Vince Schulz

Patience, Humor, and Passion

We believe dancing and teaching dance are his passion and with that he has an amazing amount of patience. He also has a wonderful ability to translate difficult and/or foreign steps into straight forward language that we are more able to understand and if we still have a look of not understanding he once again rewords his explanation until we do have that “AHA” moment! His sense of humor and warmth are also endearing…..we truly feel VERY blessed and fortunate […]
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
sam santoro christa bacon madanchi

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 […]
May 5, 2018
NDC Family

A Routine of Excellence

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, […]
May 1, 2018

Beyond the First Dance

Like the excitement at Christmastime, with all of the preparation for that perfect wedding, sometimes the real meaning of the event gets lost—two people coming together in a partnership for the dance of a lifetime. With the scramble for the perfect dress, the perfect cake, the perfect venue, often the wedding dance is the last on the list—an afterthought remembered only weeks before the big day or put off till the last minute. Like so many other concerns for the […]
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.
June 6, 2017

Tuning In and Reaching Out: Sharing the Gifts of Dance

One of the things that we want to accomplish through ballroom dance is to go beyond the personal need to feel seen, heard, and valued to eventually see, hear, and value others. Partner dancing can take us from worrying less about what others think of us to worrying more about what others think of themselves, and ultimately, ballroom dancing can help us become more confident with and more caring toward others.   If we only teach people to dance and give […]
April 28, 2017

How Ballroom Dance Can Help You Become More YOU

What we really do through partner dance is help people become more themselves. Like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, we long to step out of our supporting role in other people’s lives and become the hero of our own story, to step out of the colorless, ordinary day-to-day life to one of Technicolor and magic, filled with unlimited possibilities, to become “larger than life”. But most of us, as Caroline McHugh says in her TED talk on The Art […]