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July 15, 2020
Contra Body Movement Position

Dance Tidbit – CBMP

Welcome to Dance Tidbit’s –  Today we are going to talk a little about CBMP. CBMP means Contra Body Movement Position – which is a foot position when the moving foot is placed on or across the line of the supporting foot. CBMP occurs frequently in Tango and in all Promenade figures, like when you step across in the second step of the promenade. CBMP is often confused with CBM (Contra Body Movement) which is a body position. CBMP reminds […]
April 6, 2020
Cha Cha

Dances We Teach – ChaCha

Have you ever wanted to learn the Cha Cha?   Cha cha is a fun and confident dance with a lot of popular music options. Some describe the cha cha as cheeky, leggy or sassy. It is definitely a sexy dance! Here is some great information on this popular American Rhythm and International Latin dance style. History: This is a fun, flirty dance that grew out of the Cuban Mambo and became immensely popular in the United States in the […]
December 4, 2019
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Learn to Dance – Rumba

   
November 27, 2019
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Dances We Teach – Waltz

   
September 16, 2019
Dancing with the Nashville Stars

Dancing for a Cause: Feed America First

A Perfect Partnership for Charity National Dance Clubs teams with Feed America First for the 9th Annual Dancing with the Nashville Stars. June 2005 was a turning point in ballroom dancing when Dancing with the Stars first aired in the United States. Ballroom dancing was already beginning to see a resurgence in movies, like Dirty Dancing and Strictly Ballroom, when the ballroom dance competition show hit the airwaves, but Dancing with the Stars catapulted ballroom dance into virtually every home […]
August 7, 2019

Ballroom Does Your Heart Good

Since 2005, Ballroom dance has been our favorite avenue for feeling better about ourselves and the people around us. Not only does it provide a way to improve how we feel physically, Ballroom dance can increase our emotional, intellectual, and social well-being as well and is simply the best exercise for our whole being, not just our body. Many Ballroom dancers get started because they want to see the physical benefits. Our favorite recreation is one of the best overall […]
April 12, 2019

Ballroom Dance Competitions: Immersion Factor

Advantages of Becoming a Ballroom Dance Competitor The results of the 2019 Music City Invitational were phenomenal!  Everyone attending a ballroom dance competition has a chance to stretched their comfort zone, improve as a dancer, enjoy time with friends, make new connections, see fabulous performances meet goals, and begin to set new goals. Color and Sparkle of a Ballroom Dance Competition Dance competitions are like ballroom conventions.  One of the great things about going to a competition like Music City  […]
April 9, 2019
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Music City Invitational: A Magical Weekend Event

Music City Invitational had another magnificent year. Contestants and spectators alike entered a magical world of the Enchanted Palace.  For over 20 years, the National Dance Clubs has had the privilege of hosting the annual ballroom dance competition in March.  The magnificent Hutton Hotel, in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, served as the backdrop for the weekend activities. The stage was set with a drawbridge entrance to the competition.  In the Music City Invitational ballroom, the Officials’ gallery of regal […]
February 28, 2019

Begin to Bloom; Learn to Fly with Ballroom Dance

Spring Is a Time of Beautiful New Beginnings The pops of gold among the mud and snow remind us that spring is just around the corner.  Like clusters of sunshine, daffodils can brighten our day and inspire us to dance. I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud By William Wordsworth ——- I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, […]
February 12, 2019

Thief of Joy: Valentine’s Day Cupid

Where Did It All Start? Valentine’s Day seems to be one of the most controversial holidays. First of all, conflicting stories exist about the origin of Valentine’s Day. From its inception, Valentine’s Day seems to have been about promoting an agenda. Whether it was Saint Valentine himself defying Claudius II by remaining Christian in a pagan society, his marrying Roman soldiers despite the governmental prohibition, or the conversion of the pagan celebration of Lupercalia, the real reason for Valentine’s Day […]