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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Ah, the New Year. The beginning of a year of new beginnings. January starts with such hope and possibility. And yet, disappointment follows close on the heels of the drop of the count-down ball. We resolve to lose weight, get in shape, learn something new, spend more time with people we care about, to be less stressed, to get out more and meet more people, and ultimately to have a more fun, fulfilling, and loving life. And our resolutions are […]
Wishing you the very best Holiday Season from all of us at NDC! We are truly grateful for each and everyone of you. Thank you for being part of our Dance family here at National Dance Clubs. May your Christmas be magical and your New Year full of blessings! Still searching for gift ideas? Click here for our Holiday Special!