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December 1, 2020
Ballroom dance for kids

Ballroom is for Families too!

Ballroom dancing is an amazing social activity. It’s fun, interactive, healthy and a great way to meet people but did you know that it is also a great family activity? Yes, Ballroom is for families too. Dancing is a great way to get active with your kids and so much more…   Teaches class, chivalry and respect A great way to expose children to multiple forms of art through music and dance. Laugh and have fun together Connect and communicate […]
November 13, 2020
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How To Be A Sought After Dance Partner

Want to be the person that never sits out a dance? Do you desire to be a well sought after dance partner? There are things you can do to make yourself a desirable dance partner…some are obvious, but some are understood by advanced dancers. Have a Smile on your face Be approachable. Just like normal everyday interactions, having a smile gives the appearance that you would like to dance. Put your nerves aside, look up, and smile.    Good Hygiene […]
October 27, 2020

Dances We Teach – Foxtrot

History: The dance was premiered in 1914, quickly catching the eye of the husband and wife duo Vernon and Irene Castle, who lent the dance its signature grace and style. The origin of the name of the dance is unclear, although one theory is that it took its name from its popularizer, the vaudeville actor Harry Fox. Two sources, Vernon Castle and dance teacher Betty Lee, credit African American dancers as the source of the foxtrot as it was being […]
August 12, 2020
National Dance Clubs Health & Wellness

Ballroom Dance is Good for the Body & Soul

Right now more than ever people are seeking fitness, stress relief, healing, and connection to bring back a sense of balance. In our current circumstances, we all need relief from the feeling of being cooped up, stress of the unknown, lack of exercise, lack of social connection, and the emotional strain of isolation. What most people do not know is that you can find the solution to all of these issues through one activity. Ballroom and social dance provides all of that and more, […]
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 […]
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 […]