Finally! The weather has cooled off! I don’t know about you, but I thought summer would never end! With the cooler temperatures, though comes shorter days. We can find it harder to keep moving when the days get shorter and cooler, and the lure of comfy clothes, comfort food, and some binge-watching can seem so tempting. Discovering ways to be active that are fun enough to keep us going when our body seems to tell us to go into hibernation […]
Ballroom Dance: One of the Best Ways to Combat Stress Ballroom dance is particularly good at reducing stress on multiple fronts. Physical: The aerobic quality of dance has a capacity to exhilarate and relax, to provide stimulation and calm, to counter depression and dissipate stress; the exertion of dance produces endorphins—chemicals in the brain that act as natural painkillers. Mental: Like meditation, dance, particularly partnership dance, requires your full attention, centering your focus on the present moment. Forgetting worry and […]
“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 […]
Fall is a time to think about some indoor sports and to prepare for the holidays! What better way to celebrate than through dance? Learn now to be able to swing into the new year with style! Taking a head start on New Year’s resolutions increase the probability of following through! Dance lessons also make the perfect gift! Finish your holiday shopping before Thanksgiving! Call (615) 994-1800 now about a gift certificate for our Introductory Package!
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]