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, […]
Get Moving & Keep Moving 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 for our New Year’s Resolution work, 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. Ballroom dance lessons are […]
Why Ballroom Dance Is the Perfect Gift for Seniors Don’t get grandma another pair of slippers this year for Christmas. Help the seniors in your life find the fountain of youth through ballroom dancing. First of all, your grandmother is not at all like grandmothers of yesteryear. Today’s seniors are more active, more experienced, and more youthful than those of previous generations. Many don’t even want to be called Grandma because it sounds too old. “Aging is not lost youth […]
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 […]
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!
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. […]
Congratulations to all of our competitors! This weekend was full of energy and excitement and we couldn’t have done it without all of our hard working students. We hope you all enjoyed the 2017 NDC Championships as much as we did! NDC Amateur Silver Champion Betsy Bradley NDC Gold Female Dorris Ziehr NDC Amateur Gold Champion Dorris Ziehr NDC Bronze Solo Male Dr. Jim Calder NDC Bronze Solo Female Marianna Perratta NDC Silver Solo Female […]