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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 […]
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

   
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  […]
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, […]
December 23, 2018
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New Year’s Resolution to Get Moving Fun & Easy with Ballroom

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 […]
September 12, 2018
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Dance Photos for NDC Online

  Dance is extremely visual, and we always get wonderful photos and video of our students.  We like to share our dance photos online and videos on various Social Media platforms, and we are excited to share our new NDC Photo Share Site so that you can see and share our fabulous student, studio, and event photos and videos with friends and family.  NDC’s Dance Photo Share The NDC Photo Share site allows us to share NDC’s photos with you […]