When signing up for dance classes you may imagine a ballroom full of impeccably dressed men in full suits and shiny shoes and sparkling flowy-gowned women gracefully floating around the room. Although this may be a realistic picture of a ballroom competition or show case, this is not how we dancers always dress during dance class. So, to follow dance etiquette, we have a few simple suggestions to help you navigate how to dress for dance class.
Dance lessons are a great way to reconnect with your partner over a fun new experience. But what if you are a lone ranger and find that your partner doesn’t want to try ballroom dance classes with you? Or, furthermore, what if you’re a single guy or gal? Does that mean you can’t give dance lessons a go because you don’t have a dance partner? Well we’ll just tell you now, you absolutely can come to class with or without a dance partner on hand. There’s actually benefits to both!
Editor's note: This post was originally published in June 2017 and has been updated and revamped for accuracy.
Congratulations! You're engaged! Now you have so many things to do and plan––it feels overwhelming! Right?!
Well, let's talk about it. All your life you've dreamed about the Big Day: your beautiful princess dress, Cinderella shoes, big ballroom, flowers, your family and friends, food, dancing, fun...
Where to start? Well, here's a handy checklist to get you moving!
We all know that dance is an awe-inspiring art form, but did you realize dance had an effect on other forms of art as early as 3500–3300 B.C.? It’s true. There is evidence that Ancient Egyptians often painted representations of dancers on pottery and, later on, tombs too. It’s a little bit of a brain teaser, but our kinetic art can be portrayed quite beautifully in visual art, and today we’re taking the time to appreciate many of the gorgeous works completed throughout time.
It’s one thing to be on the dance floor, nailing the Samba. But can you imagine if someone were to recreate your precise movements in sculpture or painting form? Talk about the ultimate flattery! As if you needed another excuse to take dance lessons! Take a step back in time with us on a mini-tour of our favorite representations of dance in art. Maybe one day, you’ll be a muse.
People used to think that dancing was only meant for the pros. They used to think that, if you don’t know what you’re doing, you have no place on the dance floor. But those people are wrong! Dancing is not just meant to show off your skills—there are all kinds of reasons (and plenty of benefits) people add dancing to their lives.
A while ago, we outlined 10 reasons to take dance classes, and we’ve decided it’s time to give you even more reasons to take dance classes (and fewer excuses not to). Trust us on this one—dancing can save your life.
How many times have we compromised with our loved ones in order to do something we want? Countless, right? Well, for those who think that conceding to take dance lessons is taking time away from working on your golf swing, you’re mistaken. It can actually improve your golf swing!
What are 10 reason to take dance classes?
Editor's note: This was originally posted in April 2015 and has been updated and revamped for accuracy.
Dancing is all the rage these days. Dancers are all over television, in movies, and out in the streets in flash mobs and performance art pieces. You can go to theatres and see dancers telling stories, or head on over to your local dance studio and see dancers training for social and competitive events! Why is everyone doing it? Here are the top 10 reasons:
Editor's note: This blog was previously posted in November 2014 and has been updated and revamped for accuracy.
Have you run out of gift ideas for your significant other? This holiday why don’t you do something completely out of YOUR norm? Something completely “UN-YOU.” Honestly, once in a while it's good to go out on a limb and show your loved one that you are crazy about her, so much so that you are willing to do something completely crazy.