Cruising with National Dance Clubs

Cruising with National Dance Clubs is the best possible way to go. You have a group of people who love to dance and have fun to make the experience amazing. When you travel with us, you don’t have to worry about a single thing except having a wonderful time.

Cruising with National Dance Clubs is nothing like embarking on a cruise on your own. From the moment you arrive at the airport, the National Dance Clubs staff takes care of everything, from your baggage, to your transportation, tips and gratuities. As with any cruise, when you know how to dance, you become a kind of celebrity on ship, but when you travel with the National Dance Clubs and the other students and the staff as well as other dancers on a Dance Cruise, you become a STAR.

Not only do you get the fabulous amenities of a Royal Caribbean cruise, including the amazing food and the wonderful ports of call, you enjoy traveling with a group of fun-loving dancers and participate in an on-board dance competition. Until you have been on a cruise with National Dance Clubs, you don’t know what you have been missing!

Lights; Music; Action!!! Time for SHOWCASE!

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Winter Is Coming. Get Ready for Some Indoor Sport

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Be together more through intent than habit.  Couples that dance together, stay together.  Build a better partnership.   Call (615) 994-1800 for more information on dance lessons in middle Tennessee.

The Best Therapy

Student comment of the week:

“Ballroom Dancing… the best therapy in the world… especially when you have such a fantastic teacher! Waltzed with Vince Schulz Ndc and then he taught me a new move in the Tango – with a lot of patience and laughter. So blessed to have you in my life, Vince!!”

                                                                Kathy McLemore Maguire

 

How Dancing Together Brings a New Depth to Your Relationship

National Dance Clubs Students Larry & Carter Owens share their thoughts on how dancing has affected their relationship.

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“We approached dancing as something we had talked about but had never acted on it but IMG_3005soon after starting we noticed that our communication between each other had changed…..it became sharper, not in a harsh way but actually became more sensitive! We began to be move in tune with what the other one was doing. He became a stronger leader, and I really had to step back to allow him to lead…to be a better follower!

We have become more patient with each other as we’ve struggled IMG_2355with learning some of the steps. The surprises have been that we BOTH are enjoying learning and even practicing.  We’re truly having fun, and, most importantly, we are doing this together. We do a lot of things together but dancing has brought us closer.  Even though we are both fairly competitive, we are both working for this joint goal together!! The bottom line is this whole “dancing thing” has taken on a definition we had never considered nor imagined!!”

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photos by Donna Duda

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Dancing Together

Couples that dance together, stay together.

Cheryl Rudnicke on Routines

Ballroom Does Your Heart Good

Since 2005, Ballroom dance has been our favorite avenue for feeling better about ourselves and the people around us. Not only does it provide a way to improve how we feel physically, Ballroom dance can increase our emotional, intellectual, and social well-being as well and is simply the best exercise for our whole being, not just our body.

Many Ballroom dancers get started because they want to see the physical benefits. Our favorite recreation is one of the best overall forms of low impact/high aerobic workouts available. Ballroom dancing can raise the heart rate to the equivalent of any strength training or aerobic program. Dancing in a lesson or at a party will build not only your heart’s strength, but its endurance, too. Intermediate to advanced levels of technique provides the perfect blend of isometric and isotonic resistance, the two key ingredients to muscle building and toning, which is perfect for building beautiful tone in the muscles without building a lot of muscle mass.

We begin losing our ankle movement in our twenties, and our other joints can begin to stiffen if not used regularly, and can make us feel older than our age. According to the American Journal of Medicine, the best way to avoid arthritis and to remedy current joint discomfort is to continue to use the joints in a controlled manner. The waltz, with its slow rise and fall, demonstrates this beautifully. In addition, improved posture places the puts all your organs in alignment, which is now thought by many medical professionals to fight sickness, disease, fatigue and more. Both the movement and the posture of ballroom increase respiration, and the increased oxygen helps your heart work easier. You look better and feel better with better posture.

And while our body seems to take the brunt of the inactivity and bad habits that develop over time, the effects on our mind and spirit can be even more detrimental. Frequent ballroom dancing also makes you smarter. A study in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that partner dancing could reduce the risk of dementia by 76%…more than even doing crossword puzzles at least four days a week. Dancing with a partner requires “split-second, rapid-fire decision-making” and integrates several brain functions at once, keeping your mind, as well as your body, young.

The human spirit requires nourishment just our body does. Connection and human touch is food for the soul, and partner dance offers a non-threatening way to make contact with our fellow humans in our increasingly isolated lives without the need for intimacy.  Ballroom is the best integrated activity for your body, mind, and spirit. Come dance with us.

 

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