Calendar of Events; Week of August 7th – August 12th

NATIONAL DANCE CLUBS WEEK OF EVENTS

Monday, 8.7:

Preliminary Bronze Class begins at 7:00pm in our Murfreesboro and Brentwoood studios

Advanced Bronze Class begins at 7:00pm in our Murfreesboro and Brentwood studios

Bronze Elements Class with Kristin begins at 7:00pm in our Belle Meade studio


Tuesday, 8.8:

Social Ease Class begins at 7:00pm in all studios

Style & Technique Class begins at 7:00pm in our Murfreesboro and Brentwood studios

 

Wednesday, 8.9:  

Showtime Elements Class begins at 11:00am in our Brentwood studio
International Bronze Class begins at 11:00am in our Murfreesboro studio
Stretch and Strength Class with Rachel begins at 11:00am in our Belle Meade studio

International Bronze Class begins at 12:00pm in our Brentwood studio

Intermediate Bronze Class begins at 7:00pm in our Murfreesboro and Brentwood studios

Bronze and Above Class with Bryanna begins at 8:00pm in our Belle Meade studio

 

 

Thursday, 8.10:

It is, once again, the MOST important night of the week! GUEST NIGHT!!! Now is the time to share what you love with those you love.

As a thank you from your staff, each guest will earn you points towards FABULOUS gifts!! Please see your instructor about sponsorship.
Be all you can be by helping someone else be all that they can be through dance.

Newcomer Class begins at 7:00pm in all studios
Guest Night Party begins at 8:00pm in all studios

 

Friday, 8.11:

Hey, Yogi! Pack up your dancin’ shoes and your favorite picnic basket and join your NDC family for the ultimate picnic party! Food, dancing, and friendship! What more could you want in an evening?!

Group Classes begin at 7:00pm
Open Dancing begins at 8:00pm

 

 

Saturday, 8.12:

Ballroom Cardio Class begins at 11:00am in our Brentwood and Murfreesboro studios

Ladies Group Class with Elizabeth begins at 11:00am in our Belle Meade studio

 

The Saturday Night Dance Party will be held in our Brentwood studio!
Brentwood Studio
5714 Edmondson Pike
Nashville, TN  37211

Group Class begins at 7:00pm
Open Dancing begins at 8:00pm



 

Contact and Location Information:

NDC Murfreesboro:   (615) 849-1155
710 Memorial Blvd. Suite 122
Murfreesboro, TN  37129

NDC Brentwood:   (615) 277-1155
5714 Edmondson Pike
Nashville, TN  37211

NDC Belle Meade:  (615) 352-1155
5133 Harding Pike
Suite A12
Nashville, TN  37205

NDC Franklin:  (615) 861-1142
209 S Royal Oaks Blvd
Suite 124
Franklin, TN 37064

~photo credits to Donna Duda, Caroline Brown-Rutland, and Stephen Marino~

Get to know the coaches of NDC: Meet Andre and Natalie Paramonov

André and Natalie Paramonov, 2013, 2014 and 2015 1st Place U.S. National Professional South American Show Dance Champions, World Professional Show Dance Champions and five-times undefeated Canadian National Professional Latin Champions, are one of the World’s top professional Ballroom Latin American couples. They are noted for their high energy, passion, and many innovative and exotic routines.

Andre & Natalie have been dancing together for more than 15 years. They started their dancing careers in the former USSR, creating their successful partnership in St. Petersburg, Russia, where they graduated with the highest honors in performing, teaching and choreography in many fields of dance.

André & Natalie have achieved and won many prestigious titles in the World of Dance, including, among others:

2015 United States National Professional South American Show Dance Champions;
2014 United States National Professional South American Show Dance Champions;
2013 United States National Professional South American Show Dance Champions;
World Professional South American Show Dance Champions;
Five times undefeated Canadian National Professional Latin American Champions;
Asia-Pacific Professional Latin American Champions;
United States National Rhythm Bronze Medalists;
U.S. National Professional Latin Finalists; and
Finalists in America’s Ballroom Challenge, a Public Broadcasting System production.

They have made numerous TV appearances in “American Ballroom Challenge” and MTV programs.

They are also noted teachers, having produced many young rising stars, as well as choreographers (they choreographed My Fair Lady and West Side Story for the National Russian Conservatory — the first Russian productions to integrate ballroom dancing into the two famous musicals).

 

Get to know the coaches of NDC; Meet Jennifer ‘JT’ Thomas

Jennifer “JT” Thomas has been dancing in various forms since the age of 5. Her studies include ballet, jazz, tap, acrobatics and all forms of partnership/ballroom dance, making her one of the most well-rounded instructors and competitors in the industry. She earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in dance at the University of Arizona in 1996 and has since competed and performed throughout the United States and Great Britain. Since late 2013, JT has been a dance Director for one of the top studios in the nation, National Dance Clubs.

 

 

Professional Competitive Experience:

 

 (2007) World American Ballroom Champion

 (2007) U.S. National American Ballroom Champion

(2007) North American Smooth Champion

(2006) World American Ballroom Finalist

(2005) U.S. National Rising Star American Ballroom Champion

(2005) U.S. Representative at Blackpool Invitational Exhibition – 3rd place

 (2005) U.S. Theatrical Runner-up

(2004) Holiday Dance Classic Showdance Champion

(2002) Hawaii Star Ball Rising Star Latin Champion

(2002) Ohio Star Ball Rising Star Latin Finalist

(1999) Fred Astaire National Rising Star Rhythm Champion Pro-Am Teacher/Competitor

 

  • 18 years dance instruction experience in ballet, jazz and ballroom
  • 14 years Pro-Am competition experience in all four styles – (Standard, Latin, Smooth and Rhythm) as well as theatrical 2002

Partnered U.S. National Overall Top Male Student

 

 

Performance Experience:

 

2007-2008 Featured Entertainers for competitions including:

Heritage Classic, Mexico Open and Sapphire Ball

2007-2008 America’s Ballroom Challenge (PBS) – featured competitor

2007 Enchanted (Disney) November release – featured dancer

2007 Dancing with the Stars (ABC) Oct 2 – featured performer

2005-2006 Featured dancer in ABC promotions for Dancing With the Stars including Good Morning America and Times Square

2000-2005 Featured dancer in numerous Wendy Johnson productions 2005 Featured dance instructor/performer in Elimidate’s Elimidance

2003 Gracie Allen Awards Show performer

1998-2000 Guest dance instructor on local major network news programs

Calendar of Events; Week of July 23rd – July 29th

NATIONAL DANCE CLUBS WEEK OF EVENTS

Monday, 7.24:

Preliminary Bronze Class begins at 7:00pm in our Murfreesboro and Brentwoood studios

Advanced Bronze Class begins at 7:00pm in our Murfreesboro and Brentwood studios

Bronze Elements Class with Kristin begins at 7:00pm in our Belle Meade studio


Tuesday, 7.25:

Social Ease Class begins at 7:00pm in all studios

Style & Technique Class begins at 7:00pm in our Murfreesboro and Brentwood studios


The Murfreesboro Studio will be dancing into a brave new world with Destination Unknown!

Keep an eye out for more information!

 

Wednesday, 7.26:  

Showtime Elements Class begins at 11:00am in our Brentwood studio
International Bronze Class begins at 11:00am in our Murfreesboro studio
Stretch and Strength Class with Rachel begins at 11:00am in our Belle Meade studio

International Bronze Class begins at 12:00pm in our Brentwood studio

Intermediate Bronze Class begins at 7:00pm in our Murfreesboro and Brentwood studios

Bronze and Above Class with Bryanna begins at 8:00pm in our Belle Meade studio

 

Thursday, 7.27:

It is, once again, the MOST important night of the week! GUEST NIGHT!!! Now is the time to share what you love with those you love.

As a thank you from your staff, each guest will earn you points towards FABULOUS gifts!!
Be all you can be by helping someone else be all that they can be.

Newcomer Class begins at 7:00pm in all studios
Guest Night Party begins at 8:00pm in all studios

 

Friday, 7.28:

ALL STUDIOS WILL BE CLOSED!



Please support your dance family by joining us at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro. Watch them showcase their talent and hard work in our NDC Championships competition! The Friday Night Party will be held at the Embassy Suites.
1200 Conference Center Blvd 
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

 

Saturday, 7.29:

ALL STUDIOS WILL BE CLOSED!


Please join us for Day 2 of the National Dance Clubs Championships, held in the Embassy Suites of Murfreesboro.
1200 Conference Center Blvd 
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Tickets will be available at the door.

 

 

 

 

 

Contact and Location Information:

NDC Murfreesboro:   (615) 849-1155
710 Memorial Blvd. Suite 122
Murfreesboro, TN  37129

NDC Brentwood:   (615) 277-1155
5714 Edmondson Pike
Nashville, TN  37211

NDC Belle Meade:  (615) 352-1155
5133 Harding Pike
Suite A12
Nashville, TN  37205

~photo credits to Caroline Brown-Rutland, Donna Duda and Stephen Marino~

Student Comment of the Week; Meet Scott Gross

“I am encouraged by Scott’s knowledge of knee action. Feel like he can guide me through “dance recovery. His caring nature was just what I needed.” -S.B.

 

Get to know the coaches of NDC; Gary Pierce


A former U. S. Ballroom Champion, Mr. Pierce co-founded and performed with the American Ballroom Theatre Company, New York City. For over ten years he served as resident choreographer for the company. He has performed all over the world and as a guest artist in festivals and special arts events for television and stage.

Televison Directing and Choreographing
2004 – Legends of Dance Awards, “A Tribute to June Allyson” , Director, Choreographer -Palm Beach
2000 – World Dance (International Competitive Event) , Director – Target Center, Minneapolis
1999 – World Dance (International Competitive Event) , Director – Target Center, Minneapolis
1995 – PBS – Shall We Dance – Producer, Director, Palm Beach
1993 – CBS – Kennedy Center Honors , Tribute to Ginger Rogers, Choreographer, Washington, DC
1991 – WGBH – That’s Dancing, (Guest Artists, Juliet Prouse and Bobby Short), Choreographer, Boston
1990 – WGBH – Salute to American Musical Theater – Evening at the Pops, Choreographer, Boston
1988 – WGBH – Evening at the Pops – A Tribute to Fred Astaire , Choreographer, Filmed in New York City
1988 – PBS – Salute to Performing Arts, Choreographer, Chicago
1988 – PBS – Happy New Year PBS, with Rosemary Clooney and Mel Torme, Choreographer, Baltimore
1985 – WGBH – Masterpiece Theatre “The Citadel”, Dance Shorts, Choreographer, Boston

As a choreographer Mr. Pierce has created over three hundred shows, revues and industrials. Artistically his work has been acclaimed by the New York Times, The Village Voice, The New York Post as well as many other publications. He seeks to crystallize the essence of ballroom dancing by exploring its passionate, volatile, playful and joyous moods through theatrical dance story-telling. The dance companies he has choreographed for are:

The American Ballroom Theatre
Manhattan Festival Ballet
New York Ballroom Company
Rhymek modern dance
Le Trocaderos de Monte Carlo
Ballroom Theatre Nashville
Humphrey Dance Ensemble
Beyond Ballroom Dance Company
Brigham Young Dance Company
New York Knicks Cheerleaders
Verb Ballets Cleveland
Take the Floor Touring

Mr Pierce has assisted and choreographed with award winning choreographer Geoffrey Holder, Graciela Daniele, Patricia Birch, and Marge Champion for the musical theater.

Calendar of Events; Week of July 8th – July 15th

NATIONAL DANCE CLUBS WEEK OF EVENTS

Dance of the Week


Tuesday, 7.11:

Social Ease Class begins at 7:00pm in all studios

Style & Technique Class begins at 7:00pm in our Murfreesboro and Brentwood studios

 

DESTINATION UNKNOWN:

Dance bravely into the unknown! Dance the path less traveled!

Join your studio at their respective locations at 8:15pm!

*The Murfreesboro studio will be going to Wall Street Bar and Grille:
121 N. Maple St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130


*The Brentwood and Belle Meade studios will be in Piranha’s Bar & Grill:
174 3rd Ave N.
Nashville, TN  37201

 

Wednesday, 7.12:  

Showtime Elements Class begins at 11:00am in our Brentwood studio
International Bronze Class begins at 11:00am in our Murfreesboro studio
Stretch and Strength Class with Rachel begins at 11:00am in our Belle Meade studio

International Bronze Class begins at 12:00pm in our Brentwood studio

Intermediate Bronze Class begins at 7:00pm in our Murfreesboro and Brentwood studios

Bronze and Above Class with Bryanna begins at 8:00pm in our Belle Meade studio

 

The incomparable Gary Pierce will be in the Murfreesboro studio, providing a wealth of ballroom dance knowledge and one-on-one coachings.
(Please speak with your instructor to reserve your time)

A former U. S. Ballroom Champion, Mr. Pierce co-founded and performed with the American Ballroom Theatre Company, New York City. For over ten years he served as resident choreographer for the company. He has performed all over the world and as a guest artist in festivals and special arts events for television and stage.

 

Thursday, 7.13:

It is, once again, the MOST important night of the week! GUEST NIGHT!!! Now is the time to share what you love with those you love.

Newcomer Class begins at 7:00pm in all studios
Guest Night Party begins at 8:00pm in all studios

Friday, 7.14:

The truly unequaled Tommy DiTommaso will be in the Murfreesboro studio, imparting pearls of dance wisdom to our students and coaching both students and teachers!
(Please speak with your instructor to reserve your time)

Tommy DiTommaso began ballroom dancing at the age of 11, and trained under Mr. Larry Silvers and Melanie Dale.  As an amateur, he won the U.S. Junior Latin Championships in 1990 & 1991. In addition, he won the U.S. Latin Junior Pro Am Championships and placed fourth in the amateur Grand Championships in 1991. Tommy started dancing professionally in the fall of 1999 in the American Rhythm category. Together, he and his partner won many Rising Star Championships across the Country and were finalists in the U.S. Rising Star Championships in American Rhythm. Now he and his wife are the force behind five competitions and promote good quality competitions for all levels of competitors. Along with  running competitions, he continues to teach, coach and judge across the United States.

 

Hero or Villain? Which side calls to you? This Friday, don a costume of your choosing and be prepared for (IN)JUSTICE! Good, good. Let the live music and rhythm flow through you.


Hero                  or               Villain?


Dark side             or          Light side?

Group Classes begin at 7:00pm in all studios
Friday Night Party begins at 8:00pm in all studios

 

 

Saturday, 7.15:

Sweat the stress of your week away with our Ballroom Cardio class!

Ballroom Cardio Class begins at 11:00am in our Brentwood and Murfreesboro studios

Ladies Group Class with Elizabeth begins at 11:00am in our Belle Meade studio

*****There is no Saturday Night party this week.*****

 

 

 

 

Contact and Location Information:

 

NDC Murfreesboro:   (615) 849-1155
710 Memorial Blvd. Suite 122
Murfreesboro, TN  37129

NDC Brentwood:   (615) 277-1155
5714 Edmondson Pike
Nashville, TN  37211

NDC Belle Meade:  (615) 352-1155
5133 Harding Pike
Suite A12
Nashville, TN  37205

 

 

NDC (all studios) :
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NDC Murfreesboro:
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NDC Brentwood:
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NDC Belle Meade:
https://www.facebook.com/BelleMeadeNDC/

~Photo credits to Christa Bacon-Madanchi, Donna Duda, Carolina Brown-Rutland, Stephen Marino.~

Student Comment of the Week; Meet Vincent Ballard

“Great lesson. I feel comfortable with the 3/8 turn in waltz and think I am going to really like the hustle. Thank you for your counseling and guidance.? You are the best!”  – J.C.

 

First Annual NDC Championships; The Road So Far

Please join us in a round of applause for our incredible competitors!!


Craig Laubengeiger


Jim and Beverly Calder


Pat Parker


Bernadette Dziesinski


Shirley Barbee


Pauline Xavier


Justyne Hughes


Marianna Perratta


David Carney


Stan Barr


Brenda Davis


Connie Jones


Cheryl Rudnicke


Bobby Dial


Betsy Bradley


Sara Rutter


Pat Houseman


Kimberly and Eric Ouimet


Tony Martin


Larry and Carter Owens

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