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~

National Dance Clubs First Annual Championships Winners

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

Sonia Smithson

 

NDC Amateur Solo Champion

Sonia Smithson

 

NDC Bronze Spectacular Male

Ken Holbert

 

NDC Bronze Spectacular Female

Pat Houseman

 

NDC Bronze Spectacular Amateur Couple

Dr. Jim & Beverly Calder

 

NDC Silver Spectacular Male

Ken Holbert

NDC Top Amateur Grand Champion

Pat Houseman

 

NDC Top Junior Male

Aiden Carbine

 

NDC Top Junior Female

Natalya McCaskill

 

NDC Top Youth Male

Josiah McCaskill

 

NDC Top Youth Female

LindaGail Rutland

 

NDC Newcomer Male

Tony Martin

 

NDC Newcomer Female

Brenda Davis

 

NDC Newcomer Amateur Couple

Greg & Mary Sample

 

NDC Bronze Male

Dr. Jim Calder

 

NDC Bronze Female

Beverly Calder

 

NDC Bronze Amateur Couple

Dr. Jim & Beverly Calder

NDC Amateur Bronze Champion

Pat Houseman

 

NDC Silver Male

Ken Holbert

 

NDC Silver Female

Betsy Bradley

 

NDC Silver Spectacular Female

Betsy Bradley

 

NDC Gold Spectacular Female

Dorris Ziehr

 

NDC Amateur Spectacular Champion

Dorris Ziehr

 

NDC Amateur Showcase Champion

Linda Brown

 

NDC Amateur Seasonal Champions

Sonia Smithson & Linda Brown

 

NDC Professional American Smooth Champions

Carl Madanchi & Christa Bacon-Madanchi

 

NDC Professional American Rhythm Champions

Vincent Ballard & Chelsea Knutson

 

NDC Professional Show Dance Champions

Vincent Ballard & Chelsea Knutson

NDC Professional Theater Arts Champions

Alfie Perratta & Sloan Cobb

 

Top Studio

Murfreesboro

 

Top Teachers Overall

 

Vincent Ballard – Murfreesboro Studio

 

Alfie Perratta – Brentwood Studio

 

David Westover – Franklin Studio

 

Carl Madanchi – Murfreesboro Studio

 

Chelsea Knutson – Murfreesboro Studio

 

Riley Wingate – Murfreesboro Studio

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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~

Calendar of Events; Week of July 17th – July 22nd

NATIONAL DANCE CLUBS WEEK OF EVENTS

Monday, 7.17:

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, 7.18:

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

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

 

Belle Meade is hosting an extra sweet treat, with Destination Unknown!

We will meet at 8:30pm at Drake’s in Cool Springs!
553 Cool Springs Blvd. 
Franklin, TN  37067

 

Wednesday, 7.19:  

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, 7.20:

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, 7.21:

 

Allow NDC to treat you to a mid-year staycation with our Christmas in July party! Bring your favorite holiday dish and enjoy a no-fuss holiday with your dance family.

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

Saturday, 7.22:

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

 

The Saturday Night Party will be held in our Belle Meade studio:
 5133 Harding Pike Suite A12
Nashville, TN 37205

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

 

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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~

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) :
Landing Page – nationaldanceclubs.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/nationaldanceclubs.ndc/
Twitter – @NDC_ballroom
Instagram – national_dance_clubs

NDC Murfreesboro:
https://www.facebook.com/Nationaldanceclubsofmurfreesboro/

NDC Brentwood:
https://www.facebook.com/nationaldanceclubsbrentwood/

NDC Belle Meade:
https://www.facebook.com/BelleMeadeNDC/

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

Calendar of Events; Week of July 1st – July 7th

NATIONAL DANCE CLUBS WEEK OF EVENTS

Dance of the Week

Saturday, 7.1:

Dance (and sweat) like the Stars! Join us for Ballroom Cardio, beginning at 11:00am, in our Murfreesboro and Brentwood 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 location:
5714 Edmondson Pike
Nashville, TN 37211

Group Class begins at 7:00pm
Party begins at 8:00pm

Monday, 7.3:

The Murfreesboro studio will be hosting Cafe Day from 9am – 2pm. Please see your instructor or call 615-849-1155 for specific details.

All other studios are closed. 

 


Tuesday, 7.4:

All Studios are closed in honor of Independence Day!

 

 

Wednesday, 7.5:  

Showtime Elements Class begins at 11:00am in our Brentwood studio
International Bronze Class begins at 11:00am in our Murfreesboro and Franklin studios
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 begins at 8:00pm in our Belle Meade studio

Thursday, 7.6:

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, 7.7:

Join us on the square Downtown Murfreesboro for some Live Music and Dancing at our LIVE ON THE SQUARE PARTY!!

Group Classes begin at 7:00pm in Murfreesboro
Friday Night Party begins at 8:00pm in the Square, downtown Murfreesboro

Both the Brentwood and Franklin studios will be celebrating our IndepenDance day with a party fit for America our Brentwood studio!

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

Upcoming Events:

Where to follow NDC:

NDC (all studios) :
Landing Page – nationaldanceclubs.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/nationaldanceclubs.ndc/
Twitter – @NDC_ballroom
Instagram – national_dance_clubs

NDC Murfreesboro:
https://www.facebook.com/Nationaldanceclubsofmurfreesboro/

NDC Brentwood:
https://www.facebook.com/nationaldanceclubsbrentwood/

NDC Franklin:
https://www.facebook.com/nationaldanceclubsfranklin/

NDC Belle Meade:
https://www.facebook.com/BelleMeadeNDC/

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

Calendar of Events; March 4th – March 10th

**unless specified, all Groups are available at each one of our studios

Saturday, 3.4:

Dance (and sweat) like the Stars! Join us for Ballroom Cardio, beginning at 11am!

The Saturday Night Dance Party will be held at our Brentwood location:
5714 Edmondson Pike
Nashville, TN 37211

Group Class begins at 6:30pm
Party begins at 7:30pm

Monday, 3.6:

Preliminary Bronze Class begins at 7:00pm
Advanced Bronze Class begins at 8:00pm

Tuesday, 3.7:

Social Ease Class begins at 7:00pm
Style & Technique Class begins at 7:00pm

Dance BRAVELY into Destination Unknown! Join your dance family as we head to  in Murfreesboro at 8pm.

Jazzmatazz Lounge & Restaurant 
1824 Old Fort Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN  37129

Wednesday, 3.8:  

Showtime Elements Class begins at 11:00am
International Bronze Class begins at 12:00pm
Intermediate Bronze Class begins at 7:00pm

Thursday, 3.9:

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.

This Thursday is also a     
Not sure what the points are referring to? Be sure to ask your instructor about DANCECATION!

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

Friday, 3.10:

Let the madness begin! March madness, that is. Fill in your brackets and dance the week away, with live music provided by The Chessmen.

Group Classes begin at 7:00pm
March Madness Party begins at 8:00pm

UPDATED Calendar of Events; Week of February 18th – February 24th

Saturday, 2.18:

Tonite starts a new week at National Dance Clubs, beginning with our In Studio Franklin Saturday Night Dance party!

National Dance Clubs of Franklin
Watson Glenn Shopping Center
209 S. Royal Oaks Blvd. Suite 124
Franklin, TN  37064

Group Class begins at 6:30pm
Party begins at 7:30pm

Monday, 2.20:

Preliminary Bronze Class begins at 7:00pm
Advanced Bronze Class begins at 8:00pm

Tuesday, 2.21:

Social Ease Class begins at 7:00pm
Style & Technique Class begins at 7:00pm

At 8:00pm, dance bravely into the unknown with us!
This week, Destination unknown will be an In-Studio Taco Tuesday event!! Bring your favorite tacos, eat and dance with us at our Murfreesboro location.

National Dance Clubs of Murfreesboro
710 Memorial Blvd. Suite 122
Murfreesboro, TN  37129

Wednesday, 2.22:

Showtime Elements Class begins at 11:00am
International Bronze Class begins at 12:00pm
Intermediate Bronze Class begins at 7:00pm

Thursday, 2.23:

IT’S GUEST NIGHT!!! Don’t keep your instructors a secret! Share the magic that you’ve discovered with everyone in your life!!


Newcomer Class begins at 7:00pm
Latin Class begins at 7:00pm
Guest Night Party begins at 8:00pm

Friday, 2.24:

Join us at our National Dance Clubs of Brentwood studio for our Friday Night Live party, with live music provided by The Chessmen!

National Dance Clubs of Brentwood
5714 Edmondson Pike
Nashville, TN 37211

Group Class begins at 7:00pm
Party begins at 8:00pm

 

 

Not Strictly Ballroom

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.”  Brene’ Brown

I saw the movie Strictly Ballroom and thought, holding my breath a little, that surely that was not a real thing.  The seeds of excitement and possibility began to germinate.  Ballroom dance studios must only exist in Hollywood and exotic places like Australia…but not here in the United States.  Not now.  Right?

Everything about that movie was campy and over the top, but the transformation that Fran goes through, as “Hollywood” as it was, was what I wanted to believe dance could do–totally take a caterpillar to butterfly by changing their focus, their perception of themselves and those around them.  Give them the confidence and inspiration to become the radiant hero of their own story–and with sparkle and music and romance.

In the beginning, Fran is the typical frumpy introvert.  She chooses her clothing to conceal her figure.  She wears no make-up.  Her frizzy hair is in a sloppy bun.  She is bumped and buffeted on the studio floor as she is in life, run over by those with more confidence and stronger sense of self.  Watching her is painful because we have all been her at some time in our life.  Fran lives on the wings of the stage watching life through the curtains.  strictly-ballroom-baz-luhrmann-749103_1600_900-1

Critics might say she was always attractive, they just made her unattractive for the effect of the transformation, but isn’t that the point? Fran has no partner because she thinks she doesn’t deserve one.  Who we and the other characters see when they look at Fran is a direct reflection of who she thinks she is.  And the same is true of all of us.  If we don’t feel worthy of attention or are afraid of negative reactions, we hide; we try to escape notice.

Fran is meek and quiet in the beginning, but as she begins to see herself as a dancer, she starts taking more care with her appearance.  She finds an inner peace that begins to shine through her face, still shy, but beginning to blossom.  She is starting to let her true self to show.

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When Fran finds herself and her voice through dance, she surprises everyone, including herself.  When she reaches the point that she feels herself worthy to compete with the others, Fran has become colorful, sensual, and flirtatious. It is miraculous.  It is magical.  It seems like a complete fiction and

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the stuff of movies, but I have seen it happen time and again at the dance studio.  When we feel beautiful, we are beautiful.  When we feel worthy, we can take on anything with perseverance, passion, and effort.  And when we let ourselves shine, we can begin to inspire others.  Only through stepping out of the shadows and taking the risk of being hurt, of being mocked, of failing can we fulfill our potential.

And only when we do that can we truly help those around us do the same.  And isn’t that what life is all about?

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There’s No Such Thing as Two Left Feet!

Welcome to our blog about ballroom dance!! We are so excited to share all the reasons ballroom dancing is the Best activity out there. Follow along to hear many of the many benefits and all the excitement of ballroom and feel free to share your own stories!! We would love to hear them.


There’s No Such Thing as Two Left Feet!- Everyone can learn to Ballroom Dance!There's No Such thing as two left feet

Ah, the old cliche’ of I can’t dance because I have two left feet….such a hugely popular statement but what I find profoundly saddening about it is that there are people who truly believe it. They think they are clumsy, or ungraceful, or unteachable…but it is COMPLETELY UNTRUE! Dancing is a learned skill. It is a skill that Gives you Grace, Poise, Balance, Mobility, and so on and so on!! And ANYONE can learn it!! Dancing is about so much more than how you feel before you ever try. It’s about an experience that most people can’t even put into words. As you look back from where you started to the dancer you have become there is a proud delightful joy, and moments you would never trade.

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Ballroom dancing starts with simple movement or walking steps… Forward, backward, left, & right… Moves people do everyday. Then you build on those simple steps, improving just walking, and becoming a dancer. For those in wheelchairs, moving forward, backward, and turning left and right is all you will need to know to start dancing.

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Then a partner becomes part of your steps or movement and soon you are communicating without words. Some call this the “Miracle of Dance“. Connecting with another person and sharing the moment of a song is sometimes more kindness than some people experience all day.  In this plugged in world of smartphones, movies, and social media we often forget to turn them off, connect, and engage face to face.

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Music is added and you start to experience the freedom of expressing what the music has always felt. People naturally walk in a rhythm, which is why musical beat workouts even exist. The funny part is that we actually have to stop thinking so hard to feel what we need to do. Dancing a a meditative and relaxing form of fun and stress relief that ANYONE can do!National Dance Clubs Band

 

Dancing builds strength and endurance over time and is a low-impact workout. Used as physical therapy for many, we have seen it improve posture, balance, weight, and so much more. People that could only dance for 5 to 10 minutes at a time go on to being able to dance for an hour! Dancing aids if not cures depression and has been used for many centuries to improve the mental and physical well- being of a person.

So remember, if you can move you can dance! Stop by anytime to trade in that extra “left foot” for a right…we would love the privilege of helping you Experience Ballroom!

Thank you for checking in to read about why There’s No Such Thing as Two Left Feet. Check out National Dance Clubs for more information on how you can learn to Ballroom Dance or share it with your friends. If you, yourself, were amazed by your own ability to become a dancer please share your story with us! We would love to hear it!

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