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Nashville Ballroom Dancing

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It's never too late to start dancing!

Whether you want to become more social, get a great wedding dance, or learn how to move better...now's the time to start dancing!

Definitions

Merrium Websters online dictionary defines ballroom dancing as "any of various usually social dances...in which couples perform set moves." Ballroom dancing isn't a "style" of dance but rather a category under which the following American styles of dances fall: Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Tango, Merenge, Fox Trot, Rumba, East Coast Swing, Mambo, and Cha-Cha.

Wikipedia says that "The term "ballroom dancing" is derived from the word ball, which in turn originates from the Latin word ballare which means "to dance". In times past, ballroom dancing was "social dancing" for the privileged, leaving "folk dancing" for the lower classes. These boundaries have since become blurred, and it should be noted even in times long gone, many "ballroom" dances were really elevated folk dances."

BENEFITS
of Ballroom Dancing

AGE APPEARANCE:

It has been said that people can estimate your age in three ways…how you move, how you look, and how you act. Just think about it for a minute. Ballroom dancing will definitely help you move better, it’s kind of an easy one to establish since dancing requires movement.


I hope you choose a ballroom studio where the instructors take care of their appearance and therefore influence the way you dress when you take lessons. By doing this, you will look better when you start taking better care of yourself when you approach your dancing lessons and competitions.


Once you’ve been ballroom dancing for a short while, you will begin to gain more confidence and your posture will improve. Though your increased self assurance you will start to act in a happier fashion towards yourself and others, thus, completing the three stages of youth revitalization. Why pay for cosmetic surgery that only enhances the outside when ballroom dancing can improve both a person from the inside and outside?!


WEIGHT LOSS:

Several of the ballroom dances will help you control your weight. As people age, their metabolism slows down and calories aren’t as easily burned. Focusing on swing, cha-cha, and tango dancing can help you control your weight!

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT:
Do you know where white powder is? Well if you were an avid skier you would know exactly what I’m talking about. By taking ballroom dancing lessons you will learn how to listen for ballroom dance music, find places to dance at, and how to spot other dancers. As your learning increases, other dancers will know how to pick you out of a crowd and ask you to dance. Imagine how good it would feel if you were picked out of a group and asked to tear up the dance floor with a charming young person…the best part being that you are able to keep up!


MOBILITY:

Ballroom dancing increases your range of motion and strength which helps increase your mobility. This is especially crucial as we get older because our joints don’t want to move as freely unless we use a full range of motion and use it often. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to move around your whole life without a cane or a scooter? Ballroom dancing can help you achieve this!


RELAXATION:

Don’t you feel good after a good lunch break from work? Taking a ballroom dance break can be even more fulfilling after a long day’s work. It feels great to glide across the dance floor before returning home!


RELATIONSHIP BONDING:

Need to bring that spark back in your relationship or just want to spice it up a little? Bring your partner to a ballroom dancing session and you will discover a whole new form of intimate bonding. Your relationship will bloom when you and your significant other can hold each other while learning something new and sliding across the floor in a combined effort of success!

Dance to
a new you

Ballroom dancing is an exciting hobby that you may have seen on "Dancing With the Stars". Ballroom encompasses such dancing styles as the foxtrot, bolero, waltz, Viennese waltz, rumba, tango, west cost swing, push pull swing, east coast swing, cha-cha, merenge, mambo, and salsa.

What to expect
from your first Ballroom Class

Some people are intimidated to walk into a ballroom studio. They may fear being judged, how much it costs, dancing with a stranger, or even if they will be able to dance! Most people find it very enjoyable after their first dance lesson. Once you arrive, you will be introduced to your personal instructor. Your teacher will take it slow and show you 2-5 different dance styles (typcially waltz, rumba, tango, swing and foxtrot). The dance instructor will lead you through the basic steps to give you a better understanding about how it works. Around the Nashville studios, you will more than likely be on the dance same dance floor with several other students. It's educational to watch others dancing to see what you could work up to in the future! Ask your instructor to introduce you to other students to see how long they've been dancing. This may give you a good feel of where you can expect to be in a set amount of time. Remember, some people learn quicker than others and you shouldn't judge someone else's progress against your own. Following the lesson, your teacher will show you different packages available for your dancing goals. Feel free to call the number below to start dancing right away!