How To Prevent Ballroom Dancing Injuries

While dancers are prone to injury, ballroom dancing in specific is not an activity that is often linked to injury. However, as a fast-paced intense physical activity, injuries do happen. It is important for dancers to be aware of the most common injuries in ballroom dancing and how they can be avoided. The first common […]

The Importance of Stretching When It Comes to Dancing

All dancers know stretching is important. In every dance class throughout their lives, they stretch before diving into dance, but why? Stretching can help ballroom dancers improve their dance skills and techniques as well as prevent dancing injuries. But let’s start at the beginning. Ballroom dancing is a comprehensive, cardiovascular exercise. Through the variety of […]

Learn About: Cha Cha, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing

This is Part Three of a three post series. Here is the link to last week’s post about bachata, merengue and Argentine tango. Note: The videos are intended to give you an idea of what the dance looks like. Cha Cha The cha cha comes from two other ballroom dances. Its Latin music was influenced […]

We Invite You To Attend Our Spring Dance Recital

Beyond Dancing is proud to announce our Annual Spring Recital will be held on Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 4 – 6 pm. This year’s theme is “Broadway Bound”. Each number will be from a Broadway show. There will be a mix of ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop and ballroom. Our spring dance recital […]

Learn About: Bachata, Merengue, Argentine Tango

This is Part Two of a three post series. The next post will be next Wed. Here is the link to last week’s post about hustle, samba and salsa. Note: The videos are intended to give you an idea of what the dance looks like. Bachata The bachata consists of a horizontal, three-step movement that […]

Learn About: Hustle, Samba, Salsa

This is Part One of a three part series. The next post will be next Wed. Note: The videos are intended to give you an idea of what the dance looks like. Hustle Easily the most popular dance from the 1970’s, the hustle’s creation occurred in New York City and other cities around the United […]

Facing Your Fears: Don’t Let These Stop You From Dancing

Doing something new is scary, there’s no doubt about it. Maybe you’ve been thinking about taking up a new hobby, something fun, exciting, something that might just double as exercise. You’ve done your research, looked through tons of activity options and you’ve decided that maybe ballroom dancing is the way to go. There’s just one […]

How Dancing Makes You Smarter

As graceful and beautiful as dancing is, every dancer out there knows – it’s hard work! And anyone who watches dancers most likely agrees. It’s no secret that dancing is an excellent way to stay physically fit; it is demanding on the body and melts calories. So dancing can help you lose weight or stay […]

Health Benefits of Ballroom Dancing

Most of us ballroom dance because we love it. It’s our passion, our hobby or a social activity that brings us together with other people who love it as much as we do. But on top of all of that, there are other benefits that ballroom dancing provides. All of the twisting, turning, spinning and […]

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