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Dancing helps veterans combat PTSD

Dancing helps veterans combat PTSD

Veterans re-acclimating to civilian life are taking note of new research that suggests dancing helps veterans combat PTSD.   Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a psychiatric disorder tha… Read More

Dancing helps veterans combat PTSD
Dance Off Extra Calories from Halloween Candy

Dance Off Extra Calories from Halloween Candy

As the Halloween sugar rush fades and the number on the scale sinks in, ditch the treadmill and sign up for a ballroom dancing class to get in shape this winter and dance off extra calories.   Th… Read More

Dance Off Extra Calories from Halloween Candy
Swing of Things: Combat Winter Blues with Dance

Swing of Things: Combat Winter Blues with Dance

Shorter days and colder temperatures mark the beginning of the winter season. While many of us welcome fuzzy sweaters, warm blankets and hot chocolate, the long, chilly winter can take a toll on menta… Read More

Swing of Things: Combat Winter Blues with Dance
Fred Astaire Fun Facts: Choreographing a Formula for Film Fame

Fred Astaire Fun Facts: Choreographing a Formula for Film Fame

Like the precise steps of the waltz or the cha-cha, many of Fred Astaire’s beloved films follow a formula that brought him fame and fortune in Hollywood. In this edition of Fred Astaire Fun Facts, w… Read More

Fred Astaire Fun Facts: Choreographing a Formula for Film Fame
Kids Will Dance for National Child Health Day

Kids Will Dance for National Child Health Day

Celebrate National Child Health Day by turning up the music and encouraging your kids to take a spin around the dance floor.   President Calvin Coolidge started the annual celebration of children… Read More

Kids Will Dance for National Child Health Day
Swing of Things: Halloween Fun Not Just Child’s Play

Swing of Things: Halloween Fun Not Just Child’s Play

If your Halloween festivities are limited to raiding your kids’ candy spoils, it’s time to get into the swing of the spooky season by finding out how the grownups celebrate at a local costume ball… Read More

Swing of Things: Halloween Fun Not Just Child’s Play
National Ballroom Dance Week Draws Crowds, Showcases Sport

National Ballroom Dance Week Draws Crowds, Showcases Sport

If you hear the strains of Salsa music over the next few days, make sure to look up from your phone, because you are in for a treat. To celebrate National Ballroom Dance Week, flash mobs will be poppi… Read More

National Ballroom Dance Week Draws Crowds, Showcases Sport
Dancing Through the Decades in Fashion

Dancing Through the Decades in Fashion

Dancing through the decades, from the Charleston to the Cha-Cha and from the Mambo to the Moonwalk dance styles have changed… and the fashions have come along for the ride as well. Just picture a ba… Read More

Dancing Through the Decades in Fashion

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