Four myths about ballroom dancing

Ballroom dancing has been around for a long time. Centuries, in fact. So, it’s probably no surprise that a few myths and legends have evolved around the dance over the years. Just think of almost any princess movie ever made. You’ve probably noticed a bit of ballroom dancing in those stories. Here at Fred Astaire… Read More

An American History of Ballroom Dancing

Even before there was “Dancing With the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” ballroom dance was a hot topic in American culture. In honor of our Independence Day, why don’t we take a look at the history of ballroom dance in our nation? Let’s take a waltz through time and see how ballroom… Read More

The Swing of Things: June 22

So You Think You Can Dance is back!   The dance season never ends. When Dancing with the Stars ended (congratulations to Rumer Willis and Valentin Chmerkovskiy), back in May, dance fans had to wait less than two weeks for dance competition to return to TV.   For those that just can’t get enough, Fox… Read More

Dancing keeps this 87 year old performer healthy

What was once a passion for a North Carolina woman has now become her prescription for health. Age is just a number for 87-year-old, Julie Olimpo, who has been dancing for more than 25 years. She first took up dancing after she lost her husband and wasn’t able to cope with the grief on her… Read More

Celebrate Men’s Health Month on the ballroom dance floor

Happy National Men’s Health Month! Every year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (and the rest of the world, really) takes time to focus on the medical issues currently facing men of all ages and the steps guys can take to solve them.   It sounds like a big undertaking, but really it’s as… Read More

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