Ballroom Backstory: The Samba

Ready to put on your dancing shoes and let your inner Latin dancer out? Then the Samba is the dance for you! One the the most popular dances in Brazil, the Samba has been performed by elaborately costumed “schools of Samba” at Carnival in Rio each year. The name, Samba, is thought to come from… Read More

Dancers Who Defined A Decade: 1990s Pop Culture and Ballroom Dance

The Electric Slide, the Macarena, “Vogue-ing,” the Cotton Eye’d Joe…Sound familiar? How about The Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Beauty and the Beast or RENT? The 1990s brought an eclectic variety of dance styles, bands, and trends.  Unlike the previous decades, it would be nearly impossible to decide on just one dancer as the icon of… Read More

Holiday Gift Guide: 7 People We Can Help With This Year

There’s no denying that finding the perfect holiday gifts can be tough! From picky friends to in-laws with unique tastes, sometimes your list feels like one giant question mark. Rather than giving up and buying another generic tie or heaven-forbid a fruit cake, give your friends and loved ones a unique gift that might just… Read More

Dance and Music Spectacular: Grease Live on FOX

“Why, it’s Greased Lightning!” Yep, that’s right, the beloved musical Grease is coming live to a TV near you in 2015. On the heels of NBC’s live broadcasts of the Sound of Music in 2013 and Peter Pan just this week, it may seem like FOX’s recreation of Grease is just another network jumping on… Read More

Why Dancing is Great for Self-Confidence

If you’ve ever seen a dance competition or even an episode of “Dancing With The Stars,” the graceful and confident way the dancers glide across the floor probably had you hooked. If you’re like most people, the thought “Wow! I wish I could carry myself like that!” may have even crossed your mind! Well, are… Read More