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

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

Learn to Dance the Cha-Cha: Ballroom Backstory

Whether you’ve danced the Cha-Cha or not, we’ll let you in on a secret: you could do it with ease! You’ve probably heard the old phrase “One, Two, Cha-Cha-Cha”… well, it’s not much more than that! With roots traced back to the islands of the West Indies and making their way to America, the steps… Read More