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*SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT*

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We are excited to announce that the Longwood Ballroom has partially reopened for dance lessons! 

Private Dance Lessons are currently being offered with social distancing rules in place. If it is possible to maintain 6 feet of distance, face masks are not required (i.e. a single person working on side by side technique with their instructor or a couple who is dancing together where the instructor is able to stand away). If anyone is dancing in dance position with an instructor, a face mask/covering must be worn by both student and instructor.

Group Classes are currently on hold until September.

Social Dance Parties have been cancelled until further notice. 

If you would like to schedule private dance lessons or be put on a list to be notified when group classes are going to resume, please contact us at 407-339-8880.

Upcoming Events

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ORLANDO DANCE CLASSIC – Ballroom dance competition

Saturday, July 18,2020 – Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

www.orlandodanceclassic.com

Congratulations to all of the Longwood Ballroom students who danced at this year’s Majesty Dancesport Competition on January 26th, 2020! Due to your fabulous dancing, Longwood Ballroom won the honor of  Top Studio of the event. Additional top awards were: Top Bronze Solo – Jim & Ulli Strawn, Top Bronze Student – Ulli Strawn, Top Amateur Couple – Jason & Shannon Zeidan.

A big thank you to everyone who came out to support our studio. It was such a fun weekend and we are proud of each and everyone of you!

TOP STUDIO – LONGWOOD BALLROOM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ballroom Dancing offers many health benefits, besides the obvious physical exercise that we are all aware of!

Read this recent article by Richard Powers:It explains how Ballroom Dancing also helps with:Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia, Stress reduction and to balance strogen levels on 3rd age women, also these dim supplements

Health benefits of dancing

Dancing can be a way to stay fit for people of all ages, shapes and sizes. It has a wide range of physical and mental benefits including:

  • improved condition of your heart and lungs
  • increased muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness
  • increased aerobic fitness
  • improved muscle tone and strength
  • weight management
  • stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis
  • better coordination, agility and flexibility
  • improved balance and spatial awareness
  • increased physical confidence
  • improved mental functioning
  • improved general and psychological wellbeing
  • greater self-confidence and self-esteem
  • better social skills.

    Types of dance

    There are many styles of dance to choose from, each with its own attractions. Popular styles of dancing include:

    • Ballet – mostly performed to classical music, this dance style focuses on strength, technique and flexibility.
    • Ballroom dancing – this involves a number of partner-dancing styles such as the waltz, swing, foxtrot, rumba and tango.
    • Belly dancing – originating in the Middle East, this dance style is a fun way to exercise.
    • Hip-hop – performed mostly to hip-hop music, this urban dance style can involve breaking, popping, locking and freestyling.
    • Jazz – a high-energy dance style involving kicks, leaps and turns to the beat of the music.
    • Pole dancing – has become increasingly popular as a form of exercise. It involves sensual dancing with a vertical pole, and requires muscle endurance, coordination, and upper- and lower-body strength.
    • Salsa – involving a mixture of Caribbean, Latin American and African influences, salsa is usually a partner dance and emphasises rhythms and sensuality.
    • Square-dancing – a type of folk dancing where four couples dance in a square pattern, moving around each other and changing partners.
    • Tap dancing – focuses on timing and beats. The name originates from the tapping sounds made when the small metal plates on the dancer’s shoes touch the ground

“DANCING MAKES YOU SMARTER

CALL NOW & START DANCING TODAY!

2019 Winter Showcase

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Congratulations to everyone who danced in our 2019 Winter Showcase!

What an amazing day we had on Saturday, December 7th at our 2019 Longwood Ballroom Winter showcase. We are so proud of everyone who participated. We would like to thank you all for making this showcase one of the best yet! We are so blessed to have such an amazing dance family.

 

Our next Longwood Ballroom showcase will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2020!

 

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What a fabulous time we all had last weekend at Tropicana Dance Challenge! We are so proud of everyone who danced and represented Longwood Ballroom. We were so excited to win Top Large Studio of the event. Everyone danced so well and the team support shown towards each other was amazing. Some notable awards were:
Top Overall Student – Dianne Haas, Top Gold Solo – Margaret Kuffskie, Top Bronze Solo – John & Patty Rodak, Smooth & Rhythm Scholarship Champion – Jackie Compton, (our)Top Comeback Couple of Tropicana – Walt & Jan Ward and Top Teachers who helped make all of this possible – Jennifer, William & Rick. Special thank you to Lisa, Nikki, Ann, Steve, Martha & Mary for being there and supporting everyone. We can’t wait for the next competition on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Majesty Dancesport. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Dancing with the Stars

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Rick has had the honor of assisting Kym Johnson with choreography for Joey Fatone and Warren Sapp in the “Dancing with the Stars” television series!


Kim Johnson & Joey Fatone

Kim Johnson & Warren Sapp

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