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NEW BEGINNER 1 GROUP CLASS

Learn the basic steps in Waltz, Rumba, & Cha Cha with a great group of people in a fun and welcoming atmosphere. This 45 minute group class meets every Monday at 6:45pm.

6 weeks of classes for $75, or $15 per class – Call to join this group class today! (407) 339-8880

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MAJESTY DANCESPORT  –  Sunday, January 26, 2020

Come out and join us on Sunday, January 26th for the 2020 Majesty Dancesport at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista South!

We have many students and amateur couples dancing this year at what will certainly be a very exciting and fun competition.

With Smooth and Standard dances in the morning, Rhythm and Latin dances in the afternoon, and a fabulous banquet gala and professional show by the 2019 USDC Open to the World Latin Champions Artur Tarnavskyy & Anastasiya Danilova in the evening, this will definitely be an event that you will not want to miss!

Please visit www.majestydancesport.com for more information.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

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LONGWOOD BALLROOM SOCIAL DANCE PARTY

Plan to join us for our next social dance party on

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2020!

8:00 – 8:30 PM Group class / 8:30 – 10:00 PM General dancing.

Admission – $12 / Everyone is welcome!

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, April 26, 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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