Cha Cha Formation

Written by admin on February 28, 2013

Cha Cha Formation performed during the December Student Spotlight. Great job everyone!

Westport Wedding Expo

Written by admin on February 28, 2013

Our table at The Inn at Longshore Wedding Expo. Michael and Pam did a great dance demo and we got the word out about our wedding dance packages for the bride and groom! Don’t forget we can design dances for Father/daughter, Mother/son and bridal parties. If you need help finding a wedding song we can do that too!

Wedding Expo-Inn at Longshore Westport Feburary 23rd

Written by admin on February 20, 2013

Brides and Grooms, join us this Saturday at The Inn at Longshore in Westport ! We will be exhibiting at their wedding expo from 12pm-3pm, with a dance demonstration at 1:30. There will be a chance to win great prizes including a gift certificate from us for a wedding dance package valued at $450.00.

For more information go to their website.

Looking forward to seeing you there and helping you design the wedding dance of your dreams!

Sometimes More IS Better – Dancing Improves Strength

Written by admin on February 6, 2013

We know dancing improves strength, muscle tone and coordination, reduces stress and increases energy. You also get all the heart-healthy aerobic benefits while being able to engage in a social activity. But did you know it’s also good for your brain? Those split second decisions you have to make on the dance floor while leading and following may just keep your mind sharp for years to come.

¬†A 21-year study of participants age 75 and over, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found dancing can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The study looked at both cognitive activities such as reading, doing crossword¬† puzzles, writing and playing musical instruments as well as physical activities like tennis, golf, swimming, bicycling and dancing. Dancing was the ONLY physical activity out of 11 in the study that was associated with a lower risk of dementia. In fact, it had the greatest risk reduction of any activity studied, cognitive or physical! Researchers found that participants who engaged in reading, dancing and playing musical instruments and board games at least 11 days a month had a 63 percent lower risk of dementia.

So get on the dance floor – as soon as you can and as much as you can! We have lots of great classes in both of our locations, weekly dance parties and weekend workshops. Are you a local senior citizen? Come join us for our Ballroom Aerobics classes at the Shelton, Milford and Trumbull Senior Centers. Check our web schedule for dates and times.