Written by Michael on November 28, 2016
December 10th 8pm-Guest DJ Bob Frione plays your favorites!
December 11th 3pm- Student Spotlight
December 11th 5:30-Ballroom Dance Party
December 17th 4pm West Coast Swing Workshops with Kristen Shaw
December 18th 5:30-Ballroom Dance Party
December 31st-8pm-New Years Eve Party
Written by admin on October 24, 2016
Catch the Ballroom Dancesport Connecticut team in the coming attractions!
May you continue to show your support for our students, professionals and in between. We are pleased that you appreciate the craft as much as we do. We look forward to seeing you come these dates!
Thank you so much!
November 19th West Coast Swing workshops with Anne Fleming
December 11th Student spotlight
December 17th West coast Swing workshops with Kristen Shaw
December 31st New Years Eve Party
Written by admin on September 7, 2016
You have been so supportive of our appearances, events and causes. We ask you again to join us at the Salsa Fund Raiser, on Saturday, September 10, 2016.
We hope to see you there!
Keep checking back on our page for posts and special announcements.
The Ballroom Dancesport Team
Written by admin on August 25, 2016
Yoga is always a good way to exercise, find inner peace and release your tensions. Join Andrea Cashman’s yoga class, happening every Tuesday, 2:00 – 3:00 pm.
Check out other group classes that may interest you on the Ballroom Dance Sport homepage.
See you around!
Written by admin on July 19, 2016
Let these dance tips guide you through your daily dance journey!
-Respect your partner’s personal space: avoid breathing on them in close proximity, keep your hands away from their “no-zones” and their hands away from yours.
-Escort your partner both on and off the floor, or until they find their next partner. Take caution in guiding them through the other couples already dancing.
-Leaders keep aware of the couples around you and get the other leaders’ attention before committing to your chosen slot.
-Protect your partner from impending collision. If a collision should occur, apologize to the other party, regardless of fault. Check your partner for injury. If an injury occurs, escort your partner off the floor, and tend to their needs.
-Almost everyone has a past or current injury they are trying to protect. Go easy in the beginning and test them out first, or even better, get verbal agreement before trying things like dips and drops. Never assume that your partner has the flexibility, balance, or confidence to perform all your fancy tricks.
-Inebriation: Social dancing is a party activity, so some drinking can be expected, but know your limit. You need to be at least sober enough to maintain balance and not hurt your partner.
-“Dance to your partner’s level” is common advice, but not perfect. It is not expected that you need to dance as well as your higher-level partner. If you are a higher level dancer than your partner, you should take your partner’s skill set into consideration, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to keep it basic, or “dumb down” your dance. Always seek to gently elevate your partner, and never let them see you bored or annoyed
Written by admin on July 1, 2016
West Coast Swing Lessons and Dance Party with Kristen Shaw!
SATURDAY July 9th
Follower’s Styling lesson 7-8pm $15
Always admired hair flips but never knew how to do them? Love footwork but get tangled up? Spice up your styling through individual choreography with moves that are broken down so you can easily add them into your partner dancing! There will also be guidance on how to find your own personal style and own it!
Intermediate Lesson 8-9pm $15
Dance Party 9pm-Midnight $10
Any class and party $20…all three for $30!