Upcoming Events

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

COMING ATTRACTIONS!

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

Dance Tips For Leaders and Followers

Written by admin on July 19, 2016

Let these dance tips guide you through your daily dance journey!

Physical Respect

-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