World class ballroom dance teachers and performers dance a Jive at Danceland in Latham, NY. Pasha and Daniella visit monthly from their studio in NYC to give Albany area residents high quality ballroom dance lessons.
They teach in New York City and travel the world competing in ballroom dancing.
Our ballroom dance formation team of 16 people from Albany traveled to the NYC dance festival this past weekend. I took several videos and photos to share with you.
Here is a video from just outside of the competition ballroom. You can get a sense of the excitement and ballroom dance vendors.
Next I chat with Paul and Louise our ballroom dance team choreographers and teachers. Paul and Louise are the best dancers in their age group in the United States and super awesome people to be around.
We are always open to new folks joining our team. Feel free to contact Louise if this looks like fun to you.
There are many ballroom dances around Albany, NY every week. Most of the time there is a lesson before the dance.
These are usually drop-in lessons meaning that you pay for a single lesson and don’t have to sign up for or attend a whole series of lessons.
One of the benefits of going to these lessons is that you get to meet more people. In the dance studio lessons you are with a smaller group of people more frequently. Dance studio lessons are great for getting to know people and of course improving your ballroom dancing.
In today’s episode of Want Romance Learn To Dance I take you on tour to the monthly SOS Ballroom dance at the Polish Community Center in Albany, NY. About 45 people are learning some rumba dance steps from Eileen Spadaro a local ballroom dance teacher from Schenectady.
Hello and welcome to Ballroom Social for the week of April 16, 2012.
I’m your host Dancin’ David from Want Romance Learn to Dance.com
Albany area dancers enjoyed some great dancing this past weekend.
Here are some clips from the Adirondack USA dance in Glens Falls. In the first clip you’ll see Jan Holik teaching the hustle to about 50 dancers.
Next you’ll see the dancers dancing the hustle as the dance gets underway. Almost of the local ballroom dances have free or low cost lessons before each dance.
If you live in the Glens Falls area, please check out the Adirondack USA dance chapter. They host social ballroom dances twice a month.
Every third Sunday of the month is the Albany USA Dance. This month I was invited to teach, DJ and demo.
In this first clip you’ll see the large group of dancers dancing the Merengue, a fun fast Latin dance.
Next you’ll see a mixer. This is where we make two lines, a line of leaders and a line of followers. They meet in the middle dance down the dance floor and get back in line to get a new partner.
Mixers help build community because you get to dance with someone you may not have already danced with.
The last clip of this episode is a lead and follow west coast swing demonstration that I did with my friend Joy Gillard. This is a non–choreographed fun and entertaining social dance.
Dawn and I are headed to Myrtle Beach for the national shag dance weekend. Look forward to some video from the beach in our next episode and please visit http://www.wantromancelearntodance.com/ to check out my book and dvd that teaches you the basic of social ballroom dancing in the comfort of your own home.