Dancing in Wheelchairs

November 20, 2015 by

Dancing in Wheelchairs On a recent web search for ballroom news, I discovered an interesting event that took place in October in Traverse City, Michigan.  The Life Beyond Barriers Rehabilitation center sponsored a wheelchair ballroom dance clinic.  The free program was supported by a grant…

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Country Dancing

November 9, 2015 by

There are many different types of country dancing but the most commonly known ones are the two step and line dancing. Both are vastly different and have something to offer to every individual. Country dancing may seem intimidating at first, but once you begin to…

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Wedding Dance Styles: How to Choose!

May 10, 2015 by

When you think of a wedding dance what do you picture? Most people imagine a waltz. It’s a beautiful ballroom dance with a basic box step that is meant to give you the illusion the dancers are gliding across the floor. But weddings are all…

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Creating Clean Dance Choreography

February 17, 2015 by

Keep it Clean!  Choreographies that stand out have undoubtedly been well thought out and practiced prior to their debuts. Often times a choreography’s success doesn’t’ depend on it being technically impressive as much as it depends on being executed cleanly. While knowing how to perform…

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Dance Lifts and Dips

January 18, 2015 by

Lift, Dip, and Dazzle! Dance lifts and dips are two elements of ballroom and latin dancing that can be both very exciting and scary. Here at Bella Ballroom we have the pleasure of working with many wedding couples who are non-dancers but want to impress their…

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History of Foxtrot in Southern California

History of Foxtrot in Southern California

December 23, 2014 by

Foxtrot’s Start in Southern California – A Brief History While social dance is very popular in Southern California, most may not know that Foxtrot beginning’s stemmed out of Pomona, California. Wait, what? The Foxtrot is from Los Angeles?! Well, not quite; but the dance’s instigator…

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Holiday Dance Lessons Gift Certificate

December 17, 2014 by

HOLIDAY DANCE LESSONS GIFT CERTIFICATE 3 Private Dance Lessons (30 min each) for $159! As the holidays rapidly approach, people become more and more worried about finding perfect gifts for their loved ones. It seems that often, we find ourselves stuck in the same routines….

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square dancing

America’s Square Dancing Day: November 29th

November 22, 2014 by

AMERICA’S SQUARE DANCING DAY Grab your partner and do-si-do! November 29th is America’s Square Dance Day! What is Square Dancing? This folk form of entertainment is for a group of dancers. Square dancing is most typically done with four couples arranged in a square with…

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Michael Jackson thriller dance

Thriller Dance Background and History

November 5, 2014 by

THRILLER DANCE! Halloween may have just passed, but Michael Jackson’s 1983 hit “Thriller” can always be heard blaring in dance studios worldwide. The horror themed pop song was used to produce one of the most influential music videos of all time. Filled with zombies and…

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Everyday I’m Shufflin’ – EDM Dance Styles

November 1, 2014 by

EVERYDAY I’M SHUFFLIN’ – EDM DANCE STYLES When stepping into Bella Ballroom, you may expect to hear John Legend’s “All of Me” as couples practice their first dance for an upcoming wedding. You might also suspect to find dancers smoothing out their waltz technique, or…

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