Why Ballroom Dancers Should Cross-Train

As TV shows like So You Think You Can Dance depict, dancers can excel when they are able to quickly transition between multiple styles. These dancers challenge the expectations for what an audience perceives a certain type of dance to be, shattering the bounds of what is possible. We chatted with four ballroom dancers who share extensive knowledge and experience cross-training across a multitude of styles. Eric, Holly, Rick, and Lacey explain why stepping outside of your your normal dance style can help you become a stronger dancer.

  • Aug 30, 2021 1:12:16 PM |
  • Alise Borne

Dance Vision Floor Installed at World ...

Dance Vision is thrilled to announce our newest dance floor installation: Starlight Dance Centre

  • Aug 17, 2021 12:15:33 PM |
  • Morgan Wissel

Ballroom Private Lessons vs. Group ...

Ballroom dance is a welcoming art form that is open to you at any age, level, and with or without a partner. We’ve chatted about social and competitive ballroom dance, but did you know that your options for learning ballroom are just as vast? In this post, we’ll break down the differences between group classes, private lessons, and online learning.

  • Aug 13, 2021 9:59:49 AM |
  • Alise Borne

Dance is Ageless

You can dance at any age. It not discriminate based on who you are, your age, or what your goals are...it welcomes you with open arms into its artistry, beauty of movement, and soulful expression.

Don't just take our word for it: we profiled six dancers across the country to show you that no matter when you and dance find each other, it can change your life as soon as you step on the floor.

  • Aug 13, 2021 9:32:26 AM |
  • Alise Borne

Dancers Giving Back: the HeartSoles ...

Stefan Badea and Deborah (Deb) Millington Holmes met two and a half years ago the way many dance friendships begin: at a local dance studio. Their Pro-Am partnership (when a Professional dances at ballroom competitions with their student) grew into a strong friendship, and now, into a collaborative effort to make ballroom dance more accessible across the globe.

Deb is enthusiastic about both dance and life,“I’m always up for a challenge!” she chuckled, “which is good because Stefan kicks my butt on a regular basis!” This made Stefan laugh, too. Their partnership is visibly symbiotic, on and off the dance floor, making the success of their newest venture irrefutable.  

  • Aug 9, 2021 11:16:44 AM |
  • Alise Borne

A Day in the Life of a Professional ...

Hello, my Dance Vision family! I am Alise Borne and I'd like to think I have the best job(s) in the world. I work for Dance Vision (you might recognize my name as a blog author!), I am a Professional ballroom dancer, and am on my way to becoming a Nurse Practitioner. Here is a glimpse into my day competing as a professional ballroom dancer. 

9:00am 

  • Jul 30, 2021 9:12:00 AM |
  • Alise Borne

A Comprehensive Guide to Competitive ...

Not all ballroom dancers compete, though for some, competitions and their environments bring a sense of accomplishment, gratification and excitement like none other.

  • Jul 28, 2021 12:45:11 PM |
  • Alise Borne

Essential Items to Pack for Ballroom ...

Compared to your practice dance bag, there is more strategy at play when you’re packing for a ballroom dance competition. We love this tip from Center Stage Dance: go from head to toe to ensure you've remembered everything for your special day.

  • Jul 19, 2021 3:56:44 PM |
  • Alise Borne

Member Stories: Doctor of Physical ...

Ruth Trimble’s home office suits her perfectly—tidy, organized, a bookshelf featuring dance anatomy books and physical therapy texts. Flowers add a whimsical touch along with multiple cups of colorful pens and highlighters to the side. A cork board hangs, full of sticky notes depicting the day’s tasks, both work and dance related. It is evident that Ruth cares deeply about all the finite details in her life from her office and profession, all the way to her dancing. 

  • Jul 2, 2021 9:58:17 AM |
  • Alise Borne

8 Tips for Maximizing Summertime Dancing

Is the summer heat putting a cramp in your dancing? We’ve outlined eight tips for maximizing summertime lessons, classes or dance parties for ballroom dancers. Here’s what you can do to beat the heat and stay present during dance time.

  • Jun 29, 2021 8:05:40 AM |
  • Alise Borne
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