Ballroom Dance Music

Music and dance have been intertwined since the beginning of time—in fact, from the onset of partner dancing in particular, music has inspired new movement and dance styles, and dance has inspired musicians to play and arrange their music in new ways.

As dancers, we attempt to move with impressive musicality...and this is not always an easy feat! We sat down with Musical Director (he plays music for ballroom competitions around the world), Brent Thomas Mills, from MusicMills to provide you with insight that can enhance your musical experience during practice time, at a social or party, or on the competition floor.

  • Jun 24, 2021 2:15:38 PM |
  • Alise Borne

Benefits of the Dance Vision Instructor ...

We’re back and better than ever! Well, we never left, but we did revamp our Instructor Membership and made the decision to go by Dance Vision, and not DVIDA. Within our period of massive expansion, we are refreshing our American Style Syllabi (it’s similar, but more succinct), improving certification processes (navigate the journey with ease), and creating increased value for our instructors in the ballroom dance industry.

  • Jun 17, 2021 7:23:36 AM |
  • Alise Borne

Awkward Ballroom Dance Topics

Let’s face it...we’ve all encountered awkward situations and odd questions within the ballroom dance setting. It can be difficult to determine where to ask, what to ask, and who to ask—that’s why we’re putting everything on the table and talking topics people commonly wonder about, but rarely talk about. Afterall, we’re all human, aren’t we? 😀

  • Jun 15, 2021 2:52:02 PM |
  • Alise Borne

Tips for Coping With Dance Performance ...

Butterflies in your stomach...they can be uncomfortable, but they’re simply a reminder that you care about what you are doing. Next time you have the nervous jitters before a ballroom dance lesson, practice, or dance competition, try these five tips from our mindfulness expert and Dance Vision Instructor, Natalie Crandall.

  • Jun 14, 2021 12:01:16 PM |
  • Natalie Crandall

How Do I Become a Certified Dance ...

So you're considering a certification in ballroom..we're so excited for you! Whether you are just now considering an occupation in dance, or years into your teaching career, becoming certified can set you apart in a competitive industry and contribute to a fulfilling career of exploration and accomplishment. Here is everything you need to know about how the process of certification.

  • Jun 8, 2021 11:51:59 AM |
  • Alise Borne

Benefits of Dance Instructor ...

They say that if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. For many people, becoming a certified dance instructor can be both a sustainable career path and a wonderful way to “never work” 😜

  • Jun 8, 2021 8:40:44 AM |
  • Alise Borne

Member Stories: Linda Morse Bourgeois

Dance Vision Member, Linda Morse Bourgeois is vivacious, spunky, small in stature, but bursting with life. After her retirement from a 40-year career in public relations, she adored golfing with her husband, tending her rose gardens (they’re award-winning, by the way!), and serving her grandmother duties; something she speaks about fondly. Her heart was full.

  • Jun 4, 2021 9:53:00 AM |
  • Alise Borne

A Comprehensive Guide to Ballroom Dance ...

As dancers, there is a single tool that we require as part of our activity.  Whether you are a new dancer entering into the world of ballroom, or simply looking to try out a new brand of shoe, step through this article to learn more.

  • May 27, 2021 1:55:42 PM |
  • Alise Borne

Practice Tips for Ballroom Dancing

With the help of our blogs how to become a better dancer and how to set dance goals, you have the skill of deliberate practice under your belt and outlined goals: now take the opportunity to develop a plan for practice. These helpful tips can help improve your practice whether you are alone or with a partner!

  • May 25, 2021 1:25:39 PM |
  • Alise Borne

How to Set Dance Goals

Have you ever set a goal that didn’t come to fruition? We’ve all been there, and it can be really disheartening—especially when it comes to something we are passionate about like ballroom dance.

  • May 21, 2021 1:46:43 PM |
  • Alise Borne
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