American Rhythm Dance Style Explained

Engaging, effervescent, and communal—these words describe what the American Rhythm dance style is all about, consisting of the five dances Cha Cha, Rumba, East Coast Swing, Bolero, and Mambo.

  • Jan 20, 2022 1:33:08 PM |
  • Alise Borne

How Marzena Stachura Discovered ...

Some may say that I started to dance before I was born; my mom’s last competition happened when she was five months pregnant with me. I truly was born into a dancing family—all of my relatives, including aunts, uncles, cousins, were competitive ballroom dancers at some point in their lives. Being a very shy kid, ballroom dancing and performing in front of others was the last thing on my mind. I never thought this would be my life, my passion, my everything. 

  • Jan 13, 2022 12:18:33 PM |
  • Marzena Stachura

The 19 Different Types of Ballroom Dance

One of the greatest things about ballroom dance is the variety it offers. Whether you are a seasoned expert, or a new dancer, you might catch yourself wondering, “are there  19 different types?!" The answer is yes, there are, and we’ve broken them down to help you understand what makes each of them unique.

  • Jan 9, 2022 5:45:54 PM |
  • Alise Borne

Ballroom Beauty Must-Haves

One of our favorite beauty gurus is back and better than ever—on November 4, 2021, we welcome Hope Jackson for a ballroom makeup workshop, open to Dance Vision members. Whether you're planning for a studio showcase, competition, or just hoping to glam up for those weekend social dance parties, sharpen your skills in this 60 min Zoom class.

Psst...if you missed the live class, don't worry it will be available to watch in our library (or to refer back to in the future!).

  • Nov 3, 2021 11:53:59 AM |
  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Become a Better Dancer

Have you ever felt like you weren't sure where to start with improving your dancing? It can be an overwhelming feeling—we understand this struggle, and are here to share some simple strategies that may help you on your journey to becoming a better dancer.

  • May 20, 2021 8:27:12 AM |
  • Alise Borne

The Physical Benefits of Ballroom Dance

Everywhere from your hip-hip to your chin-chin, dance supports a healthy lifestyle. The physical benefits of ballroom dance are include, but are not limited to, the following!

  • May 17, 2021 2:56:23 PM |
  • Alise Borne

Essential Items for Your Dance Bag

Whether you are beginning your dance journey and are looking to know the essentials, or are a vetted dancer in need of a little inspiration, we’ve got you covered.

  • May 14, 2021 11:31:10 AM |
  • Alise Borne

What to Wear to a Ballroom Dance Class

  • May 11, 2021 2:19:22 PM |
  • Alise Borne

What are the Benefits of Ballroom Dance?

When most people are asked why they started dancing, they may answer with a story of intrinsic motivation for it as a part of their life, “I had just always wanted to try.”

  • Apr 21, 2021 3:51:10 PM |
  • Alise Borne

The History of Ballroom Dance

The history of ballroom dance is a fascinating story of music and creative movement melding synergistically over time, producing what we know and love today as social ballroom dance and dancesport. As dancers or aspiring dancers, an understanding of the origins of our craft can help bolster our appreciation for where ballroom dance is today, and also derive inspiration from the stories behind our favorite dance styles.

  • Apr 12, 2021 11:56:29 AM |
  • Alise Borne

What is Ballroom Dancing?

Intrigued by bright lights, sparkly costumes, and vivacious judging panels, the American public has become increasingly fascinated with the world of ballroom dance as depicted by popular television programming such as Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance.

  • Mar 29, 2021 1:30:27 PM |
  • Alise Borne

The Difference Between American and ...

Did you know there are 2 distinct styles of ballroom dancing? While dances originated all over the world (check out our article on the origins of ballroom dance here!), they came together as the distinct American and International styles that we know today. 
  • Feb 12, 2021 8:47:34 PM |
  • Alise Borne
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