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Latin Dances

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Cha Cha Cha Cha is a Latin American dance of Cuban origin, derived from a version of  Cuban Mambo called Chasse’ Mambo (chasse means “to chase”), reportedly getting its name from the sound of women’s shoes shuffling across the floor. In traditional American Rhythm style, Latin hip movement is achieved through the alternate bending and straightening […]

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Smooth Dances

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WALTZ Waltz is one of the world’s most loved and well-known ballroom dances.  American Waltz is more free-flowing, allowing dancers more improvisation and expression. Shocking many when it was first introduced, the waltz became fashionable in Vienna around the 1780s, spreading to many other countries in the years to follow.  The waltz, and especially its closed position, became […]

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D.L.

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Thank you again for your patience with my wife and I. We thoroughly enjoyed the lesson and practicing our waltz lessons-learned with your other students after the fact was a bonus.

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Vicky Wu

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Vicky first began her dance career at age eight taking classes in the most popular dance craze of the time –  DISCO!  This was followed by more years of lessons in styles including square dancing, and of course the foundational dances of tap, jazz and ballet.  Vicky began teaching dance at age 14 and even […]

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New movie “Ballroom Dancer” premieres January 2013

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Ballroom Dancer follows Slavik Kryklyvyy – 34 (Ukraine), a former World Champion in Latin, who is making his comeback with his new partner Anna Melnikova Duknauske (Russia), ten years his junior.  Slavik has been out of dancing due to a hip injury, and his aging body causes him severe pain.  Slavik was the former partner of Joanna […]