Category Archives: Ballroom Dancing

Dance Spotlight: The Scandalous Waltz

As with most dances, the exact origin of the waltz is a little murky. There are references to peasant folk dances that seem to be early forms of the waltz as far back as 13th century Germany, but these references are more prevalent in the 1500s. The waltz was originally viewed as a very scandalous…
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National Dance Day

It's that time of year again! Every year on the last Saturday in July, the country celebrates National Dance Day. This Saturday, July 27th marks the day of fun this year, with dance events going on around the country. EVERYONE is encouraged to do some sort of movement to celebrate the day - dancer or…
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Picking a First Dance

Spring is here and that means that wedding season is starting to kick into full swing. The big day is coming soon and now is the time that many couples start panicking about their First Dance. Some couples know what song they want instantly. Others can never seem to find just the right song. And…
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Beginning Ballroom Dance Class Openings

Jenna's Beginning Ballroom class is back at the Saratoga Savoy Center of Dance! Register today and receive a 10% DISCOUNT! Class runs for 8 weeks, every Tuesday night 7:00-8:00pm, and will cover a variety of dances - both smooth and Latin style.  For more information, contact [email protected] Register online at: http://www.saratogasavoy.com/July2012.html
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To the Stars on Dancing with the Stars:

STOP WHINING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow, second week into Season 10's competition and already most of you stars are fighting with your pros. Honestly? You look and sound like a bunch of stereotypical, spoiled, Hollywood brats! For those of you that have not seen the show yet this week, almost every practice clip showed the stars yelling at…
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Dancing with the Stars Season 10 Gets Underway

The new stars and their partners have been announced!  This year's lineup is a slightly different mix of stars that are already creating headlines. Not to mention, Brooke Burke, former DWTS contestant is now the new co-host.  Should be interesting to see where the show goes this year. Will it still be as popular as…
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Hustle Performance team for Albany, NY Area

Brian Sipe and Bob Englert are forming a brand new Hustle Performance Team. In the next 8 weeks, students will learn a hot new hustle routine and will perform at a variety show on Saturday, March 27th. Hosted every Tuesday night at the Cohoes American Ukranium Citizens Center, the class will start with one hour…
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Mr. Dirty Dancing, Patrick Swayze, Dies at 57

What would dancing be without the famous line, "Nobody puts Baby in a corner"?  What would Ballroom dancing be without Patrick Swayze as the cover boy?  Would it still be as popular as it is today without Dirty Dancing in our lives? Patrick Swayze, son of Jesse and Patsy Swayze, was born in Houston in…
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SYTYCD Season 5 Finale Recap

Expectations were high as this season’s finale kicked off at the Kodak Theater. Over 3500 people were in the record breaking live audience and it was anyone’s game. No clear favorite was leading and the remaining four finalists were all pumped and ready to go. The night started off with a Wade Robson group routine…
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Preparing For Your Wedding Dance

[caption id="attachment_146" align="alignright" width="250"] Photo courtesy of Peter Finger Photography[/caption] It's wedding season and many couples are preparing for the big first dance. In the last couple of years, the trend for couples is to have a choreographed first dance. This trend only seems to be growing, especially with the popularity of shows like So…
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