Tag Archives: Ballroom Dancing

They Want to Do What?!?

Incensed. That is the word I would use to describe what I felt when I found out that the City of Saratoga wants to replace the historical Music Hall with offices... Those of us involved with the arts world know just how important the arts are. There is now a lot of scientific proof about…
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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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Preparing For Your First Dance

OK, you've picked your song.  The big day is looming closer and you're ready to start on your dance. What now? What do you need to be prepared for the big song? There are a few logistical things to consider before you can start working on your choreography. You want your dance to go off without…
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Diamond Dance Turns Diamond – Again

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="252"] Photo by Saratoga Savoy[/caption] I always say there is magic in dance, in so many different ways. I've seen many wonderful things happen through dance. (That is something for another discussion, for sure!) But the other night, I was privileged to witness the sweet and romantic side of dance that provided…
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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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To Dance Like a Child

Have you ever watched a child? Every move they make is instinctual and pure. Most of the time, they're not even conscious of what they are doing. They just move when it seems right. Sometimes it may get them into trouble, but usually, it's just what the body is meant to do. Stand back and…
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The Flurry Hits Saratoga

LIKE MUSIC?  LIKE DANCE? Then you have to be in Saratoga, NY this weekend for the 26th Annual Flurry Festival, February 15th-17th, 2013. From 7pm on Friday through 6pm Sunday, The Flurry is a celebration of dance and music from around the world and offers almost non-stop workshops and performances throughout downtown. With events for every level…
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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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What Is This Zumba Thing??

Have you heard about this Zumba thing yet?  If you haven't, you might want to check to see if you've been living under a rock lately, because Zumba seems to be EVERYWHERE these days! This Latin-inspired dance fitness program actually was created over 10 years ago, but it wasn't until the last couple of years…
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