Tag Archives: Social Dancing

Making Exercise (or training) Fun!

Why do most of us view exercise as such a chore? There is no denying how amazing it is for our bodies in many different ways - both physically and mentally. It helps us to look good, feel better about ourselves, make us more graceful and stronger, protects our bodies, and helps fight diseases 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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Swing Dance Fundraiser

Every month the Saratoga Music Hall is home to the Diamond Dance – the biggest swing dance event in the Northeast. Once a year, the party is also for a good cause and a portion of the proceeds this year is going towards Team Rafiki. Team Rafiki is a locally based group working to improve…
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Studio Spotlight: The Saratoga Savoy Center of Dance

[caption id="attachment_103" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Photo Courtesy of the Saratoga Savoy Center of Dance"][/caption] There are many great dance studios throughout this country. If you are in the upstate NY area, keep checking back here for periodic local studio spotlights. This week's spotlight: The Saratoga Savoy Center of Dance.  Located in the heart of historic Saratoga…
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A Day with Maks & Karina

Sometimes people can surprise you. [caption id="attachment_65" align="alignright" width="194"] Jenna Caputo & Maksim Chmerkovskiy[/caption] I think we all have felt at one time or another that we're just rolling through life, doing our own thing, and no one else really notices. And sometimes that is the case. We are so caught up in our own…
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Mr. Frankie Manning – Legend of Swing

[caption id="attachment_37" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Frankie Manning Dancing at the Saratoga Savoy Diamond Dance[/caption] I just found out that the great Frankie Manning died this morning from complications of pneumonia. Frankie Manning was a legendary Swing dancer and choreographer, known for revolutionizing the Lindy Hop. Among many other things, he is famous for performing the first…
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A Timeless Tradition

The Current Ballroom Dance Craze and the Surprising Health Benefits Ballroom Dancing – passion, blinding sequins, skimpy outfits.  That’s what most people think of when they hear “Ballroom.”  Well, that and the Hollywood and sports stars that have traded in their Italian leather soles for a sleek pair of dance shoes.  If you caught yourself…
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