In recent years, Ballroom Dancing has gained tremendous popularity, both in the performance and entertainment capacity. Existing for centuries, it has evolved into styles that range from the historical waltz to the spicy salsa and upbeat swing enjoyed by today’s night club crowd. Click on the TV and you’re sure to see couples gliding around the dance floor in Ballroom competitions. It’s a globally shared phenomenon that remains in vogue, despite our world’s constantly shifting trends.
Through Ballroom Dancing, Center members can participate in this effective form of exercise that focuses on a team-work approach. A little whirl around the dance floor can burn a lot of calories. However, dancers are so caught up in the movement and moment, they don’t realize they are undergoing an often challenging workout.
Members John and Tina Leo joined the Center to begin exercising again. Impressed by the variety of classes offered, they were most excited to try Ballroom Dancing. “We never took dance lessons before, so we didn’t know what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised to discover we were not the only new people in class,” comment John and Tina, who found the other students and instructor very helpful and supportive as they began this new venture in exercise. “We look forward to attending class every week and learning something new. If you’re searching for something different, and want to have a good time, Ballroom Dancing is for you,” they assure.
Don’t Have a Partner?
No worries. Join us for this fun Ballroom-style workout anyway. Partners are rotated throughout the class. Everyone gets an opportunity to dance with someone. Fitness is the focus. Friendships are often an added bonus.
Diana Toni-Rhodes has been professionally dancing, teaching, choreographing, and directing for over 30 years. She performed on Broadway and won titles in professional Ballroom competitions. Throughout, she remained true to her dream of owning a dance studio. Over the past 15 years, Diana realized that dream by successfully owning and operating two Ballroom dance studios. She loves teaching at the Center. “My reward is seeing my students have fun while learning to dance. It’s a great sport,” she shares.
Click here for our Group Fitness schedule to find a Ballroom dance class that works with your calendar. Pencil some fun into your daily agenda!
No sneakers in this smooth-flowing class. Leather-soled shoes with backs are recommended.