Private lessons tend to be more expensive per session than group classes. The personalized experience makes the price worthwhile, and can even be a better value than group lessons! Here’s how to make sure you get the most out of your private lesson time. 1) Have a plan- and talk to your instructor before the… Read more How to get the most out of your private lessons
Frame- everybody has an idea of what a dance frame is supposed to be. Good, bad, and ugly, dancing saturates our media. Different dances need different frames, with slight variations, and different dancers have their own preferences. So let’s talk through a good social dance frame- it’s a generic frame, covering all the important points… Read more Now let’s add frame!
Peering from the dark corner of the dance club, as far from the dance floor as one could be, I watched all the fabulous dancers enjoying song after song. Performance anxiety: I was far too new to dance to make it through a foxtrot or waltz without boring one of these ladies! How frustrating it… Read more Overcoming fear
Many people who are interested in learning to dance have ideas of how they want to learn. Whether they want the economy and socialization of group classes or the discretion and personal attention in private lessons, set their sights on the goal and call a local studio. Each avenue of dancing has its benefits, its… Read more The Perfect Circle
Bees are fascinating creatures, that are so small, so aggravating (when they sting you), and yet so vital to the plants of the world. Why? To continue growing and creating new plants- baby plants- flowers need to be pollinated. Bees do this by spreading the love from flower to flower, helping to keep our plants… Read more The “Bees’ Knees!”
When I first began dancing, my dance music library was lacking, as were my skills for finding the beat within a dance-able song. Also, I found that during my practice, the songs would end (as they all do) and I’d have to restart my dance. During a search to find a beat generator, an app… Read more Dancetime Deluxe- iPhone app for dancers
Dance Practice tip: TAPE Masking tape has many different uses, and one of them is helping you to perfect your dance skills!I like to place a strip of tape in a line to keep me tracking straight in a smooth dance, or make a box or “tetris shape” to be sure I’m landing a precise… Read more Dance Practice Tip: TAPE
We are always striving to improve “Dancing on the Northshore” by helping to spread the most pertinent information to those who need it and want it. To me dancing has always been more than just a fun hobby. It has been a passion; an avenue of self expression; a framework of confidence that I needed… Read more Welcome to Mandeville Ballroom