App Tip: Download Our Videos

Worried about your data? With our Dance Vision App, you can download videos in app and watch them later offline on your phone or tablet.

To download a step: Navigate to the lesson you want to learn, click the step name and select “Download” to add to your device. (the amount of videos you may download depends on your phone’s disk space).

To watch a downloaded step: Navigate to the “Downloads” icon in the lower right hand corner of the app to access all downloaded steps.

If you haven’t already, click below to download the app for iOS or Android:

iOS App Store – https://itunes.apple.com/jm/app/dance-vision/id1461427008

Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dancevision.flutter&hl=en_US

How Wayne Eng Embraces the World from A Safe Social Distance!

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy,  Jose & Aimee sit down to talk with Wayne Eng via a telephone interview.  He shares with us what uplifts him and keeps him positive during these difficult times. Listen to his vision to help and give back to the people when the world gets back to normal! 

Due to social distancing, many people are unable to attend their group classes or private lessons.  He wants to keep people inspired and moving, so he’s opened up the entire Dance Vision library for free.  When you enroll you’ll get 30 days of over 5000 instructional videos.  No credit card required.  Sign up at www.DanceVison.com then download the app from your app store.  We are all at home so let’s make the most of this time! Let’s dance!!

 

Announcing the Exhibition Video Competition presented by the Dance Vision Circuit

Lights…camera…action! Shine your shoes, fluff up those costumes, and get ready for the first ever Exhibition Video Contest presented by the Dance Vision Circuit. Get creative, have some fun, and dream up the most fabulous performance you can think of! Participants will be judged on Presentation, Timing, Musicality & Technique.

Open to Pro/Am & Am/Am solos, couples & groups.

How to Enter:

1. Record a video exhibition in Bronze, Silver, Gold or Open Gold levels. You do not have to follow NDCA Syllabus & Competition Rules: Anything goes (within your level)Exhibition must be limited to 2 minutes or less.

2. Share your video to [email protected] via a file sharing service (Dropbox, Google Drive, WeTransfer, etc.). Please label your video with your level & style of dance.

3. Receive an in-depth voice critique by one of our world-class judges.

4. The top 3 exhibitions from each level will be invited to perform at the 2021 Emerald Ball Dancesport Championships AND receive 2 coaching lessons with the judge that critiqued their video.

Entry deadline: June 15th, 2020. Winners will be announced via social media by July 7th, 2020.

Surprise Retirement: Max Sinista & Tatiana Seliverstova

This past weekend at the New York Dance Festival, 3x world Smooth finalist, USA Smooth vice champion
& 2x Blackpool American Smooth bronze medalist Tatiana Seliverstova and Max Sinitsa bid farewell to competition.

Thank you for your contribution to the dance community. We wish you the best on on the next step of your dance journey. Congratulations, Max and Tatiana, on your retirement. – Your Dance Vision Family

Below is the retirement letter read at NYDF and posted to their social media.

Dear Friends,

Our career has truly been a remarkable journey.  The driving force behind our dancing has always been the passion for this art, and to be able to share that with all of you is our ultimate reward. So today, we would like to humbly say thank you to this wonderful industry and to all of you who were there with us from the very beginning.
There have been many people in our lives who helped us pursue our dreams and achieve our goals. Our parents, our teachers and our friends. To all of you we are eternally grateful for your love, guidance and support. We are also grateful to our competitors who have always challenged us and gave us the motivation to become better tomorrow than we were yesterday.
Our competitive careers have been full of ups and downs as anything else in life but what we truly believe is that risks must be taken and challenges should be met with utmost enthusiasm and creativity. The American Smooth style has only begun to reach its true potential and being part of that process has been a satisfying and humbling experience.
Even though today we hang up our competitive shoes, we are extremely excited about what the future holds for us.
Ballroom dancing is about two people striving to create something together, that is greater than what either one of them could ever do alone. And we promise to use our passion and talents to push our beloved Smooth beyond heights anyone could imagine.
Today, we are not saying good bye, instead we are simply turning the page to a new chapter in our lives. We are all responsible for the next generation in one way or another and we sincerely hope that the dancers of the future continue to evolve even further than we did… “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken”
With love,
Max & Tatiana

THE FASCINATING WORLD OF AMERICAN SMOOTH

American Smooth can be best described as a form of ballroom dancing with an enhanced repertoire of easy to perform, yet exciting steps. It incorporates steps from three ballroom disciplines – the Waltz, Viennese Waltz and Foxtrot. 
You can learn more about American Smooth in this informative article by atanasmalamov
Dancing the American Smooth is like taking on a fascinating journey through the realms of Ballroom Dance.
Access our American Smooth instructional videos and many more for FREE here.

DVIDA Syllabus Helps Non Profit: Miracle Dance Foundation

Your DVIDA syllabus has been very helpful to this program.

Dance Vision is thrilled to hear that our DVIDA syllabus has helped shape the dance of youth in Brownsville, Texas. The Non Profit Miracle Dance Foundation, was created by Karen Deffner to simply bring positivity to tyoung students and helping to improve their self-esteem, confidence. As well as giving them a healthy lifestyle, encouraging positive life habits and improving their performance and physical coordination!
Watch a recap of their BISD MINI MATCH 2020 below!

Life on the Wood Floor with Dance Vision Instructor and Author Jenell Maranto

Dance Vision Instructor, Jenell Maranto is also the author of the book entitled Life on the Wood Floor: Stories of Learning and Teaching Ballroom. Maranto shares her journey from learning ballroom dancing to being a National Professional Champion.

Jenell Maranto chronicles her experience of learning to ballroom dance. From beginner to National Professional Champion. She shares her up’s and downs and the difficult problem of changing bad habits. Jenell and her partner Jim had literally hundreds of lessons from the ballroom dance masters. As a teacher she shares her own development with her students.

For more information about Life on the Wood Floor: Stories of Learning & Teaching Ballroom Dance by Jenell Maranto you can purchase here.

Also in a radio interview with Jenell Maranto made possible by ReadersMagnet’s book marketing services, America Tonight with Kate Delaney gives the listeners a peek into the world of ballroom and dancing in general. 

Listen to the full interview here.

 

Balance & Positivity with Dance Vision CEO Wayne Eng

New episode of ‘Ikaika Dowsett The Frame Work Podcast with CEO of Dancevision, Wayne Eng.

“We all need to have balance in our life, balance means different to each person. Everyone needs to have some outlet…What is your outlet? What do you do on your downtime? Create Balance and Time for yourself everyday”

Wayne Eng is CEO of Dancevision, Director of the United States Dance Championships, and Organizer of the Emerald Ball.

Ikaika and Wayne discuss his early life, the transition of switching out of competitive life, starting a family. They also discuss how

he got into different areas of the dance business, and clears up some of the dramatic history of the professional titles in the US.

Listen to the full podcast here.