Dancing the American Smooth is like taking on a fascinating journey through the realms of Ballroom Dance.
Your Dance Vision syllabus has been very helpful to this program.
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.
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”
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.
The seven cancers are breast, colon, endometrial, kidney, liver, multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Based on data from 755,450 adults who were tracked for 10 years, the researchers concluded that the odds of developing these cancers decline as physical activity increases.
A recent Washington Post article reads…
Moderate-intensity activity involves moving fast enough or strenuously enough to burn three to six times more energy than if you were sitting still, while vigorous intensity activity burns more than six times as much energy. Examples of moderate-intensity activity include brisk walking, water aerobics, ballroom dancing and general gardening. Activities that qualify as vigorous intensity include running, swimming laps, aerobic dancing and bicycling at 10 mph or faster. The potential reduction in cancer risk found by the new research adds to other health benefits already linked to being physically active: a healthier heart, blood pressure improvements, better sleep, more energy, weight loss and an improved mood.
Read the FULL Washington Post article here.
Self-Esteem and Confidence is a struggle for many of people of all ages. While ballroom dancing can be quite challenging, it’s amazing to hear the stories of how it has helped so many people in different ways. Here’s an article from Nancy of Glittered Journeys, where she shares her journey to higher self-esteem through ballroom dancing. By sharing her story she wanted to inspire others to attempt and achieve big things.
“I believe ballroom dancing can also be a launchpad to revealing our inner beauty and higher power.” – Nancy of Glittered Journeys
My hope is that people can see that the stories we tell ourselves in our head don’t have to continue to be our only story. How we are today doesn’t have to be permanent, unless we’re happy there. What could your life look like if you believed you had the power to do the things you really want to do? Working through your personal limitations that may be holding you back will bring about serious confidence and self-esteem. My journey to higher self-esteem through ballroom dancing has been awesome and life-changing. My happiest moments are on the dance floor, but through dance I have evolved into a strong, confident, and happier person on and off the dance floor.
You can read more here.
Check out Travis & Jaimee Tuft doing the most EPIC BABY SHARK Ballroom Dance at the Ohio Star Ball!
Enjoy watching it over and over!!!