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.

Dance Vision Syllabus Helps Non Profit: Miracle Dance Foundation

Your Dance Vision syllabus has been very helpful to this program.

Dance Vision is thrilled to hear that our Dance Vision 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.

Physical Activity Linked to Reduced Risk of 7 Cancers

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.

A Journey To Higher Self-Esteem Through Ballroom Dancing

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.

Conversations With Wayne Eng Podcast: Dmitry Nikolaev of Ballroom Backstage

Our 10th & Final Podcast episode of Conversations With Wayne Eng in this first series! Wayne interviews Dmitry Nikolaev where he shares how and why he started Ballroom Backstage.

Watch below for the FULL INTERVIEW!