A Wedding Dance to Remember

A wedding is a transition from one phase of life to an entirely different existence. It is magical, exciting, otherworldly. Wedding albums and videos interest us for years and even down generations. How many evenings have we spent browsing through our parents’ photos, looking at them on this important date? What did we remember from those memories?

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Fitness is not a destination – it is a way of life

Welcome to the Fit4Dance class!

The way we look, the way we feel, the way we move and the way we think are all interconnected. You are invited to take part in a new workshop that’s meant to refine external and inner balance, strengthen muscle, increase lung capacity and trim your body to a flexible and energetic shape. Re-discover the joy of movement in a training program that is both challenging and enjoyable, benefitting your body while relieving stress and breathing happiness into your heart and mind.

Fit4Dance classes provide exercises performed to the sound of energizing music. The aim of those exercises is strength for Dancers. The sessions are specifically designed to strengthen and refine the silhouette.

Long­term benefits:

  • The lessons increase cardiovascular endurance, general strength and muscle flexibility.
  • The participants discover a new level of mental and physical health and balance.
  • The lessons reduce body fat, toning and slimming your waist, hips and limbs.

The class is divided into three sections:

  • 10 minutes of aerobic exercises that launch the class with intense cardiovascular­ and endurance training. During the exercises the pace is increased gradually, and the muscles are given time to warm up in a healthy way.
  • 40 minutes of varied accelerating power training exercises. The exercises have been specially selected to focus on the thighs, buttocks, abdomen and upper limbs which they strengthen without increasing volume. The pace of the session allows a large number of calories and fat to be burned at a high rate.
  • 10 minutes of intense stretching which guarantees results from the first session. During this phase, each muscle group that was pressurised during the power exercises is thoroughly stretched. In this way, the muscles are strengthened without increasing the volume and without them losing their flexibility. Much attention is paid to the protection of your back by choosing appropriate exercises that will not overcharge it.

The many tips from a qualified instructor will help you perfectionize your figure in an efficient, sustainable and safe way.

Join us every Thursday, 9PM at Dance DNA for the fitness class, where you will have fun while getting that perfect shape you want for next summer. Working out with Dance DNA just feels good! Available at North location: Thornhill Woods, Concord and Richmond Hill area.

Dance as a Way of Life

Imagine yourself walk into a room full of people. There is a buzz in the air, and everybody seems to know each other. There is lots of awkwardness, since you are new in this group and conversation is going slow. And then they turn on the music, and it’s a dance you know and know well. All of a sudden, you fit in perfectly!

The beautiful thing about dancing – that really separates it from most other forms of physical activity – is that it is all of them combined. Or, more precisely, it incorporates the finest qualities of sports, singing, yoga, martial arts, bodybuilding and pretty much anything else, and it is ultimately much more enjoyable. Dancing is not just something you do. It is something you are. It is something you live.

When dancing, your whole body moves, not only specific parts (as when you do a gym workout). Working together with a partner or a group of people is exhilarating and rewarding in the extreme. It builds self esteem, boosts confidence, and connects people in ways that are unattainable by pretty much anything else. And when class ends, you will find that you are still dancing. You take it with you – it puts a spring in your step and an energetic smile on your lips.

Our school of dance is all about culture. It is common knowledge that people who dance tend to be happier, healthier individuals. When you go to a party and meet with people whom you haven’t met before, dancing helps bond with them on a level that no amount of simple conversation can achieve.

Another door that dancing opens is the world of dating. People spend so much time on dating sites, and go through an often awkward process of trying to “sell” themselves to potential partners. A dance studio gets people together and leads to conversation in a natural, pleasant way – barring the times when you step on your partners toes, of course!

Health is also increased, as we learn to listen to our body, adjust breathing and develop external and inner balance.

We at Dance DNA are creating a culture, a community that revolves around this amazing and rewarding activity. From the basic level you can take it on to high-level professionalism, with our advanced Dance Academy courses, competitions and amazing dancing instructors.

If you want a good dance to start from – Ballroom Mix Program. While you can take for the rest of your life polishing your moves to perfection, a beginner can start right away because the basic steps are easy to learn. You can practice at home and take those moves to pretty much any dancing party with you. We guarantee one thing is for sure – once you start dancing, you will never stop loving it! Available at North location: Thornhill Woods, Concord and Richmond Hill area. Ballroom Mix Classes for Beginners are on Wednesday from 8 pm to 9 pm, and Saturday From 7 pm to 8 pm

How to Choose a Dance School for Your Child?

Dancing is the essence of life

We don’t remember who coined this phrase but they got it as right as right can get. Children recognize this simple truth, and that’s why they love dancing so much. It is especially evident in earlier years, before the awkward self-awareness that is common in teenagers gets a chance to restrain them from expressing themselves in this natural way. Continue reading

Why Men Should Learn How To Dance

Why Should Men Learn Ballroom Dancing

Introduction

You’re either reading this because you’re a man thinking about ballroom dancing or a woman trying to find out how to get a man to learn ballroom. In either case, the article is all about why men should learn ballroom dancing.

There are 4 major reasons why a man should learn ballroom. They are Style and Sophistication, A challenge, Something to learn and Being more of a man. I will talk first about each of these in turn. Continue reading

Lose Weight, Get Your Sexy Back & have Some Fun!

So Winter was long and cold and you’ve packed on a few pounds. Now that spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner you may be like many folks and be thinking about dropping that extra weight and getting back into your sexy beach body.

Does the thought of stepping into a gym make you cringe? Then how about stepping into a dance studio instead. Not only is dancing one of the best ways to become fit it’s also one of the most fun ways, too.

Imagine yourself dancing a waltz, a tango, a cha cha or even a super sexy salsa and all the while seeing your hips and thighs shrinking with every dance move. That’s exactly what students of Dance DNA are doing. And they’re having a blast!

It doesn’t matter whether you prefer the ballroom dances or the latin dances, what age you are, or even if you have two left feet. Anyone can learn to dance.

Opt for group lessons and not only will dancing give you the elegantly fit and lean body you desire without bulking you up like a bodybuilder, it will give you new friends with whom you already have something in common.

So, if you want to lose some weight, feel sexy, and have some fun this spring and summer, step into Dance DNA and you will dance out feeling ready to take on the world.

The benefits of Dance for Kids

Overview

If you have kids, you may be wondering what is the best way to channel their seemingly boundless energy. While traditional team sports are a good way to get your kids physically active, they may not be right for younger children. Dance classes are a great alternative to team sports, and most studios offer lessons for children as young as two or three. Participating in dance classes can be beneficial for kids of all ages.

Improved Physical Health

Ballroom dancing is a highly physical activity, and kids who take dance lessons regularly should expect to see a significant improvement in their overall physical health. According to Pro Dance Center, regular dance practice can increase your child’s flexibility, range of motion, physical strength and stamina. The repetitive movements involved in dance can improve muscle tone, correct poor posture, increase balance and coordination and improve overall cardiovascular health. Ballroom dancing is an aerobic form of exercise. For children who are overweight, it can potentially help them to lose weight and improve their eating habits.

Socialization Benefits

In addition to being a physical activity, ballroom dancing is also a highly social activity. According to “FamilyTalk Magazine,” dance lessons can help children improve their social and communication skills, learn how to work as part of a team, develop a greater sense of trust and cooperation and make new friends. If your child is shy, enrolling her in dance can encourage her to reach out to other children her age and help to reduce her anxiety about new people or places. Dance can also help to alleviate fears related to performing in front of an audience.

Educational Benefits

Becoming a skilled dancer requires practice, discipline and focus, skills that can be useful in other areas of your child’s life. According to “FamilyTalk Magazine,” dance lessons can help to spark creativity in young children and help them to develop an appreciation for the arts. Students who regularly participate in dance lessons typically tend to perform better academically than their nonparticipating peers. “FamilyTalk Magazine” estimates that students who have a background in dance tend to achieve significantly higher SAT scores and do better in math and science competitions.

Improved Self-Esteem

As children adjust to the movements and postures required in dance, they begin to get a better sense of their bodies. As they become more comfortable in their own skin, their confidence and self-esteem also improve. According to EduDance, ballroom dance lessons can encourage children to foster a more positive attitude and explore their own self-expression. This can be particularly beneficial for children who are physically or mentally impaired or those who are attempting to deal with significant emotional problems. http://www.dancednakids.ca

New ballroom dance lessons for children 5-6 years old!

It is starting Monday March 17 from 6pm to 7pm

Your child will learn to dance Slow Waltz, Quickstep, Cha Cha Cha, Jive.  Ballroom dancing is a highly physical activity, and kids who take dance lessons regularly should expect to see a significant improvement in their overall physical health. Furthermore, regular dance practice can increase your child’s flexibility, range of motion, physical strength and stamina. The repetitive movements involved in dance can improve muscle tone, correct poor posture, increase balance and coordination and improve overall cardiovascular health. Dancing is an aerobic form of exercise. For children who are overweight, it can potentially help them to lose weight and improve their eating habits. http://www.dancednakids.ca

Dance DNA hosting two-day Workshop with Paolo Bosco

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Dance DNA would like to cordially invite all to join the upcoming group classes with world renowned dancers Paolo Bosco and our very own Larissa Kerbel. The first group of our two-day workshop will take place on Wednesday, September 25th from 9:00-10:30pm and the other on Sunday, September 29th from 6:15-7:45pm.