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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

We teach the Social Graces of Ballroom Dance



Ballroom and Latin dancing is a fun way to stay fit and keep your mind and body active.  But that's only the start.  Dancing with a partner in this way carries values and etiquette that is rarely (if ever) seen in today's world.

In ballroom dancing, a man treats his partner with respect and dignity.  He learns to lead in a way that is not merely muscling his partner into doing what he wants.  He learns to be open, and to take things as they come, as it is no guarantee that his partner will follow exactly what he led.  And if she doesn't follow correctly, he accepts that he just may not have led it correctly.  He learns to graciously accept his own mistakes.  In ballroom dancing one will rarely see a man who will mistreat a woman.

Likewise, women who dance know how they should be treated and will accept nothing less.  She will not allow herself to be 'man-handled' and will simply not tolerate it.  She learns to have respect for herself, but at the same time she learns to respect her partner and to gracefully submit to his lead if he is setting the example.  She learns to trust; in him that he will take care of her on the dance floor, and in herself that she knows what she wants and how she will achieve it.

People who ballroom dance learn common sense in dealing with people.  They also learn poise and presence helpful when in the world outside of dance.   People learn to think on their feet; they must if they are to avoid crashing themselves or their dance partners into other people or other obstacles.  They learn to work with others, again, if they are to avoid collisions it is necessary to dance with the entire room, not just one's partner.

Unfortunately today some feel ballroom dance is a dying art and no longer see the value in it.  People think that dancing is moving one's lower half in inappropriate ways against another person's.  The complexity and conversation and elegance has all been lost.  Go to a social ballroom event, a West Coast Swing dance, a salsa night club or an Argentine Tango milonga.  Conversations without a word.  Entire stories told without a sound other than the music.  Intimacy without it being dirty.  Complexity and simplicity, improvisation and careful planning, all at the same time.  It's people having fun and sharing a special connection that can ONLY be found on the dance floor.

Come to By the Sea and learn to Ballroom and Latin Dance with grace, poise and elegance.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Wedding Dance Lessons


Preparing for your wedding dance is an important step toward the perfect wedding and making your first dance a joyous, memorable event.
Let us help you create a fantastic first dance. It is one of the most important dances of your life, in front of an audience of family and friends, recorded on video and in photos that will last a lifetime. We promise to make your wedding dance memorable and unique.
We specialize in turning a potentially uncomfortable “first dance” into something marvelous. Wedding dance lessons are a chance for couples to do something fun together during those busy pre-wedding months.
We can help you start off your wedding with an exceptional first dance. Your routine will be personalized and choreographed to best reflect the unique style of the bride and groom. Make your wedding dance a moment to treasure with a dance choreographed to your special song. Your dance can be anything from a fun hip hop routine to a very formal fox trot or a mix of both. Personalized dances are not limited to only the Bride and Groom. We can also choreograph wedding party entrances as well as Father/ Daughter and Mother/Son dances.
We are honored to have worked with so many wonderful wedding couples in creating a memorable wedding dance. Many of our satisfied couples continue to take lessons after their wedding to learn more dancing so that they can share the joy of dance for the rest of their lives.
By the Sea Dance studio is also available as a venue for wedding parties (engagement, bridal shower, bachelorette) and social gatherings.  Contact us today!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

It's Always Better By the Sea!!!


By the Sea is the Premier Dance Studio in Myrtle Beach.  We teach all styles of Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Nightclub and First Dance Wedding Choreography.  Our studio offers private lessons, group classes, and specialty workshops.  Our instructors are experienced teachers, skilled in working with both beginners and advanced dancers. Our goal at By the Sea is to provide a relaxed, comfortable, fun atmosphere for people to learn how to dance, refine their dance skills, and socialize with friends who enjoy the same hobby. Join us at our monthly Social Ballroom Dance Party.

Let us help you start off your wedding with an exceptional first dance. Your routine will be personalized and choreographed to best reflect the unique style of the bride and groom. Your dance can be anything from a sexy salsa routine to a very formal fox trot or a mix of both.

Undecided what style of dance you want to learn?   We have the perfect solution.  Purchase our
By the Sea Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio Unlimited Monthly Pass for only $90.00.  This pass provides a great opportunity to meet all the instructors and learn many different styles of dance.  Check out our Calendar for class days and times.
By the Sea offers each individual a personalized lesson plans to fit both your schedule and budget.  Contact Us today!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Come Learn to Ballroom Dance

Learning to ballroom dance is fun and it is easy.  In a sense it is like learning a new language, a language in which moods and emotions are expressed in movement; a language of rhythm, grace and harmony.  It is new, but in a very real sense it is the oldest language in the world, for dancing is the oldest form of art.

Ballroom dancing is a wholesome, natural outlet for the emotions.  It develops grace and poise, timing and balance.  Men take pride in their ability to lead their partners with assurance and poise.  Ladies enjoy the ability to follow their partners smoothly, expertly and correctly.

The ability to dance develops personality, and above all it is fun.  Taking ballroom dance lessons is a great way to improve your confidence, it is a way to get fit and have lots of fun!

Contact By The Sea today to start learning to ballroom dance!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Dance Class Prices



Walk In - One class $15.00 

Here are some affordable options available for those who are interested in expanding their dance repertoire.

Dance Packages
Package 1:  (4) One hour group classes $48.00 monthly (one class per week)
Package 2:  (8)One hour group classes $65.00 per month (2 classes per week)
UNLIMITED Package:  All group classes $90.00 per month.


Personalized Programs can be created to suit your needs. Please call 1-800-299-9050 or email for a free consultation.  First group class always $10.


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Dancing for Beginners


Want to learn how to dance? Not sure how to get started? Don't worry, you've come to the right place.

Our goal is to make dancing as easy and enjoyable as possible. Even if you are an absolute beginner, with our help you will learn how to dance in no time.

Learning how to dance is like learning how to drive - at first you proceed slowly and cautiously, but with practice, you'll be doing it automatically.

If you would like to start dancing immediately, take a look at our schedule and attend any group class.  Our professional instructors will teach you with easy to follow step by step instructions that will have you dancing in no time.  Or for accelerated learning, consider taking a private lesson.  A one-on-one private lesson will help you achieve your dancing goals more quickly and most importantly in a fun personalized manner.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Unlimited Monthly Passes Available!

By The Sea Unlimited Pass

ON SALE NOW
By the Sea Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio Unlimited Monthly Group Lessons Pass
Only $90.00

This pass provides a great opportunity to meet all the Instructors and learn many styles of dance.

Contact By the Sea to purchase a pass.

Terms & Conditions: The Unlimited Monthly Pass is valid for one calendar month. The pass holder is entitled to unlimited access to all group classes offered at By the Sea Ballroom and Latin Dance Studio. Passes non-transferable, non-refundable and final sale.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

How to Dress for Dancing!

 
Selecting an outfit for a night of dancing can sometimes be difficult.  Here are a helpful tips to make the decision process easier.  When dressing for dancing, consider not just appearance, but also the comfort and safety of you and your partner. What you wear should make it easy and enjoyable for you and your partner to dance. Here are a few suggestions...

Wear dance shoes - never sneakers, sandals, flip-flops, or shoes with rubber or spongy soles which can stick to the floor during turns and spins and cause ankle and knee injuries. If you don't have dance shoes, wear dress shoes with leather or another non-stick sole.

Ladies: avoid dresses with baggy sleeves, or sleeveless dresses cut low in the armpit. Your partner's hands may get caught in baggy sleeves, especially during fast swings or Latin dances, and it can be very embarrassing for a gentleman if his hand slides through an oversized arm hole and ends up inside his partner's blouse (no gentleman would do this on purpose, of course). Also, wear skirts or dresses which allow enough room to move comfortably. Avoid shirts, dresses or skirts that have sashes that tie in the front or back. They look adorable with tied in a bow, but are bound to come undone and get in the way while dancing. Leather pants or skinny jeans can restrict your movement and make it either uncomfortable or downright impossible to execute various patterns.

Gentlemen: don't carry loose change, keys, or other bulky items in you pockets while dancing. If you don't have a place to store them, carry them in the rear pocket of your trousers, where they are less likely to bruise your partner. And never dance with you cell phone, PDA, blackberry, tablet, pocket knife, or other tools and devices hanging from your belt - the Inspector Gadget look has no place on the dance floor, and it won't kill you to be off your electronic leash for a few minutes.

Take a little time when you're getting ready to go out and consider not just how you'll look, but how your clothing and accessories will affect your dancing.


Friday, May 26, 2017

Argentine Tango Workshop Next Weekend!


The masters of Argentine Tango are coming to By The Sea!

All the way from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Justango is coming to share the authentic style of this passionate dance.

SATURDAY, JUNE 3rd 
6 PM Intro to Argentine Tango
7 PM Connection & Partnership
8 PM Ballroom Party & Pro Show

COACHING SESSIONS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST!

Space is limited. Reserve your spot today! Contact us at bytheseadance@gmail.com
 
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