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Friday, July 3, 2015

Improve your Social Life with Dance


Looking to get out and meet new people?  Try taking dance lessons.  Dancing is a social activity that allows you to meet many new people.  Dancing is a natural icebreaker and a fun and exhilarating social activity.  The confidence that you gain through dancing will come out in any social situation.
 
When it comes to dance socials, lessons provide men with confidence to ask a woman to dance because they recognize which dance is being played and how to properly dance. Women, on the other hand, gain grace, poise, and the skills of following a trained dancer, making dancing more enjoyable and fun.
 
People will go to all extremes to make themselves attractive to the opposite sex.  Hours are spent in the gym and millions are spent on cosmetics and stylish clothing just to gain a slight advantage in the dating game.  Unfortunately for these people, they will always have to take a back seat to a good dancer.  The best way to be noticed, in a favorable light, is on the dance floor.  A couple of lessons at By the Sea Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio is all you will need to turn your dancing and romantic life around.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Hustle Dance Class

By the Sea Ballroom and Latin Dance Studio is excited to announce the addition of Hustle dance class to our schedule. Hustle dance class will be every Tuesday at 6:00pm. This class is only $10. Everyone welcome! 

This hustle dancing class is for beginners as well as advanced dancers. We help beginners develop a strong foundation. We also work with experienced dancers to help them refine their technique, as well as correct bad habits they may have picked up. Our instructors will help you with personal attention and constructive feedback.

Learn to dance to the music: the holds, rhythm, beat, style and more. Once you've gained experienced in hustle dancing, the music will tell you what moves to do and how to dance if you listen to it. We will help you learn to make simple moves look good with class and poise as well as teach you a variety of different variations.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Night Club Tips for Dancers....


Tips for the Ladies ...

A successful strategy toward dancing all night, apart from knowing how to dance, is to be seen dancing.  Guys are generally a shy lot, but if they know you can and will dance, you'll be dancing all night.

So...select a good dance club or studio party.  A place with a wide range of ages works best. Some of those older guys can really dance!

Wear something bright and colorful, just be sure, whatever it is, it's noticeable!  Dance places can be dim as dusk, so make sure you don't blend into the shadows.  Arrive early and position yourself as close to the dance floor as possible.  Sit or stand near the dance floor, preferably where guys coming off the floor will see you first.  Most importantly, don't congregate with a group of women.  No guy is going to walk up to several women hanging together and risk that kind of rejection.

Smile till it hurts!  If you don't look like you're enjoying yourself, you probably won't be!  Don't be afraid to make eye contact.  Say, "Yes!" to the first dance offer, no matter who it is, and keep on saying it.  This is the most important rule!  Being picky is counter-productive, so lose the attitude!  If you're seen saying no, you'll be left with only the blind and the bold - a small, and not necessarily cute, minority.  The point of saying yes every time is to increase your chances of meeting talented, interesting dance partners.  If you do this right, good dancers will soon monopolize your time anyway.  Ask good dancers to teach you something new!  They'll usually be happy to oblige and will seek you out in the future.

Oh, and don't chew gum - or if you have to, do it with your mouth closed.


 

Tips for the Guys ... 
 
Some of the above and then...

Find a smiling gal who's near the dance floor and ask her to dance.  But for goodness sake, take a few classes first and remember - smooth is as good or better than fancy!  A couple of basic steps done correctly and on tempo is more fun for your partner than a dozen pretzel turns done badly with the timing all screwed up.

Avoid dancing roughly - like pulling your partner's arm out of its socket.  It's bad form.  Remember, you want to look good, and you can look really good if you make your partner look good.  Make eye contact - dancing is about communication.

Dance with all sorts of partners, it'll make you a better dancer, not to mention, it'll make you seem like a nice guy.

ALSO, if you haven't showered, shaved, or brushed your teeth for a while, it might be a good idea to do that first!

You don't want women to be pointing you out for the wrong reasons!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Dance Class Prices



Walk In - One class $12.00 

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 $40.00 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 19, 2015

Latin Dance Lessons


Come out and join us every week for Latin Dance Class. Our highly trained instructor teaches a variety of latin dance styles. You can learn how to Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Rumba or Cha Cha. These styles are regularly danced at local nightclubs here in Myrtle Beach. Many of our students go out dancing around town throughout the week. Everyone has a great time dancing and practicing new moves learned in class. Come out and try a class. You will be sure to have lots of fun as well as meet new friends who share a passion for Latin Dance. 
Be sure to check out our calendar for exact dates and times.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Romantic Elements of Dance


Ballroom dancing is as romantic as it is pleasurable.  For years the world’s greatest romantics have known the best way into the heart of a woman is to sweep her across the dance floor.   Embracing, touching, holding and moving to the music is the most romantic skill any couple can add to their lives.  Think of all the numerous relationships that would have never started without the world’s best ice breaker — “May I have this dance?”

The romantic elements of dance are a secret that all good dancers enjoy.  For men, being able to recognize which dance the disc jockey is playing and having the confidence in your ability to walk across the floor and ask a lady to dance is a social requirement.  For ladies, they will always be in demand as a partner once they master the graceful poise, elegant styling and the all-important following skills. 


Dancing can help strengthen a relationship. It provides the opportunity for you to express  your deepest emotions towards your partner, accelerating your relationship into a more sensual mood.  New excitement and vivacity can be found together on the dance floor.  When you take ballroom dancing lessons as a couple, you learn skills that improve your romantic relationship by building your confidence not only on the dance floor, but in other areas of your relationship.   Through dancing, you pick up romantic skills such as the holding, touching, and moving to the music that dancing requires. All of this is done while you're spending quality time together having fun!  Contact By the Sea and enhance your relationship today.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

By the Sea Dinner Dance & Showcase

DINNER DANCE & SHOWCASE


Friday May 15, 2015 6-10pm
Location: Base Recreation Center.
800 Gabreski Lane Market Commons.
Dinner buffet with lots of delicious options!

Performances and lots of social dancing!

Hors D'oevres:
Cheese tray with fruit garnish and meatballs with mushrooms

Dinner Buffet Menu:
Toss salad with choice dressing
Dinner rolls with honey butter
Chicken parmigiana
Penne pasta with vodka sauce
Eggplant parmigiana
Sausage & peppers
Cabbage red peppers

Desserts:
Peach Cobbler with Ice cream and Apple Pie
Sweet & Unsweet Ice Tea, Coffee & Decaffeinated Coffee

Ticket Price: $45

To purchase a ticket please click link below
https://www.schedulicity.com/scheduling/BTS5R2/workshops or call
1-800-299-9050 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Footwork Tips!!!

Do you lose your balance, have trouble turning or feel you look awkward doing complicated footwork?  Here are some helpful tips:

Many dancers move with their feet apart. This makes them look awkward. Try the following. Imagine walking on a plank of wood, just wide enough to accommodate your feet, side by side. Now move forward and backward without stepping off the plank. You'll notice that when one foot passes the other,  it brushes against it. 

Get used to brushing your feet against each other moving forward and backward, then apply the same technique to moving in different directions. Whenever one foot takes a step, it touches or brushes against the other before you put your weight on it. Note that, except where a variation demands it, one foot never crosses in front or back of the other. Each foot always stays in its own track.


When you spin, either on two beats or on a triple step, stay on one spot by keeping your feet together (unless the step requires you to travel, in which case you stay on the plank). This way you wont wobble, loose your beat, or end up too far away from your partner, forcing him to chase and catch you , or rushing to close the gap.


Ladies, I know moving backward most of the time is difficult. However, try pointing your toe out when stretching the leading leg backward (and I mean stretching). Arching your back helps. When you kick, point your toe out and down. Pointing your toe up or inward looks very ungainly and is only suitable for some western moves (where it looks cute). To do a Tango swivel (fan), keep your knees together, stay balanced on your weighted foot,  and point your free toes down and out.  

Remember you are your worst critic.  Give yourself a break and just enjoy the moment and have fun!  

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hula Hoop and Belly Dance Class


By the Sea will be offering a combined hula hoop and belly dance class every Sunday at 3:00pm. This is a fun class where you will develop amazing dance moves and techniques in both hula hoop and belly dance.  It is an energetic class and the benefits are extraordinary.  You will experience everything from improved posture and muscle tone, weight loss and stress reduction as well as better spine flexibility and better fitness level.  It is a very therapeutic class on all levels and you will definitely see improvement in both your coordination and mood! This fantastic class is only $10. All hoops are weighted and custom designed by the instructor. Hula hoops are provided in class for all participants and are also available for sale! Hula hoop and belly dance class is for ladies only.  Contact us for more information.

Friday, April 10, 2015

FREE Dance Party every Thursday!


FREE Dance Party at Mama Mia Pizzeria

Dancing starts at 9pm. Happy hour prices on all food and drinks. Casual dress. A variety of music will be played to cover all styles of social dances. Requests taken. Bring your dance shoes and a smile!

Mama Mia Pizzeria
1155 Robert M Grissom Pkwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(800) 299-9050

Ballroom/Latin/Swing/Shag/Salsa/Night Club Two-Step/Country/Hustle/Line Dancing/Argentine Tango

What a great way get fit, meet new people and have fun practicing with other students and dance instructors. No prior experience or partner necessary. We look forward to seeing you on the dance floor!
 
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