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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

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.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Salsa Nightclub Dance Floor Etiquette

Dance Floor Etiquette ...

Yes, there are rules about dance floor rights and wrongs.  Here are some of them...
  • It's not cool to stand right ON the dance floor to socialize.  Even experienced salsa dancers, who should know better, sometimes stand right on the dance floor talking, drinking, smoking.  Do what you like, but do it AWAY from the dance floor!
  • Speaking of which... be nice to fellow dancers and avoid bumping into them.  If it's crowded on the floor - and these days most floors are crowded, dance small.  Most important, try to remember, your partner is not disposable - don't toss her around like a bowling ball.
  • A hardwood dance floor should be treated with care.  Drinks and cigarettes on the dance floor are a NO NO! When you spill liquid on a hardwood floor, it becomes a hazardous wet spot.  Even when it dries, this spot is pretty much ruined for dancers the rest of the night because it becomes "tacky" and you can't slide across it.
  • If you are a beginning salsa dancer, remember that everyone out there has probably experienced that same sweaty palm, stiff-as-a-board, jittery feeling.  It will pass.
  • If you or your partner screw up a step, get past the urge to argue about who's screwing up.   Remember - there are no mistakes!  It's ONLY dancing, and everyone's there to have fun.
  • If you're a woman who's not being asked to dance, try standing near the edge of the dance floor; smile, sway to the music, and look like you really NEED to dance to this song.  Make eye contact.   Dance with the first person who asks.  Once you get out there a couple of times with different partners, other potential partners will know you won't turn them down.  ALSO, don't be afraid to ask guys to dance.  It's cool!
  • Final and most important point, if you want to look good dancing, you should  take dance lessons at By the Sea Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Book a Private Lesson


Do you find yourself struggling on the dance floor?  Want to learn to dance or learn a new dance?  Want your dance to flow more easily and effortlessly?   Consider a private lesson, it's a quick and easy way to learn a new dance or bring your favorite dance up to speed.  Contact us at By the Sea to book a private lesson today!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

SALSA WORKSHOP!!!

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By the Sea Ballroom & Latin dance studio is excited to have Tonya and Jose teaching a Salsa Workshop on November 19, 2016.

2pm - Footwork & Styling
3:30pm - Partnerwork & Connection
4:45 - Practice & Review

Light refreshments to be served between classes!

Price: $40 for both classes or $25 for one

All workshop participants will receive complimentary entry to Tequila Joe's before 10pm!

Introducing Tonya Outlaw, dancer, instructor and choreographer extraordinaire! Tonya is the owner of the highly successful latin dance studio Baile Con Sazon Studio in Fayetteville, NC. Tonya has been latin dancing for over a decade and specializes in Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Pachanga and Kizomba.

These fabulous instructors have several decades of dance and instructing experience. They will break down each pattern and explain in simple terms the important fundamentals of every move. Tonya and Jose will teach you proper connection, technique and the keys to executing moves that lead to great partner dancing!

Tonya and Jose will also teach you jaw dropping footwork and eye catching style. You will be amazed at the stunning arm, body and footwork styling these two will teach you. You will be excited to try these new moves next time you are on the dance floor.

Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to take this workshop! Register today, you have several different options to enroll:

1. In Person at By the Sea Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio - 1145 Robert Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

2. Over the Phone. Call 1-800-299-9050

Visit our Facebook event page to stay updated!
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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.


Thursday, October 13, 2016

By the Sea Social Ballroom Party



Our social ballroom dance party is held the last Friday of every month.  Come enjoy our relaxed social atmosphere while you gain confidence and improve your dancing skills.  Enjoy complimentary refreshments, dance performances and lots of social dancing.  Our parties are open to the public.  Be bring a covered dish to share!

We turn down the lights and turn up the music to keep you on the dance floor.  Meeting and dancing with other students and pros can vastly improve your dancing.  Put your group and/or private lessons into practical use. You can make mistakes! The purpose of the party is to relax, have fun, no one is looking for perfection.  Just a good time, laughs and a bit to eat.  Be sure to keep your eyes on the dance floor for a new move or a new dance you may want to learn.  If you are brand new to dancing, let By the Sea Ballroom dance instructors ease you into social dancing. What a great way to get fit, meet new people and have fun! No prior experience or partner necessary.

The social ballroom dance party is a great opportunity to invite friends who have expressed an interest in learning to ballroom dance.  Come and dance with us and have enjoy and unforgettable evening. We look forward to seeing you at By The Sea!!!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

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!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Want to learn how to dance?



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

Our goal at By the Sea 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, contact By the Sea today and book an introductory lesson with one of our instructors.  We specialize in teaching easy to follow, step by step instructions that will help you achieve your dancing goals quickly and, most importantly, in a fun, enjoyable manner.
 
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