Love to dance? Curious where to dance in Myrtle Beach. Charlene Dougherty has put together a comprehensive webpage with up to date information on dance events in and around the Myrtle Beach area. If you are interested in joining her and our other fabulous dancers from By the Sea please visit her website.
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.
dance class is designed to teach the individual the necessary skills to
feel confident on the dance floor. Each week we will focus on a variety
of dances including: the 6 major dances: Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Cha
Cha, Rumba, or Samba. Classes will cover the essential elements of
dance, basic turns and techniques. Come and enjoy our relaxed social atmosphere while you gain confidence
and improve your dancing skills. What a great way get fit, meet new
people and have fun! No prior experience or partner necessary. Join us every week for ballroom
dance class. We look forward to seeing
you on the dance floor!!!
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.
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.
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!
for your wedding dance is an important step toward the perfect wedding and
making your first dance a joyous, memorable event.
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.
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.
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.
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!