This Oktoberfest is going to be a blast! Pretzel Boys will be providing pretzels, and you can bring the beer and snacks you like! For current members of the studio, bring a guest and have a chance to play “das Leiderspiel” to win group or private lessons! The staff will be dressed in our best Liederhosen and teaching Polka, so join us in the costuming if you dare! RSVP here, on the FB event page, or call the studio to let us know you’re coming! And did I mention, it’s free?!!
Tag: group ballroom dance classes
The past 2 Friday group lessons have been focusing on the Waltz and Disco! If you haven’t danced Waltz or Disco, group lessons are a great way to get a feel for what they are like. If you have danced them before, group lessons are great for reinforcing everything you are learning in your lessons! This Friday (Aug 17th) will conclude the Waltz and Disco series, so join us at 7pm to get your dance on! This is a great opportunity to prepare for our party coming up on August 24th – it’s a DISCO PARTY! If you have any questions, call us at 314-596-2188! We look forward to seeing you Friday!
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Want to have this much fun? Join us for the 2019 Prestige Ballroom Winter Showcase. Dances will be choreographed by Karina Smirnoff! Click today to start lessons and perform this January! Want to dance with a star, but not perform? Sign up for rumba and cha cha master classes with Karina in September!Sign Up Today!
Ballroom dancing is starting to grow in popularity, but in the United States it is still not as popular as other countries. There is a group of ballroom dancers in Oklahoma who are in the process of promoting ballroom dance to not only adults but to the youths in their area as well. As part of this project, they are working with USA Dance of Central Oklahoma to sponsor a ballroom dance competition this month. Read more about this effort and the competition here.
Dance with confidence at Prestige Ballroom Dancing!Click here to Dance with Confidence!
Dancing with confidence is not about know all the right steps or perfect execution. It’s about Bouncing Back…experienced leads laugh off mistakes and enjoy yourself! The following is an excerpt of an essay written by John Sanderson published in Waltzing, A Manual for Dancing and Living, written by Stanford Professor, Richard Powers and his former student, Nick Enge.
“The following observation came while I was sick and sitting in the balcony. By now I have come to know who some of the most experienced dancers are. I had a good vantage point from the balcony to notice which Leads seemed to have the most headroom; these were the Leads for whom the dances were easy enough that they had some capacity to be playful with variations.
“In observing these Leads, I was struck by the fact that they made mistakes just as frequently as everyone else. They just bounced back from the more easily. Whereas less confident dancers would be thrown off for several measures by such a mistake, those I was observing were promptly right back in the swing of things, laughing it off with their partners. They seemed to have better internalized the idea we all strive for, to dance for the sheer enjoyment of it, with less concern for doing perfect footwork.”
Prestige Ballroom Dancing can give you the confidence to dance and have fun!
This past Friday was a blast! The Argentine Tango is such a unique and fun dance to learn! We worked on 3 basic steps from the Argentine Tango- the walking basic, the cross basic, and ochos. Steps are very similar to ballroom Tango, yet they are so different at the same time! With Argentine Tango, the leader has to be so much more in tune with the follower and her feet. Everyone did a great job and the evening was awesome!
Have you ever wanted to learn how to dance the Argentine Tango? Now is your chance! Join us at Prestige Ballroom for our A Night in Buenos Aires: An Argentine Tango Party this Friday, July 27 at 7pm! This party is a great time to learn a new dance and practice some of the other dances you already know, while having a good time with friends. This is also a great opportunity for a date night! Sign up to reserve your spot at the party here or call us at 314-596-2188 for more information!
Prestige Ballroom is pleased to announce that THE KARINA SMIRNOFF will be in studio on September 20th and 21st! We will have such an amazing time learning from one of the best! Karina is best known for her professional dancing on Dancing With The Stars. She is also a US National Champion and a World Trophy Champion, along with her many other championships and titles. If you ask her what school she went to, she’ll know what you mean, and you might get a surprising answer! Along with her titles and championships, Karina also appeared in Shall We Dance?, performed in two Broadway shows (Forever Tango and Burn the Floor), and has published her own work-out video. She is currently featured on Oxygen Magazine. For more background information about Karina and her accomplishments, visit her website bio page here.
During her two-day visit, she will be choreographing routines for Prestige Ballroom’s 2019 Winter Showcase and offering private coaching sessions! She will also be teaching at least 2 group workshops with fantastic content to bring your dancing to the next level. Her workshops will be at our studio, Thursday, September 20th at 6:45pm (Rumba) and 7:30pm (Cha Cha). Private choreography sessions will be throughout the day on Thursday, September 20th and Friday, September 21st, until 5pm. Of the spots we had available for the choreography sessions, only 5 are still open! Space is extremely limited for the private choreography and workshops. Call us today at 314-596-2188 to reserve your Choreography sessions and to sign up for the Workshops! You can also sign up for the workshops here! Bring your friend and save $25 on one workshop.
Summer Showcase Countdown 2 Weeks Til Showtime
We are getting close to the final stretch of the Summer Showcase Countdown! Our performers are kicking it into high gear as they are practicing their routines more and more as the Showcase gets closer. Since it is so close to showtime, we wanted to know if our performers had ever imagined they would be dancing a choreographed routine in a Showcase. Read on to see what they had to say: