Friday, 30 March 2012
What a great dance day at Imperial Ballroom Dance Center!!!
All the students taking private dance lessons and getting ready to upcoming competitions. It is a live!!! Fun and positive! We love to see dance studio in full speed!
The best dance teachers, best professional dancers are sharing their experience with students. You can see how every person improving day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute.... So nice to see newcomer students coming to beginner social dance class. looks like they have so much fun! Smile on their face never comes of! That is exactly what we what to bring out to the people..... Fun, Love, Enjoyment, Excitement, Positive energy, Motivation, Confidence, Satisfaction, Exercise, Friendship and much more........
We have everything you need!
Imperial Ballroom dance Center
Thursday, 29 March 2012
Imperial Ballroom Dance Center , have the best in town teachers who can take you from the First your step to perfection of any Dance Any Style ,
We are make sure that you get what you need not what program provide !
Our teachers from Europe , all of them Have more then 10 years experience of teaching and 20 years of dancing !
Take of advantage of great learning experience and great people to learn from !!!!!!!
See you in there At IMPERIALBALLROOMDANCE.com Studio
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
What we are looking for..... We are all looking for deferent things , Someone wants to lose weight , Someone wants to have Fun , Someone wants to exercise , Someone looking for great instructor , Someone wants to have best studio in town Someone wants to find a hobby for life , Someone wants to wear beautiful dress , Someone wants find a friends , Someone wants to have a challenge , Someone wants reunited their marriage , Someone wants to travel around the world , Someone wants to feel beautiful , someone wants to compete , someone wants to learn a wedding dance Someone want to go to dance party , I have a great news for you , we have everything you want , I will guaranty that we have the best dance instructors in the hole Arizona We have the best and the most beautiful studio in Scottsdale Arizona , You will feel yourself like at home with a lot of great friends !!!
Sunday, 18 March 2012
Ballroom dance refers to a set of partner dances, which are enjoyed both socially and competitively around the world. Because of itsperformance and entertainment aspects, ballroom dance is also widely enjoyed on stage, film, and television.
Ballroom dance may refer, at its widest, to almost any type of social dancing as recreation. However, with the emergence of dancesport in modern times, the term has become narrower in scope. It usually refers to the International Standard and International Latin style dances (see dance categories below). These styles were developed in England, and are now regulated by the World Dance Council (WDC). In the United States, two additional variations are popular: American Smooth and American Rhythm.
There are also a number of historical dances, and local or national dances, which may be danced in ballrooms or salons. Sequence dancing, in pairs or other formations, is still a popular style of ballroom dance.
Thursday, 15 March 2012
Use It or Lose It: Dancing Makes You Smarter
For centuries, dance manuals and other writings have lauded the health benefits of dancing, usually as physical exercise. More recently we've seen research on further health benefits of dancing, such as stress reduction and increased serotonin level, with its sense of well-being.
Then most recently we've heard of another benefit: Frequent dancing apparently makes us smarter. A major study added to the growing evidence that stimulating one's mind can ward off Alzheimer's disease and other dementia, much as physical exercise can keep the body fit. Dancing also increases cognitive acuity at all ages.
You may have heard about the New England Journal of Medicine report on the effects of recreational activities on mental acuity in aging. Here it is in a nutshell.
The 21-year study of senior citizens, 75 and older, was led by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, funded by the National Institute on Aging, and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Their method for objectively measuring mental acuity in aging was to monitor rates of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease.
The study wanted to see if any physical or cognitive recreational activities influenced mental acuity. They discovered that some activities had a significant beneficial effect. Other activities had none.
They studied cognitive activities such as reading books, writing for pleasure, doing crossword puzzles, playing cards and playing musical instruments. And they studied physical activities like playing tennis or golf, swimming, bicycling, dancing, walking for exercise and doing housework.
One of the surprises of the study was that almost none of the physical activities appeared to offer any protection against dementia. There can be cardiovascular benefits of course, but the focus of this study was the mind. There was one important exception: the only physical activity to offer protection against dementia was frequent dancing.
Reading - 35% reduced risk of dementia
Bicycling and swimming - 0%
Doing crossword puzzles at least four days a week - 47%
Playing golf - 0%
Dancing frequently - 76%.
That was the greatest risk reduction of any activity studied, cognitive or physical.
Quoting Dr. Joseph Coyle, a Harvard Medical School psychiatrist who wrote an accompanying commentary:
"The cerebral cortex and hippocampus, which are critical to these activities, are remarkably plastic, and they rewire themselves based upon their use."
And from from the study itself, Dr. Katzman proposed these persons are more resistant to the effects of dementia as a result of having greater cognitive reserve and increased complexity of neuronal synapses. Like education, participation in some leisure activities lowers the risk of dementia by improving cognitive reserve.
Our brain constantly rewires its neural pathways, as needed. If it doesn't need to, then it won't.
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
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Monday, 12 March 2012
Enjoy the following article, and remember.....
Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 7pm Beginner Class
Tuesday - 7pm Advanced Standard
Tuesday - 7:45 Advanced Latin
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What to Expect from Group Ballroom Dance Lessons
Learning to Dance Does Not Have to be Scary
Group ballroom dance lessons are a fun way for two people to strengthen their bond or just enjoy each other’s company. It is also a way for singles to meet other people and make new friends. Either way, they are learning a skill and getting some exercise. However, the thought of taking group ballroom dance lessons can be intimidating for someone who has never done anything like that before.
While the thought of learning how to ballroom dance in front of a group of people might seem scary, it really is not. Knowing what to expect can help to ease the anxiety, but getting through the first class is often all that is needed to realize that group ballroom dance lessons are really quite fun.
Group Ballroom Dance Lessons: Everyone is in it Together
What is possibly the most important thing to remember about group ballroom dancing lessons is that everyone is there for the same reason: to learn to dance. Most of them do not know how already, or they would not be in a beginning class. They are generally so focused on learning the steps themselves, they are not watching anyone else. By the time they advance to the next level, they feel quite comfortable in the dance class environment.
How Group Ballroom Dance Lessons Work
While every teacher and every studio has their own ideas on how to teach ballroom dancing, group lessons generally follow a similar format. The teacher will separate the men and women and teach each group their steps for a pattern (one ballroom dance step, also sometimes called a figure), then men and women will pair up and learn to dance the pattern together. The teacher will demonstrate and answer questions.
One of the wonderful aspects of ballroom dancing is that it is performed with a partner. By contrast, one of the biggest problems with ballroom dancing is that it is danced with a partner! Steps that were easy to dance solo often become difficult when the dancer is attached to another person. The teacher will help the class sort through that so each couple can work as a team.
Changing Partners in a Group Ballroom Dance Classes
One aspect of group ballroom dancing classes that some people find intimidating is the practice of trading partners, which dance teachers will often instruct the class to do. However, this is an important part of learning to ballroom dance. Because these dances are improvised rather than two people performing memorized choreography, changing partners helps to improve leading and following skills. In addition, if a dancer is struggling with learning a concept, dancing with other people who have already learned it will help. Couples who refuse to change partners often fall behind the rest of the class., and dancing with a variety of partners is commonly accepted at ballroom dances—and part of the fun of the sport.
Learning any new skill can be both fun and frustrating. However, knowing what to expect from group ballroom dance lessons can make learning this skill just a little less painful.
Sunday, 11 March 2012
Dancing is a great way for people of all ages to get and stay in shape. Besides being fun, dancing has many positive health benefits. Following are the top 4 health benefits of dance.
Flexibility is an important part of being healthy. Dance requires a great amount of flexibility. Most dance classes begin with a warm-up including several stretching exercises. Dancers must strive to achieve full range of motion for all the major muscle groups. The greater the range of motion, the more muscles can flex and extend. Most forms of dance require dancers to perform moves that require bending and stretching, so dancers naturally become more flexible by simply dancing.
Strength is defined as the ability of a muscle to exert a force against resistance. Dancing builds strength by forcing the muscles to resist against a dancer's own body weight. Many styles of dance, including jazz and ballet, require jumping and leaping high into the air. Jumping and leaping require tremendous strength of the major leg muscles. Ballroom dancing builds strength. Consider the muscle mass a male ballroom dancer develops by lifting his partner above his head!
Dance is physical exercise. Exercise increases endurance. Endurance is the ability of muscles to work hard for increasingly longer periods of time without fatigue. Regular dancing is great for improving endurance, especially vigorous dancing such as line and ballroom dancing. Elevating the heart rate can increase stamina. Just as in any form of exercise, regular dancing will build endurance.
4. Sense of Well-Being
Dancing is a social activity. Studies have shown that strong social ties and socializing with friends contribute to high self-esteem and a positive outlook. Dancing provides many opportunities to meet other people. Joining a dance class can increase self-confidence and build social skills. Because physical activity reduces stress and tension, regular dancing gives an overall sense of well-being.
Saturday, 10 March 2012
Interview with Artem Plakhotnyi and Inna Berlizyeva
We met with Artem Plakhotnyi and Inna Berlizyeva in the lobby of the BIC. They won theProfessional Rising Star Ballroom at the UK Open 2012. Originally they come from Ukraine but now dance for USA. They are US Professional Ballroom bronze-medalists. See their profile page.
Artem and Inna told us how they met each other in a dance school in Kharkov when they were kids and how they ended up dancing together for USA. They run their own dance studio in Phoenix, Arizona, they teach, dance Pro/Am and compete in Professional circuit. They talked about the busy, even crazy work schedule and what they like to do in their spare time, if they have any. Read more in the interview.
Wednesday, 07 March 2012
Las Vegas Open was one of the most beautiful competition we have been , thank you so much to organize such a beautiful competition Paul ,Maria and Michael ,
It was just a final with 5 couples but it was so much fun to dance !!!!!!!!!!
So the result was in Open Professional Ballroom is :
1. Artem Plakhotnyi & Inna Berlizyeva
2. Andrey Klinchik & Yulia Klinchik
3. Mikhail Towliszew & Tiffany Fung
4. Nick Cheremukhin & Anna Shahbazyan
5. Miguel Perez & Julia Perez
Tuesday, 06 March 2012
The Open Ballroom division also took place this night and it went to Artem Plakhotnyi & Inna Berlizyeva who took first in all dances with the majority of firsts. We had a number of judges awarding them second or less, perhaps their worst judge was Mr. Peter Eggleton who awarded them (4,6,5,5,6). There was a lot to cover in this final for us there was just a few people that exceled in this event and we will tell you who and why later but for now lets leave it at this: Andrey Begunov & Anna Demidova placed second in every dance, Egor Abashkin & Katia Kanevskaya were third (4,3,4,3,3), Richard Tonizzo & Clair Hansen from Canada were fourth (3,4,3,4,4), Andrey & Yuliya Klinchik were fifth (5,5,6,5,5) and sixth was awarded to Basil Issaev & Liene Apale (6,6,5,6,6).
Thursday, 01 March 2012
Heaven... I'm in heaven,
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak.
And I seem to find the happiness I seek,
When we're out together dancing cheek to cheek.
-- Irving Berlin