Our professional instructors are experienced, versatile, and exciting dancers. They love to teach, dance, and liven up your dance cruises! Thu Le is the owner of Kismet Dance Journeys. Introduced to Ballroom dancing at a young age by her grandfather, Thu continues to hone her skills as a social dancer and an amateur competitor.
Is Professional or Amateur Dancing the way to go?
Is Professional or Amateur Dancing the way to go? | Dance Forums
What is exciting, graceful and good exercise? Did you guess ballroom dancing? You're right! Ballroom dancing includes everything from the traditional waltz, along with dances like the tango, foxtrot, rumba, two-step, quickstep, and polka, to fast, energetic dances like jive. Ballroom dancing involves dancing particular steps in sequence, to music, with a partner.
Team members savor 'Dancing With the Stars' memories
He says competitive ballroom dancing has helped him become a better teacher—since building new skills takes practice and commitment—qualities students also need to succeed in a clinical environment. He entered his first dance competition in , and made the commitment to polish his skills through weekly dance lessons in Minneapolis. The ballroom also gave him an opportunity to meet his wife, Joan, who is his competitive ballroom dance partner and previously served as a chief master sergeant ret. Competitive dancing involves attention to detail, years of practice, a high level of performance and communication. Miller says ballroom dancing has helped him become a better teacher by reminding him how hard it is to learn a new skill.
Second place is still pretty sweet, according to Sean Lyons and Tracy Matz. The group competed during the first "Dancing with the Stars" amateur college dance championship this month, beating a team from the University of California-San Diego to advance to Tuesday's finale. And while the team eventually lost to Utah Valley University, both Lyons and Matz said the competition was a golden opportunity. After all, how many chances do you have to be on 'Dancing with the Stars? Lyons said everything about the performances - even getting to know the winning Utah team - was an inspiration.