Your adrenaline spikes and you start to sweat. Your throat goes dry and breathing suddenly seems like an effort. Maybe your hands get clammy and it’s hard to think about anything else but how embarrassed you are and that you’re … Continue reading
On a chilly evening in late March, two ‘Honorary Southerners’ arrived at BDC looking to learn a relaxed and elegant dance for their wedding in June. After warming up with a glass of red wine and listening to a few … Continue reading
For those of you who have never taken a dance lesson before, going to your first dance lesson can feel very intimidating. But have no worries: to help you get ready, we have come up with a short list of … Continue reading
Happy new year! At Ballroom Dance Chicago, we are all ready for the new year and excited about some goals that we have for 2013. Setting goals is easy but keeping them isn’t. To help us keep our resolutions, we … Continue reading
Why stress during the most joyful season? Why fight while we should be enjoying the time we spend with our loved ones? Below are a few tips to help you de-stress and get yourself ready for the holiday season. 1. … Continue reading
Just for participating: 1 private dance lesson ($90 value) just for submitting a video!*
2nd Place: 3 Private Dance Lessons ($270 value)
1st Place: 5 Private Dance Lessons ($450 value)
Be creative and inspire others by sharing your experience of learning to dance! Use a camcorder, your iPhone or any other recording device, and motivate non-dancers with your endearing story of learning to dance at BDC. The criteria is simple. The joy in creating incomparable. What’s the worst thing that can happen (you win a free dance lesson!)?
We’ll use the best videos for our YouTube channel and potentially incorporate them into our website.
First, choose one of these topics listed below!
1. Show and teach us your favorite move you learned at BDC
2. Show your dancing (such as an excerpt of your first dance, a routine or pattern you’ve worked on, etc.) in an unlikely location or your favorite spot in Chicago
3. Tell us 5 reasons you love to dance
4. Tell us/show us the one most important thing you’ve learned from dancing
A short intro about yourself (eg. Who are you? Why did you start dancing? How long have you been dancing with BDC? Share any experiences you’ve had with dancing and/or with BDC).
Length: Between 1 and 3 minutes long
Due Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Midnight
How to win?
We will choose videos that are most creative. We are NOT judging your dancing, so have fun and enjoy making the video!
Check out the winning videos from last year!
As a dance studio that specializes in wedding dance instruction, we listen to tons of first dance songs. Here are some of our favorites of 2012 that are great for dancing and unique for a first dance. Check them out! … Continue reading
It’s always a dance teacher’s pleasure to work with a couple who is interested in learning to dance together and who already move naturally together and Paul and Liz are one of those couples. Not only did they master their … Continue reading
When Ken and Sam stepped into the studio for their first lesson, Samantha’s polished curls and Ken’s smiling face caught our attention. With no particular song or dance in mind, they wanted to have fun exploring a few different dance … Continue reading
Below are 5 simple steps to improve your posture. Good posture and proper body alignment create a “polished” dance. 1. Identify Bad Posture: Take a moment to close your eyes and focus on your breath. Feel where your body holds … Continue reading