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SATURDAY, 9/15:  Lindy Hop Boot Camp  1:00-5:00PM
East Coast Swing, Charleston, and Lindy Hop!
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SUNDAY, 9/16: West Coast Swing Intensive 2:00-5:00PM
WCS Foundations and Technique, Fun Patterns, and Dips and Tricks!

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I made it a little cheaper to pre-pay AND removed any transaction fees.  I will always accept students the day of class, but pre-registrations let me know what size room to book, it streamlines the check-in process so the classes stay on time, and it lets me know if moving the class to a different day may even be in order.  Overall, it's a good thing!
Did You Know????
that dancing is good for your brain, your bones and even your relationships?

Check out these five fun facts about dance's health benefits!

1. It's a fun way to burn big calories.
An hour of vigorous dancing (think quickstep, not waltz) can burn up to 500 to 700 calories depending on your height, weight and fitness level. And it's a lot more fun than trudging along on the treadmill.

2. You'll ward off disease.
Studies by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute have shown that regular activity through dance can help prevent heart disease and decrease blood pressure. Dancing also helps strengthen your bones and joints, preventing osteoporosis, and keeps your weight in check, helping against diabetes. Another study even found that dancing reduces the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia in the elderly.

3. You'll get lean ... and less mean.
Not only does dancing improve posture, flexibility and help manage weight, but it's also a proven stress and tension reducer for the mind and body. (Unless you're performing live in front of millions of viewers--we hear that can be pretty stressful, too.)

4. Music helps your brain work out, too.
If you're dancing, you're probably doing it to some of your favorite tunes, which not only keeps your body moving, but your brain as well. A study in the Heart & Lung journal showed that people who listened to music while they exercised showed better "verbal fluency," as listening to music "may stimulate and increase cognitive arousal while helping to organize cognitive output." So turn up the stereo and get your brain in on the action!

5. Dancing can improve your relationship.
When he's not kicking up his heels on Dancing with the Stars, Tony Dovolani gives private dance lessons, and has seen first hand how learning to dance can improve a couple's emotional well-being. "It's almost like you have a newfound love for each other," Dovolani says. "Discovering new steps together teaches couples to interact with each other. They're looking into each other's eyes, anticipating the next move. It opens up energy channels of feeling and connection. It rejuvenates everything." He cites the ability of dancing to foster communication skills and respect, as well as relieve stress, as other positive influences on couples who learn to dance together.

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See you on the dance floor soon,

Upcoming Events

9/15 Lindy Hop Boot Camp
1:00 PM-5:00

9/16 West Coast Swing Intensive
2:00 PM-5:00

9/22 Swing Remix
8:00 PM-1:00 AM featuring Champian Fulton Quintet

9/21-9/23 Swing Niagra

Also, private lessons are available by appointment 7 days a week from 10AM-10PM!  Private lessons are a GREAT way to move your dancing to the next level and are affordable (especially if you split them with a partner!)  Also, check out our private lesson special - 2 private lessons for $99! 

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