Thank you to all of you who came out and celebrated Valentine's Day with us! We had a blast teaching you all how to dance like Johnny and Baby from "Dirty Dancing!" The weekend was a huge success. We did 6 Dirty Dancing Parties in 2 days and taught about 70 couples to dance! Couples learned a simplified Dirty Dancing routine with some cool salsa turns and dips. So much fun!
I started ballroom dancing when I was in college and fell in love with this dance form. What's special about ballroom dancing is that you have to dance with someone else. You can't dance by yourself at home and you can't learn it on YouTube. You have to get out of your house, grab a partner and experience it. One of the most amazing things about ballroom dancing is that you don't have to talk to your partner but are able to feel totally connected with him/her simply through movement. Ballroom dancing is a great hobby for couples to share. When you are dancing, you can't be texting, checking your emails or watching TV. It gives you an opportunity to focus on each other, spend quality time together, and connect physically and mentally. Teaching couples to dance has been one of my favorite things to do because I love seeing couples grow together in the process of learning to dance together. And I hope what you've learned in your dance class will inspire you to keep dancing, learning and growing together!
We look forward to dancing with you again soon! Don't wait until the next Valentine's day. You should be dancing with your darling everyday and remember, "Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner!" ;)
Voted as one of Chicago Top 5 Dance Teachers 2013 by Art Intercepts, Szewai (C-Y) has been sharing the joy of partner dance since 2006. She is the founder of Duet Dance Studio, a Chicago dance studio that offers Latin and ballroom dance lessons, wedding dance lessons, and BYOB dance parties. Szewai believes partner dancing has the power to connect people and bring people closer. Besides dancing, she enjoys discovering hidden gems in the city, finding great music and making short videos about people and things that inspire her.
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