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  • Professional Belly Dance Artists
    This community is for professional belly dancers. Performers and teachers welcome!

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  • The Academy of Ballet & Dance
    Hello. I'm glad you found your way here. To become a community member you and or your site must have something to do with dance & ballet.(directly or indirectly) This could be fun ,and good way to link together the many sites in our industries. Your gateways to the ballet and dance world,all styles of dance throughout the world are welcome to join.The community is dedicated to all types of dance.

  • Zaghareet Tribal Group
    Web de nuestro grupo de danza del vientre tribal (ATS) y danzas folklóricas orientales

  • So You Wanna Dance


    You’d have to be living under a rock to not have noticed the interest in dance in the last couple of years. It seems that everyday there is another show popping up! So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars…And how many of your friends or colleagues have turned to you busting with excitement and blurted out “I’m taking dance lessons!” as though they’ve just discovered the wheel or something?! There is no doubt that it’s all about the dancing lately no matter your age.


    The peaked interest in dance, thanks to the mentioned shows, has caused a major boom for dance studios and dance instructors with the bulk of the new business being adults. Any guess as to the style that has gained the most popularity? It’s ballroom dancing of course! That’s right, it looks as if the likes of Marie Osmond and Susan Lucci have managed to cha-cha their way into our hearts and inspire us to waltz over to the nearest dance studio or community centre for lessons!


    If you too have caught the dance bug, then there are a few things that you need to consider before dropping your hard earned dollars on lessons, such as: budget, time, style of dancing that you’re interested in and where to go. Here are a few tips to help you get the most for your money:


    Budget: Shop around for lessons and be realistic about what you can afford or are willing to spend on a pastime. Community services and adult learning centers generally offer special interest classes—including dance—at lower rates than studios or private instructors charge. If you have friends who might be interested, get together and see if you can qualify for a group discount.


    Time: Are you going to have the time to take lessons and get your money’s worth? Really think about the days the classes are being offered before agreeing so that you don’t end up stretching yourself too thin and not being able to attend.


    Style of Dance: Is it something that you want to do as a couple? Or maybe your ultimate goal is weight-loss? Give a little bit of thought to it before you choose just any old style so that you get the most out of your time and money. Ballroom dancing may look like a lot of fun on TV, but it may not be your best fit.


    Where to Go: A simple flip through your local yellow pages or an online search can help you find a listing of studios near you. Checking with your closest community centre or learning annex is also a great way to find different dance classes. There’s always the option to ask around as well since you may already have friends or co-workers who are doing the dance thing.


    Once you consider all of those things, you can be tapping or doing the Pechanga in no time! My final advice; have fun! If you can do that, then you really will get your money’s worth and then some.