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International Ballroom Dance Tales

Dance Family Spotlight: Anne Goldstein

We all have a story as why we started dancing. Whether it be for exercise, fun, or the thrill of learning something new...everyone's reason is different. So, as part of a new series, we want to share the stories of our dance family! Introducing Dance Family Spotlight!...

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We’re BACK!!!!

The moment we have all been (not so patiently) waiting for has finally arrived! Our studios will be back up and running Monday, May 18th! We have missed our dancing family every day, and we are looking forward to “waltzing” back into the studio (See "A letter to our...

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A Letter to Our Students…

It has been nearly a month since we have been able to share the floor with you, and I know that we can all agree that we miss each other and that we MISS DANCING! International Ballroom is more than just a place to learn how to dance.  We come to see friends, get our...

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Benefits to introducing social dance into your lives

Take the first step on your dance journey... Life can be so crazy at times; working all day, taking care of the family, cleaning the house, making sure all necessities are handled, etc. But what about time for you? What about something that can be just for you?...

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Be Healthy, STAY HEALTHY…Top tips to be in tip-top shape

We at International Ballroom pride ourselves on keeping a clean and safe ballroom for all who walk into our doors. With all of this uncertainty of what is going to happen with the pandemic we are currently facing, we want to make sure the well-being of both our IBDS...

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What is a F.R.A.M.E?

Frame. One of the most essential tools for a ballroom dancer...and probably one of those things you hear about in EVERY lesson you are in! But what exactly goes into building a good dance frame? One of our students created a great acronym for you to use as a mental...

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Coach Spotlight: Rufus Dustin

Rufus Dustin, a World Dance Council (WDC) professional, provides coaching and choreography for some of the best Professional and Amateur competitive dancers in the world. He routinely acts as an adjudicator at some of the most prestigious dance competitions around the...

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Trophy Ball? What’s that? Top 6 FAQs answered

Picture this...you have been dancing for about 6 months and are really starting to get the hang of the dances and feel like you are actually DANCING! THEN...your instructor comes up and says to you..."mark your calendar for our Trophy Ball coming up..." and starts...

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Dance Travels: What to expect on our “Fun Trips”

Going on a trip can create a lot of stress when it comes to packing; what type of clothes do i need? Did i pack all of my toiletries? HOW MANY PAIRS OF UNDERWEAR AM I GOING TO NEED?! One thing that you never have to worry about packing is your dancing. That can be...

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Coach Spotlight: Linda Dean

We are excited to welcome Linda Dean to our studio! In case you are not familiar with this legend in the industry, take a look at what all she has accomplished. Linda Dean has spent a lifetime dancing and, almost just as long, with Fred Astaire Dance Studios. Learning...

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What will Belly Dancing do for you?

Belly dance is one of the newest classes we offer in the West Ashley location. You might be thinking...how will this help my ballroom dancing? To get the answer to this question, we asked Polly Guffin, our Belly Dance Instructor. Dancing, in general, as mentioned in...

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BRING YOUR FRIENDS! Top benefits to the guest program

Ballroom dancing is such a great social activity. You get to meet a bunch of new people who are all here for the same purpose...to DANCE! Everyone knows you have your dance friends and your non-dance friends...but wouldn't it be nice if you could have ALL of your...

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Coach Spotlight: Tony Meredith

We are excited to welcome Tony Meredith to our studio! In case you don’t know who Tony is...take a look at his credentials! United States Professional Latin Champion Represented the United States 12 times in the Professional World Latin-American Dance Championships...

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