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International Ballroom Dance Tales

Dance Family Spotlight: Blaise and Donna Jacobson

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. For our next Dance Family Spotlight, we are highlighting Blaise and Donna Jacobson! Take a look at their dance...

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Young or old…It’s NEVER too late to start dancing!

Whether you a 5 years old or 85 years old...you can learn how to ballroom dance! Ballroom dancing is a great style of dancing for people of all ages for various reasons. From mental and physical health to discipline and teamwork, to even building of confidence, you...

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Dance Family Spotlight: Joy Brokes

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. For our next Dance Family Spotlight, we are highlighting beautiful Joy Brokes! Take a look at her dance journey:...

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Escape with us: to Millionaires Row at Jekyll Island

Let’s face it…with all of the chaos surrounding us these days we could all use an escape. What about a weekend where you don’t have to worry about a thing and you get to ENJOY dancing away from the real world?!? When you come on a trip with us, that is exactly what...

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Coach Spotlight: Marianne Nicole-DePalma

Marianne Nicole is a former Champion in three styles of competitive dancing. Marianne is also a former examiner for the Fred Astaire Dance Studio organization, and currently a National Examiner for the DVIDA Organization. Some of her titles include; United States...

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New Year, new goals! How to plan to ACHIEVE!

As 2020 draws to a close, it’s time to start thinking about what we’d like to accomplish in the new year.  Resolutions are always jumped in to head first, but without proper planning it is hard to stick with our goals and achieve to our highest potential.  One of the...

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Dance Family Spotlight: Kira Rucquoi

1)How long have you been dancing? "I have been setting the floor on fire since January with a break during the COVID closure." 2) What got you initially started on your dance journey? "I have always thought ballroom dancing was beautiful but assumed it was only for...

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Meet Raymond: The newest addition to the IBDS team!

Meet our newest instructor, Raymond! Raymond Cancel has loved music and dance since he was a child dancing salsa, merengue, and bachata with his Puerto Rican family.  As he grew, so did his love for dance…experimenting with breakdancing and hip hop styles.  In 2003,...

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Meet Anna Marie: The newest addition to the IBDS team!

Meet our newest instructor, Anna Marie Anna Marie Imbordino has been passionate about the performing arts since childhood. As a child she studied and competed in jazz dance, hip hop, lyrical and theatre dance in addition to studying voice performance, flute,...

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Dance Family Spotlight: Carl Gottlieb

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. For our next Dance Family Spotlight, we are highlighting Carl Gottlieb! Take a look at his dance journey: 1. How...

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A Heartfelt Farewell…Best Wishes to Maks!

It is with warmest wishes that we say goodbye to longtime staff member, Maksym Sidak. Over the 13 years since having joined our IBDS dance family, we have made many cherished memories together on the dance floor, on stage, and behind the scenes.  He has been a patient...

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Our Escape to The Cloister

In times like these, sometimes you just need to get away from it all..and what a better way than to head out of town to a 5 star resort! Last weekend, our dance family traveled to Sea Island, Georgia to have a leisurely weekend at the World Renowned resort, The...

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Cuban Motion and Hula Dance…how are they similar?

Hula dancing is a very unique style of dancing. According to Hawaiian culture, the Hula dance was considered a gift from the gods, yet it is unsure of the exact timeframe of when this dance originated. During the 1800s, differing styles of hula evolved and began...

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Get started on your dance journey!

Have you ever watched one of those old black and white dance movies and just WISH that you could move like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers? But, then you remember..."you have two left feet"! Well, how do you think Fred and Ginger got to be as good as they were? They...

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Dance Family Spotlight: Susanne Jeter

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. For our next Dance Family Spotlight, we are highlighting the beautiful Susanne Jeter! Take a look at her dance...

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Dance Family Spotlight: Annie Crane

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. For our next Dance Family Spotlight, we are highlighting the ever so lovely Annie Crane! Take a look at her dance...

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