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International Ballroom Dance Tales

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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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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