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International Ballroom Dance Tales

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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Top 3 benefits to Group Classes

There are so many benefits to dancing! According to Everyday Health, dancing can boost memory, reduce stress and depression, help you lose weight, increase your energy, and gives you a chance to be social and make new friends who share the same passion as you. Whether...

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Autism speaks through DANCE!

April 13th, 2019, we had our annual Red Carpet Extravaganza. However, this one was to be a little different. We had a very special addition to our showcase family...Mr. OJ McNeil! OJ is very special student within the IBDS family. He has autism, but that has not...

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Introducing IBDS Dance Tales!

Welcome to the newest way to stay informed with whats going on in the IBDS dance family! We will be posting about a variety of different things from tales of our students and staff, to some great tips and tricks to better your dance life...Stay...

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