Marco In The Ballroom: The Texas Two-Step

LAKEWOOD RANCH – We’ve covered Latin dancing, we’ve covered your Waltz and Tango, but now we’re steering into the Lone Star state for the Texas Two-Step. The Texas Two-Step is sometimes referred to as the Country Two-Step, which I tried at dance studio Dancing on the Suncoast in Lakewood Ranch. You may not associate country dance with ballroom dance, but you should. It’s not only a dance you can learn in ballroom, Dancing on the...

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Marco In The Ballroom: The Quickstep

SARASOTA – In the four minute timespan it takes to drive from SNN to Dynasty Dance Clubs, you can get the ultimate workout dancing the quickstep. It’s easily the quickest dance we’ve showcased on Marco In The Ballroom, hopping over 200 beats per minute. It’s also my first time dancing this, so if you notice any mistakes or hesitations, just pretend they didn’t happen. When you think of quickstep music, you have to think fast-paced...

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Marco In The Ballroom – Showcasing the Showcase

SARASOTA – The only competition is against you. You like to dance, but you’d like to know how well you’re progressing. So dance studios often hold showcases, almost like a mini-competition but more of an evaluation – to showcase what you’ve learned to other students and people, and to be assessed top to bottom. The post Marco In The Ballroom – Showcasing the Showcase appeared first on SNN TV.

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Marco In The Ballroom: Merengue

SARASOTA – “You teach them the rules and then let them do what they want,” says Empire Ballroom Studios instructor Joelle Kissel. She says you’re afforded much flexibility with merengue. While several *professionals* with whom I’ve spoken love it, you don’t even have to be at an intermediate level to begin this dance. As Joelle says, “Merengue is a nice one to start with because it is so easy to learn for beginners.” The post Marco In...

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Marco In The Ballroom: Hustle

LAKEWOOD RANCH – Whether you were living through the 1970s or not, you likely know that’s when disco thrived. The dance strut its stuff in the hit 1977 movie, Saturday Night Fever. Whether the movie helped disco’s popularity or whether disco helped the movie’s popularity, or a combination of the two, the movie truly was a product of its time either way. Like a popular band, disco came and went in a flash. But the disco beat goes on....

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Marco In The Ballroom: West Coast Swing

SARASOTA – It may have started on America’s west coast, but we still get to enjoy this dance on Florida’s west coast. Marco visits Dynasty Dance Clubs and hops to the West Coast Swing in this week’s Marco In The Ballroom. CORRECTION: The story stated the West Coast Swing became California’s state dance in 1998. The correct year is 1988. The post Marco In The Ballroom: West Coast Swing appeared first on SNN...

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