DANCE WITH YOUR HEART, YOUR FEET WILL FOLLOW
You can never have enough lessons! Even seasoned dancers continue to learn and refresh. Beginners should not be intimidated, it’s never too late to learn and BDPS can connect you up with the best instructors up and down the Grand Strand. Group lessons provide you with all the benefits: physical, mental and social. While being in a social group, you are being physically active, burning calories doing a weight bearing activity and challenging your brain memorizing steps, all at the same time! Did you know the New England Journal reported that frequent dancers (30 minutes a day, 4 days a week) had a reduced risk of dementia by 76% compared with those who rarely or never danced? Private lessons are also an option with most of the instructors in the area.
INSTRUCTORS IN THE AREA
CAROLINA DANCE PARTNERS – PAUL MCTAGGERT
Locations: JB Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Rd. North Myrtle Beach
1st Presbyterian Church, 3810 Robert Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach
First Friday of the Month Ballroom Dance Party at 1st Presbyterian Church location at 8 pm
Email: [email protected]
Sal Teta’s love for ballroom dancing started over 40 years ago as a student at an Arthur Murray studio. He quickly progressed into a competitive dancer winning many awards in both American and International Style Dancing. Over the years he has taught for Fred Astaire, Arthur Murray and numerous private studios before going independent. He has taught group classes at Sea Trails and for the North Myrtle Beach Parks and Recreation. He currently teaches private lessons in Little River. Sal will be teaching for the Ballroom Dance Preservation Society at the Brunswick Senior Resource Center in Calabash NC. These classes will be held on Monday mornings at 11 am starting September 10, 2018. These lessons will be free to Brunswick and Horry County seniors aged 55 and over. For more information on these classes contact the Ballroom Dance Preservation Society.
CLARA FORMOSA, OWNER OF BY THE SEA BALLROOM AND LATIN DANCE STUDIO
Located at 1145 Robert Grissom Parkway in Myrtle Beach
Clara Formosa is a certified Ballroom and Latin Dance instructor with over 40 years of teaching experience. She has also been a
Pro Am Competitor, Performer and Choreographer. She teaches group classes, private classes and is a wedding specialist.
There is studio dance party, usually on the last Friday of the month.
For more information call: 800-299-9050, email Bytheseadance.com
meetup: Ballroom & Latin Dancers of Myrtle Beach
RALPH HUNN, AFFORDABLE DANCING
Owner of Affordable Dancing in Myrtle Beach, Ralph is an independent teacher who has danced since 1976 in the area. He was a former teacher at both Arthur Murray and Fred Astaire Dance Studios. Ralph participates in several competitions in the Southeast and in many showcases events every year. Ralph can be reached at 843-602-4498
RON & BETH BLANKENSTEIN