Wellness Programs
Holloway Hall

Eastern Shore Chapter of USA DANCE

To keep light on your feet, you may want to try a quickstepping round of ballroom dancing.  Not only is this type of exercise beneficial for your heart, it will lift your spirits as well!

You can contact the national chapter of ballroom dancing at the USA Dance website. You can contact Pam Wood at (410)-749-3928, and the local chapters website is USA Dance, Eastern Shore, MD Chapter

Upcoming Events:

May 16, 2009 7:30-10:30
Dance Party at Asbury UMC, Salisbury MD
$12.50 ($10.00 USA Dance members & students with ID)
7:30-8:15 Rhumba lesson with Amanda Showell-Cook (included in ticket price)
8:15-10:30 Ballroom, Latin & Swing dance music by Bob Hughes

July 18, 2009 7:30-10:30
Dance Party at Asbury UMC, Salisbury MD
$12.50 ($10.00 USA Dance members & students with ID)
7:30-8:15 Cha Cha lesson with Marcus & Cora (included in ticket price)
8:15-10:30 Ballroom, Latin & Swing dance music by DJ Dan Lednum

September 19, 2009 7:30-11:00
National Ballroom Week Dance at Wicomico Civic Center, Salisbury MD
$12.50 members, $15.00 non-members
7:30-8:15 Merengue lesson with Helmut Light (included in ticket price)
8:15-11:00 Ballroom, Latin & Swing dance music by The Helmut Light Band

November 21, 2009 7:30-10:30
Dance Party at Asbury UMC, Salisbury MD
$12.50 ($10.00 USA Dance members & students with ID)
7:30-8:15 Waltz lesson with Yvonne & Steve Cimo (included in ticket price)
8:15-10:30 Ballroom, Latin & Swing dance music by DJ Dan Lednum

Visit their website at www.usadanceeasternshore.org

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WHY BALLROOM DANCE?

General Benefits
You will find many profits, many benefits, and many enhancements to life if ballroom dancing is your avocation, pastime, or hobby. You will find an enhanced appreciation of music and its rhythms. You will experience an increased sense of balance, a more fluid movement in walking and running.

Dancing with a partner in harmony with good music will help you develop a more open, understanding, responsive, and supportive relationship with your partner and with others. Your outlook on life will become more positive.

While all dancing has its value, there will be several completely memorable dances in one’s life. A time when the partner, the music, the movement all come together in a sense of achievement and pleasure that stays in memory.

Physical Benefits
Physically, dancing is a great body conditioner, even if done on a near-weekly basis. If done on a regular basis, such as two to three times a week, it becomes quite a beneficial activity. It will increase that mid-afternoon stamina needed on the job, it will develop that circulatory “second-heart,” strengthen your legs, and will generally tone the body over all. As mentioned before, walking and body movement will be easier, more balanced, and more fluid, with greater flexibility in axis of movement.

Mental Benefits
Mentally, dancing serves as a wonderful stress relief. A busy day of pressure melts into the background when evening brings dancing in the arms of another and pursuing the muse with dance? Sleep that night is sound and relished.

Becoming a competent dancer will provide an excellent learning experience in discipline, achievement, goal setting, planning, assuredness, self-confidence, and pride in your abilities. These favorable attributes will transfer to other aspects of your life as well.

Social Benefits
A good dancer is a definite plus to social occasions – especially the men. If a man takes the time to become a skilled and confident, but not overly forceful leader, every lady in the room will appreciate his presence. A good dancer does not need to be handsome to be popular. Similarly, a lady who is a good dancer radiates grace and charm, regardless of whether she is a physical beauty.

Good dancing and good dancers can heighten the atmosphere of
an event. The whole affair goes more smoothly when there is competent dancing. In business and professional life, a person can lend to their acceptance and belonging by the ability to dance. On many social occasions it is almost essential to be able to dance well.

As a ballroom dancer you will make many new friends and will find that ballroom dancers are wonderful people. Ballroom dancing will add a new and very beneficial dimension to your life. It is a lifetime social skill that will provide much joy during your entire life.
 

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