Dance Marbella teachers – Nadia and Julia
Our pupils are presenting totally new dance style for them – spanish Pasodouble!!!
very emotional, fast and super difficult with different rhythms and a lot of contrasts
Well done girls!
at Dance Marbella Graduation Show , on the 11th of June
in Town hall of Benahavis
Group “KIDS1” ( 4-6 years old) presenting zumba-style dance “Chunga-Changa” at Dance Marbella Graduation Show 2016!!!
on Saturday , 11th of June, Dance school “DANCE MARBELLA” had their annual Show for the end of season 2015-2016!
14 dance shows were presented, more than 60 dancers took part, about 150 guests came to see us , we had great time all together!!!
here you cane see some pictures about oue event…
group Kids 2 were presenting Cha-cha-cha dance “Let´s get loud” !
here you can see our smallest group “BABY 1” at their first performance on the stage at Dance Marbella GRADUATION SHOW 2016 – children of 2-3 years old, who started dancing only few months ago…
they did really well !
proud of them!!!
On the Sunday 13.03.2016, we were participating in the FES DANCE MARBELLA 2016!!!!!!!
3 choreographies!!! “KIDS2”, “TEENS” and “ADULTS”…
Great show, nice atmosphere, well done everyone!
proud of you AGAIN!
Our Dance Marbella girls at FES dance Marbella
Last weekend , On the 28th of February our couples : Jake + Nicole and Miguel + Masha were participating at their first competitions in Torremolinos, Malaga, at the II TROFEO CIUDAD DE TORREMOLINOS!!!
Miguel with his new partner Masha were dancing in the category SENIOR 2 and got the 3rd place!!!and our little ones – Jake and Nicole won the competition in their group “JUVENIL 2”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If the title of this article got your attention, you have probably thought of taking your child to a ballroom dance studio. But, if you feel that you are lacking information or “effectiveness” of this sport activity, let me make it easier for you…
Here are a few on point statements on why your child should definitely get involved in ballroom dancing:
Music & Movement
I’d like to start this off from the roots. Do you remember the first time you heard music? Of course you do! You have heard the beat, the melody, a singing voice perhaps. It might have sounded strange at first, but it was so irresistible. Then, there was no explanation to your further actions. You started moving your body, wiggled your hands and legs, and I bet you were smiling too. The best part of this, all of it was natural.
From birth, everyone has the natural feel for music. We can dance to, pretty much, anything. However, if our dance is lacking structure, it will look repetitive, a bit primitive and probably chaotic. The core of ballroom dancing is based entirely on structure, which almost instantly gets applied to music. With practice and some help from instructors, your child will not only develop a stronger inner feel for music, but will be able to apply their moves to it. Not to mention, that it will be done with a partner.
You can spot a ballroom dancer from far. A bit of loftiness, flow of movement, and the most commonly noticeable factor – The Posture. “But, Ballet also has The Posture” you might object. True. But, there is an obvious flow in directional movement to a ballroom dancer, which may not be noticed in a ballet dancer. To give you an example: it is fascinating to watch a ballroom dancer go through a crowded place. Since floor craft is trained from an early age, you probably will not see them collide with anyone. Besides, ballroom dancing has a much higher contrast in movement. From slow and continuous to sharp and static. Try running for a minute and a half, make a sudden stop to catch a quick breath, then run faster for another minute and a half. Oh, and while you’re at it, keep your hands to the sides and don’t drop them down, and do it all to the music with a partner. Got the picture?
Art & Culture
Dancing is bodily expression to music. Regardless, if a dancer does choreography or improvises.(which, essentially, means the same thing, since improv is a choreography broken down and danced in a chaotic pattern). In case of ballroom dancing, expression to music happens with a partner. The culture behind every ballroom dance has been developed over the years, which means, your child will be exposed to some history. Of course, the cultural and historical details for each dance will vary depending on the amount of knowledge of the instructor, but generally, the idea of each dance will be clear. The beginning of the learning process will be strict and bold (“This is Cha Cha, it’s coming from Cuba, and this is how you do it…”), but further into the future, more emphasis will be put into the character of each dance, and the expression it could be danced with.
Mutual Love & Respect
We live in a society where violence is not permissive. And, indeed, this is how it should be. But, unfortunately, it seems that mass media promotes more violence, while trying to prevent it. In the age of technology and easy-to-reach information, with the graphical content that accompanies it, we are aware of bad news much sooner, and our children are no exception. At early age common sense and rationality are at early stages of development, thus everything your child sees is taken “As Is”. Which means,
So, how can ballroom dancing help to promote peace? Easy! Lead by Example.
In 1994, Pierre Dulaine, a ballroom dancer founded Dancing Classrooms, a non-for-profit with a mission to use the vocabulary of ballroom dance to cultivate the positive feelings that are inherent in every child. Kids are required to partner up, learn different dances together and eventually showcase at a local dance competition. Later, Pierre took the project to his home-country – Jaffa, Israel, where children of long-term enemies – Jews and Arabs, had to learn how to dance together. The results where quite fascinating.
Dreams and Goals
Thinking back, almost every kid I have met in the dance industry wanted to become a champion. Some have stuck to their grandé dreams and reached their goals. Some had smaller goals and did their best to achieve them. It is fascinating to observe the physical and emotional involvement of all – the kids, parents and coaches. And with hard work, to see the dream come true in reality, right in front of you, as a work of art… Always inspirational!
So, you still question if your kids should Ballroom Dance?
Working HARD HARD HARD !!!
Our pupils ( 4-6 years old ) learning new choreography of HIP HOP !!!!
Kids Ballroom Dance is not just about teaching ballroom dancing. The dance is a tool for getting the children to break down social barriers, learn about honor and respect, treat others carefully, improve self-confidence, communicate and cooperate, and accept others even if they are different.
Do you want your kid to be Healthy, Strong and Active?
The Many Positive Benefits of Kids Ballroom Dancing:
– Strong Discipline & Teamwork
– Builds Self-Esteem & Confidence
– Better Social Skills
– Teaches Proper Etiquette
– Respect for Themselves and Others
– Improves Coordination and Balance
– Encourages Creativity and Self-Expression
– Exercises the Mind & Body
– Most of all, it’s Fun & Exciting
we are inviting children of different ages ( from 3 till 16) to try the new kind of SPORT!!!
Don´t forget already next Monday (14 of September) we start our new DANCE SEASON at Dance Marbella!!!
Looking forward to see everyone back after summer holidays and of course WELCOME to the new lovers of dance!
Let´s continue to improve our skills and enjoy new rhythms, music and dance styles…
for more info – please contact +34661064468
Dear pupils, parents and friends,
we remind you that the dance classes at our school will start from the 14th of September!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
for more info – please contact: +34661064468
Dance Marbella students tried this new type of dance for the 1st time in their lives !!!
We are really proud of them , we know that it is very difficult and mostly danced by adults – but you did a great job !!!
BABY CLASS – a group of 3 year old kids from Dance Marbella school presenting a cute dance “Little bees” on dance festival UNIDOS POR EL BAILE
If you would like your little girl or boy to enjoy the world of dance , to feel the rhythm and the music , to express him/herself – you are more than welcome to Dance Marbella baby class
for more info – please contact : +34661064468
5 different schools!
A lot of dances of all ages!!
Great variety of styles and music rhythms!!!
Awesome location !!!!
and all this – FOR FREE!
come and bring your friends…
Ladies want to tone up and get in sexy shape for the summer. Check out our Booty Camp classes at Dance Marbella with Lisa Marie
for more info – please contact : +34722715527
Working hard with our Hip Hop moves !
“KIDS 2” group – every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 16.30
Give your children opportunity to learn something new, happy and energetic !
Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11.00 at Dance Marbella!!!
for more info please contact: +34658962109
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Hip Hop classes at “DANCE MARBELLA” are inspired by urban culture and are very popular. Classes are designed to allow the students to let go and dance without being limited by rules of technique!
Classes are athletic and suitable for boys and girls, of all ages and levels. Learn the latest street dancing moves from NY & LA. Dancers will learn to how to control movements as well as get a work out!
Modern dance places emphasis on exploring emotion and expressing personality through movement.
Dancers make use of steps from established forms of dance such as African and Latin dance, but also create and introduce their own moves to make performances more personal. Modern dance rejects the idea that dance must always be light and graceful, and encourages dancers to make the most of their body weight in order to express themselves.
Warming up is an important part of any dance (no one wants a nasty injury).