Once the leftovers from the turkey are gone, two significant thoughts always take root in my mind: “How am I going to un-do the caloric downfall that I just experienced” and “What am I going to get those hard to shop for people for Christmas?” Fortunately this year, answers for both those questions can be found in Ballroom dancing.
Dancing with the Stars elevated ballroom dancing into pop culture, and many people secretly and not-so-secretly want to express their inner dancer. Ballroom dancing lessons are a wonderful gift to give yourself or your friends and family. Most dance studios offer classes from beginner to professional, and it can be a wonderful way to shake up a boring fitness routine.
Ballroom dancing is a fantastic workout, a fact that almost all of the stars who were recruited for DWTS talk about in interviews. If you are looking to shed the Thanksgiving pounds and get in shape for a slinky New Years Eve dress, why not try it! What a great reason to really hit the town – show off your great shape AND your new dance moves!
If you live in the metro Boston area, check out Balera School of Ballroom Dance. This dance studio is one of the best places to learn everything from waltzes to the Hustle, and while you’re there, you may even see some of the professionals from DWTS. Rumor has it that Mark Ballas and Val Chmerkovsky are regulars there between tapings.
You can check out their website for more information, or just google Ballroom Dancing to find a list of great dance studios in your area.