What Do Ballroom Dancing and Brain Science Have In Common?

Since before Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud began studying the workings of the human mind as the twentieth century dawned, humans have been filled with curiosity about what makes our species tick. One thing we know with certainty. There has been a dramatic increase in our average human life span in the past 100 years. The National Institute on Aging (NIA,) one of …

River Oaks DancingWhat Do Ballroom Dancing and Brain Science Have In Common?

Dancing Performance: The Fast-Track to Dance Mastery

We encourage you to mark your calendar for 8pm, May 5th, 2017, and save the date to attend our Spring Showcase Performance. Our students and staff will be dancing their well rehearsed choreographies to music from “Around The World,” to create a display of such joie de vivre, we guarantee that the room will be positively electric! Let’s fill the audience areas of our ballroom, …

River Oaks DancingDancing Performance: The Fast-Track to Dance Mastery

Take Your Dancing To The Next Level

Dance is both art and craft. It taps into our love of learning and the inherent joy of moving our bodies, which as children we do with such freedom and ease. Dance allows us to gain access to emotion made physical with beautiful, rhythmic movement and careful timing. The dancer brings alive the visual expression of feeling. Make the commitment …

River Oaks DancingTake Your Dancing To The Next Level

Let’s Go Dancing!

Okay! The decision has been made. I’m finally taking dance lessons. What comes next? How do I find a good place to go dance? What if “they” don’t dance like I do? We want you to think of your dance studio both as a place to receive instruction and as a great place to use what you’re learning. Why are we not just a …

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Words of Wisdom From the Mount Olympus of the Dance World!!

Did you ever wonder what it would be like to receive advice directly from a world-renowned expert? If there really was a Mount Olympus of Dancing, our dear friend and dance coach, Pat Traymore, would be residing in the Pantheon of Dance Gods and Goddesses!! We want to hear her words of wisdom about dance coaching lessons. One of today’s most revered dance icons …

River Oaks DancingWords of Wisdom From the Mount Olympus of the Dance World!!

Houston Chronicle Looks to ROSD for ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Advice

River Oaks School of Dancing was quoted in the Houston Chronicle! Our hometown newspaper recently sought out local experts to hear reflections and advice for politician and contestant-elect, former Texas Governor Rick Perry,  one of thirteen celebrity participants nominated for Season 23 of the perennial TV viewer-favorite,  ‘Dancing with the Stars’. We were excited and honored to have our studio considered a source of dance counsel, able to provide …

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Dance Shoes? Yes, Really!

One of the most frequent questions asked by students preparing for their first dance lesson is, “What should I wear?” Clothing which is comfortable and in which you are able to move easily through range-of-motion in all parts of the body without binding, riding-up, or constricting movement of legs and arms is preferable. The key word is “comfortable.” The next question is “do …

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Minding Your Manners On The Dance Floor – Etiquette For Social Dancing

Just as table manners provide the guidelines for “correct”  (or polite) behavior while dining, there are guidelines for maintaining the traditional decorum of the dance floor. All decrees of etiquette have their roots in practicality, and this is just as true for manners on the dance floor as it is for manners at the dinner table. The guidelines provide for …

River Oaks DancingMinding Your Manners On The Dance Floor – Etiquette For Social Dancing

Fresh Faced Fridays

Our FRIDAY FACELIFT has already experienced the “first phase of the operation,” and we can hardly contain our excitement with the results. The feeling of  enthusiasm, energy, and pleasure that filled the ballroom this past Friday night was electric! First of all, we’ve begun with shaking things up on Friday nights to give our students a fresh new dance experience every week! The studio has adopted a MASTER CLASS …

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