Dance like the Irish this St. Patrick’s Day
San Antonio – The Inishfree School of Irish Dancing is a competitive Irish dance school with locations in San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, New York, Massachusetts and Mexico. The Inishfree School’s objective is to pass on the joy and traditions of Irish dance. This experience isn’t just limited to those of Irish descent; people of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to learn and enjoy the traditions of Irish dance. Inishfree San Antonio offers classes for every ability level, starting at four years old. For more information on The Inishfree School of Irish Dancing and their class schedule head over to their website.
5 dance trends that are taking over TikTok in 2021
Do you know any of the following dance trends? After a long past year and many months in quarantine, it’s probably safe to say that learning new dance moves hasn’t been on the top of anyone’s to-do list. Yet, with spring just around the corner and places starting to open back up, it’s time to freshen up that “Electric Slide” you always do and consult the place coming up with all the new trends: TikTok. Less than a minute each, these are the new dance trends that are sweeping the platform. With its fun tune and easy pace, dancing to Iko Iko with your best friend, as @myersmyers41 show us, is a crowd favorite on TikTok.
Dancing with your grandparents can improve their mood, prevent dementia
When that isolation ends, a new study says there’s one thing every grandchild should do to improve their grandparents' emotional and mental health. A study found that dance therapy can improve senior’s fitness and emotional health. Researchers say dancing is a great way to improve muscle strength, balance, endurance, as well as reduce anxiety and depression. Researchers also believe dance therapy for seniors can also help in preventing dementia. Experts say dancing can be a simple and positive way to get back in touch with our loved ones, once it’s safe to see them again.
Grupo Folklorico de Bendiciones performs at Market Square
SAN ANTONIO – Did you catch SA Live’s return to Market Square this week? If not, you don’t want to miss this performance by Grupo Folklorico de Bendiciones. The traditional Mexican folklorico dance group stopped by and danced Mike and Fiona into their first week home since March. Check out the group’s Facebook page here.
What’s Up South Texas!: Couple transforms love with each other, ballet to serving San Antonio
San Antonio – A San Antonio couple is sharing their love for ballet with the community after opening their very own ballet studio. We guide them how we would our own kids.”The passion for ballet started at age 8 for Cruz in his home country of Cuba. It is a beautiful art that goes with or without music.”For Dec, the passion started when she was three, growing up in Virginia. They used to call her ‘hummingbird.’”If you are interested in joining their ballet family at DeCruz Ballet Studio, you can visit their website https://www.lindsiandkarel.com/ or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. To see performances of Cruz and Dec, click on the links below:RELATED: What’s Up South Texas!
Local ballet school director, owner says its her mission to make dance as inclusive as possible
SAN ANTONIO Watching over her students as they pli, jump and glide across the studio floor, Danielle Campbell Steans, director and owner of the San Antonio Ballet School, says she couldnt be prouder. Steans was introduced to dance at a young age, learning everything from ballet to tap and jazz. "Making ballet as inclusive as possible has really been my mission," Steans says. Steans claims most ballet schools work from a syllabus, while her school follows a curriculum that sets it apart. Like most small businesses, the San Antonio Ballet School was hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
Brands pledge to introduce darker shades of clothing after dancers petitioned for more skin-inclusive dancewear
(CNN) -- Dancewear companies around the world are pledging to introduce different shades of skin-colored clothing after dancers demanded greater inclusiveness. Australian dancewear company Bloch also promised to include a wider range of darker shades in its upcoming season. While offering darker color shades in shoes, tights and leotards is a first step, there are other issues Bell would like to see the dance world address. Bell said many black dancers are "forced to straighten their hair and go to extreme lengths to assimilate to the standards set by white dance directors." Bell said the fight for representation and equality is not over, and she plans to continue advocating for dancers of color.
39th Annual Tejano Music Awards and Dance Returns in November
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