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Murph’s Country Music Barn

Looking for a fun family oriented evening of live music and dancing, Then Murph’s Country Music Barn is the place to be on Saturday evenings. Free Line Dance lessons from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Live Music from 7:30-11:30 pm. Open Dance between the band sets. Large Dance Floor, Good Food and Down Home Friendly people.

Just take I-24 to Exit 19, North on Maxey Road 2 miles to a 4-way stop. Left on Stroudsville Road the left on Winters Road.

Admission is $7.00 per person.

We have a growing and loyal group of line dancers who are always happy to show new comers the dances we are currently doing or working on.  So next time you are looking for a fun evening out; think of Murph’s Country Music Barn in Cedar Hill TN.

One of our favorite dances to Fire Ball(River Bank by Lynn Card) requested every weekend during open dance.  Our dances range from Country to Pop and a FUN is the main ingrediant.  Check out link below.. We have fun and laughs on the dance floor.. All are welcome, No Experience needed. We will always do dances everone can enjoy and accomplish.

Murph FireBall

How Dance Can Help You Beat The Stress

Dancing is a fun activity that many of us love to do. For professional dancers, it has a completely different meaning. They not only love to dance but put their hearts and souls in it. While dancing, we need to use the right accessories as well. Specially, the outfits and shoes play an important role.

Do you know another interesting thing about dance? Well, it can help you achieve great personal growth. Let’s know more.

1. Laughing out Loud

Having the right expressions plays an important role in dancing. It also serves as a great medium to laugh out loud. If it is a traditional dance then also you get the chance to smile more. So whenever you feel low, just put on your dancing shoes and let yourself loose. The more you laugh, the lighter you will feel.

2. The More Confidence

Dancing is a way to express yourself. It helps you overcome your hesitation and makes you more confident. The more you dance, the more confident you will become. While dancing, you repeat certain steps to do it perfectly which enables you to be more expressive. As a result, you tend to become a more confident person.

3. Good Physical Health

Dancing is a great activity to energize yourself. It shakes your body which leads to the great benefits like exercising. So, dance has now been seen as a mode of exercise too. It is fun way to indulge in some great workouts that can yield great benefits to your body.

4. Unleash Yourself

In our routine life, we find ourselves in limitations. Dancing is a good way to unleash yourself and relax for a while. It takes you to a different world altogether. No matter whether you dance passionately or as an amateur, you enjoy moving your body. Passionate dancers understand it very well and unleash to a great extent. So, it is the time to unleash yourself and what can be better way than dancing.

5. Relax Your Mind and Body

While dancing, you tend to pay attention to your moves. It averts your mind from thinking over concerns or everyday problems of life. Dancing not only relaxes your mind but also helps you feel good about your body. While body feels great, the mind acts alike. So, dance for the well-being of your body.

There are different types of dances that are popular nowadays. No matter what style you choose, you need to have the comfortable accessories as well. Especially, dance styles like salsa or hip-hop requires right shoes and comfortable outfits. Get the right accessories and start dancing today!

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The History of Swing Dance

By wati D Banerjee  |  

Some feel dancing is reciprocation of being alive, while some dance for enjoyment. But it is something that shows great energy on the part of the dancer. Dancing is nothing but moving the human body or any part of the body along with the music.

Among many dance forms which varies greatly in music selection to tempo of the music, the Swing Dancing is unique in its own way. It gets its name from dance developed during the swing era i.e. 1920-1940, with the popularity of the Big Band and its jazz music. Though, there are many forms and classes of swing dance which are known by different names, the name swing dance commonly refers to any of them. One of the most popular forms is known as Lindy Hop, originating in Harlem in 1930s.

The Lindy Hop dancers were initially known as Jitterbugs, getting their name from the twitchy movement that the dancers make. There are other forms such as Balboa, Collegiate Shag, etc., and more styles are getting developed every year. The dance became immensely popular with fast and intricate movements and dance moves. Charles Lindbergh was a revelation in this case and thus the name Lindy Hop came into being to honor his style of dancing.

Over the years, many other dance for began to develop like Boogie woogie, Rock n Roll and disco dancing which were only the derivatives of the original swing dancing. They grew in popularity and more people were attracted to the newer dance style.

The original swing dancing almost was reduced to a handful of dancers and by the 1960s, the culture almost vanished. Moreover the musical tracks were made more in favor of the other alternative styles of dancing. It remained out of any major stage until 1980s when it was introduced again by the French with a new name of French Jibe or Modern Jibe.

Eventually they started to get good appreciation and recognition all over the world. Slowly it emerged as one of the leading dance forms and became quite popular all over the world. It slowly made its way back to the UK in the early 1990s, and is danced to contemporary jazz music and modern music. There is a considerable variation and development taking place even in the recent times and can be found distinct to each other in different parts of the world.

The dance format skewed its way through many dance styles and classes since the early 20th century. In 1940s it grew popular as East Coast Swing and most commonly referred to as Six Step Swing. It also had a variation name West Coast swing which was more stylistic and lively. Imperial Swing, Washington Hand Dancing and push are its other form and variation which saw growing popularities in the 1950s.

Swing dance has rightfully found its place in modern art and culture with increasing popularity among dancers as well as common people. Many dance competitions are being developed where the subtleties of swing dance is judged based on timing, teamwork and technique among the dancing couples to select the winners, though the original Lindy Hop competitions only looks to select the most impressive dancer to be the winner without any of these criteria. There are many modern day dance groups who are keeping the tradition alive and taking it forward.

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Three Types of Belly Dancing Styles

The art of belly dancing had its beginning in America during the 1950’s in America. It was marketed as a way to entertain your husband. It gained mass popularity, and has continued to be popular with thousands of women.

There are three popular styles which women can now pursue according to their individual interests.

Cabaret or night club dancing is very popular and in demand for entertainment functions.
Folkloric dancing is attractive to those who have an historic and cultural interest in Middle Eastern dancing.
Tribal Fusion is an American inspired dance blending Flamenco, Middle Eastern, and Ballet into its movements.
The costumes also help to indicate the style of dancing which is being performed.

Cabaret or night club dancing is Turkish and Egyptian costuming. These costumes are very figure flattering and made of glamour or fancy fabrics associated with evening glamour.
Folkloric consists of being covered from neck to ankle with cottons or wool fabric of colored patterns. The country being represented will dictate its style.
American tribal fusion costumes usually consist of black fitted pants with a bottom flare and black tops. Colored accessories of original inventiveness may adorn the basic pant and top. Tattoos are popular among this group of dancers.
Belly dancing enthusiasts in America have three choices of interests. This writer recommends taking cabaret and folkloric classes before attempting American tribal fusion. It is well worth understanding the steps, dance movements, and motivation behind each style.

Each belly dancing style has a different posture, attitude, and body movements. Some steps may feel very comfortable and other dance movements may require a great deal of effort and much practicing. Just as one progresses through the grades in school, likewise, it is worth progressing through the different forms of belly dancing until you find your niche.

Regardless of which belly dancing style you choose to study, there is much to learn and each style will hold your interest for many years.

All three belly dancing styles will help with physical fitness for both weight loss and physical toning. The costumes and public performing are other motivations for many women to continue a weight loss program. There are costumes which will help the dancer to maintain her attractiveness as she journeys towards physical fitness and weight loss.

Another feature of taking belly dancing classes is the satisfaction which women gain practicing their creativity, using their imagination, cultural dance education, and pursuing a hidden fantasy.

Summary: Women enjoy belly dancing for these reasons:

The art of dancing
Physical Fitness
Mental discipline
Psychological satisfaction with creativity, imagination, and fantasy
Wearing beautiful costumes
Possibility of being a public performer
Self-entertainment
Enjoyment and fun
Are you wanting to take dance lessons but confused about the different styles? Do you know which method is best for you? It can be confusing as to where to begin. More importantly is this style of dance for you? Resolve this problem with Belly Dancing – Sensual Essentials at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NBDKR84.

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The Stella Cabeca Story Then and Now part 27

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George and I enjoyed the best years together in our marriage and our dance life. We took dance lessons together in 2 step, waltz, EC swing, and Cha Cha. George did not line dance but supported and helped me with step sheets music, organizing classes, Class schedules and calendars. He was there to check people in at the door when I started teaching in community centers, making sure I got home safe from CW clubs and bars and later from gigs I was booked for such as private functions, birthday parties, company events and private club functions.

We also started Couples dance lessons at our community Center in NMB and George taught with me often remembering the sequences and really good helping the men to lead the women through the routines. When I look back it’s amazing to think how incredible he was and had never danced in his life till he was 50 years old.

Once I had made a name for myself locally, I started to be asked to teach at events and workshops throughout the state of Florida and this was a big step towards taking my career to a higher level. The workshops were held usually at a hotel with several ballrooms set aside with several dance instructors from Florida and from other states coming in to teach dances. Back then was usually 1 to 3 dance rooms and only a few instructors with dance lessons in the day and then review of dances and open dance in one ballroom at night.

We had a lot of instructors, who came to learn and bring back new dances to teach their classes at home. I met and worked with many dancers and teachers and choreographers at these events. Through these events, I developed a new following of dancers and my workshops became well attended and I was invited to go to other events outside the state of Florida.

Unfortunately, it was not possible for me to travel to these events then, because George was working and was the main breadwinner and had part time job besides his full time job. We could not go away and I did not want to go without him so I stayed local most of the time. Even weekend events in Florida were difficult because his 2nd job for Miami Herald was 7 days a week. But we managed to find someone to do it for him so we could attend some of them and then we met someone who gave us the opportunity to do European tour. Would be like dream come true to teach in England.

till next time. keep dancin’  Stella

 

2018 Caribbean Line Dance Sensation

Join Ira Weisburd, Stella Cabeca, and Frank Trace for 6 days, 5 nights cruise on the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas. 

Keep the Date:        February 25 – March 2, 2018.

Join the 4th Annual Line Dance Cruise through the Caribbean! This time we’ll be sailing to Mexico including stops in both Costa Maya and Cozumel aboard the newly revitalized Navigator of the Seas.

Ira, Stella and Frank are three world renowned and award-winning choreographers and instructors, having created many beautiful dances that are enjoyed by line dancers and folk dancers all over the world! This cruise is going to sell out fast! You won’t want to miss this!! Call NOW! Hurry your cabin is waiting!

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Reasons Why You Should Consider Joining An Adult Dance Class – By Sharon Louise Johnston

1. Dance Improves Flexibility

Don’t worry about already being flexible when thinking about should you or shouldn’t you join a dance class. The movement that you take on during the lesson will gently increase your own flexibility through suitable stretching exercises set by the teacher. “Warm ups” and “Cool downs” both involve gentle stretching exercises and combinations which improve your range of movement, so taking part in a dance class within time will enable you to improve your flexibility.

2. Dancing Builds Strength

Strength is built in dance by forcing the muscles to resist against your own body weight. Hip hop, jazz, contemporary and ballet all involve jumping high into the air. To be able to do these movements, it requires a lot of strength in the leg muscles.

3. Dance Increases Endurance

Physical exercise like dance increases our endurance levels. When our muscles are required to work hard for long periods of time our endurance levels improve and we are able to work longer and harder without feeling tired or fatigue. Dancing is great for improving endurance, especially the allegro steps (jumps) in ballet, the continuous combinations danced in tap and the fast paced routines danced in hip hop and street styles. When we increase our heart rate we increase our stamina level. Regular dancing will build your endurance levels.

4. A Sense of Well-Being

By joining a dance class you can challenge and build on your social skills increasing your self-confidence. Dance is also a way to reduce stress and tension levels. When we do an activity like dancing we feel an improved sense of well-being, not only does your overall fitness improve but you also get your metabolism working better for you too. With most things at the touch of a button today it is very easy to become lazy and the less exercise we do, the less involved we feel we want to be in other areas of our lives. Through dance and music you’ll feel generally more uplifted in both body and mind which in turn gives us more energy.

Whether you’re pirouetting across the floor to a classical masterpiece written by Tchaikovsky or doing “body rolls” in all directions possible to Rihanna, you’re getting exercise and probably having a lot of fun at the same time. Dancing offers us so many benefits as discussed in this article, but not forgetting the additional cardiovascular conditioning, stronger bones and good posture benefits also. Least important possibly, but still a pro to consider is that you don’t need to “feel the fear” of dancing at parties anymore. In fact you might find the performer in you yet!

To find out more information on dance training and and dance classes available to you http://www.ksd-online.co.uk

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The Stella Cabeca Story Then and Now Part 26

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Many of my friends talked about wanting to plan a trip together so through friends we rented a bus from the church. Side of bus said (Christians In Action) and we filled the bus with 40 dancers/friends. We drove from Miami Beach to Nashville visiting Grand Old Opry. We saw the last performance of Grandpa Jones and were invited to line dance in the isles of the theatre never done before. We were on live TV performing my choreography at Wild Horse Saloon, dance was called East Coastin. I met many nationally known C/W artist and another live TV show. River boat cruises and tour Opry land hotel was amazing trip we never forgot was my first and only road trip.

Filled every day with dance and tours and performances. Now I decided we should go on a cruise and try to arrange line dance group, and figure out how to arrange for our dancers to have lessons in ship. Just so happened one of my friends who danced was also a travel agent and so we put together a Dance Cruise. The ship was huge(LOL) Dolphin cruise line “The Seabreeze ” there was one small open deck at back of ship that the entire guests and crew came out on to at night to dance.

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The Stella Cabeca Story Then and Now Part 25

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I met many young dance teachers and choreographers at these events. I remember one young man in particular. At an event, I was just visiting;I had heard about him but never seen him in person. He walked in the room; people were digging and poking me whispering “that’s Guyton ” all excited and a little crazy.

He was quiet seemed a little sad-faced, sitting looking down at the floor; I was thinking what are they making such a fuss about? Well, I took his workshop and learned some amazing dances and thought wow this guy is going to be big someday.

Another time, I went to an event called Boot Camp right in my neighborhood. It was awesome, I saw local dance team Rockin Renegades perform. It was one of the best performances I had ever seen. The leader and choreographer of this team was a young lady named Jennifer Toolen. Jennifer later danced with me for many years in fact, she used to dance at my classes in Tamarac. She eventually married and became pregnant with her son. I watched that baby growing as she danced through her pregnancy.

She went in to become a well-known instructor, choreographer, winning dance competitions as a solo competitor and with her team. She is the director of several of the biggest line dance events in the USA. Including The Tampa Bay Line dance.

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The Stella Cabeca Story Then and Now part 24

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The Suncoast Jamboree was a very well-known Clogging event well established event directed by Dee Gallina. We worked hard to make the line dance an accepted part of the event.

I met a young man there by the  name of Junior Willis. Wow was he an awesome dancer I watched him clog and fell under his spell. Not knowing then that he would become world recognized line dance teacher.

Also had the pleasure of a lady named Arline Weinerman joining our line dance team one year at this event we became great friends, not knowing that she would not only become a famous line dance teacher but the event director of The Tampa Bay Line Dance Classic.

Being part of teaching at these events was to me the greatest honor and form of validation as a teacher. We used to have many instructors attending these events from all over the states coming to learn dances and find dances to take back and teach at home.

We as line dancers were proud to be a part of these events and people like Dee Gallina and the caliber of the professional dancers they were and still are today. As with the Sunshine State Festival which had been professional ballroom dancers world champions teaching at this workshop that we became a part of and the line dance event just became bigger and stronger at these events. Line dance became Accepted and strong as part of the dance world.

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