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Rediscover Ballroom Dancing in Cedar Rapids, IA

Social dancing instruction for fun, laughter and romance!

 
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Genuine human connection, intense physical movement and soul warming creativity come together at TC Dance Club. Our friendly, relaxed atmosphere and happy outgoing members welcome you to our club. Come dancing with us!

For anyone who desires to dance, TC Dance Club International has been the place to go for more than 35 years, providing our students with a place to be free and express yourself through dance. Your trained, professional instructor will help you make your way to the dance floor with confidence, whether you want to dance to Frank Sinatra & Benny Goodman, the Beach Boys & Elvis Presley or to today's hit music. It doesn't matter if you're young or just young at heart; you'll find a place for fun here at TC Dance Club.
 
 
 

Add Some Sparkle To Your Life!

 
Whether it’s a New Year, a new month, or you’re just looking for an excuse to try something new, dance is the answer. Meet new people, sweep your partner off their feet, and learn to groove to a whole new beat! Here are just six of the many reasons you should try ballroom dancing now.

Dance Your Way To A Brand New Social Life!
Attending ballroom dancing lessons is a great place to meet people. No need to be shy, everyone was a beginner once! What you will find is a warm and welcoming environment full of fun and energy. People are there to socialize, to laugh, to dance, and to help one another. After all, teaching is the best way to learn! You will get to know a whole new group of people you would never have met otherwise, there may even be a few single folk if you’re in the market!

Great For Your Brain!
Ballroom dancing isn’t just a physical activity; it’s a mental exercise too. The physical exercise stimulates blood flow from body to brain, and ballroom dancing will help to improve your memory…. To learn the moves you will eventually have to memorize them! According to studies, ballroom dancing also has a higher impact on cognitive function than exercise or mental tasks alone. Ballroom dancing combines a physical and mental workout as different parts of the brain are simultaneously activated, such as coordination, rhythm, and strategy.

Stress Release and Happy Mood Increase!
Mmm… Lose yourself in the music, the movement and the moment! Dancing gives you the chance to burn off nervous energy along with those calories! By living in the moment you let go of stress to focus on your feet! As you learn new skills you will build your confidence and self-esteem and with that you’ll find there’s less space for anxiety and negative thoughts.

Dress Up and Boogie Down!
Whether you dress up for the dance class, or just blow your friends away next time you hit the dance floor in style – men suit up, women frock up, it’s time to feel fine! Float along the floor in your finest attire as the music carries you and your partner into the wee hours! While you don't have to go all out, it's fun to let the dance transform you both inside and out.

Smooth Moves For You And Your ‘Boo’!
Dancing is romantic, there’s no if’s or but’s about it! The action of two people moving to music together has a certain intimacy to it, and ballroom dancing has a particularly romantic reputation! Whether it’s to kindle a new relationship or nurture a long lasting love, what are you waiting for? Swirl your partner onto the dance floor here at TC Dance Club!.

 

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Why we love dance…

Inspiration
Daily life can get repetitive and mundane sometimes. Dancing lets us tap into make believe and dream. Spins! Turns! Beautiful flowing movements! Dramatic music! We love it all. Dancing inspires our creativity. Your TC Dance Club instructor can help you develop your creative voice, your sense of passion, your love of glamour. Give yourself permission to express yourself physically and emotionally in a way you can’t in your daily life.

Some people think that only the best dancers reach this point, but we disagree. At any skill level, when you get into that groove with the music, you feel an emotional high and quite honestly, we think it's good for the soul

Whole Body Health
First there's the obvious: Dancing is a full-body workout that elevates your heart rate and includes flexibility, balance, core strength and muscle development. Ballroom dancing today is athletic. We believe the best kind of workout is a fun one, and dancing is great because you’re focused on your moves, not your muscles. Physical intensity naturally develops as you progress in your dancing skill so you’ll always get just what your body is ready for.

You might not know that dancing also works your mind. Because dancers are continually making rapid-fire decisions based on constantly changing stimulus, partner dancing has been demonstrated to sharpen the mind and help ward off dementia in ways that repetitive-action activities do not.

Please click here to check out an article we like on the mental benefits of dancing.

Connection

The power of dance to bring people together and make them smile never ceases to amaze us. Movement and music makes us happy. Human touch, eye contact and shared experiences bring people together. In a world full of social media, dancing with a partner is a real-world, hands-on way to genuinely connect with the people around us. Real human connections bring real human joy. We’d love for you to come share a smile with us!
 
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Dancing isn’t just about the steps and music. It’s a perfect combination of physical activity, social interaction, and mental stimulation. Dancing enhances your life in so many ways: Health, Confidence, Self-Expression, Social, Relaxation, and Fun.

Ballroom dancing is a wonderful way for people from all walks of life to get in shape while also releasing their creative juices according to the American Council on Exercise. This goes past merely benefiting your body- to also benefiting your state of mind and social connections. Dancing is a great social activity, and it has been proving that socializing regularly can have vast health benefits on self-esteem, stress, and even your BMI.

1. Uplifting and Fun
Not many activities are as joyful as these artistic dance moves. Low energy, gloominess, and negativity are not allowed on this fun-filled dance floor. Concentrating on moving your body to the beat of the music instantaneously puts you in a positive head space. Because it's a fun and enjoyable activity, many people find that it helps improve their mood, self-esteem and confidence, relieves stress and fatigue, and helps them feel more energetic. While newcomers may spend extra time concentrating on getting their moves right, the instruction is always given in a lively and upbeat manner. Not to mention, you will be surrounded by joyful individuals and uplifting melodies. After you get the moves down, it’ll be pure fun and laughs.

2. Muscle Toning
You will most definitely develop more strength and muscle definition as you dance along to the fabulous Glen Miller and Tommy Dorsey Big Band Orchestras, or rock out to your yester-years’ favorite hits. Ballroom dancing contributes to muscle toning by the body actions both partners contribute to the dance. The fast turns, spinning and quick-stepping all contribute to muscle building. If you plan on joining in on these exciting dance moves, be prepared for improved health and endurance! When you dance, you support your own body weight, which can improve bone density and reduce your risk of osteoporosis. Your overall muscular strength, flexibility and balance can also improve.

3. Bones and Joints
Since dancing is a weight-resisting activity, it can help protect bone density and prevent osteoporosis. It can also help speed up knee recovery after surgery since it’s a lower impact exercise than jogging or biking. If you have weak knees or are gradually introducing your body to exercise, ballroom dancing is a great low-impact activity that can promote a fit lifestyle while also decreasing your chances of exercise-related injury.

4. Flexibility
Flexibility is a major benefit of ballroom dancing. Women may already be a bit more flexible than their male partners- but both parties cash in on this appealing health benefit. Ballroom dancing offers plenty of stretching and bending opportunities. Therefore the more you dance, the more flexible you will become.

5. Brain Food
In a 2016 study published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, it was concluded that ballroom dancing, as well as other forms of social dancing, can help prevent the onset of dementia in elderly patients. It was revealed that “dance improved one of the cognitive domains (spatial memory),” which is vital for learning dance. A lifestyle highly infused with partnered dancing can produce even stronger mental health benefits. The partnered benefits can also decrease loneliness for the elderly.

6. Burns Fat
Dancing is a low-impact aerobic activity that can boost your metabolism. In just thirty minutes of dancing, you can burn anywhere between 200-400 calories. That’s roughly the same amount burned by running or cycling. Burning an extra 300 calories a day can help you lose between 0.5-1 pound a week. While that may not sound too drastic, 1 pound a week adds up pretty quick!

7. Creative Outlet
Ballroom dancing is an amazing creative outlet! Not only does it allow you to move your hips at ease to the beat of the music- it also allows you to release your emotions and thoughts through those artistic moves. The art of dancing is something that comes naturally to people. This makes it an easy activity for anyone to partake in. After a little bit of practice, you will easily find yourself getting lost in the music. You will also unlock a beautiful rhythm your body may have been hiding.

8. Endurance
Dancing an effective way to improve general endurance. As the dance sessions get longer and longer, your muscles will be working harder and for a longer period of time. In turn, you will find yourself being able to go on with little to no fatigue. Every time you brush up on your moves dance to improve you two-steps, lifts or speedy turns, you are also training your body to go on for longer periods of time with less succumbing.

9. Social Connectivity
Joining a ballroom dance class will expose you to a sea of new people who may potentially share common interests with you. Instead of spending your evenings glued to your television screen, you can engage in uplifting conversations and strengthen your social connections by trying this partnered activity. It’s been proven that being more social can help improve self-esteem, lower stress levels, increase sense of purpose, and promote a positive outlook on life.

10. Confidence
Dancers possess an aura of self-confidence and an ability to enjoy themselves more in social situations. When you learn how to dance, your entire mental outlook will take on a fresh sense of creativity, motivation, and energy. This new self-confidence in your dancing abilities will transfer to other aspects of your life as well.

11. Self-Expression
Dance provides an emotional outlet so that you can express your feelings through your body movements with passion and flair. Dancing will bring out, improve upon, and strengthen your ability to permanently use these expressive qualities even when you are not dancing.

12. Social
Dancing lessons are an easy, low-pressure way to meet people. TC Dance Club provides monthly practice dance parties, nights out on the town, and optional fun trips to many different locations. Our lessons are the perfect way for couples to rediscover romance by dancing your way to love!

13. Relaxation
In today’s fast-paced world, we sometimes forget to take a moment for ourselves. Dancing provides an enjoyable escape from your normal daily routine, plus a chance to relax, relieve stress, and concentrate on yourself.

14. Fun
Dancing is a great way to add excitement to your life. Although learning to dance takes concentration and dedication, you will be constantly surrounded by artistic, cheerful people who make learning a pleasurable and rewarding experience. So join us and have some fun!