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By Your Side Dance Studio 10 Year Anniversary Gala, Saturday October 15, 2016

By Your Side Dance Studio 10 Year Anniversary Gala

Join us in a celebration of dance with a professional dance show, dinner, social dancing and student dance performances. Get your tickets today! Don’t wait to the last minute!

SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, October 15, 2016
7:00 pm -11:00 pm
Marriott Marina Del Rey
4100 Admiralty Way

Tickets
General Admission: $125
VIP Seating: $175
Special Value: 1 Table for $1000 (10 guests)

Contact Deborah or Guillermo or email bysdanceevents@gmail.com for tickets and more information.


Dance Studio Los Angeles AnniversasryIt makes me proud to announce that we are coming up to our 10 Year Anniversary as a professional dance studio in Los Angeles! On Saturday October 15, 2016 By Your Side Dance Studio will officially celebrate 10 years being “By Your Side” as you and countless other dancers have learned to dance and express themselves on the dance floor. I take this occasion to thank each of you for being a part of our thriving Los Angeles dance community.

Without the support of our excellent team, dance instructors and most of all, our dance students, we would never have made it this far. Each and every one of you plays a part in sharing the joy of dance and it is your enthusiasm and dedication that have brought us this far!

I truly believe that life is better when you know how to dance, and I thank all of you for helping us make the past ten years so successful. Make sure to save the date and we look forward to seeing you at our 10 Year Anniversary Gala (download flyer PDF).

– Deborah

PS: We are actively looking for sponsors to help make our Anniversary Gala truly spectacular. Please help us by sharing our Sponsorship flyer PDF with local businesses.

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Sponsors Needed For Our 10 Year Anniversary Gala

We Need Sponsors For Our 10 Year Anniversary Gala

sponsorship-smWe are actively looking for sponsors to help make our Anniversary Gala truly spectacular. Please help us by sharing our Sponsorship flyer PDF with local businesses. We have program advertising opportunities and need sponsors for items such as a dance floor, decorations and awards. Thank you for your help!
– Deborah

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Ballroom Dancing Classes

Ballroom on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Fridays

Ballroom Dancing Lessons in LAThis month we are offering lots of great ballroom dance classes. In the Rhythm classes we rotate between Cha Cha, Rumba and Swing. In the Ballroom classes we rotate between Foxtrot, Tango and Waltz. 

Level 1 & 2 is for all dancers. Level 3 is for advanced social dancers (Bronze 3 & 4) and Level 4 is for the competitive ballroom dancer (Silver 1 & 2).

We make champion ballroom dancers and there’s never been a better time than now to enter the sexy and glamorous world of competitive ballroom dancing!

Except for Level 1, pre-approval by an instructor is a must for these classes.

  • Level 3/4 Ballroom (Continuity) Tuesdays – 2:30– 4:00 pm
  • Level 4 Rhythm Patterns Tuesdays – 7:00– 8:30 pm
  • Level 3/4 Ballroom Wednesdays – 7:00 – 8:30 pm
  • Level 1/2 Ballroom Fridays – 7:00 – 8:30 pm
  • Cost: $15 per class
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Argentine Tango Lessons

argentine-tango-deborah-and-jordiThere is probably no other dance that has the romantic and sensual expression of the Argentine Tango.

The Argentine tango is often described as the most romantic of all the dances. Now you can experience the beauty, passion and romance of the Argentine Tango with our new series of beginner and intermediate Argentine tango lessons.

 

  • Level 1: Saturdays – 4:45 – 5:30 pm
  • Level 1.5: Saturdays – 5:30 – 6:15 pm
  • Level 2: Saturdays – 6:15 – 7:30 pm

Argentine Tango

Our Argentine Tango lessons will help develop a more comprehensive understanding of how to “connect the dots”. A strong focus will be placed on Argentine Tango dance improvisation, navigation and timing as well as an introduction to the two main systems: Parallel and Cross System. In addition, students will learn how to combine the core elements and implement new figures essential to Argentine Tango. Lastly, students will be introduced to the social dance etiquette preparing them for the tango socials (Milongas/Practicas).

For more information on our Tango lessons call 310-391-0400

Here are a couple of videos of our fantastic Argentine Tango dance instructor Jordi Caballero. In 2007, Jordi was an associate producer and co-star of Valentina’s Tango, opposite celebrated tango master Guillermina Quiroga.


Tammy Gibson and Jordi Caballero perform during “Tango Nuevo Cabaret” at the Ford Amphitheater in Hollywood, California


Monica Orozco & Jordi Caballero perform in “Tango Evolution” at the Downey Theatre in California

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Salsa Classes

Burn Up The Floor With Sexy Salsa Lessons on Mondays and Thursdays

Join us for a fun Salsa class. Our Salsa classes are very friendly and social, and we have classes for every level of experience. Salsa dancing has also proven to be a great physical workout and is much more fun than going to the gym!

  • Level 1 Mondays – 7:00 – 8:30 pm
  • Level 2 Mondays – 8:30 – 10:00 pm
  • Level 1 Thursdays – 7:00 – 8:30 pm
  • Level 2 Sundays – 5:50 – 7:00 pm
  • Cost: $15 per class
  • No partner or prior dance experience is necessary
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By Your Side Dance Studio Voted Best Dance Studio In Los Angeles

Best Choice AwardsLos Angeles, CA – By Your Side Dance Studio, a ballroom dance studio that makes learning to dance easy and fun for people of all ages and abilities, announced today that they have received the Best Choice Award for Best Dance Studio in Los Angeles by Best Choice Awards. Best Choice Awards is an organization that identifies businesses that have risen above their competition and have earned the people’s vote in top cities around the world.

“The public has been voting for the past three months and the results were clear! By Your Side Dance Studio has demonstrated top quality, service, value and professionalism in providing the best ballroom dance lessons and adult dance classes to the people of Los Angeles,” said Francesca Filippelli of Best Choice Awards.

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10 Year Anniversary Gala October 15, 2016

By Your Side Dance Studio 10 Year Anniversary Gala

dance-studio-anniversary-smJoin us in a celebration of dance with a professional dance show, dinner, social dancing and student dance performances. Get your tickets today! Don’t wait to the last minute!

SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, October 15, 2016, 7:00 pm -11:00 pm. Marriott Marina Del Rey

Tickets
General Admission: $125, VIP Seating: $175, Special Value: 1 Table for $1000 (10 guests)

Contact Deborah or Guillermo or email bysdanceevents@gmail.com for more information.

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Swing Dance Classes

Get Swingin’ With Our Swing Dance Classes

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Swing into summer with swing dance lessons!  We teach two styles of swing dancing and they are both very easy to learn.

Jitterbug swing or East Coast Swing is typically more lively and energetic and is great for dancing to high energy big band music. West Coast Swing is generally a little slower, more formal swing style and West Coast Swing dancers often stay within a specific rectangular slot on the dance floor. While East Coast Swing is more jumpy and energetic, West Coast Swing is more sensual and elegant.

No partner or prior dance experience necessary.

  • East Coast & West Coast Swing Sundays – 3:00 – 4:30 pm
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We Make Ballroom Dancing Champions!

Competitive Ballroom Dancing ChampionsCongratulations to our ballroom dancing champions who placed 1st in their dancing heats at the recent Royal Ball ballroom dancing competition in Los Angeles!

Marilyn Tucker danced in Bronze American Smooth and placed 1st in 14 dances and 2nd in two more. In her Multi-Dance Championship she placed 3rd in a heavily contested group. This was her first time competing with Guillermo in this style. Great job!

Deanna Stanton danced in Silver American Smooth and placed 1st in all her single dances. In her Multi-Dance Championship she came in 2nd (but taking 1st in the Foxtrot). She danced the best she had ever danced showing great improvement in her quality of movement and her showmanship.

We are extremely proud of our students and their beautiful ballroom dancing and showmanship as they represented By Your Side Dance Studio. Congratulations!

The annual Royal Ball ballroom dancing competition takes place at the historic Biltmore hotel is organized by Paul Killick & Shirley Ballas with a full day of dancing competitions for all levels. The event goes out in style with a gourmet dinner, amazing dance performances and live music.

Visit the Royal Ball website for more information on this annual ballroom dancing competition in Los Angeles.

Get Started With Competitive Ballroom Dancing

Have you ever thought about dancing in a ballroom dancing competition? Guess what? It’s really easy to start and it’s a whole lot of fun! Plus, you will become a much better ballroom dancer much more quickly when you are practicing your butt off for that upcoming ballroom dancing competition!

How does it work? Basically you will compete against similar amateur dancers based on your ballroom dancing proficiency (Bronze, Silver and Gold levels) and your chosen style of dance. Visit this link for more information on the ballroom dancing medal system.

For Pro/Am events, you (the amateur) will be dancing with your ballroom dance instructor (the pro). This makes the whole experience much less intimidating and much more rewarding because you will be dancing with and experienced ballroom dancer right there by your side.

Competitive ballroom dancing is about setting a goal and getting there. If your goal is to become a good ballroom dancer then practicing for a ballroom dancing competition will get you there much more quickly and with an attention to dance style and technique that you may not achieve with your regular dance lessons.

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5 Amazing Benefits of Ballroom Dancing

Benefits of Ballroom DancingIf you are looking for a hobby that will literally change your life for the better, look no further than ballroom dancing! Ballroom dancing is a lot more than just learning dance steps to music, ballroom dancing is the perfect combination of physical activity, social interaction and mental stimulation that provides positive effects for the mind, body and spirit.

Studies have shown that ballroom dancing can help you lose weight, stay flexible, reduce stress, make friends and more.

Here Are 5 Amazing Benefits of Ballroom Dancing

Increased Health and Fitness

Ballroom dancing is the perfect exercise for those who hate to “work out”. Studies have shown that ballroom dancing burns anywhere from 5 to 10 calories per minute depending on speed and intensity. That’s pretty good for a whole-body workout that is actually fun to do.

More Flexibility and Balance

Ballroom dancing is a great way to improve your balance, flexibility and coordination. As you learn to ballroom dance, your body will find itself stretching and bending in different ways that all help to strengthen your core and improve your balance.

Reduced Stress

Ballroom dancing is a great hobby for reducing stress and increasing overall wellbeing. As the saying goes, there are not a lot of shortcuts to happiness but dancing is certainly one of them. Getting out on the dance floor and dancing to some upbeat music is a great way to “turn-off” the stress of everyday life.

Become Smarter

A recent study in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine found that ballroom dancing can improve your memory and cognitive functions. Since dancing requires you to remember dance steps you will enjoy increased brain power and improved memory function. In fact, studies showed that ballroom dancing twice a week can help reduce the risk of dementia in older adults.

Positive Social Skills

Dancing is a popular social activity and studies have shown that the social aspects of dancing and learning a new skill can contribute to increased self-confidence and a more positive outlook on life. When you join a ballroom dance class you are committing to work together with a dance partner to learn a new skill and ultimately have a little fun on the dance floor together. It is ultimately this camaraderie and enjoyment of ballroom dancing which will forever change your life for the better.

Ballroom Dancing Class Los Angeles

Take the First Step – Try Our Free Ballroom Dance Class

Our FREE Ballroom Basics dance class is every Sunday at 4:30 pm! No partner or prior dance experience necessary. Make friends and have fun while learning to ballroom dance. The class is followed by a Beyond the Basics ballroom dance class at 5:30 pm for $15 or just $13 with the purchase of a 10-class punch card.

Ballroom Basics – Sundays @ 4:30 pm
Learn the basic dance steps for common ballroom dances such as the Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Waltz and Tango.

Beyond the Basics – Sundays @ 5:30 pm
Learn to ballroom dance using our unique Interrelated System that shows you how you can use one move over several dance styles. Our Interrelated System of dance instruction helps you learn how to dance much more quickly by focusing on “leading” and “following” skills that can be applied across all ballroom dances.

Now is The Time to Learn How to Ballroom Dance!

Telephone: 310-391-0400

  • By Your Side Dance Studio
  • 12613 Washington Blvd.
  • Los Angeles, CA (West Culver City) 90066
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Ballroom Basics Dance Class

Ballroom Basics Dance Class on Sundays @ 4:30 pm

Free Ballroom Dance Classes in Los AngelesHave you ever wanted to learn to ballroom dance? You’re in luck because we are now offering a Ballroom Basics dance class on Sunday’s at 4:30 pm!

Ballroom Basics – Sundays @ 4:30 pm
Learn the basic dance steps for common ballroom dances such as the Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Waltz and Tango.

This is a fun class where you will learn to ballroom dance using our unique Interrelated System that shows you how you can use one move over several dance styles. Our Interrelated System of dance instruction helps you learn how to dance much more quickly by focusing on “leading” and “following” skills that can be applied across all ballroom dances. This gets you comfortable dancing in a variety of styles fast!

$15 or just $13 with the purchase of a 10-class punch card.

Now is The Time to Learn How to Ballroom Dance!

Telephone: 310-391-0400

  • By Your Side Dance Studio
  • 12613 Washington Blvd.
  • Los Angeles, CA (West Culver City) 90066




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Ballroom Basics

Ballroom Basics Dance Class on Sundays

ballroom-lessons-in-la-bugHave you ever wanted to learn to ballroom dance? You’re in luck because we are now offering a Ballroom Basics dance class on Sunday’s at 4:30 pm! $15 or just $13 with the purchase of a 10-class punch card.

Ballroom Basics – Sundays @ 4:30 pm
Learn the basic dance steps for common ballroom dances such as the Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Waltz and Tango.

We will teach you to learn to ballroom dance fast by using our unique Interrelated System that shows you how you can use one move over several dance styles. Our Interrelated System of dance instruction helps you learn how to dance much more quickly by focusing on “leading” and “following” skills that can be applied across all ballroom dances.

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Looking For The Perfect Gift For The Holidays?
Give The Gift Of Dance!

Dance Lessons Gift CertificatesLooking for the perfect stocking stuffer? Here is the perfect gift for someone who has everything… the gift of dance!

Check out our gift certificate dance packages for new students or create your own custom dance lesson gift certificate!

Our dance lesson gift certificates can include any number of private dance lessons or group dance classes, or a combination of both, and are the perfect way to share the joy of dancing with someone special. Come by the dance studio and we will be happy to help you create your own special custom tailored gift of dance for the holidays.

Call Us At 310-391-0400 To Order A Gift Certificate Today!

We will be happy to help you design the perfect gift of dance for someone special in your life! Dance lesson gift certificates can be picked up in person or mailed to you after you have made your order.

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Give The Gift Of Dance!

I’m So Proud of Our Ballroom Dancers Competing at the California Star Ball Ballroom Dance Competition

Star Ball Ballroom Dance Competition

By Your Side Ballroom Dancers Suryany Misrayim, Memito Ceballos and Deanna Stanton

I went to California Star Ball ballroom dance competition last night to watch and support our students who were competing. I watched every step, every arm movement, every shape and every facial expression until they walked off the floor. I took notes to show them what I saw to help take their ballroom dancing to the next level.

Although my note taking is to point out the weak spots and it’s hard to hear sometimes, I have to say that while I was watching them, my heart filled with excitement because I had never seen them dance better (Suryany Misrayim and Deanna Stanton). I saw smiles I had never seen before, confidence that beamed from their faces, a tremendous increase in quality of dance movement, plus much more.

Great work ladies! Great work Memito Ceballos! You have definitely guided them to make their ballroom dancing so much better.

Next up, the Royal Ball Ballroom Dance Competition coming up in March, 2016!

The California Star Ball Ballroom Dance Competition is the longest consecutive running ballroom dance competition in the United States featuring three days of ballroom dancing and competitive ballroom dance events. This year they featured a special ballroom dancing showcase by the Current United States Professional Rhythm Champions Emmanuel Pierre Antoine and Liana Churilova.

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