Waltz dance lessons Stuart, Florida

The American Style Waltz in contrast to the International Standard Waltz, involves breaking contact almost entirely in some figures. For example, the Syncopated Side-by-Side with Spin includes a free spin for both partners. Open rolls are another good example of an open dance figure, in which the follower alternates between the lead’s left and right sides, with the lead’s left or right arm (alone) providing the lead. Waltzes were the staple of many American musicals and films, including “Waltz in Swing Time”sung by Fred Astaire.
The American Style Waltz is also commonly referred to as Slow Waltz. International Standard Waltz has only closed figures; that is, the couple never breaks the embrace. In contemporary ballroom dance, the fast versions of the waltz are called Viennese Waltz.

Learn to Dance Stuart Fl

Swing, Latin, Country and Ballroom Dance Studio – No partner needed!

Want an easy way to make life more FUN in Stuart? Learn  to dance! When you can dance, your life has the feeling of a movie. Parties, clubs, beach festivals, cruises, weddings, even listening to music in the house, dancing makes EVERYTHING more fun.

REAL dancing, that you can do to any music,  anywhere. Salsa, Merengue & Bachata for a Latin night. Swing,Country Two Step and Line Dancing for a Country bar. Swing and Hustle for top 40  club mixes.Waltz, Fox Trot and Tango for Formal affairs. Imagine seeing someone you’ve never met before, take them out on to the floor, and rock their world! Everybody should be able to do that!

Don’t have a partner? Not a problem! You’ll meet new people in our Courses, Parties, and Nights Out and make friendships that will last a lifetime!

Making this happen is easy! Take a class to get your feet wet, then take a course! You’ll soon be enjoying the wonderful benefits of dance! You don’t even need a membership. 

Begin the fun, fabulous, life-changing world of dance! You will love it!

East Coast Swing classes in the treasure coast (772) 247-7954

 East Coast Swing is a group of dances that was developed concurrently with the swing style of jazz music in the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s, although the earliest of these dance forms predate swing jazz music. It is a simpler 6-count variation of Lindy Hop that evolved with swing band music of the 1940s and the work of the Arthur Murray dance studios in the 1940s. It is also known as 6-count Swing, Triple-Step Swing, or Single-Time Swing. East Coast Swing has very simple structure and footwork along with basic moves and styling. It is popular for its simple nature and is often danced to slow, medium, or fast tempo jazz, blues, or rock and roll. Occasionally, Rockabilly, aka Rock-a-Billy, is mistaken for East Coast Swing, but Rockabilly is more closely related to Western Swing.  Learn East Coast Swing at Save The First Dance in Stuart, Florida. Serving Stuart, Hobe Sound, Jupiter, Port St Lucie, Jensen Beach, and all of the Treasure Coast.

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Learn to Dance in Stuart

Becoming a great leader on the dance floor is a lofty goal with many rewards.

It’s also within the reach of anyone willing to pursue this elusive skill.


There are two key ingredients to becoming a great leader:

1)  Connection 2)  Clarity

On this issue will be concentrating on the first Key ingredient – “Connection”.



In order to lead someone you first need to establish a connection with that person. 

Without connection any attempt to lead will feel abrupt and unsettling.



In order to establish connection with another person, you first need to be connected

within yourself.  The best way to develop your inner connection is by consciously

focusing on your core area (one inch above your waist line to one inch below).


Your core area connects your entire body and provides it with a dynamic tension

that adjust to the speed and power of your movements. As you practice

concentrating on your core area you will feel your inner connection increase.



Establish connection within yourself before asking a partner to dance and

when you touch their hands they will feel that connection and respond to it.

They won’t know why, they’ll just know that for some reason they dance better

when they dance with you.  You will be aiming to connect from your core area to theirs; the hands and arms just help transmit that intention.



A good exercise is to concentrate on your core area until you feel your arms and

body connected. Put your hands in front of you (as if you are holding a tray).

Now, with your feet side by side (about shoulder width apart), start transferring your

weight from one leg to the other – make sure as you transfer weight that your arms

and columns are connected and are part of the weight transfer.



Now try this exercise with your partner in front of you; the palms of your hands are

up and your partner’s are down; connect the hands at the fingertips (your arms will

provide a little tension upward and when done properly she will provide a reciprocal

tension downward that will maintain your fingertip connection).



Start moving from one leg to the other making sure that you are communicating

the weight transfer –  not merely moving your hands from side to side, but keeping

your body connected and transferring your weight with your entire body columns.



As you practice the above exercise you will feel a connection with your partner as

you move from one leg to the other.  Since the hands are moving you might think

the hands are doing the leading – try now disconnecting the core and lead only with

the hands and you will notice that only her hands will follow your hands and not

her entire body.



The above exercise will do wonders for your connection within yourself and with

your partner.



At the beginning you will feel a bit stiff as you move with your partner from one leg

to the other;  this, however, is okay.  Soon you will establish a solid connection that

will make this action as natural as breathing.



Connection is an elusive quality; and like a pilot before take off, it’s usually a

good practice to have a check-list of steps to help make sure we dance connected.


*  Concentrate on your core area to develop your inner connection.

*  Establish a fingertip connection with your partner as soon as you touch their hand by providing a little lift upwards with your arms. You are aiming to connect from your core to their core.

*  Make sure you are connected with your partner as you get in dance position by maintaining the upward lift.

*  Both of you should lean slightly forward towards each other in order to maintain connection while moving.

*  Once you start dancing, you will be alternating between leading and following your partner’s movement to insure you maintain a continuous connection.

Becoming a good leader is not something you learn – it’s something you

continually improve.  Work on your connection and you will be on your way

to becoming a great leader and a very popular dance partner.