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Dancing in the moonlight…

Our first free couple’s class in the Downtown Memphis Commission Sunken Mall was a hit! (The decorating plans not so much. Outdoors. Candles. Breezes. Should have seen that coming.) Four intrepid couples came out for some dancing and romancing. We started smooth and sweet with slow lounge, and then kicked it up a notch with some push-pull swing. There were lots of smiles, a few missteps, some pretty good dancing, and no broken toes. I call that a win!

Socially distanced fun for all!

Josh & Susan leave their “Cat Tracks” in Uptown!

This is the first of a series of videos we’re calling Cat Tracks, because we plan to leave our prints all over town! In them we’ll be celebrating three things: 1) Memphis places and spaces, 2) our amazing students, and 2) the abundant variety of ballroom dance styles.

 

 

This gorgeous mural, located at Second and Mill (Uptown), was painted by artist Erin Miller Wray. Want to see more? Check her out on Instagram @erinmillerwray or just wander around town looking for her signature bright colors and uplifting messages.

 

 

 

Between his triathlon training, her community organizing, and a shared love of travel, it’s surprising that this busy couple can fit in anything else. Nevertheless, they’ve been dancing together for about a year now, and they’re really looking good!

 

 

The dance they’re doing is the Push-Pull (4-Count Swing), and it is extremely versatile. It can be done to almost any style of up-tempo music (old or new), and is perfect for parties, wedding receptions, and class reunions.
The Way You Do The Things You Do

 

Help Me Make the Music of the Night

And what a night it was!

I love to dance, create, and even perform (although it still gives me butterflies). But add in a willing partner who’s up for anything and a great cause like The Baddour Center, and it’s pure heaven. This year’s Dancing For Our Stars raised over $58,000! Thank you to everyone who helped with their time, talent, donations, and good wishes.

Star: Terry Reeves
Choreographer: Jesse Munoz
Photographer: Natalie Troutt
Videographer: Justin Jaggers

 

 

Independence Day 2017 – Show & Party


July 7, 2017                                                                                                        Rumba ♦ East Coast Swing ♦ Salsa

Uncle Sam I Am!

 

 

 

 

 

Philinese & Jesse

Rumba
Living in America by James Brown

 

Cat & Jim

East Coast Swing
Coming to America by Neil Diamond

 

Ava & Jesse

Salsa
Freedom by Pharrell Williams

 

Party Montage

2016 Winter Show

December 16, 2016

Cha Cha ♦ Foxtrot ♦ Waltz ♦ Bolero

 

Practice Makes Perfect!

 

 

 

Cat & Larry

Cha Cha
The Christmas Song by Hugo Winterhalter

 

Carmen & Jesse

Foxtrot
Santa Baby by Madonna

 

Brenda & Herman

Waltz
Silver Bells by Anne Murray

 

Philinese & Jim
Bolero
With a Christmas Heart by Luther Vandross

 

Cat & Jesse

Foxtrot
Baby It’s Cold Outside by Dean Martin