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Downtown Memphis Couples Class

October 16, 2020

Couples posing after downtown memphis couples class

 

It was another gorgeous night for our second Downtown Memphis Couples Class. We tried to offer something for every mood by starting with simple swing (fun), easing into rumba (sexy), and wrapping it up with waltz (elegant). Adding a few twists and turns made for a little challenge and a lot of fun.

Couple dancing a turn at downtown memphis couples class

 

Couple dancing a push-pull basic at downtown memphis couples class

 

All the participants did a great job, and we found out afterward that we even had a celebrity in our midst. Miss Black Tennessee International Ambassador 2020 now has a new skill in her repertoire!

 

Couple dancing a turn

Special thanks to the Downtown Memphis Commission for allowing us to use the space. They even pressure washed it before our arrival, so everything was spic and span.

 

Couple learning to dance

And this couple deserves a special shout out because they attended our spring class and came back for more!

 

night shot of couple dancing at downtown memphis couples class

night shot of couple dancing

couple doing a dip at downtown memphis couples class

Thanks also to Wendy Adams who was cruising downtown with her camera that night and caught some great action shots.

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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