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Dancing on Martha's Vineyard

An increasing number of people are interested in ballroom dance steps. While dancing has always been a popular activity, the recent explosion of TV's "Dancing with the Stars" has multiplied the number of people watching and participating in dance.

Folks on Martha's Vineyard can practice their ballroom dance steps at a few places on the Island.

Nathan Mayhew Seminars of Martha's Vineyard

At the Nathan Mayhew Seminars of Martha's Vineyard, there are classes in Cha Cha, Tango, Rumba, Samba, Waltz, Fox Trot and Swing.

Participants are sometimes thrilled by guest instructors. Yvonne Marceau, who, with partner Pierre Dulaine won the British Exhibition Championships four times and is a Broadway star and co-artistic director of American Ballroom Theatre, occasionally drops in to give demonstrations.

This is a fun dance environment. There is no dress code, while some instructors look fabulous in bold, sparkling dance outfits, other folks wear casual clothes and jeans and shorts.

The age range is also a wide mix. There are folks from their teens up to 70's and 80's. There's no requirement to bring a partner. There are usually more followers than leaders and men take turns allowing all the ladies to dance.

Here is the general information:

Ballroom Dancing Sunday evenings, 7 to 9 pm, at Nathan Mayhew, N. William Street, Vineyard Haven. General dancing and lessons, no partner necessary, beginners welcome. $3 suggested donation. For more information, call 508-696-8428.

The Yard - Chilmark, MA

The Yard offers a variety of classes including hip hop, modern, and jazz dance, as well as yoga. It was founded in 1973 by Patricia Nanon who had a professional dance career on Broadway and performed in the companies of Hanya Holm and Doris Humphrey.

Yvonne Marceau teaches ballroom dancing and has also taught some family dance series at The Yard.

There are a few artistic directors with a wide range of extensive experience.

Here is the general information:

The Yard, Middle Road, Chilmark. For more information, call 508-645-9662.

Dance Shoes Online

If you're looking to learn or practice dance steps, you may also be looking for dancewear. A great place to find dance dresses, tights, dance recital costumes and dance shoes online is at Patterson's Back Bay Dancewear

They offer one of the largest selections of dance supplies including:

Pointe Shoes, Ballet Slippers, Jazz Shoes, Tap Shoes, Dance Sneakers, Leotards, Tutus, Flamenco Dancewear, Tights, Liturgical Dance Apparel, Ballroom Shoes, Dance Recital Costumes and more.

You may also be interested in Steve Madden Shoes

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