Firstly, I really liked this week’s show. It’s really good to see Anton showing more of his personality at the judging table, as opposed to imitating Len. There was some great routines in this show, with lots of amazing storytelling and musicality making it very enjoyable to watch.

Dancing is not just a hobby; it's a passion that brings joy to both the dancers and their audience.  If you have a friend or loved one who is a dedicated Ballroom or Latin dancer, you might be wondering what to get them for a special occasion. Look no further! In this gift guide, we'll explore the ultimate gift ideas that will make any dancer's heart leap with joy.

The jive is a lively and energetic dance that is known for its fast tempo and quick footwork. One of the key elements of the jive is the bounce action, which is the up-and-down movement of the body that gives the dance its distinctive rhythm. Developing your bounce action is crucial to dancing a proper Jive. 

Here are some top tips from the Easter Bunny to help you improve your bounce action in the jive.

It’s common to think that we need special talents, abilities or characteristics in order to learn to dance. Some of us may even believe that we were born with an inability to dance or with two left feet.

If you watch Strictly and think ‘I wish I could do that’ but have always held back because of a particular belief, then keep on reading to discover common misconceptions about learning to dance and why we believe they are more fiction than fact.

As another season of Strictly Come Dancing comes to an end, we thought it would be a perfect opportunity to share some strictly secret dance tips with you all. Some of you may be thinking about starting your own dancing journey and others may be considering taking their dancing to the next level: no matter which stage you are in we guarantee these tips will help you to shine on the dance floor. 

Learning to dance may seem scary at first, but it can also be extremely rewarding and build confidence. It’s actually pretty common for people to experience anxiety when attending an unfamiliar place or starting a new activity. However, nine times out of ten, the experience is never as scary as you imagined and you end up having a great time!

Sarah Davies has been attending our regular Ballroom & Latin-American class on a Thursday evening, however on Monday 1st August, she will be swapping her dance shoes for Weightlifting gloves as she competes for Team GB at the Commonwealth Games in the Women’s Weightlifting 71kg class in Birmingham! 

Blackpool holds a very special place in the hearts of ballroom dancers. There isn’t a World Champion or Strictly star who hasn’t Waltzed their way across the Empress Ballroom floor on their route to success. This is why The Regency Dance Centre was very excited to take a group of students to compete in the NATD (National Association of the Teachers of Dance) Medalist of the Year Grand Finals. 


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