Summer of LOVE starts this week!

June 1st marks the launch of our SUMMER OF LOVE!

Join us for a 1960’s dance extravaganza with Mambo & East Coast Swing…and to keep you on your toes and feeling groovy, we’ll sprinkle in some twists and shimmeys. Journey back with us to a time of love, peace, and so much great music and dancing.

June is all about flower power, so get your flower crowns and floral shirts ready! There is always something for everyone. Each and every class starts from the beginning, and all levels are welcome. No experience necessary. Bring your caregiver too!

Remember, regular dance, movement & choreography are a fun, easy way to a healthier and happier you!! We incorporate PWR movements with Ballroom dances and techniques to help overcome brain fog, increase energy, decrease muscle stiffness and chase the blues away. Let’s increase that dopamine with some great music, dance & fun!

Challenge your body and your brain with Rx Ballroom Dance! Get a cardio workout, test your memory and challenge your coordination all in just 30 minutes, three times a week.

Classes are now available both in person and over Zoom. Check the calendar for details.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get moving together!

In-person classes are back!

We are dancing in person again! Join us Mondays at 1pm at:

Sway Ballroom
25260 La Paz Rd
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

This month we will learn the cheeky Cha Cha and the beautiful, elegant WALTZ. There is something for everyone. Each and every class starts from the beginning, and all levels are welcome.  No experience necessary. Bring your caregiver too!!

Remember, regular dance, movement & choreography are a fun easy way, to a healthier, happier you.  We incorporate PWR movements with Ballroom dances and techniques to help overcome brain fog, increase energy, decrease muscle stiffness and chase the blues away. Let’s increase that dopamine with some great music, dance & fun!!

Say hello to Rx Ballroom’s newest instructor!

Have you met our newest teacher on the Rx Ballroom Dance Team?

Tricia Bowman is a Professional Ballroom Dancer & Life Coach. Tricia has been teaching Ballroom Dance for over 25 years. Specializing in techniques that help strengthen mind, body and soul through dance, music and movement. She has worked within the chiropractic and physical therapy world to continue to enhance her knowledge of the body and mechanics. As a life coach, she believes in the power of a positive environment to help her clients improve, heal and be able to work from their potential.

We are so lucky to have this gorgeous lady join our team! For the month of February, Tricia will be teaching Monday’s at 11:30am!

Holiday shopping on Amazon? Be sure to Smile!

Hello ballroom dance fans!

The holiday season is officially upon us. Though this year looked different, we at Rx Ballroom Dance made sure to keep up with tradition and stuffed ourselves silly at Thanksgiving.

The pandemic had a major impact on our fundraising efforts this year. Because we weren’t able to host any parties, galas, auctions or other events in person, our donations have taken a huge hit.

We need your help more than ever to keep the dance classes going for our participants who must remain isolated for their own safety.

While direct donations are the most helpful, we also wanted to share another easy way for you to support us – Amazon Smile!

When you do your holiday shopping via Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com instead of the regular amazon.com and select “Rx Ballroom Dance” as your charity of choice.

Thank you, and happy holidays!

Rx-travangza!

‘RX’-TRAVAGANZA IS HERE!!

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We are excited to kick off this social media event! From June 15 to 29, you can accumulate points and win big!

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Ready to snag some swag?

Check out the graphic to find out all the ways you can earn tickets. 1 point = 1 Raffle Ticket.

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Why are we doing this?

During the month of June, Rx Ballroom Dance has set a goal of raising $10k. We are a nonprofit that provides free ballroom dance classes to participants living with neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and dementia. Ballroom dance lessons can cost over $100 per lesson, and medical insurance providers haven’t clued in yet to the fact that dance has incredible positive health effects on these conditions.

Rx Ballroom Dance refuses to accept that one of the best ways to treat neurological disease can be unaffordable or inaccessible.

We are only able to do what we do thanks to the support of a community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation and YOU.  So THANK YOU!

We hope you’ll join us in the fun over the next couple weeks. And if you support what we stand for, please consider donating.

Rx Ballroom Dance featured on ABC7!

Did you catch the news this morning! We were on it!

We’re so excited to be able to share our story and mission with the greater Southern California community via #SoCalStrong on news channel ABC7. It hasn’t been easy for anyone during this pandemic, and we’re grateful that technology has allowed us to continue to show up for our participants.

Read more here: https://abc7.com/health/ballroom-dancing-for-therapy-during-pandemic/6237651/

Our online classes, just like the in-person ones, are 100% free to participants. So we need YOU to keep us all dancing.

Please help us reach our June goal with a donation today! Even just $25 covers the cost of one class.

Virtual Dance Classes Continue!

Dance has the power to lift your mood by giving you a happy boost. That magical combo of music, rhythm and movement all signal your brain’s good feeling signals (norepinephrine + serotonin + dopamine). So you can literally dance your way to a happier state of mind!

So does quarantine give you a case of the blues?  Join us Mondays and Wednesdays to kick, tap, shuffle and grapevine those negative feelings away.  You’ll thank us for those happy feet!

Classes are always free and geared toward anyone who has been diagnosed with a neurological disease (and their caregivers!). Subscribe to the mailing list for the latest schedule and class links.

Let’s Line Dance!

In order to keep grooving, you need to keep moving!

At Rx Ballroom Dance, we know a thing or two about the benefits of moving. In order to keep our physical coordination up, mental awareness sharp and emotional balance at a healthy level, we need to keep our dopamine flowing.

With everything going on in the world right now, do you need a little dopamine boost? We’re here for you.

Follow along to our Merengue or Salsa Line Dances! They are fun, easy to do and perfect for dancing from the comfort of your own home. It’s important that you keep your body moving and stimulate both the left and the right coordination centers in the brain.

So let’s get moving with these fun and easy dances!

Continue reading “Let’s Line Dance!”

Rx Ballroom Dance and COVID-19

Coronavirus is here and it’s changing the way we live our lives.

Here at Rx Ballroom Dance we are dedicated to ensuring all our participants are healthy and safe! So how do we accomplish this without being able to hold in-person classes?

If you haven’t heard by now, the Governor of California has put a temporary lock down on all non-essential businesses, including dance studios, prohibiting people from gathering for group classes. That means we will not be starting our Spring Session on March 23rd as we had hoped.

Even though we can’t start our Spring Session right away, we believe it’s still important to stay connected! We’ll be uploading videos from previous sessions soon, so you can review the dances and keep practicing from home. Participants will also receive emails and phone calls to keep in touch because we already miss you!

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY!

Follow directions for social distancing and keep practicing health and hygiene safety! The safer we are, the healthier we will all be! We can’t wait to see all of your faces again soon!

Happy New Year from Rx Ballroom Dance!

Happy Holidays and the Happiest New Year from the Rx Ballroom Dance Board of Directors!

Yes, that is the Chairman of the Board in a Santa Suit. 🎅😊❤️

Ready to start 2020 with a greater resolve to your brain health?

Rx Ballroom Dance classes begin Monday, January 13 at 11am at Londance Studios in Laguna Niguel, CA. To enroll, simply call (310) 938-1620 or email info@rxballroomdance.com to receive confirmation.

We will be learning Swing and Waltz this semester. Hope you join us!