#bemyvalentine #whyIDance @danceScape Contest – Ballroom, Salsa, West Coast Swing, danceTONE Fitness, ChiGong

Love is in the Air in downtown Burlington, and with Valentine’s Day coming up, how much fun would it be to surprise and sweep your loved one off his or her feet!

At danceScape, we are all about having fun through music and learning to dance. And the dances that best represent Valentine’s Day romance and passion are the Waltz, Rumba, and Tango.

The Waltz originated in the grand ballrooms of Vienna and during the 19th century, this dance caused quite a lot of scandal when it was introduced to the Society Balls in England. This was the first time that couples young and old began to embrace each other while dancing in public. Wrote The Times of London newspaper, “We remarked with pain that the indecent foreign dance called the Waltz was introduced at the English court … it is quite sufficient to cast one’s eyes on the voluptuous intertwining of the limbs and … we feel it a duty to warn every parent against exposing his daughter to so fatal a contagion.”

And across the ocean in Cuba, couples were doing more than just embracing. They were sensually gyrating their hips to the hypnotic rhythms of the “Rumba”, Cuba’s dance of love. If you’re new to dancing, think of the Rumba as a slowed-down version of Salsa where couples rock forward-back-sideways while moving the hips in a sensual “figure-8” action to the love songs of Gloria Estefan and Ed Sheeran. And then kissing on a sandy white beach under the light of a thousand stars.

With romance comes the promise of passion, and there is nothing more passionate than the “Tango”, Argentina’s dance of love. There are actually two main styles of Tango — Argentinian and International. Remember Arnold Schwarzenegger in the movie “True Lies”? His wife and children discovered that he was not living a boring life as a computer salesman, but was really a risk-taking international spy, saving the world with his killer “Tango” skills.

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, danceScape has a fun photo or video submission contest where you could win a Private Lesson dance package worth over $300, and other great prizes. Share with us what makes your loved one so special, and which dance that you would most like to learn and sweep each other off your feet.

TAG – #bemyvalentine #whyIDANCE @dancescape – in your facebook, twitter or Email description, or email your photo/video/entry to [email protected]! Winning submissions announced Friday, February 12th at 12:00 p.m., just in time for a special Valentine’s Day surprise.

Or come to danceScape’s “Newcomers Drop-In” Information Sessions on Mondays from 8 to 9 p.m. and ask for a FREE Class Pass to any of our group lessons in Ballroom, Salsa, West Coast Swing, danceTONE fitness or lifeFLOW ChiGong {Guided Meditation}. Gift cards or certificates also available online at www.dancescape.com/gifts or call 905 633-8808 and ask us to prepare a complimentary gift bag for pickup and easy gift-giving.

Start submitting today (multiple entries welcomed) or visit www.dancescape.com/bemyvalentine for more details!

Check off your “Bucket List” and learn to dance for fun, fitness, friendship, or romance! Waltz, Cha Cha, Salsa, Tango, or Swing/Jive your way to a weekly dance escape. Each September, December, January, and May, danceScape hosts formal OPEN HOUSES where you can try out FREE Dance lessons in Ballroom, Salsa/Latin, Lindy Hop/Swing, danceTONE Fitness (incorporating rumba, cha cha, salsa, tango, jive/swing & more) and lifeFLOW Chi (Qi) Gong/Guided Meditation and Wedding Dance Crash Course. Partner not necessary. Enjoy complimentary refreshments, experience learning in a 3,500 s.f. Ballroom, and meet the Instructor team. Spaces are limited so register today! Register below, call (905) 633-8808, or E-mail [email protected]. Shall we dance?

If you are unable to attend or missed our Open House(s), you can still arrange a FREE “NEWCOMERS DROP-IN” information session on Monday Evenings from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Partner not necessary. RSVP today so a danceScape Ambassador can prepare your information package and FREE Class Pass.

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