Larkspur based dance instructor Cynthia Glinka agrees that dancing, with its fast paced rhythms, offers one of the best workouts you can get. “It’s the cardio,” she says.
“This is the only sport where two people can hold each other in an intimate embrace and exercise at the same time - with their clothes on,” she says with a laugh.
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One session – I guarantee you’ll be dancing. With my easy-to-learn tips & tricks and common sense approach, the bear hug hold will remain a memory from high school.
Yes. Can you afford to not have an enjoyable and relaxing time on the dance floor? It’s an investment that will bring you hours of enjoyment.
You will become aware of opportunities to dance to the music as you journey through life when you take advantage of my simple road map. Muscle memory will easily recall the variations we explore and those that you create on the spot. You’ll be amazed how your perception of music changes and instead of sitting and listening, you will get up and dance.
As an independent dance coach/choreographer, it’s my pleasure and passion to share the gift of dance. My style is social dancing in a closed position and my goal for you and yours is to feel confident and have fun in lieu of memorizing steps. I offer an original and unique approach to partner dance instruction with rapid results. After our session, you’ll be dancing out the door – guaranteed. No fancy footwork required. If you can walk, you can dance.
With my introductory coaching session, you will be able to dance with a partner. I offer a less formalized approach to partner dancing than what is offered in most dance instruction environments. My method focuses less on footwork as it emphasizes proper upper body posture, the closed position hold and simple variations that can be easily adapted, led and comfortably followed for various musical tempos.
If you are new to social dancing, once you experience this common sense approach to leading and following, you'll wonder why you didn't step out sooner. Once you establish your muscle's memory with my simple tips and tricks, your subconscious will start blending the music with your body movements. Then a whole new vista is opened for you to enjoy the beauty and pleasure of following or leading a partner across the floor. It only takes 24 hours for the instruction to travel from your brain to your feet and you’ll recall what you’ve learned.
I’ll teach you simple moves, which will give you the confidence and desire to get onto the dance floor. I don’t clock the hour, so once we get together, we will accomplish a beginning, middle and end of a dance. Usually 90 minutes but our session can be extended if needed.You’ll be provided with a personalized GLINKA'S GUIDE to recap your lesson and to help you retain the personal instruction.
Well, yes AND no! Ballroom dancing, as traditionally taught, follows a conventional, well-defined pattern of steps. It tends to be more rigid and choreographed. Proficiency and comfort takes time, money and dedication, and traditional studio lessons can be very discouraging. I teach simple variations of social interpretations of popular ballroom dances.
No. Competition or extensive training is not the goal.
Yes and no. Popular television shows have brought couples dancing back into today’s modern culture. What’s important is that you are the stars of your dance show and you will certainly feel like one on the dance floor and for years to come. "We're not going for a trophy here, folks."
Cynthia GlinkaOn The Dance Floor415.485.5500www.DanceWithGlinka.com
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