Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, our methods do not discriminate between who leads and who follows based on gender. The RejuveDance premise is "If you can walk, you can dance!" With our introductory session, you will be dancing out the door. We offer a less formalized and choreographed approach to partner dancing than that offered in most dance instruction environments.
We focus less on footwork, but rather emphasize proper upper body posture, the Closed Position hold and simple variations that can be easily led and comfortably followed, even in crowded venues. Spin and dip your partner! 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 our simple tips and tricks, your subconscious will start blending the music with your body movements. A whole new vista is opened for you to enjoy the beauty and pleasure of following or leading your partner across the floor.
Trained and certified RejuveDance instructors teach you the simple moves, often in as little as an hour, which will give you the confidence and desire to get out of your chair, onto the dance floor and into the embrace of your partner. Participants are also provided with written guides to supplement your understanding and to help you retain the personal instruction.You will quickly experience fulfillment and joy, thereby providing the incentive and drive for you to continue building your skills and supporting your pursuit of lifelong health and vitality. You may not perhaps dance like a star, but you will certainly feel like one! We offer programs that are tailored for all ages.
Manners in Motion® cotillion programs are designed for students in elementary through high school. These multi-week programs feature inspiration and instruction in social dance, dining out etiquette, social attire, and topics of social conversation with emphasis on proper behavior, on and off the dance floor. The boundaries of touch in a social dance form is introduced. We also emphasize exercise and nutrition as major components for lifelong health and wellness.
The participants are provided the opportunity to practice their newly acquired dance and social interaction skills as we conclude the program with a formal dinner dance featuring a live dance band. It unplugs ears from I-Pods so the students feel the music in their core, a first time experience for many students.
Programs are tailored for individuals, couples, as well as groups, both large and small. There's simply no better way to meet people and expand your social circle in a safe and entertaining (and potentially romantic!) environment. We provide dance instruction that enables participants to quickly become comfortable in a social dancing environment. We emphasize easy to learn steps, proper dance posture, floor craft and social interaction. Participants avoid the awkwardness widely experienced by new learners and experience the fun and joy of dancing. This encourages continued participation and the desire to further develop dancing skills, with the added benefits of ongoing, comprehensive health and wellness.
The 'Senior Prom' ~ celebrating our 15th year, the highly successful 'Senior Prom' is an intergenerational program that brings together specially coached high school students for a dance with residents at senior living facilities. This "extravaganza" is hosted by local media celebrities and features a live dance band as well as the crowning of a senior king and queen. Redwoods Retirement Center, Mill Valley, CA
The King and I Charles Popell Age 101
Public programs currently feature social dances at a variety of elegant dance venues in the San Francisco Bay Area. These public dances feature live orchestras. Experience shows that dancing to live music pleases all of the senses, inspires creativity, nourishes the soul and can promote positive changes in everyone, regardless of age. It generates the energy that inspires even the most reluctant dancers to make their way to the dance floor.
The events include group instruction in the "RejuveDance" method of quick and easy tips & tricks, as well as presentations by experts and coaching in the health and wellness aspects that can be achieved with a regular social dancing regimen. The lessons are then followed by the opportunity to practice what you just learned as we "strike up the band" for your dancing pleasure. Throughout these events, individual "on-the-spot" tips and tricks are offered to clarify the moves. Our goal is to make the experience both joyful and memorable and to inspire participants to make social dancing an ongoing and lifelong health and wellness.
We offer programs specifically tailored for organization and company clients, as part of wellness programs or at sponsored special events. Programs are customized based upon objectives, attendee demographics, etc. Packages are offered through company employee benefit programs, HMOs/health care providers, health/fitness clubs, private social clubs, and community centers. Dance instruction is supplemented with healthy lifestyle and wellness guidance.
RejuveDance - Institute On Aging (IOA)
Cynthia Glinka hosted IOA's 21st Annual Cable Car Caroling at The Green RoomWar Memorial Veterans Building in San Francisco.
An interview with 86-year old Ray Hirsch,legendary Lindy-Hopper and 1930s and 1940s featured dancer in countless MGM films. Including interview with Hirsch by film critic Jan Wahl and dance coach and choreographer Cynthia Glinka; rare film clips from Hirsch’s days on the silver screen. The film concludes with a charming performance of Hirsch dancing the soft-shoe.
I had the honor of guiding Bill (88) and Edna (90) onto the dance for their first dance. After being confined to a wheel chair for five years, Edna dreamed of dancing again. After meeting Bill, a student of Cynthia's, Edna vowed to dance again. For three months Bill and Edna worked with Cynthia and a physical therapist to prepare Edna for her long awaited dance. The couple danced at their wedding reception with Cynthia in the wings. Preparation for this special moment was captured on film by Gatlin Photography.
All instructors of the RejuveDance program are specifically trained and certified in the methodologies that we have successfully employed for many years.
RejuveDance® is a federally registered trademark.The material featured is subject to copyright protection (2007)
Cynthia GlinkaOn The Dance Floor415.485.5500www.DanceWithGlinka.com
Copyright © 2011 by Cynthia Glinka, all rights reserved.