Terry DeanTerry is the owner and principal male dance instructor of Terry Dean’s Dance Studio, in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has been teaching ballroom dancing for 30 years and opened his own successful studio following a 19 year career with Arthur Murray Dance Studios. Terry has received accolades for his choreography and has been honored as Virginia State’s Top Studio and Top Teacher twice. He and his staff teach students of all levels, whether they are interested in social dancing, exhibition dancing, or competitive ballroom dance sport. He has led many of his students to win top level gold medal competitions, and he is pleased to share his expertise with you today.
Terry Dean: Hi! I am Terry Dean from Terry Deans Dance Studio. Now, we are going to do is put all the components of the ballroom dance together and show you what is going to look like once you have learned to master all the little pieces of the waltz that we have learned. Here we go.
The box step one, two, three, one, two, three, adding the swing and the sway. Then the hesitations. Again with sway and sway, then the underarm turn, again using swing and sway, so we always use the swing and the sway and the rise and the fall and that makes for a beautiful dance.
Well, I hope you have learned a lot from our ballroom dance lesson and remember that waltzing and all the dancing takes practice. There is no way to that you are going to get it exactly the first time and sometimes you may need to seek a professional to find out how to do it properly, so they can fix your individual needs. Everybody is a little different, everybody does things a little bit differently, but just remember, if you practice and you are persistent at it, you too can do a beautiful waltz.