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Free Bellydance Class!

Posted by Obi Simpson on Thursday, February 12, 2015, In : Bellydance springfield mo 




Free Belly Dance Class 
February 27th, 6:30pm
Instructor: Brittney Banaei

Beginning Friday, February 20th, Take The Lead will be offering Belly Dance Classes! To welcome our newest style of dance class, we will be offering a free demo at 6:30pm on Friday, February 27th! Space is limited, so if you plan on attending, please sign up in advance. To register for this free class:


Call 4172347511
or
Register Online
or
Visit us at 4235 S. Charleston

Comfortable clothing is recommended (remember dancing is ex...

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2015 Dance Recital - General Information

Posted by Erin Garner on Thursday, January 22, 2015, In : Dance Recital 

2015 General Information for Take the Lead Dance Recital

Thank you for being a part of the first annual Take the Lead Dance Recital!

Fees:

A production fee of $30 per family is due by Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. This fee goes toward renting the stage, equipment, and various recital costs. Please pay at the front desk at Take the Lead. Your card is on file so it should be very convenient.

A costume fee for each costume is also due by Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Costume fees vary based on each class’ c...


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Thanksgiving Feast!

Posted by Obi Simpson on Thursday, November 13, 2014, In : Dance Classes for Kids 




Thanksgiving Feast!
Saturday, November 22
5:30-7:30pm


We are preparing our first ever Take The Lead Thanksgiving feast!  Join us for a very special afternoon for our very special dancers. Although this feast is aimed at members of our youth program, any and all of our dancers and their families are more than welcome to come and hang out with us!  Please Let us know if you plan on attending.  We have a sign up form located at the front desk.  
 There is no cost for our dancers to attend this party...


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West Coast Swing Party, November 2014

Posted by Obi Simpson on Thursday, October 23, 2014, In : West Coast Swing Springfield Mo 


Party for All Levels

7pm-10pm or later


     Join us Saturday, November 15th for an evening full of some of the best West Coast Swing dancing around!  Featuring the talents of Travis & Kylie Herman, this is your opportunity to get your West Coast Swing fix!  At 7pm, we will kick the evening off with a special class followed by food and open social dancing.  Although the playlist will prominently feature West coast swing music, other requests are welcome!






Includes:  

  • Dance Lesson
  • Pizza
  • Social Dancing...

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Dancing and Your Brain!

Posted by Obi Simpson on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, In : Benefits of Dancing 
Dancing was proven to increase intelligence more than any other exercise included in this study...so get to a dance class, future geniuses!






Mental And Cognitive Benefits Of Dancing Makes You Smarter

SUNDAY, 11 NOV 2012, 1:07:00 AM
SPECIAL TO THE MIRROR
By Mark Underwood


If you’ve ever watched ABC’s hit TV show “Dancing with the Stars,” then you know that dancing is hard work. Dance has long been known as being an excellent way to stay physically fit. But could there be mental and cognitive...
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10 Benefits Gained Through Social Dance

Posted by Obi Simpson on Friday, July 11, 2014, In : Benefits of Dancing 

Why should you learn to dance? 



I don't think there is a way to overstate the benefits of social dance.  More than just a fun new activity, learning to dance improves people in many different ways, both on and off of the dance floor.  From physical fitness to enhancing relationships, social dancing is perhaps the most fun and fulfilling method of self improvement!

 Here are some of my favorite benefits of social dance:

  • Improves overall health and physical fitness
Whether you are looking to lose w...

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Take The Lead on Live TV!

Posted by Obi Simpson on Monday, February 24, 2014, In : Dance Lessons 


In Case you missed it, Take The Lead was featured on Ozarks Live on Valentine's Day!  We had to opportunity to teach Tom and Shannon the basic step to Rumba!










We always have so much fun being on this program.  I love how they are up for anything!




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Take The Lead Dance Classes in Springfield Mo

Posted by Obi Simpson on Friday, October 11, 2013, In : Dance Classes Springfield Missouri 
What Styles of Dance Classes Are Offered at Take The Lead?

Our Adult Fitness Dance Classes consist of many different styles across a diverse group of dance genres.  Currently, our program includes:





Adult Hip Hop Fitness:  Primarily a cardio-workout class, this class focuses specifically on fresh, fun choreography each week.  Hip Hop Fitness is a high energy fitness class that will have you moving, grooving, sweating, and laughing!

Adult Hip Hop Technique:  Incorporating more street dancing and b...

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Benefits of Learning to Dance

Posted by Obi Simpson on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, In : Benefits of Dancing 

Benefits of Learning to Dance:


As a life skill, the ability to dance is totally unlike anything else.  It is much more than simple movement to music.  There is not a single activity or hobby that comes even close to matching the overwhelmingly positive influence that dance has on an individual.  There are many who can understand a few of the simple aspects such as exercise or spending time with a significant other, but only a relative few who recognize this ability for what it adds to a perso...


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Wedding Dance Tips (A brief Guide to a Great First Dance)

Posted by Obi Simpson, Take The Lead on Thursday, June 27, 2013, In : Wedding Dance Lessons 
I know as well as anyone that the stresses of orchestrating a wedding are much easier to handle when Brides and Grooms have a clear plan concerning their big day.  For all of the pre-wedding crazed brides, I hope these tips help you make your special day even better!

-Obi

5 Wedding Dance Tips:


We all know how wedding dances usually go: The first dance is announced. The bride and groom awkwardly shuffle to the dance floor, looking embarrassed and sometimes exuding terror. The music starts and the...


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Salsa Dance Lessons

Posted by Obi Simpson, Take The Lead on Thursday, June 13, 2013, In : Dance Lessons 
Intro to Social Dance
August 1st - August 24th

     For the month of August, we will be studying basic Salsa.  As a Latin dance, Salsa tends to be on the fun and flirty side of social dancing.  It emphasizes upbeat rhythms and movement of the hips called Cuban Motion.  The cost for this class is $129 per couple and includes one free private lesson in addition to free open practice nights!  No prior dance experience necessary!  Registration for this series is required: Call 417-234-7511 to check...

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Dancing With a Disability

Posted by Obi Simpson on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, In : Dance Lessons 
One of my greatest joys of being a dance instructor comes from getting to share these skills with everyone, especially those who need it most.  I love my Arc kiddos, and it brings a huge smile to my face every time I think about the massive improvements to their social abilities dancing has brought.











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