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Shane & Keri Workshop Weekend 2015

Posted by Obi Simpson on Thursday, July 16, 2015, In : Dance Lessons 



Are you looking to improve your current dance skills? Good news Springfield, the accomplished Shane & Keri will be in town August 21st-23rd. They will be teaching Workshops, Private Lessons, Private Groups, and even hosting a dance party! Mark your calendars, and be sure to take advantage of the "early bird" deals, this is an event you don't want to miss!



Friday August 21st 

7pm Lesson & Dance Party 

$15 per person


Saturday August 22nd

Private Lessons & *Private Groups*


Sunday August 23rd

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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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West Coast Swing & Social Dance Parties - December 2014

Posted by Obi Simpson on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, In : Dance Classes Springfield Missouri 


     During the Month of December, we will have two special dance parties for you to enjoy!  That's right, you will have two opportunities to join us as we dim the lights, crank up the music, and dance the night away!  



Social Dance Party, December 12th 2014



On Friday the 12th, we will have our mixed social dance party featuring music for all of the different styles that we teach in our social dance classes and lessons.  Speaking of lessons, we will kick off the party with a basic social dance ...

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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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West Coast Swing Music (May 2014)

Posted by Obi Simpson, Springfield Mo on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, In : Dance music 
It is no secret that one of our favorite social dances here at Take The Lead is West Coast Swing.  This particular dance is most interesting when paired with awesome music.  So, here are a few of my favorite songs that have been making their way into our dance classes and dance parties.







"On The Rocks" - Grieves


Everything from the slow build in the beginning, the vocals, and the hard hitting beat, this song is just dripping with cool.  In fact, it even leaves a residue of awesome around the the...

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2014 Tulsa Spring Swing

Posted by Obi Simpson on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, In : Dance Competition 


Another great weekend at this year's Tulsa Spring Swing!  Our Springfield Dancers made quite a splash: we had several make it to the final round, and even a first place win!  Go Springfield!  The hotel was great, the music was fantastic, and the dancing was amazing.  You simply cannot ask for a better way to spend a weekend!


Anyway, below are a few videos of the final round in the novice Jack and Jill.  As I find time, I will upload some more of the videos we shot from the competition.


-Obi








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2014 Mad Jam

Posted by Obi Simpson on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, In : Dance Competition 


Social dancing until 4am, dancing in the competition, and meeting new friends, wow, what a weekend! If it wasn't for caffeine and midday naps, I don't think I would have made it! Here a few videos of the Novice Final round Jack and Jill. 





















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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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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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