At your age, there are a lot of things out there competing for your attention--sports, video games, homework, lessons, other pursuits. Why bother with ballroom? Well, like I always say, "If you want to wrestle around with other guys, play sports. But if you want to be with GIRLS, learn to dance!!!" Ballroom is a practical skill you can use throughout your life. It's something you do in high school, college, throughout your adult life and even when you are elderly. Ballroom is unique from other forms of dance like ballet or tap. It has set dances with set steps that are learned by all beginners. Because of this, anyone two people trained in ballroom--even if they are from different studios, states, or countries, can dance together without any choreography or planning. Although set routines and formation dances are a lot of fun and can add a lot of flare, it's those basic steps that are the most important because they are they ones you will use the longest. Ballroom is also a great way to boost confidence and build lasting friendships. Come and try something new--I know you won't regret it!
How do i get involved?
Ballroom workshops will be offered in the Spring and Fall, taught by Madison Cavaness--a former ERMS student and ERMS Ballroom team member who now has a Bachelor's degree in ballroom dance. Social dance classes are also being offered as an elective for the first time at Elk Ridge, but will only be available to 9th graders. Ballroom Team is under re-configuration at the moment, and there will be no auditions in May. More information will be posted as it becomes available.