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Communique: "The Dance Global" Wants Adults To Recapture The Spirit Of Play

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Vernon and Irene Castle, early 20th century Ballroom Dancers

Ballroom dancing goes back to at least the end of the 16th century according to written records. It seems dancing of one kind or another is popular in every culture that exists or ever existed. Ballroom and Social dancing are incredibly diverse, pulling from all the corners of the world: Waltz, Quickstep, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Argentine Tango, Salsa, Polka Hustle....on and on. 

In Wilmington, a dance studio called The Dance Globaloffers private and group dance instruction in traditional Ballroom dance and Social/Salon dance. The founder, Rashid Mirmohamed, has been a dancer since he was 17. He and the manager of The Dance Global, Sarah Rhinehart, joined us to talk about dance and how it can be a life-changing experience. Listen above.

Events are coming up for would-be dancers:

Salsa & Tango Lessons @ Island Healing Chiropractic Center (Oak Island). Sundays through September 11, 5:00pm-7:00pm. 45 minutes group lesson/followed by Social Dance
Beginner Ballroom Class. Friday, August 12 @ The Dance Global, 5629 Oleander Dr. Beginner group class followed by Social Dance.
Masquerade Dance. Beau Rivage, October 29. Details upcoming.

Rashid (founder/coordinator), Sarah (manager) and Dorothy (marketing) of The Dance Global

In November, Rashid is heading up a luxury excursion to Kenya for dancing, safari, beach, and more. Listen to Rashid talk about the Kenya trip below.

WEB EXTRA: Listen to Rashid talk about the ballroom dancing trip to Kenya. Rashid speaks Swahili!