Virtuous Dance Center Receives 2017 Best of Fredericksburg Award

FREDERICKSBURG October 21, 2017 — Virtuous Dance Center has been selected for the 2017 Best of Fredericksburg Award in the Dance School category by the Fredericksburg Award Program.   Each year, the Fredericksburg Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Fredericksburg area a great place to live, work and play. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners...

4 Reasons Why Acro & Other Styles of Dancing Are Good for You

Dancing is one of the oldest forms of self-expression. From classical ballet to the latest form of freestyle dance, people have been using various types of dance for thousands of years to tell stories, clear their mind, and show their appreciation for the world around them. In Fredericksburg, Virginia, the instructors at the Virtuous Dance Center offer a variety of dance classes, including acro dance for anyone who’s interested in participating. Whether you want to be able to dance to the newest music or simply exercise to the beat, dance can get you moving. Flexibility and Range of Motion Whether...

Understanding the Art of Ballet Dancing

Understanding the Art of Ballet Dancing

Simply put, ballet is a style of classical dance that has evolved over the last six centuries into one of the most beautiful and elegant forms of expression known to man. In its infancy, it was primarily used in royal courts as a source of entertainment reserved only for the wealthiest audiences. At Virtuous Dance Center, instructors take ballet dancing to new levels, offering students in the Fredericksburg, Virginia, area a chance to learn from the very best. What Is Ballet? As a formalized style of dance, ballet involves graceful, flowing movements that are designed to be both descriptive and...

The Many Benefits of Ballet Dancing

The Many Benefits of Ballet Dancing

With so much technology it can be hard to get our kids out and about. Often, they are also just too busy with school activities, homework, and doing other sedentary activities. One way to get our kids up and moving is with dance class. Virtuous Dance Center offers ballet classes, and it can be the perfect way for you to get your child moving. Here are some of the benefits that come from ballet dancing. Health Benefits Ballet dancing can be an intense workout. It helps to increase their heart rate, improve their cardiovascular health, increase their endurance, and assist...

Understanding Modern Dance and Contemporary Dance

Understanding Modern Dance and Contemporary Dance

The popular dance show, So You Think You Can Dance, has introduced modern and contemporary dancing to the mainstream public. Thanks to this, there is a lot of interest in people looking to explore and learn more about these dance stylings. There are a lot of differing opinions when it comes to defining modern and contemporary dancing. Virtuous Dance Center is here to help you understand the two terms and how they apply to the world of dance. Modern Dance and Contemporary Dance One opinion is that contemporary dance is a choreographed dance that’s recently been created that breaks boundaries while...

The Ultimate Experience & Benefits of Dancing Zumba

The Ultimate Experience & Benefits of Dancing Zumba

Zumba dancing is gaining in popularity thanks to the fun music, energetic moves, and sense of community classes can have. At Virtuous Dance Center, we want you to leave happy and energized. Did you know that there are several excellent benefits you can get from Zumba dancing? Fun, but Full Body Workout With Zumba, you’ll experience a full body workout that’s going to move your entire body and give you a great cardio workout. Big Calorie Burn A study done back in 2012 discovered that on average students will burn a little over nine calories in just a minute and...

Children’s Dance Classes – Top Five Dance Classes to Keep Your Kids Moving

Children’s Dance Classes – Top Five Dance Classes to Keep Your Kids Moving

In a world filled with smartphones, streaming television, and anywhere-you-want-it Internet access, keeping children active and healthy can sometimes seem like a challenge. Many of today’s popular activities involve a child parking themselves in front of a television or computer for hours. With obesity rates rising to an all-time high, parents are looking for ways to keep their children active. Dance offers many different fun ways for kids to get moving, and with so many types of dance, there truly is something for everyone. Our Virtuous Dance Center team highlights five of the top dance classes that will give your...

Learn the Amazing Roots of Tap Dancing & Be Inspired

Learn the Amazing Roots of Tap Dancing & Be Inspired

Did you know that tap dancing is an American dance that started through the rhythmic dancing that slaves brought with them and blended in other cultural aspects to get the tap dancing that exists today? Tap dancing has a fascinating history. Let Virtuous Dance Center introduces you to this hidden history, and get you excited to try tap dance lessons. Early Beginnings of Tap Dancing It’s hard to believe that something so joyful and beautiful comes from something as tragic and horrible as the slave trade, but it’s true. Slaves from Africa brought with them their style of communication over...