Rounded Rectangle: John & Penny DeFino
Phone: 252-349-0225
5003 Topsail Dr., Oriental, NC  28571
Text Box: What is Ballroom Dancing? 
Ballroom dance refers to a set of partner dances that are danced socially and competitively around the globe. It is for young and old.
There are International and American Style Ballroom dances. The dances most commonly called Ballroom Dances are Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep, Rumba, Cha Cha, Swing, Jive, Samba, Mambo, Bolero and Paso Doble. Other dances that are considered by many to be Ballroom Dances are West Coast Swing, Night Club Two Step, Polka and Salsa.

Why should I dance?
Mainly because it is so much fun. But the benefits are endless.   Researchers have found that just 21 minutes of dancing, three times a week, can match the cardiovascular benefits from working out on a treadmill or bicycle.  For weight control, a study by California State University shows that ballroom dancers can easily burn 250 calories to 300 calories an hour. In fact, Mayo Clinic researchers reported that social dancing helps to:
Reduce stress
Increase energy
Improve strength
Increase muscle tone and coordination 
Mental Health ó Dancing is a unique form of exercise because it provides the heart-healthy benefits of an aerobic exercise while also allowing you to engage in a social activity. This is especially stimulating to the  brain.

Can I learn to dance?
ďI have two left feet. Iím too old. Iím uncoordinated. Iíve never danced in my life.ď  We hear this often.
The answer is YES! Anyone can learn to dance and enjoy themselves in the process. We have had the pleasure of teaching individuals as young as pre-teen as well as beginners in their  late 80ís. These dancers come in all sizes, shapes and occupations.
Text Box: John and Penny DeFino 
have a real passion for Ballroom Dance. They rank among the top amateur Ballroom competition couples in the US and are Five-Time USA Dance National Ballroom Championship finalists with a number of National titles. They compete in American Style Smooth and Rhythm dances as well as International Style Ballroom dance.
They continue to study their craft, and are in active competition training, with National and World Championship dance coaches from around the country. 
John & Penny enjoy sharing their passion for dancing and have been teaching ballroom dance for several years. They have also been active in a number of performances and charitable fundraisers. 


Ballroom Dancing

is an activity enjoyed by all ages. Whether youíre considering competing with a collegiate Dance Sport Team or are grandparents looking for a new partnership activity, Ballroom Dancing is a healthful, fulfilling activity that can bring years of benefits and enjoyment.

Enjoy a partnership activity that promotes and improves physical, mental and

physiological health.


Anyone can learn to dance.

Rounded Rectangle: "Ballroom Dancing is a form of active exercise involving a social man-woman relationship performed in an atmosphere of happiness, music and laughter."