ResourcesSeptember 3rd, 2008 (Last modified: October 18th, 2013)
Here, we will post all resources which would be helpful to team members such as suggested music, possible places to buy dance clothes, shoes and other accessories. We will also post information which will help newcomers adjust to competitive dancing with ease so they can have the most fun out of their membership in the team.
Places to shop (by item and listed in order of usefulness):
SHOES AND PRACTICE WEAR:
1. Worldtone Dance (230 7th Ave., 2nd floor – between 23rd and 24th St.)
2. Glamour & Glow (252 W 38th St., 14th floor – between 7th and 8th Ave.)
3. Capezio NYC (1650 Broadway, 2nd floor – at 51st St.)
4. On Stage Dancewear (197 Madison Ave at 35th St.)
COMPETITION COSTUMES AND ACCESSORIES:
1. Glamour & Glow (252 W 38th St., 14th floor – between 7th and 8th Ave.)
2. Dore Designs Boutique (at Basic Ballroom, 335 W 35th St, 5th and 6th Fl. – between 8th and 9th Ave.)
3. Latino Eshop on EBay / http://latinodancewears.com (if you buy your costumes through this vendor, you will send in your measurements, but you’ll be buying your costume sight unseen, essentially.)
VE Dance is offering NYU 10% off your entire purchase by using the link below.
They have shoes of all price ranges, Latin Shirts and Latin Pants, Practice Skirts, Accessories, and a lot more.
Also, make sure to look out at such large comps as the MAC, MIT, and the Harvard Invitational for regional vendors!
1. ISTD (All 19 dances plus Peabody)
2. NDCA American Smooth
3. NDCA American Rhythm
4. DVIDA American Bronze Smooth and Rhythm
6. Arthur Murray Dance Studios (AMDS)
7. Fred Astaire Dance Studios (FADS)
Useful Websites and Phone Applications / Software
2. BallroomDancers.com (video illustrations of most bronze syllabus moves, fun variations, general info)
3. Ballroom Dance Forums (ballroom dance discussions by social dancers, collegiate competitors, amateur competitors, professional competitors / judges)
PHONE APPLICATIONS / SOFTWARE:
1. Amazing Slow Downer (an app that can adjust the tempo of any song without affecting pitch)
2. Audacity (FREE software that can alter tempos of songs, versions of which can be saved)
3. Tempo Magic (an app that can analyze the tempo of any song in beats per minute and adjust the tempo of any song)
4. Shazam (an app that listens to any song that’s playing and, if it’s not live or the volume / tempo are off, it will give you the title and artist)
The team also provides access to the following resources to active current members:
- A collection of music for all four styles
- A collection of ballroom books on technique
- Assistance with costuming and shoes
- A collection of ballroom videos and DVDs with dance lessons and competition recordings
If you wish to contribute to our collection, please contact the team president.