Paul Hughes

Paul H.

Needham Heights, MA

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Dance

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Paul delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
January 2005

Ballroom Basics provides classes and private instruction in Ballroom, Latin and Swing style of dances for Kids, Teens, Adults, Seniors and Wedding Couples.

To live is to dance. To dance is to live!

Dance Leads to Romance

Ballroom Dance Basics Course - Learn the basics of social dancing.

Merengue – This easy to learn, fun & exciting Latin Rhythm is a real party dance.
Waltz – Elegant & Beautiful with slow gliding movements.
Foxtrot – Sophisticated & Jazzy. Think Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett & Michael Buble
Tango – Passionate – Sharp and Dramatic
Swing – Energetic & Aerobic, Dance to Big Band era or popular music
Rumba – Romantic & Sensual
Salsa/Mambo – Sizzling, Sexy, Hot & Spicy

Learn the basic step elements, posture, poise, lead & follow, technique, etc.

Dancing is the perfect combination of physical activity, social interaction, and mental stimulation.

Health Benefits of Dancing:
(Boost Memory, Improve Flexibility, Reduce Stress, Diminish Depression, Help Your Heart, Lose Weight, Balance Better, Increase Energy, Make Friends)

Paul started dancing when he was a pre-teen. He studied at Arthur Murray’s, Metro Dance Studio, Fred Astaire, Radler Hamby Ballroom Dance Studios, and Supershag. He has attended many coaching workshops and the Dance Teachers Club of Boston. He had competed with his partner Judy Silverstein in American Smooth and Rhythm and International Standard and Latin American dances. He is a certified member of the Dance Teachers Club of Boston (DTCB), American Society of Teachers of Dance (ASTD) and National Dance Council of America (NDCA).

He has performed dance exhibitions as part of National Ballroom Dance Week, First Night Boston, New Year Needham and various nursing homes to help uplift the spirits of the residents.

He won the Most Versatile Dancer Contest at the Stardust Dance Weekend in the Catskills in New York, showing his knowledge and ability in 37 types of dance styles.

He has been teaching 5th & 6th graders Kids Ballroom Dancing as part of the Physical Education Program in the Cambridge Public Elementary Schools and in Ipswich for the past several years.

He has taught at the Needham YMCA, Medfield and Norwood Senior Centers and Ballroom Dances held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Norwood, MA.

*** Lesson Details ***
Ballroom Dance Basics Course
Learn the basics of social dancing
(No partner necessary)

Merengue, Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Swing, Rumba, Salsa/Mambo

Learn the basic step elements, posture, poise, lead & follow, technique, etc.

Dancing is the perfect combination of physical activity, social interaction, and mental stimulation.

Health Benefits of Dancing:
(Boost Memory, Improve Flexibility, Reduce Stress, Diminish Depression, Help Your Heart, Lose Weight, Balance Better, Increase Energy, Make Friends)

*** Specialties ***
Ballroom Basics provides classes and private instruction in Ballroom, Latin and Swing style of dances for Kids, Teens, Adults, Seniors and Wedding Couples.

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Photos & Videos

He performed in two couple formations with his identical twin brother Peter, while changing partners during the dances. See link to video of formation dance performance at Roseland Ballroom in Taunton, MA.
Learn to Dance
Ballroom Basics
Ballroom - Latin -- Swing
Kids, Teens, Adults, Wedding Couples

Ballroom Basics provides classes and private instruction in Ballroom, Latin and Swing style of dances for Kids, Teens, Adults, Seniors and Wedding Couples.

To live is to dance. To dance is to live!

Dancing is the perfect combination of physical activity, social interaction, and mental stimulation.

Dancing enhances your life in so many ways.

Ballroom Dance Basics Course
Learn the basics of social dancing.

Merengue, Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Swing, Rumba, Salsa/Mambo

Learn the basic step elements, posture, poise, lead & follow, technique, etc.

No partner is necessary.

Ballroom Dancing Benefits the Mind, Body and Spirit

Health -- Improve your health and fitness by exercising without "working out". Burn calories with low-impact aerobic movements.
Physical -- Reduce stress, improve balance, mobility, flexibility and coordination, increased strength& stamina, muscle toning
Mental -- Enhance memory, alertness, awareness, focus, concentration and exercise your brain
Social -- Feel more confident, improve attitude, increased sense of well-being & more positive outlook, & build social connections
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