Written by Jill Stallcup
Photographs by Sarah Brewer
Robin and Greg
Tucked away in the back corner of the
lower level of Miller Plaza is a place where people go to let loose.
The place is the Kinesthetic Cue Dance Club (KCDC).
The dance studio is known for teaching people to dance comfortably
on the social dance floor for almost 13 years. Studio director
Harold Renneberg III and his three instructors teach both private
and group classes.
Their teaching style is a bit different from other ballroom
dance instructors. Learning to dance requires repetition, and
adding a few things at a time allows one to remember the previous
moves and build on them.
“I don’t teach you to dance right, I teach you to dance
comfortably,” Renneberg says. “And when you are comfortable, usually
you will dance right. Dancing is supposed to be fun.”
Carlie and Brian Lee
Debra Barden and Harold
Students learn seven of
the basic dances.
“We teach the waltz, foxtrot, rumba, tango, cha-cha-cha, single
hustle and swing. With these seven dances, you will be able to dance
to about 90 percent of the music played,” Renneberg says.
Of course, there are other dances that are taught as well, including
mambo, merengue, samba and salsa. The studio also has a belly
dancing group class available.
In addition to group and individual classes, KCDC has a dance party
every Friday night for club members. “This is a time to come out and
practice what you have learned,”
Renneberg says. “We also have several social events each year; two
picnics, one in the summer and one in the fall, and special dances,
including one on Thanksgiving night.”
Couples often come to KCDC to learn to dance for their wedding, but
they are not the only students the studio instructs. Single men,
women and couples of all ages can be seen dancing at KCDC.
Some club members started classes to
learn to dance for a child’s wedding and have enjoyed it so much
they have continued after the wedding was over.
KCDC has held teen-only classes for students in the past. The
students wanted to dance at prom and were willing to spend time
Dancing has many benefits: it’s a fun way to exercise, build
self-confidence and improve social skills. When learning to dance
one improves posture, core balance and coordination, similar to yoga
or Tai Chi.
According to Renneberg, ballroom dancing is all about the ladies. A
good dance partner will dance to the lady’s abilities and enjoy each
experience. Surveys have shown that the average woman presented with
two men will choose a man who knows how to
“What is my favorite dance? The one I’m currently dancing,”
Renneberg says. “Who’s my favorite dance partner? The lady I am
dancing with at the moment.”
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