"Dancing with the Stars" inspires people to hit the floor

By David Elliott - bio | email

ORANGE GROVE, MS (WLOX) - The wildly popular TV show "Dancing with the Stars" has put ballroom dancing in the spotlight. Millions of people watch on Monday and Tuesday nights and many are catching dancing fever.

"The show is making people want to learn to dance," Dance Studio Owner and Instructor Tim Allen said.

Allen owns Mississippi Dance Club in Orange Grove and has watched his business explode with the popularity of the TV show. Tim Allen said dancing is like any other team sport.

"It's just as intense as a football or baseball team. You have to work and think together with your partner."

Allen teaches all of the steps celebrities and their professional partners dance on the prime time TV show. He said it's not only fun, it's good for you.

"It's a positive thing to do for your mind and your body," Allen said.

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