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Ballroom Dancing for Tough Guys (New York City)

BALLROOM DANCING FOR TOUGH GUYS is one of the most compelling, hilarious, dynamic duos on the dancing circuit. Featuring the stunning Heather Gehring and the extraordinary Lou Brock - the one and only National Dirty Dancing Champion (just ask Oprah). Their show will knock you off your feet or shall we say compel you to strut your stuff in the ballroom!

Lou Brock, native of Chicago, is a ballroom dancer/choreographer and coach as well as comedian and writer/producer. His many performing credits include dancing in films (Mona Lisa Smile, The Stepford Wives, Enchanted), numerous television appearances including The Oprah Winfrey Show, the original Star Search, Dance Fever, and Dirty Dancing the TV series. Recently Lou was professional partner to first place mom Patty Brooke in Dancing w/The Stars spin off, Dancing w/The Mom's on Good Morning America. He has produced several unique comedy dance shows in Manhattan including Ballroom Dancing For Tough Guys, Cool, and The Manhattan Hour Variety ShowLou continues to perform around the world with his partner Heather Gehring, performing together most recently and notably on NBC's Today Show and at Jacob's Pillow.

Heather Gehring may have grown up on the family farm in Vermont, but she was born to dance. She began her training in dance at an early age with the School of the Boston Ballet and the School of American Ballet. Soon after graduating high school from Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Heather began performing with the Hartford Ballet Company. . Heather is the founder and director of her own contemporary dance company, Gehring Dancetheatre and currently works out of the Garden State Ballet and Dance Manhattan as well as doing professional shows with her dance partner Lou Brock. Heather and Lou just released their first teaching DVD "Ballroom Dancing For Tough Guys"

Ballroom Dancing for Tough Guys performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with Booking Dance Festival Edinburgh 2010.

"Slyly sophisticated." The New York Times

"I almost friggin' cried." A Truck Driver

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A delightful array of impressive ballroom, tango, and social dancing with a little comedy thrown in comprise an evening of intrigue and entertainment for all age groups.


The famous Ballroom Dancing for Tough Guys approach to getting everyone to connect with their inner dancer. Designed to teach the guy who's so tough he can handle anything except learning how to dance.

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