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On the Dance Floor with Cynthia Glinka

cynthia glinka purple dance instructor bay areaCynthia Glinka is a master at inspiring and guiding all ages to the joys of Social Partner Dancing.
She's the Bay Area's Premiere Dance Hostess, Producer, and Instructor.

Glinka has served as a Choreographer for Hollywood films, theatrical productions, and documentaries, and has appeared on both local and national television.

A Partner Dance Specialist, Cynthia teaches private sessions, from beginners to advanced.

Cynthia always brings her enthusiasm and professionalism to the party!

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Dance with Glinka featured on Facebook's first Ad Campaign 2014

"Mastering something new is easier with the help of friends."

Thrilled to be featured on Facebook's first ad campaign.  It takes two to Tango. We know it's not a Tango, but regular folks like you having some fun, dancing two-by-two.

Dancer Cynthia Glinka, longtime performer as well as teacher, was one of the first 5 online ads promoting Facebook.

Leah Garchik, San Francisco Chronicle, April 16, 2014

Glinka's Dance Aboard the Silver Seas

Cynthia Glinka Let's Dance Aboard the Silver Seas through Alaska

Lincoln Benefit Life Conference of Leaders

Thanks to Alice of Maui TV for providing the footage of our Let's Dance segments cruising through Alaska.

Moraga Hall Dance: Valentine’s Day Sock Hop - February 14 2015 at The Presidio Officers' Club - San Francisco

We hopped back to the '50s for Valentine’s Day at the Presidio!

Tutorials from Master Dance Coach and Hostess Cynthia Glinka. Live music from The Ely Brothers & The Doubletake Band. The renowned San Francisco Jitterbugs performed.

We shaked, rattled, and rolled . . . What a night !!



Moraga Hall Dance: Grand Opening - October 11 2014 at The Presidio Officers' Club - San Francisco

500 + dancers kicked up their heels as we welcomed Moraga Hall back in style!

Featuring Master Dance Coach/Hostess Cynthia Glinka, your inspirational guide - on the dance floor.

Live music from The Royal Society Jazz Orchestra and vocalist Carla Normand. The renowned San Francisco Jitterbugs performed.

A night to remember!


deYoung Museum 2014

Dance coach and choreographer, Cynthia Glinka, hosted the deYoung Museum's opening of its 10th season of Friday Nights at the deYoung 2014- an after-hours art "happening" that included swing style instruction, live music and dance. Dance with Glinka led a sea of students learning tips and tricks - swing style - on the dance floor. Attendance broke records with 2500 guests. Thrilling!



Manners in Motion on KRON

Favorite anchor and journalist Ms. Vicki Liviakis features Manners in Motion®
on San Francisco's KRON 4 feature segment.





Cynthia Glinka and Fanfare Wedding Pros at Kohl Mansion in Burlingame

Dance with Glinka special appearance at The Kohl Mansion in Burlingame, CA.  

Plan Your Dream Wedding in One Elegant Evening with
Fanfare, an Association of Event Professionals 

Thanks to Big Fun DJs for spinning the tunes.




Google+ Holiday Party - Around the World with Dance

Fabulous dance cast entertaining Google+ at the San Francisco Design Center Holiday Party celebrating around the world and dance.

Produced by Cynthia Glinka
Directed and casted by Suzie Hardt
Photos courtesy of Juan Carlos~Eye of Passion
Video courtesy of  Irina Tsekhmistrouk

Stars of the Show - Suzie & Todd; Ballet Folklorico; Timea & Zsolt; Viktoriya & Jacques; Hannah & Tom; Hai Yan's Troupe; Shaira's Troupe; Christy & Eugene. 

Book Around the World for your next event !

On the Dance Floor with Cynthia Glinka - Video Clips

Cynthia Glinka interviewed by Jan Wahl, Entertainment Reporter, about her current offerings, including Manners in Motion - Social Skills for Students with a new spin on cotillion, Taste & Twirl, and weddings. It's all about dancing and her passion to inspire more folks to enjoy a social partner experience while having fun. 
November 2010, Edited by Gatlin Photography

Cynthia Glinka's Reel

Retrospect of Cynthia's accomplishments as choreographer, dance coach, and performer.

Edited by Gatlin Photography





Business with Passion: Cynthia Glinka

business-with-passionAward-winning retrospect of Cynthia's accomplishments as choreographer, dance coach and performer. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Business with Passion television series features interviews with people who have successfully transformed their long-term passion into a successful business. 

"I was honored to be asked to share my journey through dance."

2009 Alliance For Community Media Finalist Award, Documentary Community Profile on Cynthia Glinka. Produced by Jay Hamilton Roth


Big Band Magic

"Big Band Magic" is a documentary about Social Dancing, with excerpts featuring Bay Area Dance Halls of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, and Cynthia's commentary on the importance of couples' dancing. This special celebrates a historic era, with never-before-seen archive films and photos, and classic music and dance sequences that recall the spirit of the age.

The program tells a story that has remained untold for far too long. Narrated by KQED personality Greg Sherwood, the program revives the memories of an entire generation and treats younger viewers to a glimpse of a fabled period in Bay Area history as a new generation of dance enthusiasts keep the music and dancing alive.
KQED Public Television 9 and Digital Television 30

ABC - KGO TV "View From The Bay" Part 1

Pre-recorded segment featuring KGO-TV reporter Nick Smith mastering social dance moves in just ONE session featuring Cynthia Glinka and her "tips and tricks."

A great peek into Glinka's guidance on the dance floor.




ABC - KGO TV "View From The Bay" Part 2

Cynthia Glinka makes a live encore appearance demonstrating how to boost confidence on the dance floor and coaches hosts Spencer Christian and Janelle Wang on basic dos and don'ts.





New Year's Eve on KRON TV

Cynthia choreographed and produced the highlighted dance segments for this one-hour broadcast featuring sports anchor Vern Glenn with pro partner Silke Heleine, and entertainment reporter Jan Wahl with her pro partner Johnny Lee.

Along with anchors Gary Radnich and Catherine Heenan, Glinka commented on this hour-long broadcast viewed by millions in the Bay Area and performed a spotlight dance with Zalman Sher. 2007-2008



Dance "Fever" Sweeps 700 at Mill Valley Middle School (2009)

Terrific video that chronicles a five-week dance program, capturing the joy of dancing and featuring a unique dance event with 700 kids performing a disco line dance.

"News worthy with interviews and amazing footage. Funny, endearing, educational and inspiring!"  Kim Taylor, publicist

June 2009, Edited by Gatlin Photography



Dance "Fever"

Without commentary. Fun to watch!






Pop, Shake, and Shout at Mill Valley Middle School, 2010

More than 700 Mill Valley Middle School students participated in a spirited mob dance tribute to Michael Jackson. The mass performance took place outside on the blacktop at the school.

The kids showcased the dance moves they had learned in just four, one-hour sessions under Glinka’s expert tutelage. February 2010, Edited by Gatlin Photography




Pop, Shake, and Shout

Without commentary. Fun to watch!







A video introduction to RejuveDance®, an organization that promotes, maintains, and restores youthful vigor of the body, mind, and spirit through musically-inspired rhythmic motion in an intimate embrace.

Rejoice... Renew... RejuveDance!
Edited by Gatlin Photography



Manners in Motion® - A New Spin on Cotillion

Evening Magazine - CBS featured segment

Dance coach and choreographer Cynthia Glinka has inspired thousands of Middle Schoolers in the Bay Area.

Cynthia was the lead instructor for ten years at Belvedere Tiburon's Rec Department's Cotillion.

Now, with Manners in Motion®, she brings a whole new level of fun, glamour, and excitement to classic cotillion instruction.

Cotillion Re^Defined

"Cotillion Re^Defined"

A short film on the history of Cotillion.
Cynthia Glinka was asked by Tam High students to address the current trends.

Conclusion - cotillion is a thing of the past.

And into the future with Glinka's Manners in Motion, a new spin on Cotillion.
Produced and Directed by Maddy Ball, Kai Brewer, Dekoa Field, and Tara Salisbury


Behind the scenes at Bently Reserve for IZZY Magazine

A behind the scenes look at the IZZY photo shoot held at Bently Reserve, San Francisco.

Video features Cynthia Glinka coaching and choreographing models for a 2010 bridal photo shoot, which appeared in the Premiere Issue of IZZY, a magazine for the bride that is looking for something just a bit different.

Courtesy of Melissa Ann Bagley



Behind the Dance Scenes of "Swing"

Featurette DVD bonus track
Extensive documentary footage of behind-the-scenes sequences, coaching principal actors Jacqueline Bisset and Barry Bostwick.

Includes pivotal scenes featuring over 100 talented Bay Area dancers and insightful commentary by choreographer Cynthia Glinka.

Plus, rare footage of "Swing" dance extras in an impromptu jam session at Broadway Studios in San Francisco, edited with the last soundtrack recording of the late Nell Carter performing "Night Angel."

Filmed on location in San Francisco. 30 min run time. Courtesy of Mary Keil

KTVU TV interview on the set of "Swing"

KTVU TV's Bob MacKenzie interviews choreographer Cynthia Glinka on the set of “Swing the Movie”, filmed at San Francisco’s Regency Center.





Notes from Hollywood - Palm Springs

Cynthia Glinka interviewed live on Notes from Hollywood broadcast in Palm Springs discussing "Swing the Movie."






Glinka and Griffing Waltz Product Promo

Glinka and Griffing waltz in these excerpts from a promotional industrial film for Hewlett Packard's new product launch.

Mortarotti-Ramirez Productions





Rosie Radiator and the Pushrods circa 1981

"Tap Dancing Daze" circa 1981

Rare vintage footage of the legendary Rosie Radiator and The Pushrods
in various street, stage, and television performances from the early 1980s.
Edited by Gatlin Photography