Award-winning dancer Hans Schmitt founded Dance Boulevard back in 1997 as "The Floor." Since then, he has coached students of all sashaying abilities, enlisting the expertise of several instructors and the gravity-reducing power of NASA wallpaper to hold group and private lessons. The studio comes alive every weeknight with styles ranging from tango to swing, and regularly scheduled dance parties give guests and teachers the chance to schmooze between spins. Promoting educational outreach through rhythm, youth programs instill a passion for ballet, jazz and tap among newer generations.
While studio owners and eight-time Canadian ballroom-dance champions Delphine Romaire and Dominic Lacroix instruct more advanced levels, their staff of champion instructors teaches the tender-footed to trip the light fantastic at Elite Dance Studio. Four weeks of 90-minute beginner classes get hips shaking and calories burning in tandem with the floor. Hone limb acuity with basic steps such as the cha-cha, quickstep, jive, and foxtrot, or let waists eschew inertia with whirling waltzes and speedy sambas. No previous dance experience is necessary, so neophytes need not worry about classmates judging them after they attempt to hold their partners by the Freudian super-ego.
If Jazzercise is a fleeting '80s memory for you, like your
Betamax tape of ALF reruns or the "Frankie Say Relax" T-shirt you wear when bleaching the ceiling, today's Groupon gives you a chance to discover how the exercise phenomenon evolved into one of today's best total body workouts. Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Expect to burn up to 500 calories during each round. Dancing with the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though you won't need her moves to get the most out of your class. Review basic moves online before you go.
Students should bring: Water, towel
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Q&A with Anna, Owner
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
Our classes are always fresh and current. We have all certified Zumba instructors that encourage their clients to keep coming back. We have a warm welcoming environment and all levels are welcome.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We offer a children's dance program as well, including ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, and combo. We also teach mommy and baby fitness classes!
Susan's Dance Studio is committed to the art of dance and healthful living. Our goal is to instill self-confidence, self-expression and an appreciation for the art of movement and music -whether you're dancing for fun, or to achieve a high level of self-accomplishment.
Arthur Murray San Jose has been servicing the Bay Are for over 35 years and has helped develop strong, confident people within the community and all around Silicon Valley.
With it's stress free environment and exciting instructors, they have created the perfect synergy of professionalism and a fun time.