Though they have coached celebrities and worked with Broadway producers, the instructors at Elegance Ballroom appreciate that some people just want to cut loose on weekends. In beginner classes, they walk students through a curriculum of ballroom and Latin styles, laying the groundwork for steps such as the tango, foxtrot, rumba, and waltz. Private and group lessons prepare students for competition-level strutting or a casual night out. Regardless of the goal, instructors put guests at ease with encouraging attitudes, a selection of complimentary refreshments, and the solemn promise that they will never release wild wolverines into the studio to punish a missed step.
Apart from classes, staffers host regular practice parties where their protégés can socialize. They also rent out the Elegance Ballroom Event Center for special occasions, prepping food, drinks, and the dance floor to accommodate up to 500 guests.
Smooth wood floors and smooth-moved instructors offer support at Just Dancing, where beginners can hone the basics and intermediates can continue to grow. Warm and welcoming, the studio’s dance-savvy instructors boast years of experience and a slew of certifications in ballroom and other dancing disciplines. In class, students will spin, step, and dip their way through an active, applicable style that’s handy for post-wedding boogies and pre-commute sock hops. Sign up with a special partner to prepare for an upcoming unsanctioned cameo on Dancing with the Stars. Solo dancers are more than welcome to come in for some socializing and culturalizing by way of fancy footwork and energetic moves.
Drawing on a traditional Middle Eastern dance discipline, Tribal Rhythm's professional instructors motivate sirens-in-training to torso twirl and hip shake toward greater fitness and self-confidence. Beginning classes let newbies get their swivel on with no prior experience by laying out basic belly-dance movements, posture techniques, and an introduction to zills, the finger cymbals that provide the backbeat for countless amphibian brass quartets. Those who graduate to intermediate and advanced classes with instructor approval can choose from courses in two waist-whittling styles, which include the earthy and improvisational-choreography-based Tribal Fusion and the hip and torso undulations of the ballet-inspired Egyptian variation. Regardless of rank, students are encouraged to don freewheeling duds to each session, including yoga pants, tank tops, and breezy berets.
Dance With Me's 5,000 square feet of dance floors beckon beginners and dance experts alike to move their bodies during group and private lessons. The club offers lessons in more than a dozen styles of dance, including romantic Latin rumba dancing, uptempo East Coast swing, and the beginner-friendly fox trot. The 8,500-square-foot facility also welcomes events such as wedding receptions, birthday parties, and quinceañeras.
It is here that everyday women learn to let go of their insecurities, their inhibititions, and their low sense of self esteem. Through Striptease, Lapdance, and Poledance classes, women are taking charge of their sensuality and becoming sexier, healthier, more self-confident beings. Our schedule changes weekly!