DanceFit hosts a wide variety of options for gals of all ages and abilities, from little girls pulling on ballet slippers for the first time to ladies burned out from attending too many repetitive gym workouts. Leading pre-ballet for kids as young as 3, the studio's instructors instill the foundations of coordination, dance vocabulary, and body awareness to set the tone for a series of more advanced classes, including pointe and jazz. Dance-fitness sessions such as the barre-based BalletFit and latin-dance-infused Zumba motivate adults to trim down and tone up, and yoga classes help guests lengthen and strengthen their bodies while relieving stress. The Natick location also offers Hot balletFIT, which is balletFIT conducted in a 90 degree room.
To further alleviate life's worries, the studio offers virtual classes via Skype, helping patrons more conveniently fit a workout into a hectic schedule. These sessions are held throughout the day, and allow patrons to hit their yoga mats in the comforts of their own homes or sculpt rock-hard abs in their office's supply closet.
Tango Embrace is bringing a little piece of Buenos Aires to Boston with authentic, entertaining Argentine tango classes. The improv-heavy dance is set to beautiful music, with partners periodically swapped, and is tailored to dancers of all ability levels. The internationally traveled AnaLinda Marcus leads the charge, offering her students patient and clear instructions.
Jen and Jay, the brother and sister duo behind JFit 360, have different backgrounds but one unified goal—to help their clients incorporate fitness into their circle of well-being and health. Jay, a US marine sniper and MMA fighter, and Jen, a marathon runner and certified personal trainer, both lead classes that include personal training with specialties in boxing, MMA, kettlebell training, yoga, and running. They also conduct group personal-training sessions that offer the same one-on-one benefits of personal training but in a fun, supportive group atmosphere.
Wendy Reardon has worn many hats. From a writer for Hanna-Barbera Cartoons to a papal historian in London, she's journeyed far and wide in her career choices, but anyone who knows her now would say she's at her best without a hat on—after all, it falls off every time she does a graceful inversion. Having been an exotic dancer in Los Angeles and London, she wanted to share the fun, athletic, and confidence building aspects of the industry to women in Massachusetts, and, as a result, opened Gypsy Rose Exotic Fitness & Pole Dancing Lessons. She has even authored "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Exotic & Pole Dancing" and the studio has been featured by a large number of media outlets.
Here, she hosts small and personalized classes for participants, ensuring each of them truly learns the topic at hand. She inspired gals of all ages, shapes, and fitness levels to boost their confidence and strengthen their bodies, with Release the Kraken for beginners and Poultry in Motion teaching free-style swings, poses, and ankle swings. Her classes don't shy away from the more racy side of the art form either, with subjects ranging from striptease to couple's lap dances, complete with recitals.
Arthur Murray has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and The Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, The Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.