Step-N-Out Dance Studio brings together a talented and diverse group of independent instructors—each expert in their own mix of dance styles. The team of enthusiastic dance professionals, lead private lessons, group classes, and workshops on three separate, mirror-lined dance floors. Together, they can teach everything from the classic ballroom and Latin dances to the fitness-focused belly dancing, Zumba, and trophy-lifting classes. Classes are foundational with a focus on movement, direction, and basic concepts of partner dancing. From getting one's start in Latin dance with salsa and bachata to basic ballroom, classes have a specific focus on teaching novice dancers steps, timing, and connection to build confidence on the dance floor and, in some cases, prepare students for more advanced training.
Founded in 1963 at a local YMCA, the Cincinnati Ballet grew into a major regional company by adhering to its mission to express the human experience through dance. Today, it continues upholding that vision by housing resident artists who entertain audiences with dance performances of both classic and original work. Beyond supporting local audiences and their right to clap, the Cincinnati Ballet also seeks to nurture artists through the Otto M. Budig Academy. There, a professional faculty trains aspiring performers at all skill levels. These training opportunities are supplemented by outreach programs such as CincyDance!, which provides free training and dance attire to children.
In its 11th annual concert, I Hear Music in the Air congregates some of the top voices and most charismatic performers of contemporary gospel music. Host of BET’s reality series Sunday Best, Kirk Franklin shares the limelight once again with the 2011-season winner Amber Bullock. Franklin tours behind his latest album, Hello Fear, which parses worldwide concerns for economic uncertainty and sidewalks on strike with his upbeat grooves, stirring vocalizations, and playful spoken-word pieces. A St. Louis native, Bullock brings the appealing charisma and impressive tonal range she displayed while bopping along to the jazzy chorus of “A City Called Heaven,” the song she sang live to clinch the Sunday Best title. Twenty-year gospel veteran Byron Cage also performs, as does Isaac Carree, former member of the all-male group Men of Standard.
Broadway Bound Dance Academy is a young, energetic and highly skilled dance academy that offers private instruction and small group classes to students of all ages. The studio offers classes that fit into almost everyone’s busy schedule. With smaller class sizes we are able to offer more personalized attention to make sure
Led by four-time national ballroom-dance champions Tim and Barbara Haller, a panel of experienced instructors is ready and waiting to teach students in the ways of balance and coordinated rhythmic motion. In addition to selecting a time for private lessons, singles or twosomes can pick from a well-stocked schedule of group sessions and low-pressure, high-energy group and party practice sessions. This package is ideal for a betrothed pair prepping for the big wedding dance or fledgling fitness seekers looking for a fun new way to get shipshape. Aspiring dance aficionados can stick to a stately waltz, spice up life with a rumba, or feel vibrant and playful with a few swing steps in their personal repertoires. Whether students are experienced dancers hoping to brush up on certain techniques or they both have two left feet for feet and two right feet for hands, the lessons at Arthur Murray Dance Studio offer bountiful, dance-based benefits. The staff recommends completing all three classes within one week to best train forgetful dancing feet.
The DVIDA-certified instructors at Always Ballroom Dance Studio believe that dance can benefit anyone, and uphold a policy of total acceptance across experience levels. On the glossy scape of blond hardwood floors, they monitor shimmies in both private and group lessons, prepping couples for their wedding-dance debut or showcasing a stock of nightclub moves. Pupils needn't reserve a spot or have a partner to attend most group sessions—the studio provides everything down to airsickness bags for soaring spins, and accommodates diverse tastes with more than 20 dance styles on its syllabus. Special events such as lock-ins and Salsa Saturdays top off the swinging schedule.