The empowering instructors at Vertical Tease motivate women of all sizes and experience levels to shed their inhibitions—and possibly a few pounds—during conventional and modern dance fitness classes. Their flirty fitness classes draw upon the studio’s strength, encouraging women to release their inner sirens during pole-dance, Video Vixen, Chair Flirt, and belly-dance workouts. Combining fat burning with shimmying, instructors lead Zumba sessions set to heart-pumping Latin rhythms. Kickboxing classes combat extra inches, and the more challenging Turbokick unleashes a fury of kicks and punches to take down pesky calories. To celebrate special events such as bachelorette parties, birthday parties, or sci-fi conventions, the instructors head to your home to host one- to two-hour parties for training large groups in the seduction arts.
Hip-hop music is in a perpetual state of evolution. And to dance to it, one must be equally innovative. That's where Tenacity Dance Company comes in. Tenacity's instructor hosts classes for all skill levels in cutting-edge hip-hop dancing led by professional choreographers and dancers trained to keep up with the times. In their range of age-divided classes for kids ranging from toddlers to high schoolers as well as adults, students learn principles of technique, timing, and choreography, honing physical coordination and creativity along the way. By building self-confidence, learning respect, and nourishing skills in self-expression, the classes help each student thrive both in dance and in life.
Today's deal can get former wallflowers of all ages swing dance lessons from Gottaswing Charlotte for $6 each, half off the usual $12 per-class fee. Each one-hour lesson will be followed with a three-hour dance accompanied by live swing music. Lessons and dances are on the third Saturday of every month from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. (more are being added soon; check the events calendar). Be sure to schedule ahead.Alexander removed the final loose stone from around the tower prison’s window slit, gently placing it on the floor lest a passing guard hear the unmistakable clink of masonry. The gap was, indeed, large enough for a man to squeeze through. He took the old man’s shirt and looped it around the remaining iron bar.
Though competitive ballroom dancer Dana Glandon spends much of her time preparing for and winning national dance championships, she's still found the time to establish several dance studios. Drawing from more than 20 years of dance experience, she joins Tony Prado—a WDC World Pro-Am finalist, stage performer, and tango dancer commended by the USTA—in coaching students of all skill levels at Queen City Ballroom. Through detail-oriented instruction and customized lesson plans, they and their instructors give customers personalized attention, earning accolades as one of Charlotte's best ballroom dance studios from CBS Charlotte. During classes, instructors teach basic techniques of leading and following before moving on to specific steps. Students may learn Latin dances such as salsa, bolero, and merengue; ballroom dances such as foxtrot, Argentine tango, and Viennese waltz; and social dances such as swing, hustle, and two-step. While well versed in the language of dance, the instructors also speak 10 other languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian, and Slovakian.
Yasmine or one of the talented protégés in her troupe of hip-swivelers will lead your class. She and her team have spent years studying and performing multiple dance styles, including Middle Eastern dance, ballet, tap, and the safety dance. Women of all fitness levels are welcome to participate in the introductory class. This gently paced lesson imparts the basic twists, turns, and moves that allow dancers to shimmy on stage and out of haunted hedge mazes. Forgo carnation-laden mother-daughter banquets in favor of a heartfelt bonding and hip-shaking session with the masters at Yasmine & Magic Hips. The comfortable atmosphere of the studio is an ideal environment for anyone's initiation into this artful combination of fitness and femininity.