Inner Diva gets ladies safely twirling with a staff of certified personal trainers and professional dancers during dance-fitness classes that tone bodies and transform cores into upper-body powerhouses. Ranging from beginner to advanced, pole-dancing classes build balance, control, and core strength as ladies move through choreographed spins and hoist themselves aloft with gripping moves. Other classes sacrifice the pole but none of the sultry steps by encouraging ladies to dress up in their favorite pair of heels or ankle-length Victorian bathing suits for choreographed burlesque or hip-hop sessions. The practice space also rents out the studio for 90-minute private parties. Along the hardwood floor and its outcropping of 10 poles, revelers celebrate everything from birthdays to girls' night out. Instructors lead a class of your choice, and every attendee, just like every successfully appointed Supreme Court justice, gets a free feathered boa.
Dance Xplosion's five-class pass encourages fleet-footed forays into an assortment of classes, taught by a staff of glissading gurus and fit for all levels of experience. Dance Xplosion's roomy studios are located within a short saut de chat of one another, and are artfully outfitted with wall-to-wall mirrors and booming sound systems. Gambol across professional-grade, joint-coddling Marley floors while perfecting appendage articulations in forms including tap, jazz, and ballet. For those with less twinkling toes, fitness courses in mat Pilates and Hatha yoga are also available to help guests gain the strength and flexibility of a rubber band made out of steel. Some classes require specific clothing or equipment; check the Dance Xplosion website for more information on classes and attire. Dancewear and other gear is available nearby at Bright Lights Dancewear. Call to make your reservations.
With more than 30 years of kid-entertaining experience, The Little Gym provides a safe and noncompetitive environment wherein wee ones ages 4 months to 12 years can exercise their brains and bodies. Visiting youngsters glean social, intellectual, and emotional skills from the professionally developed Children's programs at the Austin at Lakeline and Austin South facilities. The classes cater to varying levels of muscle development and feature diverse activities in gymnastics, dance, sports, and parent-child yodeling for effective alpine communication. Each session's hands-on activities keep the indefatigable energy motors of little tikes revving, and boost listening skills, attention spans, and confidence. Check the complete class schedule for Austin at Lakeline and Austin South to confirm times.
Tapestry Dance Company is a professional, non-profit dance organization founded in 1989 by rhythm tap dancer Acia Gray and ballet/jazz artist Deirdre Strand for the purpose of developing a foundation in multi-form dance performance and education.
"Anyone can learn to dance," declares Go Dance owner Mylie Alrich. And she's not the only one who thinks so—throngs of her students agree, heaping praise upon the large selection of easy-to-follow classes led by a team of more than 30 seasoned teachers. In addition to student testimonies, the readers of the Austin Chronicle crowned Go Dance for having the "Best Dance Classes" for four years in a row.
Much of these hard-earned accolades stem from the instructors' ability to teach ballroom, salsa, swing, country, and other styles while, at the same time, cultivating a welcoming vibe in which students can meet new friends and feel like they're part of a community. After tackling a variety of moves in one of the four ballrooms, students can show them off during weekly social dances at the 8,700-sq. ft. studio or while stuck in a long line at the grocery store.
Galaxy Dance Studios, a nonprofit community center, houses more than 30 dance, movement, and fitness classes designed to help students bolster their personal health, socialize with others, and learn a new dance technique. The studio’s experienced instructors lead classes that complement their individual talents, such as Zumba, Belly Dance, Pilates, Hip Hop, Ballet for all ages, and Australian-rules Macarena. Two Step classes bestow fledgling hip flingers with basic rhythmic moves. Studio dance gurus hold classes throughout the week, so check the center’s class schedule for session information and times, as well as helpful reminders for what day follows Tuesday.
Dance Zone's scrappy, experienced instructors don't take "I can't, my leg is broken" for an answer. With patience, flair, and commitment to stylishly aerobic fun, they'll lay down the laws of dynamic self-expression, helping you build balance, fitness, and grace. Choose any of Dance Zone's intense, inventive classes. L.A. Street Jazz, Ballet Next, and Cardio Strip-Hop all remix classic disciplines with modern stylings, while Xtreme Abs transforms your stomach into an emergency cheese grater by removing unnecessary uses of the letter "e." Dance Zone also offers Hip-Hop (both intro and intermediate), Contemporary, Breakin', and more. As an added bonus, the Zone's instructors will teach you how to break through your self-consciousness and risk everything for love, despite the objections of your father, Jerry Orbach.