The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, which was cofounded by the legendary toe tapper himself, shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through lessons that span the style spectrum. Low-pressure private sessions allow enthusiastic teachers to fine-tune individual students' techniques and form, using their expert eyes and mechanical dancing shoes preprogrammed to do the Charleston. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and fox-trot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or cha-cha. For dancers hoping to hoof it up in a social setting, the group practice parties provide a one-night extravaganza of instruction, demonstrations, and amateur firewalking.
When the cast of Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights needed a dance consultant, they called Darren's Ballroom Dance Studios’ owner and instructor Darren Cupp. When professionals on Dancing with the Stars needed training, they sought out Darren Cupp. And when CityVoter handed out awards in 2010 and 2011, they honored Darren Cupp. Drawing from more than 17 years of experience, Darren works alongside a staff of skilled dancers to teach students of all skill levels to navigate the dance floor without earning the nickname Ol' Hammer Feet.
Instructors school pupils, from sole students to entire wedding parties, in a diverse lineup of dance styles and fitness classes. They kick off terpsichorean studies with lessons in styles such as swing, rumba, and salsa, as well as ballroom staples including the foxtrot, waltz, and tango. They also lead Latin-inspired fitness classes, busting fast-paced moves and sometimes incorporating dumbbells to burn more calories and whip dancers into shape. In addition to training the hot-steppers of tomorrow, Darren's Ballroom is a proud member of the Mesothelioma Community Resource Network.
At Five Star Dance Studios, certified instructors take the lead and teach students swing, cha-cha, salsa, waltz, and more. They can even teach the hustle, and will provide personalized instruction for wedding dances. Classes for all skill levels are available, in both private and group lessons.
The instructors at Le Danse Ballroom Club not only have decades of experience as dancers, but each of them has also completed a rigorous, 300-lesson training program. They lead students of all levels through a wide variety of dance styles, including tango, swing, merengue, and 15 more. The studio's award-based teaching method motivates pupils with attainable goals and a chance to graduate from one level of instruction to another.
Pole Up Fitness and Dance Studio’s owner, Laura, guides her all-female staff armed with a master's of education degree in health, exercise, and sports science and her passion for fitness. Laura’s handpicked fleet of lifelong dancers and fitness pros imbues students with inner confidence through a series of sassy fitness classes, some of which employ 14-foot poles or ceiling-suspended aerial silks. Group fitness classes include Back It Up!, Booty Camp, and Turbo Kick, high-energy cardio workouts that attempt to torch calories, in addition to sensual pole dancing, which lets students use body weight as resistance to tone their upper bodies.
Guests can soak up specifics in the immersive workshops that lead students through a variety of unique maneuvers such as belly dancing and hula hoop dancing. For fun nights out, groups can rent the studio for private parties that include instructor-led pole or chair dancing.