Tango San Pedro gets students stepping during beginners' and mixed-level group lessons, as well as private sessions for individuals and couples. But the dancing doesn't stop there. Outside the classroom, the business organizes special events, including weekly gatherings fueled by traditional tango music and art exhibits. Tango San Pedro also host Social Tango Dance events called Milonga which includes snacks and wine with an entrance fee.
Jazz, funk, and hip-hop tunes blend seamlessly with Bollywood beats at South Bay Bollywood Dance Academy, where beginner, intermediate, and master dancers group up to absorb new choreography without being overwhelmed or underwhelmed. The artistic director and founder of the academy describes Bollywood dance as a mixture of everything from ballet to hip-hop that draws on different dances for inspiration. A crew of knowledgeable instructors leads small classes through routines that are consistently updated with new choreography each session. While doling out individual guidance, the team strives to create a fun atmosphere with heart-pumping beats and energetic dance moves that students pick up to prepare for nights on the town, days wooing job interviewers, and a final showcase performance at the end of each session.
Romance and Dance Pole Aerobics welcomes women of every age, build, and fitness level to their studio, where 15 poles comprise a stage for empowering twirls. Each instructor strives to spark new self-confidence in the students through pole and chair dance as well as workout classes, which impart techniques from booty isolations to handstands. Private parties held onsite or at area homes teach small groups to channel seemingly weightless wiles. On alternating months, celebrity pole instructors captain specialized workshops, highlighting new tricks, such as how to make phone calls with your stiletto.
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Brian Wright unexpectedly discovered hip-hop dancing in the ’90s while trying to emulate dance moves from Usher videos. However dancers discover their passion, Wright and his staff at WeBreak Hip-Hop Dance Company seek to empower individuals with hip-hop and break dancing through teaching and performances. New dancers can develop basic skills in group and private classes for all ages, and experienced dancers can join a performance group and participate in workshops.