The highly experienced and dedicated instructors at TC Dance Club International teach students the ways of gracefully gliding across a dance floor. In private and group lessons, they elucidate steps in styles such as swing, salsa, waltz, rumba, and merengue, prepping students to strut their stuff at the social dance parties. During these mingle-friendly events, the staffers encourage rug cutters to partner up with dancers of varying skill levels to hone their moves and meet new folks.
When discussing his teaching philosophy with reporters from Central Florida Lifestyle, the owner of Salsa Heat quipped, "if you can walk, you can dance." He himself didn't know much about dancing when he took his first salsa class in the early 90's, but he caught on after just a few sessions, falling in love with the dance's energetic spins and rhythmic movements.
Today, a team of professional dance instructors teach salsa spins and footwork to students of all experience levels. Zumba and bachata classes provide tutoring in other Latin dance styles, and salsa classes for kids teach youngsters dance fundamentals that hone coordination and motor skills. Throughout the year, the staff hosts special events on their spacious dance floors, such as salsa socials, salsa Christmas parties, and salsa-infused celebrations of Robert Heinlein's birthday.
Inside the 9,000-square-foot University Performing Arts Centre, dance students as young as three years old tumble, pirouette, and tap through five studios. The centre's courses accommodate students of all ages and concentrations, ranging from classic ballet for kids to fitness-based jazz classes for adults. In the summertime, Princess camps are offered Monday through Friday, keeping kids active during the day with dance practice and dressing up like royalty.
Teaching hips to swivel to new circumferences, dance instructors impart their masterful moves unto students in the respected tradition Arthur Murray schools have upheld since 1912. Students can bring a partner to their lessons or fly solo and dance with the instructor. Protégés may find their new moves applicable in a number of settings, such as when prepping for a wedding dance or when blending into an airport crowd that breaks out in the cha-cha. Embodying the three-count time of a stately waltz brings partners in close, and rumba moves or swing steps add vibrancy and playfulness to a repertoire.
The Orlando studio provides a warm, aesthetically sound environment for engaging in private and group dance lessons. The full class schedule is well suited to teaching feet to slice and dice a rug until it is no longer recognizable.