From Our Editors
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We offer dance instruction and performance opportunities for all levels in the styles of Burlesque and Ladies Salsa Styling. What makes us stand apart from the competition is that we provide dancers who have never trained or performed as well as more experienced dancers with the opportunity to be part of a performance company, work with professionals, travel, make friends, gain confidence, get fit, and be part of a truly unique experience!
What’s one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
Just have fun! Everybody learns at their own pace, and we strive to make each class a really fun environment where everyone supports each other's progress. The levels are broken down so that each person gets a little bit of a challenge, but is not overwhelmed.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Dancing and performing changed my life. I was very shy growing up, and it was dance that broke me out of my shell and made me a more confident, self-assured person… and it also keeps me in great shape. I would see so many women on the dance floor who were too afraid to dance, or didn't know how to move their bodies or be sexy, who would see me perform and wanted to be able to dance like me, but didn't believe they would ever be able to. I wanted to teach them that they can, and to help them experience the same triumphs I have through dance.
What do you love most about your job?
I love seeing the transformations in my students. Not only physically, but also how they carry themselves and associate with other people. I've had students that were so shy that they stayed in the back of the class and only spoke in almost a whisper become an outgoing dancing and performing diva. This happens time and time again and I never get tired of it.