From Our Editors
The instructors at Waterloo Dance don't believe in age restrictions—after sorting students into groups of their peers, they steer 5- and 90-year-olds alike through ballroom and Latin steps. Whether they are prepping performers for a competition or schooling first-timers on basic spins, they cater their lessons to each visitor's goals. Top 40 hits boom throughout the classes geared toward teens, where pupils learn lifts, dips, and how to send texts to their partner in mid-twirl. Meanwhile, children's classes emphasize the confidence-boosting elements of dance while honing motor skills. The studio hopes to foster new social connections between its guests, assuring solo dancers that they need not bring a partner to practice styles such as the waltz, tango, jive, and cha-cha.