From Our Editors
The sounds of tapping heels and swiveling soles ricochets off The Dance Pavilion's lush red draperies and twinkling chandeliers as social dancers, aspiring ballroom instructors, and professional dancers alike show off moves from more than 18 styles. With help from a team of 10 teachers, founder Ron Brown, whose dance career spans more than four decades, leads private and group lessons in the hustle, waltz, and cha-cha, prepping feet for weekly parties on the 2,800-square-foot hardwood dance floor.
An array of specialty sessions, such as wedding-dance classes, and workshops with visiting teachers, rounds out the studio's vast curriculum. Brown and his instructors also helm the Teachers Ballroom Dance College, which transforms dabblers into expert instructors through a ballroom-dance training-program syllabus developed by renowned dancer Diane Jarmolow. An onsite store stocks men's and women's shoes, beaded clutches, Gene Kelly masks, and other dance essentials.