A Chat with Dance 101
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Dance 101 offers the greatest variety of dance experiences for adults (sorry, no kids). Our newest location on Route 9 and Windward Parkway has a beautiful and welcoming aesthetic, great teachers, and a friendly staff that will inspire you to start dancing or to recapture the love of dance you once had.
What’s one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
That we understand how intimidating it can be to walk into a dance studio and take a class for the first time; and, because we know this, we do everything possible to make that first experience a great one!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The story of Dance 101’s [creation] by its founder Ofelia deLaValette appears in the book by best-selling author and actress Marlo Thomas “It Aint over…Til it’s Over,” [which was] published in April 2014. It is an inspirational story of transformation and reinvention: one woman’s dream to redefine dance as a great form of fitness.
What do you love most about your job?
Watching people’s lives, bodies, and attitudes transform through the power of dance. We get to meet wonderful people who are open to new experiences and are happy that we exist. Great friendships are formed at Dance 101 every day and that makes everything we do worthwhile.