For a great time at the theater, choose JP Dance Productions in Montebello.
Whether you want mouth-watering food or great drinks, this club has the restaurant just for you.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this club — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Step to the beat at Star Ballroom and Studio and feel the rhythm of Monterey Park.
Overcome stage fright and put yourself out there with Star Ballroom and Studio's instructional dance classes.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
DanceGardenLA was created by Zahra Zuhair and Jenna, who have been belly-dancing since childhood and have travelled the world accumulating impressive professional credits. Zuhair has trained in traditional folk and Eastern styles?including Lebanese, Turkish, Moroccan, and Tunisian?but her specialty is Egyptian belly dance, which she has studied with some of the top teachers in Cairo. She has also been featured on the cover of Zaghareet! magazine and has written, directed, and choreographed productions as the artistic director of the Ghazella Dance Company and Po Na Na Dance Theatre. Jenna acted as a goddess bellydance instructor on an episode of Sex and the City, and made appearances on The Tyra Banks Show and the Food Network program Aarti Party. She has also starred in several bestselling belly dance-instruction DVDs.
Thanks to their more than 50 years of combined teaching experience and a talented team of award-winning instructors, the studio was named the Best Place to Learn the Art of Bellydancing in 2012 by LA Weekly. The site recommended instructor Princess Farhana's "witty repartee (and Hollywood rock-scene anecdotes)," and described the predominantly female atmosphere as "always encouraging, never intimidating." The crew teaches classes including classic and tribal-style bellydance, Bollywood, and cutting-edge dance fitness such as Bellyquake and E5.
Melanie Archer-Dieveney took to Pilates instantly. As a new mother, she turned to the core-strengthening art to reshape her body, and in the process, she began to reshape her life. She was amazed not only by the transformation in how her body looked, but how it felt—she noticed an increase in her energy and focus levels, a very welcome change to the single mom of a 2-year-old. After getting her certification, she decided to create a studio where like-minded exercisers could bring their children to class. Archer Pilates & Wellness originally opened as a small labor of love in her garage. But today, alongside a team of licensed and certified instructors, she leads her classes in a serene studio with gleaming wood floors and numerous props, including Pilates reformer machines, medicine balls, and four brass poles for pole-dancing classes. She has developed a hands-on, customized roster of Pilates classes, ensuring that each guest performs workouts specifically tailored to their goals, whether they want to lose inches or build core muscles strong enough to deflect a sprinting child less than 60 pounds. As adults lengthen and strengthen their muscles, the instructors also lead kids through Pilates and yoga classes, taking a more active and engaging approach to traditional childcare.
Leigh Ann grew up as an actor who was also an athlete: when she was offstage, the SoCal native dove off springboards, jumped hurdles, and fought on the kickboxing mat. Her knack for blending art with athleticism led her to found BeSpun at the age of 25. Leigh Ann competes and receives top honors at national and regional pole-dance competitions, and she has produced and starred in a series of instructional DVDs.
At BeSpun, Leigh Ann and her fellow instructors—also pole-dance champions—teach an extensive array of classes that include single-session and multiweek workshops. Classes’ subject matter ranges from beginners' lessons to master workshops led by special guests. There’s also open-studio time, as well as classes that focus on specialties such as spinning, stretching, and whittling your own pole from a chrome tree trunk. Instructors focus on leading thorough sessions that use time efficiently, and they’re committed to blending fitness with dance training. A lighthearted FAQ page answers potential questions while giving a taste of the studio’s fun-loving atmosphere.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Aside from our exceptional customer service and passion for teaching, we have world renowned instructors and owners that will teach YOU how to dance like the stars. Literally. Our instructors and owners have been on ABC's Dancing with the Stars and have won multiple competitions worldwide.
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
The best advice we can give you is to throw out the notion that you can't dance. Have fun and you'll pick it up quick. Dance is all about muscle memory so don't get frustrated and know that every time you go over a step or a routine, your body's learning.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
LA Ballroom Dance Studio is an Independently ran studio owned by Elena Grinenko and Rib Hilis. Elena and Rib are proud of their artistic backgrounds and passionate about sharing their love of dance.
What do you love most about your job?
Watching our students grow in not only their dance abilities but also their confidence on and off the dance floor.