Step-N-Out Dance Studio brings together a talented and diverse group of independent instructors—each expert in their own mix of dance styles. The team of enthusiastic dance professionals, lead private lessons, group classes, and workshops on three separate, mirror-lined dance floors. Together, they can teach everything from the classic ballroom and Latin dances to the fitness-focused belly dancing, Zumba, and trophy-lifting classes. Classes are foundational with a focus on movement, direction, and basic concepts of partner dancing. From getting one's start in Latin dance with salsa and bachata to basic ballroom, classes have a specific focus on teaching novice dancers steps, timing, and connection to build confidence on the dance floor and, in some cases, prepare students for more advanced training.
Founded in 1895, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra—under the direction of Louis Langrée—has matured into one of the nation's melodic heavyweights. Not only was the ensemble the first American orchestra to tour the world, backed by the US Department of State, it also hit the road stateside, playing Carnegie Hall 47 times since 1917. With such an enormous history, it's no surprise that some of classical music's biggest names are associated with the institution. It has housed famous conductors such as Leopold Stokowski and Max Rudolf, and has premiered the works of Debussy,
Mahler, Ravel, and Bartók. It's not only responsible for introducing Aaron Copland's A Lincoln Portrait to audiences, it also commissioned his Fanfare for the Common Man into existence. Attracting only the finest players from Ohio and around the world to its stable of musicians, the orchestra continues its second century as an ambassador of symphonic culture.
Founded in 1963 at a local YMCA, the Cincinnati Ballet grew into a major regional company by adhering to its mission to express the human experience through dance. Today, it continues upholding that vision by housing resident artists who entertain audiences with dance performances of both classic and original work. Beyond supporting local audiences and their right to clap, the Cincinnati Ballet also seeks to nurture artists through the Otto M. Budig Academy. There, a professional faculty trains aspiring performers at all skill levels. These training opportunities are supplemented by outreach programs such as CincyDance!, which provides free training and dance attire to children.
Check out the amazing schedule at Taft Theatre for a list of the best shows Cincinnati offers.
For a well-crafted dish, be sure to visit the restaurant at this club.
Having trouble finding that family-friendly activity everyone will love? This club is made for all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
Musical patrons frequently perform here, so patrons can enjoy live tunes with their food.
You may be better off finding a table during the week, as weekends at the club tend to be packed.
The club is next to a parking lot, but drivers can also settle for street parking.
If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the club.
When life simply isn't dramatic enough, Cincinnati's stage shows at Clifton Cultural Arts Center are for you.
Every great place has a restaurant on the side. When you come to this museum, it's no different.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this museum has kid-friendly policy.
Learn some new dance styles, such as Latin fusion, with a Zumba class from Clifton Cultural Arts Center.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Clifton Cultural Arts Center offers safe bike parking outside.
Start a night out with your friends right at the terrific theater at Montgomery's
Make the trip to this theater even more savory with a visit to their fine restaurant.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this theater — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
Want to become a better dancer? Step up your game when you enroll in a class at Dance Concepts.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.