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 & 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 by its founder Ofelia deLaValette appears in the book by best-selling author & actress Marlo Thomas "It Aint over..Til it's Over" published April 2014. It is an inspirational story of transformation & 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 everyday and that makes everything we do worthwhile.
Arthur Murray has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and The Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, The Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.
When life simply isn't dramatic enough, Alpharetta's stage shows at Off Broadway Dance Center are for you.
For a well-crafted dish, be sure to visit the restaurant at this theater.
With its kid-friendly vibe, this theater is a great spot for families.
Off Broadway Dance Center offers instruction in a number of dance styles, from classical to modern.
Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so customers can easily walk to and from their cars.
For the theatrically inclined, North Atlanta Dance Academy offers engaging plays for your enjoyment in Alpharetta.
Next time you're in the neighborhood, this theater should be at the top of your list with their amazing restaurant.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this theater — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little customers and their folks.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Dance the day or night away at Dance Now in Alpharetta.
Overcome stage fright and put yourself out there with Dance Now's instructional dance classes.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
So whip yourself into shape today with one of these affordable and energetic dance classes from Dance Now in Alpharetta.
Street Studio's specialized instructors blend dynamic cardio workouts with street- and world-dance styles, garnering press attention from Fox and CBS as they help students boogie toward toned physiques. Each week, instructors host more than 15 Zumba and Flirty Girl Fitness courses, which impart a repertoire of musically synced moves for attendees to twirl off unwanted calories and koalas clinging to upper arms. Coach gams in ballet, tap, and jazz daytime dance programs, or, under the tutelage of renowned instructor Jimmy Rumba during Tuesday Night Salsa School, harness the power of spicy shimmies. Each salsa student receives a bachata or cha-cha bonus in each class and a salsa practice CD. Morning fitness classes pose participants into yoga and Pilates tableaus, while kickboxing courses prepare legs to knock out doors and back-talking drywalls. Bodies jive atop the dance studio's hardwood floors in view of bright graffiti murals and a glimmering disco ball.
Alternatively, the pole program imparts spinning techniques that strive to boost core strength and confidence. The intimate Wild Orchid pole studio pairs visitors with one of five poles for highly personalized lessons, divulging spiraling maneuvers and advanced tips for high-speed routines aboard carousels.