In January 2012, Amanda Gonzales and Edgar Mendez—a former principal dancer and choreographer for the Los Rumberos dance company—founded Madison Dance Studio to share their love of rhythmic movement with all ages. The duo and their team of talented instructors lead classes, including salsa and hip-hop, atop of a wood floor illuminated by floating party lights. In addition to helming belly-dance sessions, they channel Latin-inspired dance moves and global party beats in Zumba fitness classes. Amanda encourages ladies to confidently express themselves on club dance floors during her signature Hip Hop in Heels class.
After all hips have been shimmied and snaked according to U.S. government standards, students and instructors can rest atop the cushy sectional sofa while admiring the sky-blue chevron murals, which add a modern vibe to the room's exposed brick.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We have been teaching dance for 13 years! We have smaller classes where students get more individualized attention. Students learn the art of dance, but have fun too!
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
Come in for classes with a great attitude and ready to dance and let us handle the rest!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
It was really a call to action after the death of my dance mentor, Carlton Johnson.
What do you love most about your job?
_The students of course! Its great seeing them grasp concepts in dance through out the course of a year.
For those who enjoy dancing, Memphis' Pyramid Dance Co. is a great place to get down to your favorite tunes.
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Street parking is readily available near Pyramid Dance Co.'s Wilbec Rd location.
Put on a performance at Memphis' Dance Academy of Bartlett, where dancing is second nature.
Dance Academy of Bartlett features dance classes that will make anyone great on their feet.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.