Social dancing is the most popular form of partner dancing and involves socializing with others through the premise of dancing to your favorite forms of music. Through the use of social dance, many find a wide variety of benefits:
- Exercise: dance is much more fun than your typical workout and can burn upwards of 400 calories or more. Many already use this wonderful hobby as a way to improve both mental and physical health.
- Making friends: social dance is an excellent way to meet new people. You already know you will have one thing in common with everyone you meet at a dance social: a love for partner dancing!
Besides dancing at our weekly social dance parties (no partner or experience required at our events), knowing how to social dance is tremendously useful at weddings, black tie corporate events, or even at a local nightclub!
- Social Ballroom Patterns
- Salsa & Bachata
- Argentine Tango
- West Coast Swing
- Brazilian Rhythms (Zouk/Forro/Samba)
- Lindy Hop
- Hip Hop
Fitness and Wellness
YOGA – Sequence of movement patterns incorporating strength, balance, and mobility. Beginner and advanced options are offered to include inversions, back-bends, balancing lifts and accelerated transitions. Benefits include improve joint stability, an increase in strength at greater range of motion, and enhance motor control. Yoga mat is recommended.
Stretching and Conditioning – Therapeutic based exercise class designed to awaken the spirit and focus the mind to guide your body into a place of relaxation, strength and wellness. The instructor uses therapeutic movement and hands-on assisted stretches to help you experience tension release, improved flexibility, better joint mobility and enhanced postural alignment.
Zumba® – a fusion of Latin and International music/dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, and based on the principle that a workout should be “fun and easy to do.” The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.
Really love to dance and looking for a challenge? Want to make the most out of your learning? Welcome to the world of Dancesport! If you have a taste for the glitz and glamour that you see on shows like Dancing with the Stars and World of Dance, you are in for a real treat.
Many will be surprised to learn how big the world of competitive ballroom dancing is, even in the Bay Area. With more than a handful of local competitions, and hundreds more all over the world, there are numerous opportunities to test yourself against hundreds of thousands. In fact, in the US alone, there is a competition nearly every weekend.
Competition can be done with another student (referred to as “Amateur/Amateur” or “Am/Am”) or with a teacher as the partner (referred to as “Pro/Am”). Within the world of Ballroom, there are four major categories that students can participate in: International Ballroom/Standard, International Latin, American Smooth, and American Rhythm. These four categories are collectively referred to as “Dancesport.” Besides what Dancesport events offer, there are also competitions/conventions that attract participants who specialize in specific dances, such as Salsa, West Coast Swing, Hustle, Argentine Tango, and more!
- American Smooth
- American Rhythm
- International Ballroom
- International Latin
Performance Group Dancing
Besides being a whole lot of fun, dance is also a fantastic means of expressing oneself.
Ever wanted to commit yourself to building up your confidence and breaking out of your shell?
Ever had a love for the performing arts and want to be a star yourself?
Is there a song you’ve been itching to showcase your dancing to in front of a live audience?
Performing might be for you! Definitely talk to us about our annual showcase events as well as some of the other public exhibitions that we attend!
- Studio Showcases Preparation
- Performance Dance preparation