Best Fitness And Dance Studios In OC

December 30, 2013 5:00 AM

610x250fitness Best Fitness And Dance Studios In OC
These Orange County dance and fitness classes are a great way to accomplish your New Year’s health goals. You can meet new friends, develop dance skills and advance fitness abilities that can help lead to a greater sense of well-being. If one of the classes below does not interest you, you may want to visit these respectable Orange County studios.
(credit: Cardio Barre)

(credit: Cardio Barre)

Cardio Barre
369 E. 17th St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 791-8058

Burn fat while toning and strengthening your physique for the ultimate dancer’s body with Cardio Barre’s low-impact fitness classes. Light weights are used in conjunction with exercises on a ballet barre to develop long, lean muscles. This unique exercise class does not require any prior dance experience and is easy on the joints. Your entire body will be integrated into the workout, so you can expect to see improved definition, shape and muscle tone in your torso, arms and lower body.

(credit: Arthur Murray Orange)

(credit: Arthur Murray Orange)

Arthur Murray
1601 E. Lincoln Ave., Suite 200
Orange, CA 92865
(714) 283-9119

Arthur Murray educates dancers of all levels on a variety of international-style dances including salsa, samba, West Coast swing, tango, the waltz, the fox trot, the jitterbug and more. For a complete list of dance styles offered at the the Orange County Arthur Murray dance studios in Costa Mesa, Orange and Lake Forest, please go to the website. If you are practicing your dancing debut for a wedding, anniversary or other event, Arthur Murray is sure to help you put your best foot forward on the dance floor. Bring a partner to classes or meet new friends while learning new performing arts skills and burning calories in an upbeat atmosphere. In addition to classes, the studio even hosts fun events such as a “dirty dancing freestyle party” and a “revenge of the nerds party.”

Related: Best Ways For OC To Get Moving In 2013

(credit: Ladera Dance Theatre)

(credit: Ladera Dance Theatre)

Laguna Dance Theatre
23854 Via Fabricante, Suite F3
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 855-4702

If being a ballerina is one of your dreams, then Laguna Dance Theatre is a good place to enroll. The dance school showcases the infamous production of “The Nutcracker” each year during the holiday season and gives students a chance to train with several renowned dancers from the New York City Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet and Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet School. Not only does Laguna Dance Theatre provide top-notch ballet instruction, the dance studio also offers jazz, tap, hip-hop, yoga and Zumba fitness classes for kids and adults. With the diversity of classcurriculum, students are sure to advance dance education and stay physically fit.

Elite Dance Academy
1751 N. Batavia St.
Orange, CA 92865
(714) 637-3890

Elite Dance Academy offers a substantial class schedule covering a range of dance disciplines such as hip-hop, jazz, ballet, cheer, musical theatre, tap, tumbling and cheer. Students can hone dance techniques and work towards a professional dance career, prepare for a successful dance team tryout for high school and college or take classes to simply enjoy the art of dance. The dance school has more than 15 teachers; many of the instructors have dance degrees, a professional dance and choreography background and extensive dance training. Additionally, Elite Dance Academy provides students with the opportunity to perform in a recital and be on a competition team.

Related:Top Gyms In Orange County

(credit: ALAIN JOCARD/Getty Images)

(credit: ALAIN JOCARD/Getty Images)

Ladera Dance Academy
27602 Antonio Parkway. Suite G1
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
(949) 812-1156

Ladera Dance Academy has a variety of dance classes for students interested in exploring dance for fun or competing in regional and national dance competitions. Some of the classes offered are hip-hop, jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, tumbling, cha cha and dance tricks. The studio’s passionate, seasoned teachers are sure to evoke excitement, help advance dance skills and foster a positive, team-oriented environment. To register for classes or to inquire about auditioning for the studio’s award-winning competition team, please go to the website.

View Best Fitness And Dance Studios In OC in a full screen map

Stacy Brecht is a professional writer, dancer, marketer and model in the Los Angeles area. Brecht also enjoys traveling, wine, fitness training, volunteering, movies and trying new restaurants. Her work can be found at

More From CBS Los Angeles

Weather Team
Goldstein Tipline

Watch & Listen LIVE