If you’ve ever dreamed of taking center stage, or just wished to not be a total embarrassment at the next wedding you’re attending, ballroom dance classes are for you. More and more studios are offering this up-and-coming dance style to teach eager learners the moves they’ve dreamed of calling their own. Check out these fantastic ballroom dance classes in LA.
You Can Dance Studio
1089 Aviation Blvd.
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
With a mission of “fitness through dance,” students of the You Can Dance Studio will get all the great exercise they need without even realizing it. The lessons are fun and easy going and taught by instructors who genuinely care about boosting your self-esteem, along with your skills. In this friendly, non-judgmental environment, ballroom dance lessons are offered six days a week (closed on Mondays) in Los Angeles’ South Bay. Call or go online to set up your lesson based on your age and skill level.
Bravo Dancing Ballroom Dance Instruction
The Westmor Dance Studio
607 S. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
If you’re looking to begin ballroom dancing and snag a great deal, Bravo Dancing is where it’s at. The website features a special valid for new students, which is $80 for two lessons. You will be taught by a competitive ballroom dancer (check out the website to see a video of her dancing in competition) and encouraged to diligently practice this new craft. Lessons are offered privately, or within a group, to suit every student’s comfort level. If you are looking for lessons for a special occasion, such as a wedding, crash courses are also available.
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LA Dance Central
12745 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
Located in Studio City (as well as several other locations around LA), LA Dance Central provides top-notch instruction by dancers with extremely impressive resumes. Taking the passion from their own careers as professional dancers, the instructors guide students along from dipping their toes in the water with basic steps, all the way through choreographed routines for wedding dances or other special events. This is the perfect place to learn a routine you might see on “Dancing With The Stars,” with moves taught especially for you. In addition to choreographing a dance for you, LA Dance Central also provides professional dancers as entertainment to add a real wow factor to your dance floor. Lessons are taught privately, semi-privately, in a group and even in the comfort of your own home.
Sonny Perry Dance
1941 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
A certified teacher in both ballroom and Latin dancing, Sonny Perry offers classes to students interested in learning Latin, swing, salsa, tango and ballroom. He also customizes first dances for couples on their big day. His website offers a special of 50-percent off your first five private lessons in any of the dance genres noted above. There is also a deal on Yelp! which is $45 for $90 to spend at Sonny Perry Dance. He trains everyone from total beginners through experienced dancers. By breaking down the steps and teaching students the “language” of dance, students learn to naturally connect to their role as either leader or follower, and engage the body naturally – rather than just memorizing moves.
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