BALLROOM & LATIN DANCE
Whether your goal is to gain some confidence on the dance floor, be ready for a special event, or enter a Ballroom competition and dance like the stars, we've got you covered. In addition to the many health benefits, you will find fun, laughter, friendships, and excitement like never before. Explore how Ballroom and Latin dancing can improve your life!
Join interactive and lively group classes offered throughout the week.
With a focus on technique, rhythm, and partnering skills, we will give you the confidence to dance well in any setting. The one-on-one sessions are individualized to meet your needs and help achieve your dance goals.
PRIVATE GROUP LESSONS
Schedule a corporate team building experience, quinceañera routine, birthday party celebration, or weekly outing with friends. This is a great way to have fun in a warm and upbeat atmosphere.
Steps and techniques learned can be used for your wedding and other events for years to come. Gain the confidence you need to relax and truly enjoy your first dance as a married couple.
In addition to creating wedding dances for couples, we also offer Father-Daughter dances, Mother-Son dances and bridal party choreography.
An ideal setting to apply your newly acquired dance moves, meet new people, and simply have fun. Instructors are there to assist and ensure that each guest is at ease and enjoying the party atmosphere. Dance experience is not required to enjoy the party so bring a friend! They are sure to leave the night with a dance pattern or two learned.
A Milonga event is an Argentine Tango party, where tango dancers meet up to dance, to socialize, listen to the music, and have a good time. Throughout decades of tango history, milongas developed a set of codes, “codigos” or milonga etiquette, with a purpose to provide a pleasant dancing experience while avoiding embarrassing, awkward, or unsafe situations on the dance floor. For example, dance invitations are made using mirada and cabeceo from a comfortable distance. On the dance floor the dancers stay in the line of dance, called ronda, and all progress in a counterclockwise direction. The movements are safe and compact for the couple and dancers around them. Music in a milonga is structured with “tandas”, 3 or 4 songs played by the same orchestra, and “cortinas” - a short piece of non-tango music signaling the end of the tanda and the time to thank your partner and find a new one. Milonga etiquette is taught in our Argentine Tango class offerings to help you prepare for your first Milonga.
Professional dance performance entertainment available for parties, fundraisers, and special events.
The Answers You Need
WHAT DANCE STYLES DO YOU OFFER?
We specialize in all types of Ballroom and Latin Dances in both American and International styles. Learn the latest steps, social and night club dances, and competition Ballroom dance styles. Waltz, Salsa, Foxtrot, Swing, Tango, Samba, Quickstep and more!
WHAT WILL MY FIRST PRIVATE LESSON BE LIKE?
Your first lesson begins with a quick form to fill out asking for basic contact information and some dance related questions to better understand your goals. Your instructor will be providing one-on-one attention. Preceding your lesson, your Instructor will discuss in detail their recommendations of what to purchase to accommodate your budget and needs.
DO I NEED A PARTNER?
No you do not need a partner for any of our services. Our qualified instructors are trained to teach the individual as well as couples instruction.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO LEARN?
Like with any skill, it depends on the frequency and quality in which you practice. The more often and consistent you do it, the faster you’ll see results. Your personal goals are a factor too. Professional and social dancers train differently. If you choose to compete, then you will experience exciting and rigorous training. We must warn you though, competitions can be very addictive and are offered at any dance level/age!
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
We have a-la-carte classes, packages, and memberships for purchase. Our priority is to help you find the right product that works best for you, whether that is a $12 drop-in class, a wedding package, or an all inclusive membership. Factors to consider are: how proficient you'd like to become, the types of dances you're wanting to study, and the number of days and weeks you are avaible.
WHAT IS THE FASTEST WAY TO LEARN TO DANCE?
The quickest way to learn dance is the power combination of private lessons, group lessons, and social parties. Private lessons are vital to improve the quality of your dancing along with one-on-one attention needed to prevent bad habits! Group lessons are great to build off of your private lessons, learn fun moves, and meet new people. Social parties are a must to apply your newly acquired dance moves in a social setting, and to better identify dance styles in correlation to music. TBH instructors are at every social party to dance with you, so no need to bring a partner! The perfect way to end the week.
DO I NEED SPECIAL SHOES?
You are not required to wear dance shoes, but we recommend it for your safety and ease when moving. Ballroom dance shoes are designed to protect your joints and ligaments from strain. We do however recommend to resist purchasing a pair until after your first lesson so that our knowledgeable staff can help you find the right pair for your needs.
We do not advise wearing rubber soled bottoms as it will make it harder to learn and may cause injury. Sharp heels are prohibited because they damage ballroom flooring and can cause injury.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
Above all, wear clothes that make you feel comfortable. Short dresses, strapless, and clothing that restricts your movement are not recommended. Ballroom dance shoes are definitely a must-have for anyone looking to enter the Ballroom and Latin dancing world!
CAN YOU PREPARE ME FOR A SPECIAL EVENT?
Yes we've got you covered. Our staff is trained to excel in event preparation and choreography. We have instructors who specialize in wedding preparation, quinceañeras, cruises, or big show stopping performances for fundraisers. Call us today to schedule you with the perfect instructor.
WILL I HAVE AN EXPERIENCED DANCE TEACHER?
Absolutely. Collectively, our instructors have over 100 years of experience. We prioritize teaching the highest quality of education, along with the most current and relevant dance moves. We follow curriculum endorsed by experts in the Ballroom & Latin Dance industry, Dance Vision International Dance Association (DVIDA), and National Dance Council of America (NDCA). Our teachers train consistently to make sure they know all of the latest syllabus patterns, rules, and regulations. We also consistently provide our staff with professional development coachings, workshops, and additional training opportunities.
WHAT LEVEL OF DANCERS DO YOU TEACH? I HAVE TWO LEFT FEET!
We instruct complete beginners through those dancing at a professional level. The Ballroom House staff, members, and facility provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere. You will feel more confident and see your dance moves improve quickly.
DO I HAVE PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES?
The Ballroom House Arts Department as a production company has produced several original pieces of theatre, with a goal of providing opportunities for local artists to engage in their discipline. We are already preparing for our next several productions.
NOT SURE IF YOU CONNECT WITH YOUR INSTRUCTOR?
Not a problem, we prioritize matching students with instructors that fit with their personality, comfort, and goals. You can schedule your next lesson with another instructor on us.