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Best Ballroom Dance Studios In The DC Area

May 9, 2013 8:00 AM

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Think dancing is just for the stars? Think again. There are plenty of studios in the DC area that provide lessons for a variety of dances—including ballroom, salsa, tango, tap and the waltz. Don’t just sit there and envy what you watch on TV. Sign up for dance lessons at one of these best ballroom dance studios in the DC area today.

Chevy Chase Ballroom
5207 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 363-8344
www.chevychaseballroom.com

Learn how to waltz across the dance floor at one of the DC area’s top ballroom dance studios. The Chevy Chase Ballroom provides a wide variety of dance classes for beginners as well as advanced dancers. Available dance classes include the Viennese waltz, tango, foxtrot, quickstep, mambo, samba, salsa and many others. Sign up for private or group lessons or grab your soon-to-be betrothed and book the wedding dance package. Chevy Chase Ballroom dance classes feature the best internationally known coaches, dancers and choreographers, workshops and special events. Register online for a free introductory dance lesson.

All2Dance
4380 MacArthur Blvd. N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 422-6250
www.all2dance.com

For quality instruction, convenient scheduling and reasonable rates, sign up for dance lessons at All2Dance. The popular dance studio offers a wide range of dance classes including ballroom, swing, tango and salsa as well as barre stretching and traditional slow dance. The studio also offers a variety of wedding dance packages including the Royal Wedding Package, which includes 24 hours of private dance lessons for you and your soon-to-be. The package may also be shared with the father/mother of the bride/groom. Even the kids can get in on the fun. Children’s dance classes include ballet and tap. All2Dance offers group and private dance lessons as well as one-song performances for your special event.

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Joy of Motion Dance Center
1333 H St. N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 399-6763
www.joyofmotion.org

If you are new to the ballroom dance scene, then the Joy of Motion Dance Center is the perfect place to start. The studio offers new students an introductory dance program for a variety of popular dance styles including ballet, belly dancing, hip hop, modern, tap and jazz. Once you learn the basics, Joy of Motion Dance Center offers a variety of dance classes to build on the beginning steps. Adult dance classes include social and Latin ballroom, swing, West African, flamenco and Argentine tango as well as Zumba. The dance studio also offers dance classes for children as well as workshops, week-long intensives and dance camps for kids and adults.

Dushor Dance Studios
7800 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 656-7434
www.dushor.com

With more than 4,000 square feet of space, you will have plenty of room to swirl and twirl and make a new friend or two at the Dushor Dance Studios. Learn all the popular styles of dance, including the waltz, tango and swing. With more than 35 years of combined experience, the instructors at Dushor Dance Studio will help you “untangle your two left feet” and cross “‘learn how to dance’ off your bucket list.” The studio offers private and group lessons as well as a one-on-one private wedding dance package. New students receive a complimentary private lesson. The studio also offers a 30-percent discount for all returning students.

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Dance Factory
954 N. Monroe St.
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 527-4400
www.dancefactory.com

If practice makes perfect then consider signing up for dance lessons at the Dance Factory. In addition to providing a wide variety of dance classes, including ballroom, swing, Latin, merengue and more, the dance studio also offers weekly dance events, including theme parties, holiday dances and dance parties Thursday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Dance Factory offers both group and private dance lessons as well as workshops and off-site lessons. Nervous about dancing at your upcoming nuptials? The Dance Factory offers a free wedding dance workshop as well. The dance studio also offers a complimentary private lesson.

Susan Diranian is a freelance writer living in Ashburn, VA. She is covering Travel & Outdoors. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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