We are excited to announce that we have officially re-opened for in-studio lessons in our newly renovated Middletown, CT location! We are also actively continuing our online dance lessons. Whether you’re looking for a new date night idea as a couple, want a new way to stay fit, or have always wanted to try ballroom dance, we’re your top choice for CT dance lessons! Click below to access our online registration forms, upcoming calendar, and new student introductory offer!
Visit us for Dance Lessons & Classes in These Dance Styles & More:
Although the exact origins of the dance (and the word) are lost to legend, Tango originated in Argentina in the late 1800s.
Classic Bolero, introduced in Spain in 1780, is truly the “dance of love”, and is performed to music featuring a constant beat of drums.
A Cuban dance derived from the Mambo and Rumba; its name comes from the rhythm developed by a syncopation of the fourth beat.
East Coast Swing evolved from the Lindy Hop in the 1940s, and is perhaps the most famous American folk dance.
In 1912, Vaudeville dancer Harry Fox was the first to use the “slow step”, danced to an exhilarating new style of music – ragtime.
A more modern entry, this disco style was most popular in the nightclub scene from the late 1960s through the 1970s.
This style evolved from popular American dances of the 1930s such as Jitterbug, Boogie-Woogie, Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, etc.
First introduced in Latin America in the 1930s, Mambo attained instantaneous popularity in American film and pop culture.
Lore has this dance originating at a royal fiesta honoring a returning war hero, in either Haiti or the Dominican Republic.
This dance dates back many centuries, and was originally intended for use at bullfights when the matador was victorious in the arena.
The Quickstep has its roots in 1920s New York City Ragtime, and only later became a partner dance.
Characterized by a smooth, subtle hip motion and a heavy walking step, Rumba first invaded the U.S. in the early 1930s.
Salsa combines passion, energy, sensuous style and joy, and has its origins in the Afro-Cuban dance, Rumba.
Of Brazilian origin, this festive serenade features a repetitive melody, continually interrupted by the strumming of a guitar.
The romantic Tango descended from an early Spanish folk dance, and features intriguing asymmetrical and sophisticated dance patterns.
The Viennese Waltz was first danced by European royalty in the 1800s, and was deemed startling due to the close proximity of the dancers.
The Waltz dates back to Bavaria 400 years ago, but it was not introduced into “society” until 1812, when it first appeared in English ballrooms.
With its sophisticated style and easy adaptation to contemporary rock music, this 1950s style quickly gained popularity in the U.S.
Bachata is a sensual dance with Caribbean origins, where most of the dancers’ movements are in the lower body up to the hips.
This uniquely American dance style developed during westward expansion in the 1800s, influenced by cultures from around the world.
Create a Dance to Remember!
This is a time when everyone wants to look their best! From a basic First Dance to “YouTube-worthy” performances by the entire wedding party, we can help you make your Wedding Day even more special than you had imagined with lessons for the wedding couple and the wedding party as well.View Wedding Programs
Benefits of Dance
Ballroom Dance, often called “partnership dancing,” is a form of the art that requires a dance partner. Ballroom Dancing all around the world has been put into these two categories: Standard and Latin. In the United States, these two styles grew and changed between 1910-30, thanks to the impact of American jazz music and a more social, but less formal, approach to dance. This how the American Style of dance came to be, and it is a rich one that includes American Rhythm and American Smooth. Browse the pages below for more information about each type of ballroom dance and to have a look at a demonstration video.
Ballroom dancing is that perfect combination of physical activity, social interaction, and mental stimulation, and it can bring so much to your life.
Private Studio Tours
We understand that sometimes it’s helpful to learn a bit more about our studio, our instructors, and our safety measures before attending your first lesson. On your Private Tour of the studio, you’ll be guided through our new safety protocols, provided a full studio tour, and have the opportunity to speak with our studio staff about all of your pressing dance lesson questions!RSVP To a Private Tour
Located on the Middletown/Cromwell town line, our dance studio is centrally located for easy access from Middletown, Cromwell, Rocky Hill, Wethersfield, Portland, East Hampton, Berlin, Durham, Middlefield, and Southington. You’ll find our dance studio tucked away in a neighborhood setting with ample parking neighboring the Westlake & Mattabesset Bike and Walking Trail.