Dance Classes Albemarle NC

Local resource for dance classes in Albemarle, NC. Includes detailed information on local dance studios that give access to dance instructors who provide salsa dancing lessons, belly dancing lessons, ballroom dancing lessons, wedding dancing lessons, and salsa dancing lessons, as well as advice and content on private dance lessons and group dancing lessons.

Dance Trap
(704) 436-2621
8345 Franklin St W
Mount Pleasant, NC
Specialty
Dancing Instruction

Atlantic Dance
(252) 441-9009
Mp 7
Kill Devil Hills, NC
Specialty
Dancing Instruction

Roland's Dance Studio
(910) 423-2623
310 Hope Mills RD
Fayetteville, NC
Specialty
Dancing Instruction

Dancesport Carolina
(704) 684-0433
2717 Old Monroe RD
Stallings, NC
Specialty
Dancing Instruction

Weir Dancin
(704) 841-7762
855 Sam Newell RD
Matthews, NC
Specialty
Dancing Instruction

Albermarle Academy of Dance
(704) 888-1087
Locust, NC
Specialty
Dancing Instruction

Linda Kinlaw School of Dance
(910) 484-7700
4145 Ferncreek Dr
Fayetteville, NC
Specialty
Dancing Instruction

Dance Express
(919) 844-1184
5214 Hollyridge Dr
Raleigh, NC
Specialty
Dancing Instruction

Tumblebees Ultimate Gym
(336) 665-0662
6904 Downwind RD
Greensboro, NC
Specialty
Dancing Instruction

2 The Extreme Sports Training Academy
(704) 629-2022
201 S 12th St
Bessemer City, NC
Specialty
Dancing Instruction

Dance Classes

Before I get started, I have to confess that I am hardly a dancer. In fact, those near and dear to me mock my moves because of how quickly and furiously I shuffle my legs without any upper body movement.

And so despite my penchant for disco and swing, I have become a wallflower of sorts amidst the bottom shuffling women with whom I hang out.

For four years now I had been gazing out my window to a flashing neon sign that hangs just above a second story studio across the street from my 72nd Street apartment in New York City. The words "Salsa," "Waltz," and "Mambo" paint my view like skyscrapers in the night. Once back in 2005, I made it to the stairwell of this mysterious cove but opted for stiff Vodka instead at the Irish Pub next door.

I receive those annoying monthly blue mailers replete with coupons, so I had a collection of red and yellow vouchers tucked away in a drawer. Finally, on a rainy night this past April, I walked over and enrolled for 10 private dance lessons with the studio instructors.

I assumed on the evening of my first session that the room would be filled with couples preparing for their first dances. Yet amidst the soon-to-be marrieds I spotted 3 single guys, there independently, taking lessons just like me. Despite being in a room filled with ceiling high mirrors, this calmed my nerves as did Val, my tiny and taut Lithuanian instructor. I laughed my way through the first combination as he led me through the sequence of steps and gave me proper posture pointers. It was not the dirty dancing with Patrick Swayze that put a smile on Baby's face but the liberation from flow and movement that I felt that evening.

Tonight I am preparing to take lesson number 9 where I will learn the Mambo. (Funny how that worked out). And while I will never be invited to "Dance With the Stars," I've found that the view is a lot more rewarding from the inside.

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