Dance Classes Beckley WV

Local resource for dance classes in Beckley, WV. 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.

Huntington Dancers Guild
(304) 523-2623
102 Linden Cir
Huntington, WV
Specialty
Dancing Instruction

New Hopewell Center for The Arts
(304) 728-1358
1354 Hite RD
Kearneysville, WV
Specialty
Dancing Instruction

Ray's Ballroom Dance Studio
(304) 342-1220
211 35th St SE
Charleston, WV
Specialty
Dancing Instruction

Inwood Performing Arts Co
(304) 229-3209
2297 Henshaw RD
Inwood, WV
Specialty
Dancing Instruction

West Virginia Dance Center
(304) 255-5684
112 Raleigh Ave
Beckley, WV
 
Riverfront Ballroom & Conference Center
(304) 696-4406
Huntington, WV
Specialty
Dancing Instruction

Shenandoah Ballroom
(304) 596-2354
100 W Martin St
Martinsburg, WV
Specialty
Dancing Instruction

Morgan Pointe Pointe
(304) 599-0387
200 Morgan Pointe
Morgantown, WV
Specialty
Dancing Instruction

Dance Theatre School
(304) 255-5684
112 Raleigh Ave
Beckley, WV
 

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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