Dance Classes New York NY

Local resource for dance classes in New York, NY. 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.

Time Circle Rehearsal Studios
(212) 245-9504
743 St
New York, NY
Specialty
Dancing Instruction

Dance Manhattan
(212) 807-0802
39 West 19th Street
New York, NY
Specialty
Dancing Instruction

Sofian Anahid Studio
(212) 741-2848
29 W 15th St
New York, NY
Specialty
Dancing Instruction

Djoniba Dance & Drum Center
(212) 477-3464
37 E
New York, NY
Specialty
Dancing Instruction

First Dance NYC
(917) 821-0008
1178 Broadway
New York, NY
Specialty
Dancing Instruction

Ny Swing Dance Society
(212) 696-9737
271 Madison Ave
New York, NY
Specialty
Dancing Instruction

Piel Canela Dance Company
(212) 924-6160
289 7th Ave
New York, NY
Specialty
Dancing Instruction

Empire Dance
(212) 645-2441
127 W 25th St, 11th Flr
New York, NY
Specialty
Dancing Instruction

Ballroom Blitz Music Inc
(212) 683-3927
319 5th Ave
New York, NY
Specialty
Dancing Instruction

Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre Joao Grande Inc
(212) 989-6975
104 W
New York, NY
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.

Click here to read more from Single Edition

Opinion Corner
People shared their opinions about Personal Fitness
How important is fitness to your quality of life?
Very unimportant: 1%
Unimportant: 4%
Neutral: 29%
Important: 26%
Very important: 38%
How often do you exercise?
Never: 3%
Rarely: 17%
Once a week: 24%
A 2-4 times per week: 36%
Almost everyday: 19%
What is your primary reason for exercising or working towards fitness goals?
Family history of medical conditions: 1%
Want to look better / toned: 35%
Weight-loss: 27%
Increase energy: 4%
Recover from injuries: 2%
Manage an existing medical condition: 2%
Relieve stress: 7%
Build muscle: 6%
Improve athletic performance: 9%
Encourage another person (kids, spouse, friend): 1%
Other: 2%
Where/how do you workout?
Home: 26%
Work gym: 3%
Commercial gym: 30%
Recreation center gym: 7%
Outside: 20%
Specific fitness class (zumba, pilates, kick boxing, etc): 5%
Other: 7%
What type of exercise do you enjoy most?
Strength or weight training: 24%
Spinning: 5%
Dance: 15%
Jogging or running: 22%
Walking: 15%
Kickboxing: 0%
Pilates: 1%
Yoga: 1%
Elliptical training: 7%
Body sculpt class: 0%
Other: 9%
Source: Survey.com