Group Classes

Our group classes are divided primarily by age category and level. There are 3 divided by age category:

FLM_Image_7.png Group I- Ages 5 through 12
Group II- Ages 13 through 18
Group III- Ages 19+

NOTE: Please check the schedule for specific times.

The studio also offers an advanced class which is on invitation only basis and is decided by the staff.
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In the group classes, the students will learn, practice, and repeat the routines of each dance they will learn. They will be taught technique and rhythm, as well as counts and styling. Students will also be taught the history as well as the individual characteristics and styles of each dance. Attention is also directed to working as a team and disciplining the students. We make an effort to have annual tests which are given orally during the group class session and simultaneously hold an open class, inviting the parent/guardian(s) to observe.

Private Classes

FLM_Image_6.pngPrivate lessons give students individual attention and specific instruction on what it is that they need to work on most. Not only have we, but most instructors in the ballroom world, have found that every one's obstacle is not always another's and it has shown that simultaneously attending to both types of classes results in accelerated progress. As the students learn team work and general information in a group class they get the pin-pointed and more specific instruction in a private lesson focusing in on what it is that they need to work on most. For private lessons, the students may speak to the instructor(s) for scheduling and prices. The studio requires that those students participating in competition must attend weekly private lessons.

The Art of Dance

FLM_Image_10.pngDance is defined as a way to express the music and emotions through your physical body. Turning emotion into motion using the personal characteristic of oneself to make "the dance." Dance is not only an art but is a sport just as equally. It requires strength and passion, emotion and intelligence, discipline and soul. Latin American Ballroom dancing is a world all in it's own, apart from ballet and jazz, hip-hop or any other style of dance. The style used today in competitive dancing is called the "International Style" which was first seenat the Royal Albert Hall when it was used by Walter Laird and his partner in 1959. This is when this style became popular. As knowledge of the history of each dance increased, the technique developed becoming more detailed and precise, and the expression of emotion and sensuality became more earthy, rhythmic, and exotic. The Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, and Jive, each with their own characteristic, history and style have developed the international style turning it into one of the most popular style of dance and hobbies today.
The cheeky Cha-Cha is the most flirtatious and sharp out of the 5 dances. Expressing competition within the partnership as well as teasing and playfulness.
The Samba is the brazilian carnival dance making it most rhythmical in the body and juicy in movement.
The Rumba is the one and only dance of love, whether it may be a love between friends or love in a relationship. This dance can be just as emotional as a relationship itself, creating lines and movement that one must feel in order to create.
The Paso Doble, which means double step, or two steps is the dance of the bull fight: the matador against the bull. It emulates shapes, commotion and aggression which take place in an actual bull fight. The man taking the role as the matador and the lady taking the place as the bull, the cape, sword, or the lady whom the matador may be trying to impress.
The Jive is the quickest of all dances incorporating the jitterbug, charleston, east coast and west coast swing, and different styles of swing dance. The bounce and kicks used in this dance make it exciting to watch and most energetic of all dances. Perkiness and compact movement make the Jive.