Got dance fever?

5 dance studios to check out in Atlanta

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All smiles while learning to dance at Tribal Bellydance Center of Atlanta.

1. Dance 411 Studios

Young and old dancers bust a move to groovy tunes at Dance 411 studios.

Dance 411 Studios is a one-stop shop that specializes in training beginners and professional dancers. They offer many classes such as hip-hop, jazz and swing, as well as yoga, pole dancing and pilates for fitness lovers. ll-inclusive classes and summer intensives for kids, monthly classes for adults, private lessons, and drop-in classes are also available.

475 Moreland Ave. S.E. 404-622-4110. www.dance411studios.com

2. Kizomba Atlanta Dance School

Atlanta meets Angola at the Kizomba Atlanta Dance School.

Kizomba is an Angolan dance and music genre. The word Kizomba derives from the Kimbundu language meaning “party.” The sensual, two-partner dance is a sweeping success across Angola and Portugal, and Kizomba is ready to take on Atlanta via the Kizomba Atlanta Dance School. Owner and instructor Mwangi Maina offers group and private lessons. Group lessons for Levels 1 and 2 are held on Thursdays. Partners are not required.

2303 Peachtree Road. 678-760-8080. www.kizombadanceatlanta.com

3. PoleLaTeaz

It’s easy to feel sexy again at PoleLaTeaz dance studio.

Any level of experience is welcome at PoleLaTeaz, a fitness adventure Beginners can take classes such as Intro to Pole, Intro to Chair, and Intro to Sexify. PoleLaTeaz also offers bachelorette, birthday, and divorce parties for an exciting ladies night. Teacher training is available for women who want to teach pole dancing at their local gym.

2700 Northeast Expressway N.E. C-300. 404-399-3358. www.polelateaz.com

4. Tribal Bellydance Center of Atlanta

All bodies and experience welcome at Tribal Bellydance of Atlanta.

Belly dancing can be daunting, but Tribal Bellydance Center of Atlanta offers in-depth beginners classes that will introduce you to the basics. Belly dancers with more experience are encouraged to take Orientale Tribal Style (OTS) classes, created by Ziah of Atlanta’s Awalim Dance Company, which focus on improvisational skill and American Tribal Style, with special attention on teaching Cabaret for live and restaurant performances. Private lessons also offered.

2977 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Suite C. 678-636-9333. www.tribalbellydance.com

5. Academy Ballroom Atlanta

Ballroom dance is never boring at the Academy Ballroom Atlanta.

Academy Ballroom Atlanta opened in 2006 and soon garnered an impressive reputation. From tango and rumba to bachata and salsa, Academy Ballroom Atlanta offers a full range of dance styles, at reasonable prices, in their Intro to Ballroom. Intermediate and advanced courses are available for emerging ballroom dancers, and the studio also offers student and wedding discounts.

800 Miami Circle N.E., Suite 140. 404-846-3201. www.academyballroomatl.com


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