(The Triangle Trend) — Ready to get your salsa, flamenco, or ballet on? Or perhaps hip hop, jazz, or ballroom dancing? Whatever your passion, you’re in luck. Adults around the Triangle have their pick of the litter when it comes to choosing a venue for dance classes. All the centers mentioned are open and operating as of writing, so no need to worry about temporary closures. There are in-person, private, group, and virtual options available. Each studio offers its own variation of adhering to social distancing protocols that’ll get your body moving while you stay safe.
6250 Plantation Center Dr, Suite 107, Raleigh, NC 27616
1040 Darrington Dr, Suite 106, Cary, NC 27513
4015 University Dr, Suite K, Durham, NC 27707
Arthur Murray teachers are primarily skilled and authorized to place students in contact with modern famous dances, and transform students into both confident party animals and passionate, self-motivated dancers. Lessons are broken up and instructed at enjoyable speeds for all students.
501 Washington St, Raleigh, NC 27608
Dance lessons here include Ballroom, Swing, Salsa, Rhumba, Samba, Group Lessons, Private Lessons, In-studio Lessons, In-home Lessons, and Social Dance Nights. Marketed as “not just a way to learn a few steps”, Dance With Glen is a well-rounded, full-body dance experience you won’t ever forget.
6675 Falls of Neuse Rd, Suite 119, Raleigh, NC 276156
Pole dancing is a full-body workout. Pole dancers perform acrobatic tricks either suspending their weight or propelling it around a metal pole. Pole Play’s instructors offer classes in pole dance, flexibility training, pole conditioning, and exotic pole dance.
6278 Glenwood Ave, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27612
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, A Step To Gold dance mentors continue to help students “learn different dance styles, pick up fun moves, and meet new people.” Group Classes are being held in person, at a limited capacity, and virtually. Private lessons are encouraged for maximum efficiency and safety.
2123 Old Crews Rd, Raleigh, NC 27616
From novice to expert dancers, Take The Lead instructs students in dances of all cultural backgrounds. Learn to waltz in a “fun and comfortable atmosphere and your choice of group classes or private lessons.” If you’ve got a wedding or fancy event coming up, this is one of the top local studios for honing your dance skills.
239 Grande Heights Dr, Cary, NC 27513
Currently, BallroomU’s “‘virtual dance lab’ features ballroom dancing tutorials with a fresh approach for all dance levels.” The instructors offer virtual lessons on perfecting the waltz right from the comfort of your home, ranging from beginner to advanced. All the video tutorials shared on their website are currently free, though donations are greatly appreciated.
206 S White St, Wake Forest, NC 27587
Unleash the potential of the ballroom at American Ballroom. They’re happy to teach dancers of all levels, including absolute beginners. They offer lessons in Foxtrot, Swing, Rumba, Cha-Cha, Tango, Waltz, Mambo, Quickstep, Samba, Viennese Waltz, Merengue, Hustle, Bolero, West Coast Swing, Salsa, Introductory Dances, and Wedding Dances.
2603 S Miami Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27614
Round up all the dance lovers in your life for private group dance lessons. Experience a fully personalized teaching experience, catered to your preferences, needs, and style of dance. Instructors come straight to your humble abode and share expertise on your dance(s) of interest.
2603 S Miami Blvd, Durham, NC 27703
Right down the street from Dance 4 Fun, RDU Blues has “been enjoying Blues and Fusion dancing for almost a decade.” Instruction here is geared towards helping students understand the best techniques and forms for safe and social dancing. They also offer monthly instruction for intermediate dancers, targeted as those who have a comfortable knowledge of the blues essentials.
6308 Angus Dr, Raleigh, NC 27617
Mucho Rhythm Dance Company gears their instruction around “local ballroom and Latin dance.” They offer dance lessons in Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep, Rumba, Cha-Cha, East Coast Swing, Bolero, West Coast Swing, Salsa, Samba, Mambo, Merengue, Argentine Tango, Bachata, Kizomba, and Hustle.
Rhythm Journey NC provides individualized lessons for students of all shapes and sizes in Ballroom, Latin, and Social dances. They even curate specialized instruction packages exclusively designed for successful dancing during your choice special event. Lessons and events are held at multiple spots throughout the Triangle.