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Where Adults Can Take Dance Classes Around the Triangle

(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.

Arthur Murray Dance Studio of Raleigh

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.

Dance with Glen

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.

Pole Play

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.

A Step To Gold Ballroom

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.

Take The Lead Ballroom

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.

BallroomU Dance Studio

 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.

American Ballroom

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.

Dance 4 Fun

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.

RDU Blues

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.

Mucho Rhythm Dance Company

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

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.

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Cierra Smith | Editor

Raleigh-born writer passionate about cultural awareness and social change. You’ll typically find me somewhere studying a language, writing, or doing pilates. Consider me a health-conscious foodie with an interest in all diets and lifestyles.

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