V-Day Weekend Dance Workshops

Jan. 22, 2021

Valentine’s Day dates will look different this year with the pandemic still wreaking havoc. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with a VIRTUAL version of our annual Ballroom Romance partner dance workshop!

Make your Valentine’s Day weekend extra memorable by connecting with your sweetheart on the dance floor…er, living room floor. Normally, we’d invite you to join us at the studio for dancing, drinks and desserts before you head out for a dinner date. Since COVID will be keeping most people at home this year, we’ll bring the moves to your living room via livestream!

Over the years, we’ve featured a variety of partner dance styles, from rumba to tango. This February, we’re getting a little extra romantic with an intro to bachata. This beautiful Latin style doesn’t require much floor space, so you can still join in even if you have a smaller open area.

We’ll kick off our workshop with a breakdown of the basic steps, then layer in spins, dips, pivots and more. If time permits, we’ll teach you a short routine to end with a bang.

Even if you don’t plan on frequenting a Latin social dance club (not that we could right now anyway!!), the steps as well as the partnering skills you’ll learn can easily translate to other types of music. This informal style can be adapted to fit with lots of popular music, even country songs! For this reason, it’s also one of the most useful partner dances.

Absolutely no partner dance experience required! Kira Stein and Deborah Hirsch, of sister company Ballroom Bliss, will teach you all the background you need to know to lead and follow during this 90-minute workshop.

Our “Ballroom Romance” workshop takes a departure from our usual focus on fitness. Wear whatever you like — even dressier clothes to make the occasion special will be perfectly suitable. For footwear, we recommend smooth-soled dress shoes, moderate heels or flats, but sneakers also do the trick. If you have a wood or non-carpeted surface, that would be the best place to set up your laptop, but even carpet will do!

Virtual Ballroom Romance Workshop 2021

  • Saturday, Feb. 13 from 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    • Bachata basics and a short combination, team-taught by Kira & Deb
    • $30 per couplePre-register early and SAVE: Get 15% off by purchasing your tickets by Jan. 31!
    • Access link and password will be included in your ticket email confirmation.

 

Even though this workshop focuses on partner dancing, everyone’s invited (no partner needed!) the Friday before Valentine’s Day for our “Strong & Sexy Dancing Valentines”-themed Frisky Friday striptease party. This mini-workshop will be filled with the perfect songs for booty-shaking, hip-grinding fun. We’ll also devote a section of the class to a sex toning workout focusing on exercises such as shoulder bridges and plank variations that have plenty of useful “extracurricular application.”

By the end of the hour, you’ll have an arsenal of moves that you can use with or without a lap to dance on. So whether you’re looking to bring a sexy routine home to your Valentine or you just want to have fun and sweat away some calories, this dance party will leave you feeling strong and empowered.

Strong & Sexy Dancing Valentines Frisky Friday

  • Friday, Feb. 12 from 8:30 p.m. — 9:45 p.m.
    • $12 virtual tickets or $18 in-studio at our Midtown Village location (1301 Locust St, 2nd Floor). Note: In-studio capacity is extremely limited due to COVID safety precautions. 
    • Members get an additional 20% off!
    • Come dressed in comfortable workout clothes and bring a pair of heels if you like.

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