Ballroom, Salsa, Swing, Wedding Dance Lessons - Creative Space for Independent Dance Teachers
Classes in Belly Dance, Yoga, Ballet Folklorico, Flamenco, Rueda, Salsa, Capoeira, Tai Chi & Fitness
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Perfect for dance and movement teachers, martial artists, actors, performing artists. Sprung hardwood floors, floor to ceiling mirrors two walls. 1200 square feet of inspirational space! Contact us to find out how to become part of our dance community. See more info on studio rental.
EASY & FUN BALLROOM, LATIN, SWING, SALSA, TANGO LESSONS
It's Simple with Suzie!
All partner dances - swing, salsa, tango, foxtrot, waltz, wedding dances, disco, country western, and more..
Great for beginners and
those who have never danced before!
25 years experience
Suzie Hardt (415) 342-3425
So You Think You Can't Dance? Think again!
Dancing is so fun, yet so many of us are sitting wishfully on the sidelines , convinced we could never dance. Let's look a little more closely at the most common thoughts that keep us from joining in:
1. "I could never dance - I have no talent."
There’s one small catch to this logic - dancing does not require talent. It requires learning new skills, just like anything else. The good dancers you see on the floor are not people with talent. Those are people who have taken dance classes or private lessons.
2. "I have no rhythm."
So you see some people can hear the beat and you can’t? How many of those people learned to play an instrument or some form of dance as children? Consider also that little girls learn hop scotch, jump rope and take ballet while little boys are learning to knock each other down on the football field. Which gender do you think usually has an easier time hearing the beat? If you haven't had training as a child, learning to hear the rhythm requires some basic instruction and a little practice, just like all new skills.
3. "I don’t have a dancer’s body type - I am too fat, too tall, too short…"
This message always seems to me the most unfair of everything we tell ourselves. So, only skinny supermodel people get to have fun on the dance floor? Really? Don’t other body types get equal rights?
4. "I don’t want to look stupid. "
Ahh.. Now we get down to it. When you are up dancing, you may be more visible than when you are on the sidelines. This may be true. But when you have seen a couple get up and dance, regardless of how unpolished the dancing, do you think, "they look stupid" or do you think, “I wish I could do that?” And have you not noticed the phenomenon that when someone gets up who is not particularly coordinated dances anyway, suddenly a few more people feel permission to get up and dance, too? Dancing is about having fun and moving around to music. Everyone wants to do it, but few have the courage to just get up and get the party started. But, once you have done it once, trust me, it is so much fun, it is much easier the next time.
The Bay Area has so many great places to dance and so many opportunities to dance to incredible live music....
NEW CLASSES TO SUZIE'S STUDIO
For all classes, see our class calendar
7:15 – 9:15 PM Fridays
withJulie Neustadter 415-717-3578
Biodanza is a somatic practice that uses movement and inspirational music to nurture physical and emotional health and authentic self-expression. It creates a sense of joy and aliveness, enriches our relationships, relieves stress and expands our capacity to live in the present.
RUEDA DE CASINO
with Bella Quereshi
Fun Cuban salsa dance in which dancers dance in pairs in a circle to the cue of a designated caller who shouts out names of the moves. No partner necessary to come. Beginners welcome!
for Adults & Teens
Tues 6:30-7:30 - Studio A
with Hannah Romanza