Five dance studios that want to help you learn to cut a rug

If competition gets you goin’, check out Fred Astaire. Dancers have the opportunity to travel to nationwide competitions every year. Photo by Fred Astaire Facebook

Is one of your New Years resolutions to try something new in 2019? If so, may we suggest perfecting the tango? That’s right, you can make this year be the year you take your very first dance class! Not only is dance a unique way to stay active and healthy, but also a great way to meet new people from all over the city. Ready to impress your friends next time you’re on the dance floor? Check out these adult dance classes offered around Birmingham.

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Fred Astaire Dance Studio offers lessons for groups and privately for individuals or couples, in addition to ‘practice sessions’ to show off your new skills. Types of dance include salsa, cha cha, foxtrot, waltz and countless others. Is your wedding day approaching? Fred Astaire also specializes in wedding dances from first dance to father/daughter, and more.

1941 Hoover Court, Suite J
Birmingham, Al 35226
205.979.4777

Champion Latin and Ballroom

Imagine learning to dip your partner without dropping them. Photo via Champions Latin and Ballroom’s Facebook

Learn Latin and ballroom dancing from the professionally trained dancers at Champion Latin and Ballroom. CLB offers newcomer classes, technique classes and, my personal favorite, Latin cardio classes. Each group class has 3-5 instructors assisting students so each dancer gets the attention they need to succeed.

5510 Hwy 280, Suite 210
Birmingham, Alabama 35242
205.994.6457


The Alabama Ballet

You don’t have to be a professional ballerina to join a class at The Alabama Ballet. Photo via The Alabama Ballet’s Facebook.

The prestigious Alabama Ballet offers classes for all students, from the trained ballerina to the novice dancer looking to have some fun. Ballet classes vary in skill level from beginner up to intermediate. They also offer tap classes for all ages, so I think we’ve just discovered your next party trick.

2726 1st Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
205.322.4300

All About the Dance

At All About the Dance, dancers become family! Photo via All About the Dance’s Facebook

Learn how to ballroom dance in a casual environment at All About the Dance. AATD offers classes every day in rumba, cha cha, east and west coast swing, tango and everything in between. You can take as many or as few classes as you’d like, and you’re never charged for a class you can’t attend. Perfect for the working man or woman looking for a new hobby.

470 Cahaba Park Circle, Suite 19
Birmingham, Alabama 35242
205.960.6461

Dr. Dance (located at Bailey Dance Studio)

The spacious Bailey Dance Studio is the perfect place to house Dr. Dance classes each week. Photo by Bailey Dance Studio Facebook

Dr. Dance teaches social, showcase and competitive ballroom dance classes. Located at Bailey Dance Studio, Dr. Dance’s instructors are highly trained, and boast never teaching a boring class. The best part? They host a dance “party” the second Friday of every month where you can groove to a variety of great music in a wide variety of dances.


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