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Best Dance Studios In Sacramento

May 28, 2012 6:00 AM

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The art of dance is diverse, and for those with a desire to explore motion for fitness, professional advancement, relationship enhancement or to meet others, Sacramento has many options to consider. Classes and workshops can be found in night clubs, health clubs, community centers, colleges and cultural organizations. Here are some suggestions that might help you find the right option for you.
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Vertical Fitness Studio, LLC
107 S Harding Blvd Suite E
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 825-1199
www.verticalfitnessstudio.com

Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Price: Vary by class or workshop.
Click here for a class schedule.

Pole dancing isn’t just for the burlesque stage. Enhance your fitness regardless of daunting age and shape by working the pole with some artistic routines. Men can also enjoy this trendy dance with individual lessons. Vertical Fitness Studio has a full range of opportunities, including private lessons, cardio and strength training lessons.

Related: Best Dance Clubs In The Sacramento Area

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Capital Swing Dancers
Various locations
Sacramento, CA
(916) 456-2616
www.capitalswingdancers.org

Price: Membership ranges from $20-$35 per year
Hours: Vary according to monthly schedule
Click here for a schedule of events.

Get into the swing of things at Capital Swing Dancers. This is a non-profit swing dance club that provides both workshops and performances to the community. By becoming a member, you can take advantage of discounted prices. They host a monthly club dance on every 3rd Saturday, where swing dancers of all levels gather to show their moves. Check their website for information on upcoming events where you can catch a performance.

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Vienna Rhythm
7721 Manet Parkway
Sacramento, CA 95823
(916) 765-2229
www.viennarhythm.net

Price: Vary by event or class
Hours: Vary by event or class
Click here for a schedule of events.

Vienna Rhythm promotes the Viennese Waltz, educating the public on a not so common cultural dance. Founders Stan Dunn and Popi Rizzi teach classes and workshops to those interested in learning. Help support the organization through a range of volunteer opportunities. However, if you’re just looking to check out what goes into this Austrian waltz, stop by one of their most popular events of the year. The Strauss Festival of Elk Grove takes place in late July and will undoubtedly open your eyes to a different type of dance.

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Jodette’s Belly Dancing Academy
2131 K St
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 447-3793
www.jodettes.com

Price: Packages range from $29-$99
Hours: Vary by class
Click here for a list of classes.

For dazzle and fun in fitness, sign up for one of Jodette’s belly dancing classes. Jodette provides an opportunity to get those hips moving in ways you didn’t think possible. She has taught each of the Academy’s instructors personally, so no matter who’s leading the class, you’re learning from the best. Find out more about these Egyptian roots in movement and explore the dance that dates back to the late 1800s. Class packages range from three to six weeks.

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Tango by the River
128 J St
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 443-7008
www.rivertango.com

Prices: Vary by class
Hours: Vary by class
Click here for a list of classes and prices.

You’ve admired those moves long enough. Now it’s time to tackle them. Tango by the River offers education in the art of tango. The founder behind this studio’s moves is Donna Williams. She is committed to passing on this traditional dance from Buenos Aires to the Sacramento community. Sign up for a class and give it a whirl. There are also options available to simply attend an event and watch the pros in action.

Marta Weeks is a freelance writer who has over 30 years of employment in government and private industry. Her experience includes: research analyst, marketing, public relations, employee assistance, and adult education instructor. She currently resides in California. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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