Kick off your shoes for a fun and challenging immersion into the art of belly dance. This class combines the body isolations, posturing, arm movement, and footwork needed to develop a strong foundation in this sensational form of dance. You will learn about and strengthen your muscle groups, as well as build self-confidence and coordination, all within a supportive and constructive environment. There is no partnering in this class. (Level: Beginner/ Intermediate)
What to wear: Wear something comfortable you can move in. Legging, loose pants, or a long flow skirt will be just fine. Feel free to bring your own scarves and accessories. You will be barefoot for this class.
Not to be confused with Zumba, Kizomba is an African partner dance that originated in Angola and is danced to music sung in Portuguese. Relatively new, this beautiful close embrace dance is gaining momentum across the U.S. ATTD’s Kizomba Fundamentals class will introduce you to the history, music, and foundational basics that will equip you to successfully social dance until dawn. Kizomba Intermediate builds upon this foundation with new smooth moves and a focus on musicality. Once you learn, you’ll be hooked! Partners rotate during class, so no partner necessary. (Levels: Beginner, Intermediate)
What to wear: Wear something comfortable you can move in. Toms are a popular shoe choice for kizomba dancers, but anything with a smooth sole for ease of movement on a wooden floor will do.
Bring some water for this one; hip hop class will get you sweating! ATTD’s hip hop class will challenge your body and mind with combinations and intricate choreography guaranteed to increase your stamina, coordination, and strength and bring a smile to your face. Danced to R&B/Hip Hop, you’ll be grooving in no time and craving more. There is no partnering in this class. (Levels: Beginner, Intermediate)
What to wear: Your coolest, comfortable clothes! You will likely get a little steamy in this class, so most of our students like to wear something loose and breathable. For your feet, any kind of tennis shoes will usually do the trick.
Kids Hip Hop
Hip hop is so fun, it would be a shame to leave the kids out! Suitable for ages 7-12, this class offers the opportunity to learn technique, build confidence, and expel some energy amongst peers. There is no partnering in this class. (Level: Beginner/Intermediate)
What to wear: We like comfortable and cool clothing. Accessories like hats are great! Tennis shoes are recommended for footwear.
Salsa, the tremendously popular Latin partner dance, is undeniable fun. Are you envious of pairs effortlessly turning, spinning, and dipping across the dance floor? That can be you! On1 and On2 are the two main styles commonly seen in the social dance scene. Luckily for you, ATTD offers classes in both! Partners rotate in class, so no partner necessary.
Salsa On1: In On1, the lead steps forward on the first beat of the 8 count with his left leg. The lead will also initiate turns and cross body leads on the 3 and 7 counts. (Levels: Beginner, Beg./Int., Intermediate)
Salsa On2: In On2, the lead steps in place on the first beat with the left leg and then steps back with the right leg on the second beat. Turns and cross body leads are initiated on the 1 and 5 counts. (Levels: Beginner, Intermediate)
Regardless of which style you choose to learn, or if you opt to dance both, you’ll have a blast and look great!
What to wear: Wear something you can move in. We like to spin and often raise our arms high in salsa, so make sure your clothes aren’t too stiff or too shifty. You are welcome to wear dance shoes or heels with suede bottoms, but any secure smooth soled shoe will be just fine.
Kids Salsa (Latin Rhythms)
The Latin Rhythms Class is suited for children between ages 6 to 12. In this class kids will be taught the basics of salsa dance movements by learning new fun choreographies while at the same time mastering the appropriate techniques for stage presence. Get ready for a fun, flavorful time!
What to wear: Something stretchy and secure. Pants or leggings are recommended. Dance shoes, dance heels, or smooth soled shoes are recommended.
Just as popular as salsa, if not more, bachata is a beautiful Latin partner dance that originated in the Dominican Republic. It isn’t hard to fall in love with bachata’s side to side motion and versatile patterns danced to a full 8-count. If you want to look sexy out on the dance floor, this dance is a must learn! Partners rotate in class, so no partner necessary. (Levels: Beginner, Intermediate)
What to wear: Like with salsa, you’ll be moving your arms, turning, and possibly even body rolling quite a bit, so wear something you will be comfortable doing all of that in. You don’t have to dress up, but no one’s going to complain if you’re looking sharp! For footwear, secure shoes with smooth soles are preferable, or dance shoes and heels.
Ladies Bachata Styling
While bachata is a partner dance, learn to steal the spotlight all on your own!This class teaches you how to move gracefully with sensuality and confidence before you even partner up. You will begin with an extended warm-up which challenges your muscles and range of movement and then move into a short bachata routine to hone your styling skills. There is no partnering in this class. (Level: Beginner/Intermediate)
What to wear: We recommend tennis shoes or flats for the first half of class before switching into your heels if you have them. Wear something sexy to boost your confidence, or whatever is comfortable for you!
Brazilian Zouk is a fun and sensual modern partner dance originating out of Brazil from another style of dance called Lambada. It has a characteristic wave-like motion, dramatic hair tossing, elongated steps, and lots of body rolling. Brazilian Zouk is very versatile and can be danced to a wide variety of music, making it possible to social dance it just about wherever you like to go out on the town! At ATTD, you’ll learn proper frame and body movement. You’ll even get the bonus of extra practice time for an extra immersive experience. Partners rotate in class, so no partner necessary. (Level: Beginner/Intermediate)
What to wear: Wear what is comfortable for you. Smooth soled shoes or dance heels are suitable for dancing zouk. Women also tend to wear their hair down when they follow.
Afro House is a dance style popular in several African countries. The style we are offering is Afro-House from Angola and is influenced by kuduro, an energetic and uptempo dance style.
This fun and dynamic class will break down and allow you to practice some of the most basic yet challenging moves that form the vocabulary of current Afro-House dance such as: kwasa, Abrir, Sangra, Péngua, banzelo, gwara gwara… and many more! There is no partnering in this class (Level: Beginner/Intermediate)
What to wear: This class is going to have you shaking everything you’ve got, so make sure you’ve got everything secured! That said, don’t be afraid to wear something that will show off the nice physique you’ll be sculpting! Tennis shoes, flats, or Toms work great for Afro House.
ZUMBA® is a fusion of Latin and International music / dance themes which create a dynamic and exciting workout! ZUMBA is based on the principle that a workout should be fun and easy to do. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. You’ll have done a workout before you even know it! (Level: Open)
What to wear: Your brightest, most fun clothes. ZUMBA is all about having fun and letting loose, so have fun with it. Tennis shoes work great for this class.
LaBlast is a cardio-dance workout class created by Dancing with the Stars professional dancer Louis Van Amstel. Combining ballroom dances into a unique fitness routine, the steps are performed to a range of high-energy music, including pop, rock, hip hip, disco and even country for a club-like atmosphere. ATTD is thrilled to be one of very few studios in the area to be offering this new and exciting class! There is no partnering in LaBlast. (Level: Open)
What to wear: This class is cardio heavy, so wear something you can sweat in, but test the limits of your mobility in. Tennis shoes are sufficient for your footwear.
4 Week Bachata Crash Course
The 4 Week Bachata Crash Course is a great option for anyone seeking to elevate their Bachata, regardless of skill level. The course focuses on all the fundamentals of Bachata while adding fun new patterns that advance with each class. Improve your partnering skills whether you are a lead or follow, and master musicality, rhythm, and timing. Fun and exciting times await you on the dance floor! Complete beginners must start on the first scheduled class of the month.
4 Week Salsa Crash Courses
The 4 Week Salsa Crash Course Level 1 is ATTD’s most popular option for beginner salsa dancers. The course focuses on the basic steps, basic turns, cross body leads, and basic timing. You will gain experience in partnering as are a lead or a follow. Each month begins with a new and exciting pattern which progresses each week. Come spin around with us! Complete beginners must start on the first scheduled class of the month.
The 4 Week Salsa Crash Course Level 2 is for our more experienced students or those who have previously taken the Level 1 Crash Course. This class presents the students with more challenging footwork, patterns, styling, and musicality.
What to wear: Wear something you can move in. We like to spin and often have our arms lifted high in salsa, so make sure your clothes aren’t too stiff or too shifty. You are welcome to wear dance shoes or heels with suede bottoms, but any secure smooth soled shoe will be just fine.