If episodes of "Dancing with the Stars" have virtually turned your Parkside apartment into your very own ballroom dance studio, you are not alone. Whether you're a dancer who’s out of practice or a local simply looking to get into something new, discover ballroom dance lessons near Redmond. You’ll be moving and twirling in no time at these local studios close to our Redmond apartments.
The history of remote dance instruction can be traced back 100 years to a name that should ring familiar to ballroom dance aficionados in Redmond. Founder of the Arthur Murray Dance Studio, Arthur Murray, couldn't have possibly foreseen the coming of the internet when in 1920 he made it possible for people near and far to simultaneously take his dance classes in the privacy of their respective living rooms. With the help of reading manuals supplemented by footprint diagrams, the social dance pioneer established a mail-order dance course that was popularized through newspaper ads. Fast-forward a century and the Bellevue franchise of the famed studio continues to carry forth Murray's legacy by offering one free virtual ballroom dance lesson as an introduction to its "All-Purpose Learning" and "Special Occasion" virtual dance course packages. Of course, you can also take classes in person in all sorts of ballroom styles.
In addition to touting a DanceSport training program that over the past year has produced champions and finalists in competitions spanning the globe, the NIKA Dance Academy offers non-competitive ballroom dance for those simply looking to indulge in the craft. Through its NIKA Ballroom and Latin Dance Academy, the company invites hobbyists to Tango, Rumba, and Cha Cha under the tutelage of former international dance stars who are also available to perform or choreograph dance numbers for attendees at private functions.
One of the more accessible of all Redmond dance studios, the Briora Ballroom has built a reputation as a neighborhood fixture since opening its doors on the Eastside in 2012. Typically known for hosting professional ballroom dance shows and allowing the rental of its 6,500 square foot facility for special occasions, Briora has swiftly transitioned into a reliable source for online dance lessons through the establishment of its "virtual ballroom." You can also check out the studio’s introductory special to learn more about in-person ballroom dance lessons in Redmond.
If you're not interested in ballroom but want to learn other styles of dance, local dance studios offer many programs you can explore.
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