Private lessons for Social Dancing
Private lessons are a must for those that want to take their dancing to a higher level. Our certified instructors are well versed in the intricacies of teaching dance and have chosen this as a career. Whether you are by yourself or with partner, you will get the very best of service and education. The National Ballroom Academy offers a great support program for your learning and will do all that we can to help you reach your potential. We will guide you as to what the appropriate dances are to learn and won’t overwhelm and inundate you with dances you may never need. Patience is a virtue and all the instructors know the care and time it takes to learn how to dance properly. We offer an initial 30 minute lesson for $20 for you to give it a try.
Private Lessons - International Style
International Style tends to be for competitive dancing but not exclusively so. Whether it is for Latin or Standard, we will teach you one or both depending on your preference. All of our instructors are well versed in all styles. You can start with an initial dance lesson (30 minutes) for $20. You don’t need a partner as your instructor becomes your partner during the lesson but may feel the need to practice a little bit more.
Private lessons - For Competitions
If you are looking to compete in your dancing there is no better place than with the National Ballroom Academy. If you don’t have a partner you would compete with an instructor (Pro Am). You have the choice of competing in both American and International styles. We support many of the dance competitions worldwide including the world’s biggest the ‘Ohio Star Ball’. Whether with your partner or with an instructor, you would be competing in your age category and level of dance. Some people make this their year round hobby going around the world and competing. Some people stay local. It’s completely up to you. It’s not so much about talent as it is passion. This is the fastest and most efficient way to improve your dancing as it takes a firm commitment.
Private Lessons - Club Dancing
Here at the National Ballroom Academy we offer the finest in Club Dancing lessons. We will teach you the latest dances and moves to either get you ready to go out to the clubs or fine tune your experience. Whether you want to learn Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Zouk, West Coast Swing or Kizomba, our instructors will get you to where you want to go.
Private Lessons - Performances
Have you ever wished that you could perform like "Dancing With The Stars"? Here at the National Ballroom Academy, we can make your dreams come true. Your instructor becomes your partner and will choreograph a dance based on the song that you choose. Routines like this take time, patience and are a lot of fun. In the end you'll be able to perform it in front of your friends at one of our many showcase or spotlight nights.
Private Lessons - Wedding Choreography
If you are preparing for marriage or know some one who is, one of the standard rituals is the first dance. If you don't want to get up on the floor and just sway, we will help you dance down the aisle. We will give you an entrance/exit, help you choose the song and give you some patterns that match your personalities and dance knowledge. Generally 5 private lessons is adequate however the more time you put into it, the better you will be. This is also a perfect gift for bridal showers.
Private Lessons - Special Events
If you have a special event coming up and need to learn or brush up on your dancing, we will work with you to achieve your goals. The lessons could be one on one or in a group and we will work around your schedule.
Private Lessons - Special Concerns
Do you have a desire for lessons but feel you need privacy because of a special situation? We are happy to accommodate as we have a smaller ballroom for privacy. This is not for people that are shy. Part of learning to dance is overcoming that awkwardness. This is for those that may face other challenges.
Group Classes Social – Drop In
Every Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 we offer a group class designed for both newcomers and advanced. These are open to the public. No partner is required and we usually have an equal number of leaders and followers. There is always one main instructor and at least a couple of others to help if you’re having difficulty. The lessons are always upbeat and taught in such a way that all levels of dancers will be able to benefit from them as well as socially mixing and making new friends. Saturdays the doors open at 7:00 for a meet and greet. Some snacks and beverages are provided as well as a chance to meet others who are joining the class. If you like, at 8:30 on Fridays and Saturdays, we run a dance where we play all the different Ballroom/Latin songs and this is where you can use your skills to move around the floor with everything that you’ve learnt. The evenings are only $10 and they run until 10:00. You can check our calendar for what dance is being taught.
Group Classes Social - Progressive
These classes run for either 6 weeks or 10 weeks depending on the dance and time of year and cost $15 - $18/class. If you wish to do drop in its $20 to join in, we do need to know in advance to make sure we have an even amount of leaders and followers. You can find our schedule on our calendar.
Group Classes - International
These classes run for either 6 weeks or 10 weeks depending on the dance and time of year and cost $15 - $18/class. We always make sure we have a fairly equal amount of leaders and followers and do not encourage Drop In. You can find our schedule on our calendar.
Group classes - Performance
Check the schedule and join in on one of our performance groups. Choreographed by one of our expert instructors the routine will be based on the talent level and desire of the group. These can then be performed at one of our spotlight/social events.
Group Classes - Competitive
Currently at 7:00 on Thursday evenings we offer a Latin Technique class with Mark Shpuntov as your instructor. Well versed as a competitor, Mark will break down the basics of Latin Movement and use his vast knowledge to enhance your dancing. No partner is required as this is strictly technique. It’s $15 drop In. It's important to note that these classes in themselves will not be enough for you to achieve your goals but are designed as an adjunct to your private lessons.
Group Classes - With Your Friends
Do you have a group of friends that want to come in and learn with each other? This can be easily arranged as long as you can coordinate the times with others. We will teach you whatever it is you want to learn and the courses would run anywhere from 6-10 weeks
Group Classes - Kids
At 2 different levels, we offer classes for children/teens. Have you ever said to yourself you should have started earlier? Here's the chance to give your children (or children you know) the opportunity. Being taught International Style right form the start will enhance your children and give them skills needed to enhance the rest of their lives.
Teacher Training Programs
From time to time due to expansion the National Ballroom Academy will run Teacher Training Programs. We will give you all the skills required to make this a life changing and fulfilling career. This class would also beneifit those interested in perhaps being a dance host on a cruise ship or teaching at a community center. Following the Dvida Syllabus, you will learn both the male and female parts and be able to articulate them. Learning to teach dance is one of the most rewarding careers you could choose as you will influence and enhance those people you work with in ways you can't imagine. If you or someone you know would love to do this,Email firstname.lastname@example.org and express your interest.
Dance Parties for All
Regardless of style and agenda, we offer a chance for people to come out and dance with others. These parties start at 8:30 and are open to the public and are strictly drop in. Saturdays the doors open at 7:00 for a meet and greet followed by a drop in group class. Every Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 we offer a group class designed for both newcomers and advanced. No partner is required and we usually have an equal number of leaders and followers. There is always one main instructor and at least a couple of others to help if you’re having difficulty. The lessons are always upbeat and taught in such a way that all levels of dancers will be able to benefit from them as well as socially mixing and making new friends. Some snacks and beverages are provided as well as a chance to meet others who are joining the class. At 8:30 the dancing begins. We play all the different Ballroom/Latin songs and this is where you can use your skills to move around the floor with everything that you’ve learnt. These evenings are only $10 and they run until 10:00. You can check our calendar for what dance is being taught and are open to the public.
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