African Caribbean Dance Theater: nonprofit for youth and adults. ACDT offers year-round classes, workshops and performances, along with an annual conference called the Florida African Dance Festival.
The Argentine Tango Society of Tallahassee: nonprofit educational organization.
The Azucar! Dance Company: nonprofit student organization at FSU. Promotes the beauty and richness of latin culture.
Cheer Company 2615 Capital Circle NE Teaches Breaking/Hip Hop Technique classes. Thursday 6:30 - 7:45 adults, Friday Youth.
Dance Electric Dance Academy: Lessons in ballet, pointe, hip-hop, contemporary, etc. Ages 2 to adult.
2957-1 Capital Park Circle 850-322-2360 www.danceelectric. net
FSU Ballroom Dance Club: Learn ballroom, popular and Latin dances. classes are usually Sunday nights in the FSU Union Ballrooms, Student Services Bldg., room 203. Don't need a partner, wear comfortable attire.
FSU Deparatment of Dance:a degree granting program.
[email protected], 850-644-4425
In Step Studio, Inc.: Multicultural studio featuing dance, music and costuming.
2609 Glover Road
Killearn Kids Dance Troupe: classes/performance in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical and theater. 2982 Killearn Pointe Court 850-668-1162 www.killearnkids.com
Mau'oli'oli Dancers/Troupe Arabesque: Classes in Middle Easter belly dance, flamenco, Hawaiian, etc. 850-421-5151 www.instepsturio.com
Pas de Vie Ballet: Non-profit dance company offering classes and summer program in ballet, lyrical, tap, jazz for all ages. Company performs classical and contemporary performances. 850-290-2247 www.pasdevieballet.com
Performing Arts Center of Tallahassee: Uses American Ballet Theatre's National Training Curriculum. Classes for all ages. 2208 North Point Blve. 850-562-1430 www.pactdance.com
Southern Academy of Ballet Arts: Offers classes in ballet , tap, creative movement. 1704-C Capital Circle, NE
Studio D: Latin dance classes, hip hop, ballet, and line dancing 1105 Apalachee Parkway Unit B 850-224-0076
Tallahassee Ballet Company: nonprofit offering quality productions of classical and contemporary works.
Tallahassee Community Friends of Old TIme Dance: nonprofit, studies traditional and historic dance, music, and song. Tallahassee Senior Center, 850-878-6280 www.tallydancer.com
Tallahassee Irish Step Dancers: Sponsored by Killearn Performing Arts. 850-443-7512
Tallahassee Senior Center Dance Classes: Check the online calendar at Tallahassee.com for classes. 850-891-4000
USA Ballroom Dance Association: promotes ballroom dancing to either a DJ or live band. DJ dances $8 for members, $12 for non-members. Live band dances: $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. Dances held third Saturday, 7:30 - 10:30 pm, Tallahassee Senior center. Check online calendar at Tallahassee. com for schedule.
Women's Bellydance Center:: Oriental dance sstudio, 1541 Monroe St. www.thewbcenter.com 850-590-8387
WTNT Rug Cutters: Country Western and swing dance, classes 6:30 pm, Wednesdays, American Legion Hall, Lake Ella.
And, for those of you looking for a place to dance, where no partner is needed, check out the American Legion monthly schedule. The American Legion Hall, located at Lake Ella, has a wooden dance floor and has Monday evening classes in Ballroom dancing, along with instructions before the DJ starts. Tuesday evenings features the Tallahassee Swing Band, while the first Thursday features Jam Blues, where you can bring your instrument and sit in. The calendar is posted at the hall, on the front door, and copies are available. Most dance nights cost $6, and well drinks are available.
Another fun venue is the montly dances at Market Square off Timberlane Road. Meet at the Pavilion, on the first Sunday on the month from 2 to 4 pm.. These swing dances are hosted by Gogdos, Lofty Pursuits and the FSU Swing Club along with Infinite Illusions.. Check 850-521-0091 for further information.
Twice a year the Knott House Museum sponsors Swing Dancing in the Streets with the Tallahassee Swing Band. Park Ave. in front of the museum is barricaded off, and folks are invited to dance in the street, on the sidewalks, or on the grass. Check the web page or the local Limeliight for the exact days.
The Tallahassee Senior Center has a full schedule of various dances available. Most dances within the Ballroom Dance category are held from 7:30 - 10:30 pm. Dance lessons are provided at 6:30 pm. These are DJ dances, held on Saturdays..
Contra Dance, the Tallahassee Community Friends of Old Time Dance, take over the auditorium on the 2nd and 4th Fridays at 7:30 pm. Jigs and reels and all kinds of fun. The moves are similar to square dance with caller instructing each dance before the music begins. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes. No partner necessary.
Other funtastic dance groups available are Beginning Line Dance on Mondays at 5:15 pm, and/or Thursdays at 12:30 pm The Capital Twirlers Square Dance group takes over on Mondays at 7:30 pm, with lessons available at 7 pm. The Capital Round Dancers have Tuesdays at 6:30 pm. and Dancing For Fun is on Fridays at 2 pm. Beginning Ballroom and Swing Lessons are on Fridays at 5:30 pm.
For further information, 850-891-4000, or visit www.talgov.com/seniors. Find and "Like" us at Facebook.com/TallahasseeSeniorCenter. For the Leon County Senior Outreach and the LCSO Gazette, visit www.leoncountyfl.gov/home/departments/senioroutreach, or phone 850-891-4065