Ballroom Dance Classes

Ballroom dancing for holiday parties

ūüēļūüíÉ Get ready to dance your way into the holiday season with our special Holiday Prep dance class series!

Join us every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., starting October 4th, for a fantastic 4-week series with our dynamic duo, Deborah and Rene! ūüĆü

ūüé∂ In this class, you’ll learn to dance while mastering the fundamental dance steps of various styles, including the elegant waltz, smooth foxtrot, energetic swing, passionate rumba, and even some freestyle dancing!

Space is limited, so reserve your spot now, and let’s dance our way into a joyful holiday season together! ūüéČ

Sign up today and step onto the dance floor with confidence and style!

4-week Holiday Prep Series for Only $50
Wednesdays at 7:00 pm starting Wednesday, October 4th
This class is for dancers of all levels. No partner or experience is necessary.

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International Ballroom Classes

In our our International Ballroom Dance classes you’ll learn the fundamentals of the classic international ballroom dances, each with its own unique charm and character. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced dancer, our professional ballroom dance instructors will guide you through the intricate steps and graceful movements that define International Ballroom dance.

  • Waltz:¬†Experience the grace and fluidity of the Waltz. This timeless dance style is known for its sweeping, graceful movements and beautiful rise-and-fall motion, perfect for expressing the tender moments of love and connection.
  • Tango:¬†Get ready to embrace the passion and intensity of the Argentine Tango. With its dramatic staccato movements and close connection between partners, this dance exudes sensuality and raw emotion.
  • Viennese Waltz:¬†Step back in time with the Viennese Waltz, a faster-paced variation of the traditional Waltz. Feel the exhilaration of whirling around the dance floor in a series of graceful turns and rotations.
  • Foxtrot:¬†Discover the smooth and sophisticated Foxtrot. This dance combines elements of swing and waltz to create a flowing, rhythmic style that’s perfect for dancing to classic standards.
  • Quickstep:¬†Let loose with the lively and energetic Quickstep. This fast-paced dance features quick footwork and playful movements, making it a joyous and exhilarating experience.

Whether you’re looking to try something new, improve your dancing skills, or simply enjoy the beauty of movement, our International Ballroom Dance classes offer an enriching experience that caters to all levels of dancers. Join us for a journey through these captivating dances and discover the joy of expressing yourself through the art of International Ballroom dance.

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International Latin Dance Classes LA

Immerse yourself in the passionate rhythms, fiery footwork, and sensual movements of Latin dance. In our International Latin Ballroom Dance classes you’ll delve into the world of International Latin Ballroom, exploring dances that ignite the spirit and captivate the soul. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned dancer, our expert instructors will lead you through these electrifying dances, allowing you to express your inner fire and grace on the dance floor.

  • Cha-Cha:¬†Feel the heat and groove to the infectious rhythms of the Cha-Cha. This dance is characterized by its lively syncopated steps, playful movements, and vibrant Latin flair, making it a favorite for social dancing.
  • Rumba:¬†Embark on a journey of intimacy and sensuality with the Rumba. Known for its slow and romantic movements, the Rumba encourages deep connections between partners, creating a passionate and mesmerizing dance experience.
  • Samba:¬†Join the carnival spirit with the Samba, a Brazilian dance that bursts with energy. You’ll master the art of hip-shaking moves, lively rhythms, and vibrant footwork, transporting yourself to the heart of Rio’s festivities.
  • Paso Doble:¬†Experience the drama and excitement of the Paso Doble, inspired by the intensity of a Spanish bullfight. This dance captures the bravery, flair, and precision of a matador’s performance.
  • Jive:¬†Get ready to swing and jump with the lively Jive. This energetic and joyful dance is characterized by quick footwork, high-energy kicks, and a sense of exuberance that will have you smiling and tapping your feet throughout the dance.

Whether you’re looking to have some fun, improve your dancing, or simply revel in the fiery world of Latin dance, our International Latin Ballroom Dance classes offer an exhilarating and immersive experience for dancers of all levels. Join us for a journey through these captivating dances and discover the exhilaration of expressing your passion through the art of International Latin Ballroom dancing.

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American Smooth Ballroom Dance Classes

Welcome to our American Smooth Ballroom Dance classes! Step into the enchanting world of graceful movements and classic romance as you explore the art of American Smooth Ballroom dancing. In these classes, you’ll learn the fundamentals of the classic American smooth ballroom dances, each with its own unique charm and character. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced dancer, our expert instructors will guide you through the intricate steps and elegant movements that define American Smooth Ballroom dance.

  • Waltz:¬†Experience the grace and fluidity of the Waltz. This timeless dance style is known for its sweeping, graceful movements and beautiful rise-and-fall motion, perfect for expressing the tender moments of love and connection.
  • Foxtrot:¬†Discover the smooth and sophisticated Foxtrot. This dance combines elements of swing and waltz to create a flowing, rhythmic style that’s perfect for dancing to classic standards.
  • Tango:¬†Get ready to embrace the passion and intensity of the American Tango. With its dramatic staccato movements and close connection between partners, this dance exudes sensuality and raw emotion.
  • Viennese Waltz:¬†Step back in time with the Viennese Waltz, a faster-paced variation of the traditional Waltz. Feel the exhilaration of whirling around the dance floor in a series of graceful turns and rotations.

Whether you’re looking to have fun, improve your dancing skills or simply enjoy the beauty of movement, our American Smooth Ballroom Dance classes offers a diverse and enriching experience that caters to all levels of dancers.¬†

Level 1 Ballroom – Marina Del Rey

Level 1 Ballroom – Marina Del Rey

Level 2 Ballroom – Marina Del Rey

Looking for the best ballroom dance classes in LA?
You have come to the right place!

By Your Side Dance Studio provides fun and enjoyable ballroom dance classes and private lessons classes that improve your dancing and make you look great on the dance floor!

From the moment you walk inside By Your Side Dance Studio, you will realize why we have the best ballroom dance lessons in Los Angeles. From our Beginner levels to Advanced ballroom dancing workshops, we set the standard of excellence for ballroom dance classes in Los Angeles. Come on in, meet new people and have fun at one of our popular dance classes at the best ballroom dance studio in Los Angeles!

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For Only $60

Private dance lessons with a professional dance instructor is the best way to learn to dance.

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Meet people and have fun dancing. No partner or prior dance experience is necessary.

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Take a lesson and find out why By Your Side Dance Studio is the friendliest dance studio and the best ballroom dance studio in Los Angeles featuring a complete series of International, Latin, and American ballroom dance lessons, exclusive dance workshops, and medal examinations for ballroom dancers of all levels.

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Ballroom Dance Lessons For Competitions

We also offer private ballroom dance lessons with many of our ballroom dance students having won top dance awards in many major ballroom dance competitions. No matter your level of ballroom dance, our friendly, patient and experienced ballroom dance instructors can help you improve your ballroom dance skills and have fun in the process.

 

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The Ballroom Dance Medal System

The Medal System is designed for students who want to be well-rounded social ballroom dancers or competitive ballroom dancers.¬†The Medal System is an organized system of syllabus figures used worldwide to keep track of your ballroom dance¬†progress. Syllabus figures, or “school figures,” as they are sometimes called are small patterns of steps¬†that embody the primary elements of ballroom dance. These figures, or patterns, are split into three escalating levels of difficulty designated as “bronze,” “silver” or “gold” levels. This is to enable the student to master each level before moving up to the challenge of the next, more difficult level. Diligent study and practice of these elements at each level will produce a capable, well-rounded social or competitive ballroom dancer.

The Bronze Medal Program is designed for the ballroom dance student who wants to become a Good Social Dancer. A Bronze ballroom dancer is considered to be fun to dance with and a good dancer in all the popular social dance styles. Bronze dancers have a nice dance style and are able to dance with confidence at any dance occasion.

The Silver Medal Program is designed for the ballroom dance student who wishes to become and Advanced Social Dancer. Silver ballroom dancers are set apart by their style and versatility on the dance floor in all dance styles. These dancers are sought after on the dance floor.

The Gold Medal Program is designed for the student who wishes to become an Excellent Ballroom Dancer. Gold Medal ballroom dancers have a complete and thorough knowledge of all the ballroom dance styles giving them complete confidence on the dance floor. Advanced style and poise sets Gold Standard Ballroom Dancers apart from the rest.