Welcome to Areté Dance Center

We offer artistic, thorough dance instruction for adults who aim for excellence.  From our beginning ballroom dance lessons to our adult ballet classes we create strong movement skills and nurture the creative element in each person we work with.  Our purpose is to provide an environment where dancers can learn and practice, then create and reveal their work in whatever forum they choose.  No matter what your age or ability, we welcome you to discover the dancer within.

Learn, Practice, Create, Reveal

  • Ballroom Dance Classes
    Learn and develop skills in ballroom dancing. Waltz, Tango, Rumba, Jive and more are offered in our ballroom dance program.  Ballroom and Latin dance technique, characterization, timing, posture and partnering are the focus.  Regular ballroom dance shows and demonstration opportunities offer a chance for you to create and reveal your ballroom dancing.
    Click here for our calendar including the Intro to Ballroom Series Class.
  • Adult Ballet Classes
    Discover the fundamentals of classical ballet in a rigorous yet understanding environment. Learn not only the physical ballet steps, but the theory and words behind the movements and positions. Take the first steps towards becoming stronger, more coordinated, graceful and beautiful while challenging yourself to do more than you thought you could.  Frequent opportunities to perform in our shows allow for creative inspiration and expression.
    Click here for our calendar including Adult Ballet Classes.
  • Adult Jazz and Bollywood Dance
    We teach a completely unique style of jazz, blending classic methods such as the Luigi style with African dance and other influences to create a new Areté style.           Bollywood dance is dancing in the style of Indian films, which combines belly dance, Indian folk dance, western popular and jazz dance.                                                 We teach periodic jazz and bollywood dance workshops to supplement your learning experience.  Develop your coordination and rhythm while discovering something new. Click here for upcoming Jazz and Bollywood workshops.

Areté Dance Center:  Learn dance, practice skills, create concepts, reveal beauty.

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