Welcome to Areté Dance Center

We offer artistic, thorough dance instruction for adults who aim for excellence. From beginning ballroom dance lessons to adult ballet and bollywood dance lessons, 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
    Learn and develop skills in ballroom dancing. Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Rumba, Tango 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, competitions and demonstration opportunities offer a chance for you to create and reveal your ballroom dancing.
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  • Adult Ballet
    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 and events allow for creative inspiration and expression.
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  • Adult Jazz Dance
    We teach a completely unique style of jazz, blending classic methods such as Luigi and Fosse styles with African dance and other influences to create a new type of jazz dance that is known as the Areté style. The heart of Areté lies in this genre of dance. One of our many showcases will give you the opportunity to perform choreography in this never-before-seen genre and reveal your own interpretation.
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  • Adult Bollywood Dance
    Bollywood dance is dancing in the style of Indian films, which combines belly dance, Indian folk dancing, western popular and jazz dance. Each of the bollywood dance classes we teach has warm ups and routines done to music from the latest Hindi films. Develop your coordination and rhythm while dancing to some of the best music on earth, then take the skills you’ve learned from the studio to the stage.
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Areté Dance Center:  Learn dance, practice skills, create concepts, reveal beauty.

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