About 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. Learn to dance in a friendly atmosphere, where staff and students alike are eager to help.
A Comprehensive System:
Areté Dance Center takes pride in our unique and comprehensive system to turn anyone into a dancer, step-by-step. Inspired by the teachings of Walter Laird and Ray Rivers and our own coaches, Dima and Olga Sukachov, we'll guide you from our Introduction to Ballroom series up to Level 1, Level 2, and beyond through the fundamental building blocks of dance technique and musicality. Whether you want to dance socially or competitively, the system is the same.
We have a clean and beautiful facility located in the Bay Area in Los Altos, a convenient drive from Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose, and beyond. We love our in-studio community! Beyond our level-based group classes, we offer many opportunities for our community to come together and dance: from our Friday night social parties with a different theme every week, to weekly rounds where students can practice all they've learned to competition-style music, and more.
Because of our systematic and intuitive approach to teaching ballroom dance to people of all experience levels, we are uniquely positioned to offer a complete online education as well.
We teach Waltz, Tango, Cha-Cha, Jive and more in our ballroom dance program.
The genre of ballroom dance is unique, as it is the only form of dance which contains true lead and follow between two people.
Our adult ballet classes teach a variety of different styles, from classical to contemporary ballet, with a focus on technique, choreography, and musicality. This class is good for all levels, even those who have never taken ballet before.