Adult Latin And Ballroom Dance Lessons

We offer artistic, thorough dance instruction for adults who aim for excellence. In our adult ballroom dancing classes, our instructors teach a variety of both ballroom and Latin dances including Salsa, BachataSwing, Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz, Cha Cha, Jive, Samba, Rumba, and Paso Doble. We focus on the unique technique of each dance style.

The genre of ballroom dance is unique, as it is the only form of dance which contains a true lead and follow relationship between two individuals. Because of that, ballroom and Latin dance are taught in a combination of formats including adult group classes as well as both private individual and couples dance lessons. Learn to dance in a friendly atmosphere, where staff and students alike are eager to help.

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 through the fundamental building blocks of dance technique and musicality. Whether you want to dance socially or competitively, the system is the same. All experience levels are welcome!

All group ballroom dancing classes and private lessons are taught in our dance studio located in Los Altos, so that it's convenient for students located in Los Altos Hills, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Redwood City, Atherton, and San Jose.

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Getting Started with Ballroom Dance

New ballroom dance students at all experience levels must register for the Intro to Ballroom Series. This dance class addresses the vital theory of how to learn ballroom dance and puts everyone on the same page so that classes may move forward evenly. Intro is taken as a “series” of 4 once-weekly classes that build on each other.

Private Ballroom Dance Lessons

Private ballroom dance lessons are one-on-one sessions between an instructor and either a single dance student or a couple. One to two dance lessons per week are recommended to make sure students progress smoothly. Learning through private dance lessons is essential and increases a student’s rate of learning by at least FIVE times!

Club Dancing - Salsa, Swing, and More!

Our professional dance instructors are available to teach private lessons in many popular club dance styles. Learn how to dance at a salsa club, swing dance on a cruise, social dance with confidence at a wedding, and more. Your lessons will be customized to your skill level, learning style, and dance goals.

Ballroom Dance Competitions & Showcases

Our teachers can help you prepare for performances and competitions. Competing is a great way to show off the skills you've learned and test yourself against other dancers. We also have annual showcases for all levels of students to perform for their friends, family, and peers - just like Dancing with the Stars!

Sign Up For Private Lessons

New students can enjoy a discounted private lesson to try our studio! (45 minutes) - No partner needed; no prior experience needed.

Once we receive payment, one of our instructors will reach out to schedule your lesson.

Cost:  $60

(Normally $105 - save $45!)