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Let's Dance Studio

Ballroom Dancing
in the
Heart of the City!

American-style Ballroom, Latin & Swing


SATURDAY NIGHT DANCING
          ....in the Heart of the City

All social dancers are welcome to join us at our Saturday night ballroom dance parties. With a relaxed and fun atmosphere our Saturday night dance parties are ideal to mix and mingle, to learn and share dance moves and to experience dancing with partners of all levels.

Whether an avid social dancer or a total beginner, if you're looking for ballroom dancing on Saturday nights in downtown Vancouver then Let's Dance Studio's Saturday Night Dance Parties are for you.

SATURDAY GROUP LESSONS
All are welcome to drop-in or prepay for the 6 lesson programs for discounted pricing. The group lessons focus on one dance style for six weeks and are ideal for new dancers as well as good reviews for the experienced.

CURRENT 6 WEEK GROUP LESSON: "SAMBA" 
April 13th - May 18th 2019

Every Saturday Night
8:15pm – 9:10pm Group Lesson $15 
9:15pm – 11:45pm Ballroom Dance Party $10
Lesson and Party $20

Your First Party is FREE!
(All ages. Alcohol-free)

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DANCE LESSONS

American-style Ballroom

With a focus on fun, efficient, professional lessons, Let's Dance Studio has made American-style ballroom dancing accessible to all since 1979.

“No other ballroom dance school offers this quality of instruction at this price.”

FIRST PRIVATE FREE!
Let's Dance Studio offers all new students a complimentary private lesson.

To arrange private, couples, or wedding dance lessons call 604-683-2300 or email letsdancevan19@gmail.com. We will get back to you right away.
 

The 9 Dance Styles of American Ballroom

The dances you will learn at Let's Dance Studio

  1. FOXTROT – Get Acquainted/First Impression Dance - The Foxtrot is a smooth, progressive dance characterized by long, flowing movements across the dance floor - think of the classic dancing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Composed of fairly simple walking steps and side steps, the Foxtrot is easy to learn and lots of fun to dance.
  2. WALTZ - The Mother of All Dances - Waltz develops balance and control. The basic Waltz steps are the foundation patterns used in most ballroom dances. Correct posture, rise and fall, and flowing movements should be stressed to achieve good styling.
  3. TANGO – The Dancer’s Dance - In order to achieve the distinct style of the Tango, it is important to develop controlled staccato footwork with fluid, graceful movements. The unique rhythm of the music is great training for timing and phrasing, which develops as a dancer becomes more proficient.
  4. SWING - American Fun Dance - The Swing is a spot dance with a carefree relaxed style and thus is a dance easily mastered. The various speeds of music are excellent training for quick footwork and good leading and following which will add comfort and ease in most other rhythm dances.
  5. RUMBA - Latin Foundation Dance - Rumba is a prerequisite for good Latin Dancing as Cuban Motion is essential in almost all Latin dances. Rumba turn and breaks are used by dancers everywhere and provide an interesting variety suited to a limited space.
  6. CHA-CHA - Latin Fun Dance - Cha-Cha adds sureness and poise through its syncopated steps and many open movements while putting life and fun in your dancing with a spirited combination of Cuban Motion and a happy rhythm.
  7. MAMBO - Latin Rhythm Dance - Mambo is a fusion of Cuban and American dancing and music. It has a stirring Afro-Cuban beat with a melodic wedding of the Swing and Rumba music. Mambo is an exciting dance which allows you to develop your own feeling and expression.
  8. MERENGUE – The Party Dance - Merengue develops Cuban Motion and the ability to adapt to any partner. It is the only Latin dance which combines one-step timing with Cuban Motion and therefore is a help to all Latin dances. The mach beat sharpens timing and co-ordination.
  9. SAMBA - The Brazilian Waltz - Samba improves the flexibility of the body and helps achieve easy movement and lightness. The Samba rolling action teaches the body to be supple. To move lightly, quickly and smoothly with effort takes study but only at the start.


About Kathy Bradley

Founder and Head Instructor 
Let's Dance Studio, Vancouver

Kathy Bradley founded Let’s Dance Studio in Vancouver on May 15, 1979 and has been operating the dance school out of its current location on Granville Street since 1990.

Starting her dancing career at Arthur Murray’s Dance Studio in Winnipeg, after moving to Vancouver, Kathy was encouraged to open her own ballroom dancing school and give the people of Vancouver a new place to learn how to dance, meet new friends and have fun.

Since opening day May 1979, many students of Let's Dance Studio danced competitively in Canada and the United States, and some came away with top results, but most of the hundred of students learned to dance merely for the joy it brings to their lives.

"Dancing is my life - the shear joy of expressing yourself with graceful, elegant movement, truly connecting with your partner while enjoying the best music of today and times gone by.

Dancing is romancing! Until Chubby Checker's 'The Twist' came out, everybody knew how to social dance, and more often than not it was on a dance floor you found your future true love. After the Twist we never held each other while dancing again.  

At Let's Dance Studio we teach ballroom in a more relaxed casual style than other formal competitive schools. Our goal is to make ballroom dancing accessible, easy and fun for people of all ages and skill levels. Let us share with you the beauty and joy of ballroom dancing.
                                                   Kathy Bradley

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Our Beautiful Ballroom

“A hidden treasure, the Let's Dance Studio ballroom offers a secluded, peaceful world of grace and style, right in the middle of Vancouver's downtown entertainment district.”                                                    The Georgia Straight

Let's Dance Studio has been operating at 927 Granville Street since 1990. The room is a full-sized 2,800 sq ft, fully mirrored classic wooden ballroom dance floor.

The ballroom includes two dedicated washrooms, a change room, a full fridge, a DJ station, cash bar, and lounge area with piano.

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Rent our Ballroom

Whether for classes, parties or events, you can rent our beautiful ballroom at very reasonable rates.

Please call us at 604-683-2300 or email us at letsdancevan19@gmail.com to inquire.

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The Music Makes It!

Our Saturday Night DJ Sharon puts heart and soul into building the evening play lists. With less restrictions than other schools, Let's Dance Saturday Night Parties feature an inspired and eclectic selection of music included long lost gems of the past century of music as well as contemporary hits if they have the right beat.

Click the links below to hear samples ofthe kind of great music we select for each dance style.                      <coming soon>

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Address

Let's Dance Studio
2nd Floor - 927 Granville Street
Vancouver BC V6Z 1L3