Step Up Your Game At Studio 22.
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This week, we got into the swing of things at Studio 22.
Fast Facts on Studio 22.
• Degree of Difficulty Scale For Beginners: 3 out of 10.
• Calories Burned in 90 Minutes: 330.
• Muscle Soreness After The Fact: 1 out of 10.
• Location: 14902 Preston Road, Suite 400 Dallas, TX 75254.
• Classes Offered: Latin, Ballroom, Swing, Salsa, Argentine Tango, and Country Western. Adult and Youth classes are available.
• Introductory Offer: $20 for your first class.
• Price: $59/month, six class pack for $90, Personal practice is $12/hour, Saturday night parties for $10/person.
Need to brush up on your dance skills before heading out to the club this weekend? Well you might want to stop into Studio 22 for their wide variety of partnered dance classes to learn a thing or two.
Studio 22 is a versatile ballroom and social dance club designed to help the beginners, and the competitors, become their very best at whichever style dance fancies them.
With thirteen of the most experienced and professional dance instructors on staff, it's hard to not have an informative experience in whichever style you choose.
The studios owners, Sergey Korshunov and Michelle Hafle are ranked three-time U.S. and British Professional Rising Star Latin Finalists and have been featured on the popular TV show, Dancing With The Stars. Together they wanted to open a studio that not only has high-caliber dancers as the instructors, but dancers that are just as good at teaching a beginner as they are winning competitions.
Our instructor for Bachata Level 1, Adrienne Leeks, started off as a student at Studio 22 only five years ago. After three years of hard work, she joined the incredibly talented instructors that make up this highly qualified team.
“The instruction you'll get here is incredible,” Leeks says. “I think that makes a huge difference because you have people who are really knowledgeable about their art and can translate that information to their students really well.”
This program is for anyone looking to learn a step or two and unknowingly burn calories as you do so. Dancing is a fantastic cardiovascular exercise that keeps you energized, confident, healthy, and fit.
Each class begins by learning the names of each step at a slow pace to guarantee that everyone is on the same page. After you're warmed up is when you begin learning the moves with a partner.
Short combinations are taught within each 90-minute class. Throughout the process of learning the steps, your partner will rotate every few minutes in order to, literally, keep you on your toes.
If dancing with strangers isn't for you, Studio 22 also offers date night options on weekends for a fun and comfortable alternative where you stick with the dance partner you bring. This class is a way for students to stay practicing while they have a bit of fun with someone special. Weekend parties are always BYOB (except for red wine) so come out, loosen up, and do your thing.
Personal training is also an option for those looking to move into a competitive level of partner dance. Private instruction isn't just available to competitors though; it's also available to couples with a wedding in their future that might want to brush up before their first dance.
Overall, I'll give Studio 22 a B.
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• Exhale Spa: A+.
• Flywheel: A.
• KravMaga DFW: A.
• Indo Row at Crowbar Cardio: A-.
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• Pole Class at Vertical Fitness: B.
• Bikram Yoga Dallas: B.
• East Dallas CrossFit: B-.
• City Surf Fitness: B-.
• The Gym of Social Mechanics: B-.
• El Centro Tai Chi: C.
• White Rock Paddle Co.: C.