Laurels
Best Dance Teachers
in Philadelphia
2017

Why These Dance Teachers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored dance teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best dance teachers in Philadelphia, PA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Art in Motion Dance Academy

Art in Motion Dance Academy (AIM) is a professional dance studio in Philadelphia. The academy’s instructors and students have won over 50 medals at the World Salsa Summit since 2013. Several World Championship titles are held by AIM dance instructors. The dance academy offers group classes that last for two months and boot camp programs where participants learn four weeks’ worth of material in only 90 minutes. Students can learn dance styles such as salsa, Dominican bachata, Latin hustle, cha-cha, and spin techniques with male and female styling. Children from ages 6 to 10 can attend the Art in Motion kids' salsa class where children learn the fundamentals of salsa and choreography. At the end of the course, young participants showcase the learned skills in a performance for friends and family. AIM also offers singles and couples private lessons. Every month, Art in Motion Dance Academy hosts a studio party where students, family, and friends can practice their skills on the dance floor.

Philadelphia, PA(267) 519-2663

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Ballroom Philadelphia

Ballroom Philadelphia is a dance academy that offers Latin and wedding dance lessons for beginners. They provide fun and low-pressure dance lessons for people that think they have two left feet. Customers say that Ballroom Philadelphia is “highly recommended” and their classes are “extremely fun, low pressure and approachable.” Happy students rave about instructors that “are awesome” and that “not only know the dance, but they’re great at teaching.” Students have said that Ballroom Philadelphia is “the best place to get dance classes” in Philadelphia. Students may enroll in classes with a partner or as an individual, and new students can use a gift certificate to receive one private lesson that lasts 40 minutes. Group classes are 40 minutes long and cost $15 per person. Ballroom Philadelphia’s instructors have worked for Kun-Yang Lin Dancers and have taught dance at Indiana University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia, PA(267) 712-9522

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Brasil's

Brasil’s is a salsa nightclub that offers party, group, and private dance lessons in Philadelphia. The club is known as the “premier salsa club of its time” offering multi-cultural dance lessons. Brasil’s partners with La Luna, Estilo, and Art in Motion dance studios. Professional instructors from these dance studios give group and private lessons at the nightclub. Group lessons can be taken by three to 15 people and are a perfect idea for a private party. Included with each lesson are three passes to the nightclub and access to the bar for drinks. Private lessons are personalized to help individuals or couples gain experience and confidence while dancing. Each personal lesson includes one pass to the nightclub as well as access to the bar for drinks. Brasil’s also offers free salsa lessons on select nights and participants only have to pay a cover to enter the club.

Philadelphia, PA(215) 432-0031

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Dance Partners Dance Studio

Dance Partners Dance Studio offers dance lessons with certified and experienced dance instructors in Philadelphia. They have close to 20 years of experience teaching beginners, intermediate and advanced level dancers in a friendly and informal atmosphere. They offer group and individual lessons as well as dance parties. The academy teaches Fox Trot, Tango, Waltz, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Swing, and Salsa. Dance Partners Dance Studio offers group classes that last one hour and individual lessons are also available. Students can ask to learn dances that are not listed on the dance academy’s schedule, and couples can sign up for wedding dance lessons. The academy’s choreographers help the couple create a personalized first dance for that special day. Dance Partners Dance Studio also offers two-hour dance parties where the lessons include food, beverages, snacks, and dessert.

Philadelphia, PA(215) 725-0511

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Living Arts Dance Studios

Living Arts Dance Studios offers professional dance training and fitness programs in Philadelphia. They provide dance classes and programs for students of all ages. The program includes adult dancing, fitness, and youth dance classes. Adult dance classes include ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and African dance, while youth dance classes include ballet, hip-hop, tumbling, tap, modern creative movement, and musical theater classes. Living Arts Dance Studios accepts students from ages two and half years of age and up. The academy’s instructors also conduct on-location dance classes in daycare centers, facilities, offices, and schools for students 12 months old and up. They offer a summer camp program where young ones can learn the principles of dance, swim, do crafts, go on trips, and perform on stage at Hershey Park. Living Arts Dance Studios fits students with shoes at discount prices, or the students take the class in their socks to reduce costs. The dance academy also offers personal training and private wedding dance lessons.

Philadelphia, PA(888) 257-9991

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Society Hill Dance Academy

Society Hill Dance Academy is a studio in Philadelphia that has been teaching dance since 2002. The academy offers private lessons and group classes for dancers of all levels. They teach students how to dance Salsa, Mambo, Hustle, Merengue, Rumba, Jive, Charleston, Bop, and many other dance styles. They also help couples get ready for their big day using a three-point training system that helps the bride and groom gain confidence for that first dance. In 2015, the Society Hill Dance Academy won the Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award. They offer a Saturday night package where a group of friends can party while learning a new dance style. The instructors are dance professionals that have worked with the Ballet Theatre of Lancaster, Dance Vision International Association, and the National Dance Council of America.

Philadelphia, PA(215) 574-3574

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The Philadelphia Dance Academy

The Philadelphia Dance Academy won the 2015 and 2016 Philadelphia Family Love Award for best dance school. They focus on providing professional dance training in a positive environment. The academy uses the American Ballet Theater National Training Curriculum that teaches quality artistic training and also looks after the dancer’s health. They are home to The Philadelphia Youth Ballet that helps young dancers develop professional dance abilities and build confidence. The Philadelphia Dance Academy offers ballet programs for early childhood dancers, primary school-aged dancers, and pre-professional dancers. They also provide a boys scholarship program and other programs such as theater and contemporary dance, adult or teen recreational classes, and Pilates. The Philadelphia Dance Academy offers a summer dance program in which beginning students can attend dance day camp for a week, and advanced students can attend a four-week intensive program. The teachers at the academy view each student as an individual and work with each student so that they reach their full potential.

Philadelphia, PA(215) 922-2422

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Top Hat Dance Studio

Top Hat Dance Studio offers group, private, and wedding dance lessons in Philadelphia. The academy also provides Argentine Tango dance lessons with a certified instructor that graduated from the Master’s Program of the Escuela Argentina de Tango. Top Hat Dance Studio proudly sponsors the Dance for Education Scholarship at the Archbishop Ryan High School. The academy’s LaBlast instructor received the LaBlast Instructor of the Year award in 2016. The LaBlast fitness program is open to students of all ages. Top Hat Dance Studio’s program called Mommy and Me allows children ages 18 months to three years old learn ballet together with their parents. They also provide an all-male hip hop class for boys from seven to twelve years of age. The academy offers a Youth Ballroom class where students learn The Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba, Cha-Cha, Salsa, and other partner dances. Top Hat Dance Studio also rents their ballroom for private events such as anniversaries, graduations, and birthday parties.

Philadelphia, PA(215) 676-3100

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