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Dance Classes, Social Dances, Special Events, Performances & More

Social Dance Studio blends the disciplines of dance with a social venue to create a lively, diverse dance community. If you wish to dance socially, perform, or add exercise to your routine, we will enrich your life through movement.

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Main Event: Dancing With Our Studio Stars!

Dancing With Our Studio Stars is coming up quick! On Friday, September 26th from 7-11pm, we'll be showcasing some awesome pro-am and am-am routines... you don't want to miss out! Reception from 7-8pm will be followed by 2 hours of showcases, with awards and social dancing afterwards from 10-11pm. Tickets are $10 general admission or $5 senior/student with ID.

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Club Salsero: Bachata Blast is this Friday, September 19th from 7-11pm. Beginner and intermediate Bachata lessons from 7-8pm will be followed by open latin dancing from 8-11pm. $10 for lesson + dance; $5 for dance only.

Need work on your spins? Want some great dip options to spice up your dancing? Join Caitlin & Mike Lerum this Saturday, September 20th from 3-4:30pm for a Spins & Dips Workshop! Learn proper posture, core control and spin technique, dip variations and styling, and drills to improve your dancing. Both Salsa & West Coast Swing dancers welcome. $10 pre-register; $15 day-of.

Beth Underwood's Line Dancing Intensive is this Saturday, September 20th from 6-8pm. Join Beth for two hours of line dancing: beginner workshop from 6-7pm will be followed by an intermediate workshop from 7-8pm. $10 for one workshop; $15 for both. For more details, check out her Facebook page.

The next West Coast Swing Musicality Workshop with Todd Paulus will be this Sunday, September 21st from 3-4:30pm. Learn simple musicality options to spice up your WCS! $10 pre-register; $15 day-of.

Workshops without at least 10 pre-registered attendees may be canceled. Participants MUST register at the front desk; Facebook event sign-ups do not count as pre-registration for SDS workshops.

Coming Soon

This weekend is the 6th annual North Star Blues Weekend! Starting Thursday, September 18th, Minnesota's premier blues event with feature good eats, fun dances, and entertaining competitions at 7 locations around the Twin Cities, including a blues dance at Social Dance Studio from 8pm-12am, Saturday, September 20th. Schedule, pricing, and registration for the event can be found on the North Start Blues website.

Auditions for the next WCS performance team will be held Saturday, September 27th at 10am. We're looking for intermediate WCS dancers who want to challenge themselves and perform!

Ladies: looking to give your salsa more style? Join our all new Ladies' Salsa Styling Workshop with Leah Lapic & Kasidy Moore next Saturday, September 27th from 3:30-5pm.

Swing into fall! Sving du Nord is back at Social Dance Studio October 3rd-5th. TC Swing's 15th year brings exceptional instructors to the Twin Cities for a fabulous weekend of learning, dancing, fellowship, and more dancing. Click here for the event schedule and register online with TC Swing.

Stay tuned for more information about Bachata Sensual Workshops October 10th-11th!

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Class Cancellations and Changes 

There are no Sunday Ballroom classes (1:30-2:30pm) in September.

There will be no Club Salsero: Salsa Sensation on October 3rd. There will be a Latin Variety Dance on Friday, October 10th.

There are no Musicality Workshops in October.

Group Class and Private Lesson Policies

Our classes are progressive, meaning they build on concepts from week to week, and begin new at the start of each month. Classes may be joined only in the first two weeks of each month. If you would like to join an Intermediate class and have not completed our Foundations courses in that dance, or are not sure what class you should be in, please call ahead to schedule a free evaluation with an instructor.

Private lessons are a great opportunity for accelerated learning and specialized attention with an instructor. Private lessons may be taken alone or shared with up to four people (a cost effective option). Please note: Private lessons guarantee time with an instructor. They do not guaranteed a private room or special music, especially during peak hours (7-9 p.m., Monday - Thursday).