Houston’s Premier Ballroom Dancing School
River Oaks School of Dancing offers Houston’s best ballroom dance experience! Expert ballroom dance instructors, a spacious and attractive ballroom, as well as learning experiences tailored to individual skill levels, all create a menu with something for every dance appetite. The Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba, Salsa, Tango, Swing, Bolero, and many more are just a start of the choices you’ll find as you expand the range of your social dance interests.
Why Ballroom Dancing?
Our Ballroom dance lessons offer incomparable benefits. Among the many advantages are:
- An increased self confidence
- An increased level of exercise
- Improved physical stamina
- A sense of accomplishment and mastery
- Improved balance and poise
- Sharper cognitive skills
- Improved stress management
- More restful sleep
Many of these things happen because your body increases production of endorphins when you dance, AKA your own natural “feel-good factory.” Endorphins are neurotransmitters, which are chemicals that help pass along signals from one neuron to the next. That special little substance tells the business end of your whole central nervous system to work better. If dancing wasn’t already a terrific enough idea, just allow that thought to sink in for a moment and imagine yourself enjoying such a WIN-WIN benefit!
Friday Night Social Dancing and Group Lessons
Dance lessons include private instruction, group lessons and social dancing.
Fridays at 8pm: Instruction in a dynamic, high energy ballroom under the guidance of our expert teachers. We work on perfecting the moves for a different dance each week, continuously rotating through the six major dances in the ballroom genre.
Fridays at 9pm: Our weekly Dance Party provides just the social dance atmosphere for our students to polish their dance moves to perfection, at the friendliest, happiest studio in town!
Our Ballroom Dance Studio in Houston
Our ballroom is a beautiful and comfortably spacious 1,824 square feet. This provides room for several instructors to share the common space while teaching separate private lessons. Often the best event venues are patterned after ballroom locations. Our facility provides a layout to envision, learn, and perform customized routines in a space similar to that in which they will be presented, whether it’s preparing for your Wedding First Dance, a Showcase Dance Performance to share your learning efforts with friends and loved ones, acquiring the skills and preparation for dancing with elegance and grace at a public gathering such as a society fundraising gala, or taking on the personal goal of earning championship status at competitive dancesport.
River Oaks School of Dancing offers the best ballroom dance lessons in Houston. We utilize the DVIDA Syllabus for consistency among all dance faculty. Whether you are an absolute beginner or already an avid dancesport competitor, students can get started and keep going through each style, be it a General Variety Program of Social Dance skills, a Country-Western Program, American Style Smooth and Rhythm Programs, or International Style Ballroom and Latin Programs. Each instructor and syllabus promises the level of dance performance you want to achieve.
Award-Winning Ballroom Dancing Performance
River Oaks School of Dancing excels in ingenuity, creativity and respect. Students with interest in competition are encouraged to participate in the World Pro-Am Dancesport Series, a network of over 90 dancesport events held throughout North America. Previously ranked as “Top Studio” 4th Place in the World Pro-Am Dancesport Series, as of Ohio Star Ball, November 2015, students of River Oaks School of Dancing have also consistently achieved top awards in their categories of competition. Antonio Conde, co-owner of River Oaks School of Dancing, ranked “Top Teacher” 2nd Place in the World Pro-Am Dancesport Series, as of the Ohio Star Ball, November 2015. Rankings begin again, yearly, following this annual event, in an on-going contest to achieve and maintain dominance in rankings, with the participation of avid challengers in all categories at every World Pro-Am Dancesport Series event. Interested individuals are urged to appreciate and benefit from the wonderful legacy of River Oaks School of Dancing as they proceed through their own level of dance accomplishment.
Among the Most Rewarding, Graceful Dance Education in the Houston Area
Ballroom dancing isn’t just about competition, although ballroom dance training certainly can promote such aspirations. Students acquire appreciation and respect for dancing, at all levels, both beginning and advanced. Our protégés experience both the dedication and the joy of dancing in a comfortable, individually accommodating way.
Schedule Ballroom Dance Lessons in Houston
Lessons are scheduled based upon the individual’s experience and comfort level, and dancing goals are always individually tailored. Students are always provided with opportunities to expand their dance experience, and many social dancers develop a solid foundation of General Variety social dance skill within a few months of beginning their lessons. This skill is an immediate personal resource of pleasure and joy, because dancing isn’t about perfect performance, it’s about the delight of getting on the dance floor and moving with the music! That happens even as you’re learning and building to the next level of dancing skill. River Oaks School of Dancing is one of Houston’s greatest assets, and it will remain so far into the future for inspired students of ballroom dance.
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