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Special Announcements

Class Changes for June

We have made a few tweaks to our schedule of classes. We are offering two Cha Cha classes this month: International Latin on Sundays and Social on Mondays. Both classes are all levels. East Coast Swing is now taught on Wednesdays after West Coast Swing. Please review our updated calendar for class times. Hope to see you there!


New Students - Welcome!

This content rich website is designed to help you get started dancing whether you start with us or try elsewhere. Check out our Getting Started page and the pages associated with the styles of dancing that you want to try: SalsaCentral, Ballroom Central, or Swing Central.

Why Classes in South Pasadena?

There are many reasons why but, primarily it is where Enio and his brother Robert grew up going to the local schools as well as their kids. When I decided to have my own group classes it was at this same War Memorial Building. After 24 years of having the most successful studio and nightclub in the San Gabriel Valley, I have moved home to take care of my dad who just passed in July. Even better, where running a studio/nightclub/restaurant was an 18 hour-a-day job, now we have this wonderful facility with a huge floor, fantastic AIR CONDITIONING, clean bathrooms, great parking, superb freeway accessibility, and a Starbucks, Winchells, & 31 Flavors across the street in a much nicer area.

What Makes Us Different?

What do most new students look for in a studio? A place that makes learning fun, makes it easy, has lots of nice people to meet and the teachers are excellent in their knowledge of the subjects. Lots of studio are fun and have people but many teachers are only one page ahead of their students in terms of knowledge. For many years we have only had the best of the best in our studio. We've had as regular teachers World Champions in Swing, Salsa & Latin and US Champions in Swing, Ballroom & Latin, not someone who won Joe's Bar and Grill's WORLD championship and barely started dancing last year and not somebody who took a once-a-week social dance course at some local university that confers dance degrees. Dancing is achieved by major study with superior artists, honed by thousands of hours of practice and competition mastery. A good studio doesn't try to sell you Waltz lessons if you only want Tango or Salsa. A good studio doesn't teach you ballroom style (Swing, Salsa, Tango) and try to pass it off as street (Swing, Salsa & Tango). A street dancer on the other hand only knows one type of dance and usually has little expertise in lead and follow, body mechanics and other styles. Whether you want street style, social ballroom style or full out Dancing with the Stars Dancesport, we are masters of all of these and will have you dancing in a short time.

Although we share the location, the City of South Pasadena has graciously given us 4 days to teach classes and hold dance parties. So while it is not a 7 day situation, we are so much happier now. What made Let's Dance (with apologies to Disneyland) the Happiest Place on Earth, was the people not the building. As always, Enio & Terryl teach in tandem and classes are mostly 75 to 90 minutes so value is always the best in town!

Just as we did at Let's Dance L.A. we have class and a little dance practice afterwards. If you would like to attend all we ask is that you bring a friend who needs to learn to dance. More than anything we want to continue the legacy of Let's Dance L.A., a studio without equal, that was home to many of you for so many years. So we want to invite you to come back as you did the first day when you walked into 216 E. Main or even the Granada. Take a lesson, laugh at our jokes, stay and reconnect. Most of all have fun.

SALSA, W/C & BALLROOM

Mondays:
7:00pm - 8:00pm Salsa 3*
8:00pm - 9:00pm Salsa 1
9:00pm - 10:00pm Cha Cha (Social)

*All dances Level 2 & 3 prerequisite: Level 1 or ability to do our warmup proficiently and knowledge of common Salsa 1, Ballroom 1 or Swing 1 terms.


Wednesdays:
7:00pm - 8:00pm Salsa 2*
8:00pm - 9:00pm WC Swing 1/2
9:00pm - 10:00pm EC Swing 1/2


Thursdays:
7:00pm - 8:00pm Ballroom 2*
8:00pm - 9:00pm Arg. Tango 1
9:00pm - 10:00pm Arg. Tango 2*


Sundays:
3:00pm - 4:00pm Cha Cha (Int'l)
4:00pm - 5:00pm Samba 1
5:00pm - 6:00pm Ballroom 1


6 Class Punchcard $70
LDLA/LDSP Level 3s/4s may take Level 1 for free


Location:
435 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA 91030

Please note many folks get lost because they go to South Fair Oaks Ave in PASADENA instead of Fair Oaks in SOUTH PASADENA. We are located across from Winchell's Donuts and OSH, 1 block North of 110 Pasadena Fwy Fair Oaks exit or 2 miles South of 210 Fwy Fair Oaks exit.

Parking in rear or on street.


Our next social dance will be on Friday, July 14th, 2017 (at the War Memorial). Doors open at 7:50.