Partner dancing brings joy and confidence to people of all ages and walks of life.
It also provides many other benefits. We, at DanceCraft Studio, help to nourish comfort, confidence, and enjoyment on the dance floor, for both new and veteran dancers.
DanceCraft Studio is the best environment, in the Florida Panhandle area, for helping people reach their dance goals.
Some of the most common dance goals include using partner dancing as a social activity, getting ready for special events, getting into better physical shape, performing well at dance competitions, and simply enjoying a new hobby with family or friends.
Learn The Most USEABLE Dance Styles
Learn The Most USEABLE Dance Styles
DanceCraft Studio was designed to promote a fun, safe, and encouraging environment to learn and enjoy partner dancing. All partner dance styles are wonderful, but not all can be easily enjoyed in most settings. This is why we focus our attention on teaching dance styles you can do almost anywhere, to just about any kind of music, in just about any type of situation. Our students are successful on the dance floor. They reach their goals, and we are proud to say we help them accomplish their dance dreams.
Why You'll Progress Faster With Us
Many people spend money learning how to dance, only to find out that there are very few places to show off and enjoy their skills. Why dedicate time and money learning a skill you're not often able to enjoy? Not to mention, in order to get better, dancers need an opportunity to practice their craft in a fun social dance environment. Read on to learn what makes DanceCraft Studio unique in the Pensacola area.
Largest Uninterrupted Dance Floor
DanceCraft Studio offers the largest uninterrupted dance floor in the Pensacola. At 1400 square feet, our dance floor allows ample space to enjoy progressive dances like 2-Step and Waltz, dances that require a lot of space to perform enjoyably. As for other dances like swing, cha cha, hustle, salsa and more, you will have the space to fully express yourself without the restrictiveness of a small dance floor. No pillars or support beams to navigate around at DanceCraft Studio, just wide open space!
Sprung Wood Dance Floor
If done on the wrong surface, partner dancing can be hard on the feet and joints. Our dance floor was designed for partner dancer with the same specifications used at dance competitions around the world. At DanceCraft Studio, you won't have to stop dancing early because of a hard, unforgiving, or sticky dance floor... you'll be dancing the nights away!
Loads of Social Dance Opportunities!
If you spend the time, money, and energy to learn how to dance well, you deserve many opportunities to practice and enjoy your newly developed craft. Already an experienced dancer? Well then YOU deserve a place to dance, and not just once a month or once a week. You deserve to dance as often as you like! DanceCraft Studio offers social dancing and practice time most nights of the week. Even if you don't take lessons, you can join us for social dancing. If you are just learning, participating in regular practice/social dance time will accelerate your learning exponentially.
We, at DanceCraft Studio, understand the challenges a new dancer faces. Have you described yourself as having "two left feet"? Do you have a hard time hearing the rhythm of music? Do you get nervous at the idea of dancing with other people? Well, the good news for you is, you're not alone! DanceCraft Studio was created with you in mind. Nobody was ever born a great dancer. Dance skill is taught and learned, and that means YOU can learn too! If you are looking for the warmest, most welcoming and supportive environment to learn to dance, look no further. DanceCraft Studio is the place for you!
Active Music Management
Music should inspire you to dance. It should pull you to the dance floor and keep you dancing throughout the night. It should combine the nostalgic and familiar with the new and fresh. You should enjoy your favorites, but with a consistent dose of hidden gems you otherwise may have never heard. DanceCraft Studio manages this process and values your recommendations for song selection.
Music that moves you requires more than just good song selection, it requires a quality of sound that only the best sound systems can provide. We offer a sound system that provides the impact, warmth, clarity and spaciousness of a concert hall.
Great instructors can make all the difference in the world to somebody who truly wants to learn to dance. Our instructors are not only dedicated to partner dancing, they are passionate about helping others learn. They understand dance is not best learned with a cookie cutter approach, so they strive to use and discover a variety of methods to teach. Read more about our DanceCraft Studio instructors here.
Money shouldn't be a barrier to learning and enjoying dance. We have memberships that meet every budget with programs that can help people reach just about every dance goal. Learn about our prices here.
Our lead instructors are also certified fitness professionals with certifications in both group and private fitness instruction. This experience provides for a deeper understanding of how the body works and how to dance safely. DanceCraft Studio also offers dance fitness programs that will help you stay in the best shape of your life and have a blast doing it! Visit our fitness page for more information.
Traci began her professional dance career twelve years ago as a competitor on the national country dance circuit where she has earned both regional and national championships. Over the years Traci has diversified, improving her understanding of dance through additional experience in ballroom, Latin, and a variety of swing dances, especially West Coast Swing. Her musicality and artistic flair are complemented by her expertise in a wide range of movement styles. A certified country dance judge, Traci has comprehensive knowledge of the core concepts of individual movement and partner connection. Her classes and lessons focus on giving students the power to take control of their dancing by mastering the basic elements which make up the complex patterns. She is able to clearly explain the foundational techniques of dance while maintaining an entertaining class environment. Traci currently teaches, competes, judges and performs nationwide in Country Western Couples and Line Dance, Swing, and Ballroom.
As a professional martial arts and fitness instructor, Jeremy quickly and successfully crossed over to various styles of partner dancing, with an emphasis on West Coast Swing. He currently competes on the national swing dance circuit and is preparing for his debut in 2014 onto the national country dance competitive circuit. Jeremy has a vast understanding of body movement and dance principles, coaching his students to develop progressive mastery over their own movement, then to apply that ability towards a successful connection with their partners on the dance floor. Jeremy maintains an unwavering commitment to proper dance technique, striving to create dancers who will be successful with any partner on the dance floor. His teaching style is very popular as he successfully balances instruction with entertainment, keeping his students learning, laughing, and coming back for more. Jeremy is emerging as an influential leader in the dance community. He is always pushing to make his local dance scene a place to which people will travel far and wide to enjoy the benefits that a strong dance community of talented, respectful, and fun dancers can provide.
Unlimited Classes - $109/Month
( (Must be used within 2 months of purchase))$35.00
((Must be used within 4 months of purchase))$60.00
( (Must be used within 6 months of purchase))$100.00
Social Dance Packages
Unlimited Social Dances - $30/Month
5 Social Dances
((Must be used within 3 months of purchase))$22.00
10 Social Dances
( (Must be used within 6 months of purchase))$40.00
Single Session (1 Hour)
((Must be used within 2 months of purchase))$50.00
((Must be used within 4 months of purchase))$180.00
( (Must be used within 6 months of purchase))$320.00
Below are the normal pricing options. Call for additional pricing, Sales tax may apply
$35 monthly, $35 joining fee, 12-month minimum
$45 monthly, $45 joining fee, 6-month minimum
$50 monthly, $50 joining fee, 2-month minimum
$10 single visit price. (Pay at Facility)
West Coast Swing
This is a sexy and smooth swing style that can be danced to R&B, Blues, top-40 and Contemporary Hip-Hop music sounds, disco and even country music. Like the East Coast Swing, the West Coast Swing developed from the Lindy Hop but is infused with unique California style. Slick, sexy, and smooth, this partner dance will have you twisting away on the dance floor. The fun of West Coast Swing is improvising and freely moving to the flow of the music. Beginners can easily master its basic steps, while advanced dancers will be enthralled with creating clever tricks and new moves.
East Coast Swing
Developed in the 1940s, the vivacious East Coast Swing is based upon the Lindy Hop. This rhythmic and adaptable dance can be performed with a partner or individually, socially, competitively, or even choreographed for performances. The East Coast Swing is the perfect beginner's Swing dance, and will establish the basic swing tempo and movements. It doesn't require exceptional strength or flexibility like the acrobatic Lindy Hop, and therefore is suited to dancers of all ages and skill levels. This high-spirited dance will have you skipping, rocking, and twisting the night away on the dance floor.
Two-Step is a type of country and western dance popularized in the Dallas Fort Worth area. It typically consists of 6- and 8-count dance patterns. The basic 6-beat pattern consists of two shuffle steps (counted as "1 and 2", "3 and 4") with the woman being led by an arching one quarter semicircle clockwise then counterclockwise followed by two walking steps (counted "5, 6").
The dance position for Nightclub Two Step is with a more relaxed hold than typical ballroom dances. This dance was initially developed by Buddy Schwimmer in the mid-1960s. The dance is also known as "Two Step" and was "one of the most popular forms of contemporary social dance" as a Disco Couples Dance in 1978.
This Cuban dance is an offshoot of Mambo and was first popularized in the mid-1950's. Energetic, stylish, and cheeky, the cha-cha is a perfect partner dance for everyone. Dancers of all levels can have a great time learning the basics or mastering the fine points.
A beautiful, graceful, and elegant dance, the Country Western Waltz differs in one major aspect from other ballroom style waltzes. The C/W Waltz travels continuously AROUND the dance floor in the "line of dance", whereas in ballroom styles the dance is done in more of a box pattern around the dance floor.
DanceCraft Studio is the best environment, in the Florida Panhandle area, for helping people reach their dance goals. Some of the most common dance goals include using partner dancing as a social activity, getting ready for special events, getting into better physical shape, performing well at dance competitions, and simply enjoying a new hobby with family or friends.