Society Hill Dance Academy

Philly's Best Dance Studio Offering Private Dance Lessons & Group Classes

We utilize a 3-point teaching system that includes private dance lessons to develop technique & style; group classes to promote muscle memory; plus practice sessions and dance parties to develop continuity & confidence. Whether you want to sharpen your skills, prepare for your wedding or just have fun, we have a program for you!

Wedding Dance Lessons - First Dance Lessons

Wedding Dance Lessons

Your first dance as a married couple should be one of the most memorable moments of your life. Together on the dance floor sharing in the joy of your family, your friends and most importantly one another. At Society Hill Dance Academy, we work hard to bring out your best and we offer a variety of wedding dance lessons to meet your individual needs in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Whether you are looking for the sophistication of timeless tradition or prefer a style with just a bit of spice, we can tailor dance lessons that are sure to make you shine on your wedding day.

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Salsa Dance Class Lessons

Salsa Lessons

Both spirited and sultry, Salsa is one of the most popular dances on the social scene. Characterized by sharp spins and sensual hip motion, salsa dancing makes both a great date night and an awesome way to meet new people. Check out our group class schedule for Latin Night Club or schedule your complimentary dance consultation to start heating up the floor today!

Beginner Dance Class Lessons

Ballroom Dancing Lessons

Ballroom dancing has countless short term and long term physical, social and mental benefits. In the short term, this low-impact activity promotes good posture, flexibility, strength and balance. It makes for a great conversation starter and is an excellent way to meet new people, improve self confidence, stimulate self-expression and relieve stress. Also, since parties come standard with this pastime, you’ll find yourself a hit at every soiree. In the long run, Ballroom dancing improves mental acuity and has been even touted to stave off Alzheimer’s disease in senior citizens. What are you waiting for? Get started today!

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Private Dance Lessons

Private Dance Lessons

Private dance lessons are the backbone of your program. Your instructor can give you personal attention and work at your individual pace covering crucial, dancing points such as: timing, control, posture, balance, foot and body alignments, style and technique.

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Beginner Dance Class Lessons

Beginner Dance Classes

Learning how to dance has more benefits than most people realize. Taking dance lessons allows you to meet new people, improve your mobility, gain exercise and increase your confidence on the dance floor in front of family and friends! Getting started is easy with a complimentary dance consultation in which we get to know you, assess your goals and plan a program to fit your needs. Many people think they have "two left feet" or are worried because they lack a partner or feel they need to first lose 20 lbs. The truth is you don't need a partner or any prior experience. Plus, there is no such thing as two left feet (unless you are a dog) and dancing can also burn up to 600 calories an hour. Don't wait until "someday" to dance!

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Reviewed On 10/06/2017 Deb and Meryl Wedding Dance Lessons - 5 Star Rating

Ten years ago right now I made one of the most consequential and best decisions of my adult life: I decided to walk through the doors of the Society Hill Dance Academy. Dance has been such a big part of my life for so long now that it seems hard to think of a time when I wasn’t there and when I do the math, I’ve been a part of this marvelous place for more than a quarter of my life. No one is more surprised that they haven’t gotten sick of me by now more than me hahaha!... Read More

Dancing for Seniors

You are never too old to dance, Our students range from 20-90 and include singles as well as couples. Dancing is a great way to socialize with people of all ages and participate in activities that will help keep you healthy. Dance lessons not only provide great exercise, but they also improve strength and coordination while making you more graceful.

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LGBTQ Dance Classes

LGBTQ+ Couples

SHDA's mission has been to provide merriment and dance instruction in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere to all students willing to learn how to ballroom and social dance. While ballroom dancing is usually an artform depicted between a male leader and a female follower, it is SHDA's strong belief that anybody can possess the ability to lead and the ability to follow regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. Whether you want to learn to lead or follow (or both) our instructors will guide you and make the learning process fun and easy through private lessons and group instruction. SHDA is proud to be the dance studio of choice for many couples in the LGBTQ community. Call to schedule your complimentary lesson and join our dancing family today!

Learn to dance - Practice sessions - Dance parties

Practice Sessions and Dance Parties

Practice sessions are fun parties that allow you the time to PRACTICE!! Learning to navigate a crowded dance floor can be harrowing. At SHDA our dance parties give you the experience you need to lead on a crowded floor and follow a variety of partners (beginners to advanced) and will enable you to quickly become a confident dancer. Leading or following your teacher is easy. Our goal is to train you to dance with any partner, advanced or beginner, in any situation.

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Group Dance Classes

Group Dance Classes

Group classes are an important part of your learning and will help you to become a confident, fun partner. You will be learning new patterns while focusing on your leading and following skills. You will have the opportunity to dance with a variety of partners so you can practice leading and following the class material.

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We will introduce you to the rhythms of Salsa, Mambo, Hustle, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Merengue, Rumba, Cha-Cha, Samba, Bolero, Paso Doble, Jive, Charleston and Bop and share with you the smooth styles of Argentine Tango, Foxtrot, Tango, Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep, 2-step and Peabody. We offer private or group lessons, practice sessions and dance parties all focusing on teaching you continuity and confidence in a fun, social environment. We will give you the skills needed to lead on the dance floor in any situation and to gracefully compliment dance partners of all abilities. We offer classes for dancers of all levels. Whether you are just starting out or sharpening your skills, we can tailor a program for you.

We offer group classes for all skill levels and our classes cover a wide range of dance styles. You are welcome to bring a friend or we can always provide you a suitable partner. Find the right class for you! Check out our Terms of Service.