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6 Amazing Brooklyn Dance Classes

6 Amazing Brooklyn Dance Classes

Brooklyn is merely a cultural extension of Manhattan. It maintains a certain mentality, an embracing cultural disposition. “Where Brooklyn at?” isn’t so much an announcement as it is a calling. These Brooklyn-based dance studios represent the culture and calling of Brooklyn. You have dance studios that specialize in preserving folkloric Afro-Caribbean dances. There are salsa classes, sensual pole dancing classes, and quirky hula hoop instructions. Here’s a dance guide to Brooklyn that says as much about learning as it does Brooklyn culture.

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    New Style Hustle
    New Style Hustle

    Remember that seventh grade dance lesson, “Do the hustle?” Ever think that lesson would return? At Bklyn Beast, the dance returned with a modern twist. You’ll incorporate the basic hustle footwork from seventh grade and incorporate these disco-era steps into house-style dance moves. Feel the rhythm, and, instead of busing these moves on Soul Train, you’ll line it up at an electronic festival.

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    Pole Movements
    Pole Movements

    Sugar Dance Studio

    Sultry moons and swaying hips, get sexy with Brooklyn’s finest at Sugar Dance Studio. With a sensual mixtape streaming in the background, you’ll licentiously dance around a pole, using it as an extension of your own body. Straddling the pole, you’ll mesmerize, entertain, and tease, to no end, the object of your affection.

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    Zumba -- Disabled (CS 9/18/15)
    Zumba -- Disabled (CS 9/18/15)

    Mark Morris Dance Center

    Brooklyn knows how to party. Zumba is the best dance-fitness party you’ll ever encounter. Let Friday night continue to Tuesday morning.

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    Dancehall/Reggae-- vendor wants activity disabled 2/1/2016 AC
    Dancehall/Reggae-- vendor wants activity disabled 2/1/2016 AC

    Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance

    Cumbe embodies the Caribbean and African influences that infiltrate through Brooklyn’s culture. As guitar upstrums and Bob Marley radiate through the air, Dancehall lets you jam to the upbeat music and forget about the daily stresses. Embrace the island rhythms while burning hundreds of calories in this dance community, reminiscent of 1950’s Jamaica. Here, you’ve never felt at home.

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    Salsa and Latin Dance
    Salsa and Latin Dance

    Dance Fever Studios

    Brooklynites are passionate people devoted to such causes as energy efficiency, cultural exploration, and mustaches. Dance Fever Studios unleashes pure, unadulterated Latin passion in their salsa and latin dance classes. Here, you and a partner will shimmy, spin, and step across the dance floor, as if one body. Feel the timing, rhythm, and musicality, but, most importantly, feel the gaze of your partner.

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    Tumbling and Trampoline
    Tumbling and Trampoline

    Brooklyn Zoo NY

    Talk about a 3-for-1. Learn three different styles of gymnastic-dance that will make for some very impressive at your next pool party. You’ll pop and lock, round-off, jump, flip--you get the point.

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