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The Best Dance Studios in San Diego – Take a Class Now!

San Diego is one of the most beautiful cities in the USA! It’s also a dance haven with many dance companies, classes, and professional events. From Hip hop to Salsa, Bachata, and Ballroom dance, you will have no problem finding excellent dance lessons here. 

Moreover, whether you’re a professional dancer or just a beginner, this city’s diverse performing arts community has something for you. In this article, we will list our top picks for the Best Dance Studios in San Diego, California. 

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Deseo Studios - Latin Dance Lessons with Passion

If you are looking for a passionate instructor and studio for salsa, bachata or another Latin dance then look no further than Serena Cuevas and Deseo. Serena is the owner of Deseo and has been inspiring and growing dancers for over 15 years in San Diego, California. 

Moreover, Serena is an international artist, world champion, and one of San Diego’s premier Latin Dance instructors. She has taught students from all over the world and has been a frequent top Instructor on the Aventura Dance Cruise. This is the largest and most popular Latin Dance Cruise in the world. 

Deseo’s offers its clients excellent classes, venue rental, & fun monthly socials! 

Serena and her team of instructors are also available for private lessons. Whether you are looking to study some advanced choreography or strengthen your basics, Deseo is a great choice.

They are located at 2015 Birch Rd #305 in Chula Vista and can be reached at (760) 676-0567.

Dance House Studio - Point Loma - San Diego, California

Dancehouse is located in a warehouse in Point Loma. Their mission is to provide a safe and affordable studio for all skill levels, and dancers of all ages. They offer artistic classes and training in hip hop, ballet, contemporary, country line, and more. 

Additionally, they are home to several local dance companies. Indeed they also rent out space to local San Diego Dance troupes, teachers, and artists.  Their rates are affordable, studio rentals are $20/hour for regular renters, $25 for one time renters, $50/hour for show rentals, and $85/hour for parties.

They welcome reservations and can be contacted at [email protected]. The address is 2180 Chatsworth Blvd. San Diego CA 92107.

Culture Shock San Diego - Dance Studio - Artistic Classes & Events

San Diego’s Culture Shock provides dance classes, rehearsal experience, and performance opportunities to all in a variety of genres. You can book classes in hip hop, popping, jazz-funk, dancehall, and other styles.

Moreover, class prices are affordable at just $15 for a drop in class. You can also purchase a class package:

A package of 5: is $70, and 10 is $130.

A package of 15 is $175 and for 20 it is $210.

1 Month Unlimited: $175.

Their building features three well-maintained studios and classes are normally 55 minutes long. Private lessons as well as Wedding Dance lessons are also available. Creativity and passion are key to their exceptional and supportive program. Additionally, students gain access to a network of lifetime supporters.

Specifically, this is a non-profit organization dedicated to innovative performance and artistic development. This educational Dance Academy lays the foundation for further training youth and adult performance troupes. 

They are located at 2110 Hancock St #200 and can be reached at 619-324-4868 or [email protected]. You can also donate as well as become a sponsor to help them achieve their mission. 

San Diego Danceworks - Dance Classes for Young Students

San Diego Danceworks is our top choice for children and young adults. Some of their most popular classes are modern dance and musical theater. This studio and dance school has a great developmental program to inspire confidence in their young students.

Their teachers are also well known to be compassionate and knowledgeable, respecting individual developmental needs. 

Danceworks has been teaching since 1990. Back in 1993, Barbara Rinaldo took over as Director and moved it to its present location in North Clairemont. Both studios have special sprung floors to help prevent injuries.

It is located at 2653 Ariane Dr and you can contact them at [email protected] or (858) 272-7456.

You can book a complimentary class with them here.

Madhouse Dance Studios San Diego

Madhouse focuses on fun, entertainment, and fitness. They have a very relaxed atmosphere, unlike other traditional dance academies. Moreover, it is a zero-pressure environment.  Their dance fitness classes are designed to be easy to follow along and full of laughter. 

Specifically, they have an introductory $35 offer for unlimited classes for 7 days.

Their most popular class is the Rated R Redroom Cardio dance class. It has a nightclub atmosphere but without the alcohol and men. This is for women 18 & over and is located at 1189 Morena Blvd, San Diego.

Additionally, they have several other popular classes such as Twerk & Tone, Dance Cardio as well as Red Room Heels.

Moreover, it’s very popular with women looking to spice things up. Bottom line this is a place to dance together and have a good time. You can book an upcoming class with them online.

Ooh la la  Dance Studios San Diego

Ooh La La specializes in preschool, youth, teen & adult classes. They also do privates, summer camps, competitions as well as musical theatre productions. The main styles of this dance academy are ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop dance, contemporary, salsa, and, ballroom.

Indeed this is a serious academy where their youth competition team has won first place over and over. Moreover, America’s Got Talent featured them in season 6 of America’s Got Talent. 

This is our top choice for those interested in competing and winning competitions. It is also the most popular one in La Jolla. Opening hours are as follows:

Monday through Thursday 3:00 PM – 10:30 PM.

Friday 3:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Saturday 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

Closed on Sunday.

The address is 7467 Cuvier Street in La Jolla and they can be reached at (858) 456-4500.

Thanks for visiting the Bachata Embassy! Moreover, I hope this information about the Best Dance Studios in San Diego is helpful to you!

Feel free to share this article with your friends and also let us know if we are missing any good places in the comments section.  See you on the dance floor soon!

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Brian Moran

Brian Moran is a Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba dancer from New York City.  He has been fortunate to live and work abroad in Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean for over 13 years. While living overseas, he has attended hundreds of international dance festivals and events. He has also taken classes and workshops with some of the top professional Salsa, Bachata, and Kizomba Instructors worldwide.


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