Latin American, Ballroom and Social Dance Classes
All ages welcome · No dance partner required!
Phoenix Dance Company is based in Bellville (Northern Suburbs, Cape Town). Our winning dance team offers group and private Ballroom & Latin American dance classes for social and competitive dancers. Whether you are an experienced ballroom dancer or have never danced before, we cater to your individual needs.
Besides all the popular Ballroom, Latin and Swing dances we also teach Sokkie, Loopdans, Two-step and Line Dancing.
What makes Phoenix Dance Company stand out?
Phoenix Dance Company is renowned for having only the most qualified, passionate and experienced dance instructors work together to give you the highest quality of dance training.
We teach a Ballroom and Latin American dance syllabus that combines the best elements of the Standard Ballroom and International Latin as well as the Smooth Ballroom and Rhythm Latin styles. This creates a solid but flexible foundation on which to build your dancing repertoire; the best syllabus for consistent prestige in dancing.
Let us share our technical expertise and love of dance with you!
"There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them." ~ Vicki Baum
Benefits of Ballroom and Latin American Dancing
Ballroom and Latin American Dancing is an exciting and highly addictive sport that is becoming increasingly popular worldwide, with dance allowing people to be healthier, more social, and happier… all while developing creative skills and relieving stress.
The benefits of Ballroom dancing also reach far beyond mere physical activity, enhancing cognitive development and improving mental health and self-esteem. It is an incredible way to meet people and make new friends. Most importantly, it is great fun! The freedom of expression afforded by dancing dramatically improves all aspects of life. We believe in the power of dance to transform lives!
Dancing is a great way for people of all ages to get and stay in shape. Besides being fun and healthy, dancing has many other positive benefits:
Dancing is an excellent form of exercise because it not only burns calories and builds muscles, but it also contributes to an overall sense of happiness. Of course, all exercise releases endorphins, but dancing has an increased effect in this realm because it's not only the physical activity, but also the music, that affect the mind.
Endorphins are released when the body is forced to exert itself at a certain level. You may have heard of a 'runner's high'; because dancing is a similar activity, this same boost in mood can be achieved through dancing. In addition to the physical activity of dancing, when dancing is also a performance, adrenaline and endorphins work together to create a dramatic 'dancer's high'.
Dancing also affects the mind by contributing to a sense of satisfaction. While you may not reach new goals each day that you dance, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you worked hard towards reaching those goals. Sweating through a series of exercises can be very satisfying even if change comes about at a pace so slow that you can't see the improvement. In the long term, you will see the fruits of your efforts from year to year, but on a day-to-day basis, most dancers feel very satisfied with having completed their exercises, worked on their turnout, and done their daily stretch routine.
Dancers also become very good at learning things quickly and methodically because of how often they learn new dance moves.
“Dance is cheaper than therapy!"
Strengthen your core
Build lean muscles
Easy on joints
Unlock the Fountain of Youth!
"You have not witnessed a real workout until you've seen a professional dancer practice."
Learn teamwork and social skills
Enhance discipline and focus
Improve coordination and posture
Improves memory and cognitive performance
Nourish the drive to achieve
Promote agility and acquire body control
Encourage imagination and creativity
Build flexibility through movement
Fast-track cognitive development
(And Countless Others)