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Allstar Dance Studio

Where Fun And Health Are Great Dance Partners

Whether we are moving our body and feet to the beat of West Coast swing, cha-cha, waltz, or tango, we know one sure thing—dancing is fun. According to researchers at the Mayo Clinic, the level of elevated mood that dancers feel is due to an increase of endorphin levels that naturally lessen stress and depression. “People who come to Allstar Dance Studio are more interested in learning something new and enjoying life than they are in the excellent benefits of their healthy pastime,” says Roman Gomez, studio co-owner and dance instructor.

“We offer private classes in any type of dance—waltz, hustle, swing, bolero, hip-hop, cha-cha, salsa, tango, mambo, rumba, fox trot, bachata and ballroom—on any day of the week. Whatever works the best for our students is what works for all of our talented instructors,” notes Gomez, who in 2016 closed his Arthur Murray Dance Center of Naples in order to open Allstar Dance Studio in January. “I wanted to expand our offerings and be known for something other than only ballroom dancing. For example, we now also offer yoga classes and other special events,” explains Gomez.

The studio also offers group classes, as well as open dancing, which is especially designed to help students practice what they learn during private and group classes. Open dancing is a social night with no lessons, no judgments and no commitment. We just want people to come in and enjoy two hours of dancing, light refreshments, wine and soft beverages, fruits and snacks,” says Gomez.

For dance parties and open dancing the rule is—no experience, no partner, no problem. “Individuals who don’t want to come alone can bring a friend or be ready to meet new people. We have a very friendly team that makes sure everyone has an enjoyable evening while they are developing stronger bones, increasing their circulation, improving muscle tone and coordination,” jokes Gomez, who notes that students often comment on the increased self-confidence and self-esteem they experience from learning to dance. “That’s what everyone in our industry knows is a guaranteed benefit,” advises Gomez.

AllStar Dance Studio is located at 4910 Tamiami Tr. N., Ste. 118 (Outback Plaza), Naples. For more information, call 239-304-9013.

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