Where to dance in KC: meetups and classes

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This could be you, smile and all. | Photo by @627stomp

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Answered: As part of our 22 questions for ‘22, Reader Jackie M. asked where she can go dancing for a fun night out — “salsa, bachata, ballroom, swing, etc.” Introducing your Kansas City dance guide based on popularity, positive reviews, and style diversity.

For those rooted in KC’s past

Speak (and dance) easy at a meetup with 627 Stomp, a nonprofit organization working to create a community of dancers within the rich history of Kansas City jazz culture. Fun fact: the name comes from a jazz chart by KC-born boogie woogie pianist, Pete Johnson. Also, check out the Kansas City Saturday Swing Dance Facebook group to explore different types of swing like East Coast + West Coast.

For those looking to dip into salsa

Dig into all things Latin dance at Viva Social Dance Studio. Learn confidence + dance etiquette through group dances and lessons, join a dance team, and hire DJ Bravo for your next event.

For the ones looking for a workout

Dance Fit Flow, an exclusively adult dance studio in the Crossroads, will empower and energize you through hip-hop, tap, barre, and ballethigh-fives and hugs included.

For those looking to have a ball

Prepare for the next time you’re dancing with a partner (think: weddings, reunions, your living room) with ballroom classes + meetups. Check out Dance Kansas City in KCK, American Ballroom Dance Studio in Leawood, or Arthur Murray Dance Studios in Lenexa.

For those whom the force is strong with

Channel your inner Jedi (or Sith — we’re not here to judge) with lightsaber choreography at Redux Society. Check Instagram for updates on other group dances + classes.

For the ones looking for the limelight

In addition to 30+ classes across styles, City In Motion also puts on a concert series called Dance Theater, where you can take the stage at places like Folly Theater.

For those hoping to get swept off their feet

Take to the skies with aerial silk dancing. Voler in KCK also offers acrobatic yoga, Kansas City Aerial Arts in Leawood provides trapeze training, and I Am Learning 2 Fly in Mission emphasizes its kids camps, parties, and classes.

For those who want to celebrate their bodies

I’m feelin’ myself. Take a spicy dance class to inspire self-confidence. Try Alchemy Space’s pole fitness experience, belly dancing at Midwest Dance & Fitness Center, or get your steps in at the Stiletto Gym (no description needed).