The Best Beginner Dance Lessons in Ottawa this Fall

Alana Hock

Are you looking for something fun to do in Ottawa this fall?

Fall is the perfect time to try something new! That September “back to school” season doesn’t go away after you’ve graduated. Although springtime is generally considered the “time of change”, the reality is that the fall is when most changes actually happen and it’s the absolute best time to shake things up with a new activity. In the fall there’s an ingrained impulse that pushes us to go out and try new things, meet new people, and learn new skills. But you might be wondering: What new activity should I try?

We have a suggestion that’s more fun than you could ever imagine!

Dance classes!

And not just any dance classes…

…Dance classes that are specifically for beginner adults who have never danced before, that are SUPER FUN, are part of an amazing and welcoming community, and that are taught by the very best instructors in Ottawa!

Why Dance???

Not to be overly dramatic, but many people express all the time that dancing has changed their lives, helping them to get in shape, make new lifelong friends, relieve stress, and find more happiness and satisfaction in their lives. It’s never too late to learn and once you start dancing, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it! You’ll find yourself excited to finish your work day so that you can get to the next fun class or event. You’ll be amazed by the friendships and sense of community that you’ll find through dance, especially through the community at Dance With Alana!

Your Twinkle Toes Await!

Since 1990, Alana has been teaching classes and welcoming people of all different backgrounds to a wonderful world of dance with many different dance styles. She’s worked hard to make her dance studio a place where anyone, regardless of experience, can come and have a great time. The swing dancing community of Ottawa is one of the most welcoming, inclusive, and positives groups of people you will ever meet, and don’t forget the joy that is tap dancing! No matter what level of dancer you are, from complete beginner to experienced, you’ll be welcomed with open arms. We were all beginners when we first started out and Alana is the best teacher to take you from your beginner dance steps right through to the fancy stuff!

Once you start classes, it’s amazing how fast you’ll move from carefully making sure you get each step exactly right to meeting new people and having a blast dancing with others. Honestly, some of the most fun you can have in Ottawa is hanging out with like-minded people who are also looking to try something new in a warm and encouraging environment. Everyone at Dance With Alana is just looking to have a great time dancing to the music with new friends!

We offer a number of different beginners classes that will teach you the basics and get you started off on the “right foot”!

Beginner Swing

For so many people in the swing dancing community of Ottawa, this is where it all started. If you’ve always loved swing music but have never felt comfortable getting up to dance to it, or if you don’t know anything about it but it just sounds like a neat thing to try, this is the perfect place to start. There’s no experience needed; all you have to do is bring yourself and we will teach you everything you need to know. You don’t even need to bring a partner with you, as there will be lots of other beginners in the class looking to cut a rug! Sign up for a Beginner Swing Dance class in Ottawa with Dance With Alana this fall to get started!

Beginner Tap

If you love classic musicals like Singing in the Rain, then the rhythmic sound of tap shoes is probably music to your ears. To learn how you can “tap” into your own dancing talents and get moving just like the stars in the Golden Age of Hollywood, then you should take a look at our Beginner Tap Dance classes in Ottawa. There’s nothing that renowned tap dancer Alana loves to do more than getting someone started on the road to tap! If you’re a beginner looking to make some noise on the dance floor, this is the class for you!

More Levels! Pre-Intermediate & Intermediate Lindy Hop & Tap

If you’ve done some swing dancing already and have all of the basics down, it might be time to take a step up and give a Pre-Intermediate or Intermediate class a try. There’s lots of room to grow at DWA! In these classes, you’ll progress and push your limits as a dancer.

For example, in the Pre-Intermediate Lindy Hop class you’ll learn a number of different variations of social dancing, including the Charleston and Blues. You don’t need to be a pro to join, you just need to have completed Beginner Swing 3. And trust me, once you get started learning, that won’t take long at all! Once you catch the bug, you’ll be dancing your way up the class levels in no time!

Did Someone Say Zumba???

Did you know that Dance With Alana was the first dance school in Ottawa to offer Zumba over 10 years ago? Alana herself is in her 9th year of teaching this dance fitness phenomenon! She personally had the pleasure of learning directly from the creator of Zumba and loves to pass on the learnings, movement, and fun that Zumba-goers everywhere love so much! Zumba is great for people of all fitness levels, ages, and sizes. You’re going to love it!

There are a ton of other classes that we offer at Dance With Alana for all skill levels. Not only that, if you have a particular dance style that you want to work on, we also offer private lessons. Check out our Fall Schedule for all of our upcoming classes. So, if you’re looking to make a big change this fall, there’s no need to hesitate. Give a beginner dance class in Ottawa a try! You might just work up enough of a sweat to get you all the way through the chilly Ottawa winter!