My then fiancé, now wife, wanted to really make sure we had a special dance for our wedding reception. We signed-up and started taking dance lessons from Capital Ballroom Dance Studio with Robert as our instructor. Robert was amazingly friendly and of course knowledgeable of what a couple needs to do to prepare to get a dance perfected for our special day. Robert listened carefully to what we wanted. I had no dance experience prior to our dance lesson. As a general rule for me, I did not like to venture onto the dance floor at any event, no matter if it were a friends wedding or a formal gala. I immediately felt comfortable by the end of our first dance lesson that I would be able to dance at our wedding and dance well. We had a song that was very special to us and we wanted to dance to it at our wedding reception. Robert identified the song would be a foxtrot dance, but the beat would need to be slowed from the original song. Robert helped us set the measure and beats to time the introduction and pick an appropriate song length to be choreographed to a sequence of foxtrot moves with elegant flares. He allowed us to bring our computer and helped us adjust the tempo with Garage band. We adjusted the song right in the studio! In addition, as the event was getting closer, we videoed our dance to make sure we could practice at home. Robert was always courteous and professional to us and really went the extra mile to make sure we were comfortable and ready for our day. I was so excited to show my family my new talent and we had an amazing wedding reception dance, with one caveat. We didn’t do the dance exactly like we practiced. During the middle of our dance, it was clear we were not going to be able to execute our dance routine exactly as rehearsed because my wife’s dress was to long. But because Robert broke each of the moves into single segments, we immediately could improvise and change the routine. He taught us what to listen for in the song so we knew when to time where we needed to be on the floor. In the end, only my wife and I knew our dance didn’t go 100% according to plan. I credit Roberts pedagogy that allowed me to recall going back to the basic steps to complete our dance gracefully. We were so impressed with Robert, we have taken lessons for other dances including shag. I now look forward to going to dance parties as I have become really comfortable and eager to go to the Vista and continue to share a common joy for both my wife and myself. I never had a single disappointed or upset moment in this studio and highly recommend Capital Ballroom Dance Studio and Robert if you are looking for instructional dance and a great experience.
Zumba here is awesome. Tamieka is great. She keeps you motivated and is positive. Carla is great too. She's high energy as well. I like that their moves include traditional Zumba and nontraditional moves, line dancing, etc. The music choice is great--Selena, Lil John, Jennifer Lopez, Usher, old school hip hop, pop, etc. I highly recommend for a high energy workout, traditional Zumba, hip hop, salsa, etc. I haven't been to the other classes offered here (Zumba kids, yoga, Afrorobics, etc.) but I've heard good things from other people.
This is a smaller studio, which I think allows more one on one time with the dance students. Shantelle was our daughter's teacher. She personally helped pull my shy middle child into a friendly active child. The parents are easy to talk to and the location is central in the NE area.