Where Dayton Learns to Dance

Many Dance Schedules
to fit your needs

Serving the Dayton Dance Community Since 1996


Established in 1996 by Elizabeth Apesos, Always Ballroom is a strong supporter of the Dayton Community.
Teaching many styles of dance to a generation of residents of the Miami Valley.

Considering Dance?

Whatever your reason for considering taking up dance, the experienced instructors of Always Ballroom are here to help.


People learn to dance for a variety of reasons.
And remember, NO partner is necessary. This is a short list:

  • Increased Energy
  • Reduce Stress
  • Diminish Depression
  • Lose Weight
  • Bucket-list item
  • Boost Memory
  • Improve Flexibility
  • Better Balance
  • Getting married (think about that First Dance)


Enjoy the Benefits of Dance

Dancing isn’t just about the steps and music; it’s a perfect combination of physical activity, social interaction, and mental stimulation. Dancing enhances your life in so many ways.

Dancing is a great exercise in a pleasant, fun atmosphere. When you dance, your cardiovascular system improves, your muscle tone increases, and you burn calories. This low-impact aerobic activity also increases flexibility, strength, and balance.

Ballroom dancing is a low-impact aerobic activity that burns fat and can boost your metabolism. In just thirty minutes of dance, you can burn between 200-400 calories! Burning an extra 300 calories a day can help you lose between ½-1 pound a week (and THAT can add up quickly). 

Olympic athletes often dance as part of their training to sharpen their control, agility, and speed.

Dancers possess an aura of self-confidence and an ability to enjoy themselves more in social situations. When you learn how to dance, your entire mental outlook will take on a fresh sense of creativity, motivation, and energy. This new self-confidence in your dancing abilities will transfer to other aspects of your life as well. 

Any opportunity to dance helps improve your comfort level, confidence and communication skills on the dance floor with your partner. 

As your dance technique improves, you’ll find that you will feel more at ease with other people and that your sense of accomplishment, motivation, and confidence will also continue to increase.

Dance provides an emotional outlet so that you can reflect your feelings through your body movements with passion and flair. Dancing will bring out, improve on, and strengthen your ability to permanently use these expressive qualities even when not dancing. 

Ballroom dancing serves as a great creative outlet that can enhance your ability to permanently use these expressive qualities even when you are not dancing and to share that creativity with others.

After only a few weeks, you will start to find yourself moving more and more seamlessly through your dance steps, which then allows you to focus less on dance mechanics, and more on the beauty of the music.

In today’s fast-paced world, we sometimes forget to take a moment for ourselves. Dancing provides a temporary escape from your normal daily activities, a chance to relax, relieve stress, and concentrate on yourself. The physical act of dancing releases endorphins and lowers the levels of stress hormones in our bodies.

This produces a sense of alert calm and improves mood and energy levels. Ballroom dance students tell us that even if they’re “not feeling it” when they arrive for a lesson, once they stretch and start to dance, they’re able to forget about the day’s stress and the dance takes control.

Dance could be your drug-free solution to life’s depressing and stressful moments. 

Dancing is a great way to add excitement to your life. Although learning to dance takes concentration and dedication, you will be constantly surrounded by artistic, cheerful people who make learning a pleasurable and rewarding experience. Ballroom dance lessons at Always Ballroom offers you a great opportunity to expand your social circle, build connections and engage with people in a low-pressure environment, where there are no expectations.

It’s perfect for younger singles who want to step up their dating game, couples looking to reconnect, and for adults interested in discovering something new and inspiring, just for them.

Learning to dance will take focus and dedication on your part, but you will be surrounded and encouraged by artistic, positive and cheerful people who make learning enjoyable and rewarding. Join us and have some fun!

Our News

June 2019 Events at Always Ballroom

Join us for: Open Dance Party - Wednesdays In June. Come and dance and have fun. $5 per person. Newcomer Dance Groups - every Tuesday at 6:30pm. Featuring Bolero, Tango, Cha-Cha, and Waltz! Level 2/3 Groups classes - every Tuesday at 7:15pm. Featuring Cha-Cha and East...

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March Dance Specials!

Feeling lucky? This March, find your pot of gold at Always Ballroom with our discounted dance packages! 6 Pack of Dance Lessons $295 4 Individual Instruction + 2 Group Instruction - This package is a great "Focus on Me" dance package. Enjoy...

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March 2019 Events at Always Ballroom

Join us for Salsa Mondays; LaBlast Wednesdays; Bolero, Cha-Cha, Rhumba, and Waltz classes; private lessons, and more! Plus, this month is our special "Wearin' of the Green" party! Wear your green or risk a pinch! View our interactive calendar here, or download a...

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