Learn to Dance in San Luis Obispo

There is something youthful and vibrant about the San Luis Obispo area. Here an active lifestyle is part of the cultural scene. Learning to dance is one way to get your body moving, stay healthy, and enjoy the company of others. You can get your rhythm going and learn some fancy steps at these diverse local dancing studios.


San Luis Obispo Rugcutters is the community's Swing dance and Lindy Hop headquarters, where the focus is on fun and the moves are meant to generate smiles. You can drop in any Monday night at the Academy of Dance for an hour of swing dance lessons, no partner required. All age groups and experience levels are invited, and lessons are followed by social dancing at the Madonna Inn.

The Lindy Hop was born in Harlem, New York in the 1920s and became a hugely popular dance style in the 1930s and 1940s. Its high-energy form and improvisational character have led to revived interest amongst dancers of today. It is an amazing style to watch but even more awesome to do. You will be glad you stopped by.


World Rhythm & Motion Studio is a drumming and dancing venue that showcases the sounds and movements of various dance styles from around the world. The studio offers international flavor to the San Luis Obispo area by teaching dance classes in Hula, Flamenco, and Irish Claddagh as well as Arabic and African drumming. It's a colorful place with a friendly and welcoming attitude for all age groups and levels of expertise.

World Rhythm provides a unique experience with its aerial arts and silks dance lessons. Gigi Ballinger and Liz Stevenson lead these incredibly athletic workshops where dancers seem to fly with graceful ease. You can take Lyra, silks, and static trapeze classes as well as FLOW classes, which focus on hoops, staves, juggling, and batons. It's the perfect activity for building strength and stamina.


CORE Dance has been around since 2010 but continues to expand on its class choices and quality performance training. The studio offers classes in an extensive array of dance styles to foster well-rounded artists in every age group and skill level. The highly knowledgeable instructors emphasize technique in a no-stress and supportive environment. It's a win/win for the community.

CORE Dance is particularly known for its excellent programs for children and teenagers, but the adults series is just as exciting and diverse. Adults can take advantage of basic and advanced ballet training or get their bodies moving in lively tap dance classes. One of the most popular programs is the Hip Hop/Funk discipline where you will learn to find your unique rhythm. Ballroom dancing classes are also available.

San Luis Obispo is a wonderful community to call home. The Academy Chorro offers spacious apartments in a convenient location with all the amenities you need. For more information, you can contact us anytime.