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Belltown Dance Studio
Dance School
Today 6:00 – 8:30 pm
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2521 4th Ave Seattle, WA 98121
2521 4th AvenueUSWashingtonSeattle98121
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Dance School
Dance Company
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Today 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Monday 7:00 – 9:30 pmTuesday 6:00 – 8:30 pmWednesday ClosedThursday 7:00 – 9:30 pmFriday ClosedSaturday 1:30 – 4:30 pmSunday 3:00 – 10:00 pm
What a great way to meet new people and have fun at the same time! No partner needed in our partnering group classes, as we have an optional rotating system.
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"You will appreciate that about him once you are on the real Salsa dance floor."
8 reviewers
"Salsa classes with a helpful instructor!"
2 reviewers
"Six months ago, I didn't know dancing from a hole in the ground."
2 reviewers
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A Google User
5 years ago
When I moved to Seattle 2 years ago, I was walking through Belltown and saw a sign for salsa classes with Jim Chow. I registered for class and its been a blast - I haven't stopped dancing since! :) Jim gave me a solid foundation in the dance and taught me a lot. He loves the dance, the community and his students: he cares a lot about the quality of learning and dancing that he helps to teach and promote. Not only does he teach; he also pulls his students into the dance community to help them expand their dancing by going outside the classroom to dance. He can be an exacting teacher because he cares about all the little details. The events at his studio are a blast! If you're just contemplating learning to dance salsa - stop and just come to his studio on Sunday's for practica to check things out. Its a friendly atmosphere with a great floor and space where everyone is dancing with everyone (Jim included) regardless of level.
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A Google User
5 years ago
It took me a long time to check out instructor Jim Chow, but I recently took some salsa classes from him at Belltown Dance Studio, in compare to other dance instructors in Seattle, not only he covers way more details, but he also seem to pay a lot of individual attention to his students. Over all I'm having a great experience and l hope to continue learn more from one of the top instructors in Seattle.
A Google User
5 years ago
I have taken several classes from different salsa instructors in Seattle, and must say that Jim Chow is by far the best. He is more like a coach than just a teacher. He not only delivers the instruction but watches intently, coaching you on what you need to do (place your feet, hands, inner focus, etc.). His assistant is wonderfully gracious and inspiring. I have taken only 5 beginner classes and can already have a blast at various salsa events without disgracing myself. I also like the space a lot, it's bright, well lit, and the temperature is perfect. I appreciate most of all that Jim provides opportunities for his students to practice, practice, practice, by hosting extremely inexpensive socials on Wednesday and Sunday nights; he also encourages all of his students to get out there and dance as much as possible.
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A Google User
3 years ago
Salsa classes with a helpful instructor! Jim Chow runs belltown dance studio and what fun! it is a great location right in belltown where you can learn a variety of latin dances: salsa, bachata, etc. as well as zumba. Jim is a very caring teacher and very welcoming and helpful. Come ready to learn and you're on your way!
A Google User
5 years ago
Have been to a lot of classes and couldn't find a better studio or instructor. Jim at Belltown obviously loves what he does and enjoys bringing out the best salsa dancer in everyone. I've watched him work with seasoned performers and timid first-timers with the same level of enthusiasm and approachability. Loved the positive energy and level of experience here and all my friends did too. Thumbs up!!
A Google User
5 years ago
Six months ago, I didn't know dancing from a hole in the ground. I'd never danced a day in my life. Unless you count the Budweiser boogie back in my college days. I walked past Jim's superb studio and said to myself "Let's give it a go.". Now, six months later and having taken five of Jim's dance courses, I'm busting moves on the Salsa dance floor like I'd never imagined I could. Why? One word. Jim! The man's product is top notch. OK. Some people have used some words to describe his human interaction abilities. Jim can be a bit on the direct side but the other words used are total BS. Jim is direct because he is passionate and sincere in what he does. Which is to teach people how to dance Salsa! If you are doing the move wrong, he will call you on it until you get it right. You will appreciate that about him once you are on the real Salsa dance floor. The difference between a mediocre Salsa dancer and the really good ones is all in the details. Jim hammers home the details until you get it right. If you want to dance Salsa really well, you learn from Jim. If you want ultra sensitivity and hugs and kisses, well ... go see a priest or therapist. Now, thanks to Jim, the women are starting to ask me to dance. The product speaks for itself.
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A Google User
5 years ago
To be completely honest, I was a bit intimidated by Jim Chow at first... I have heard some not so nice things, but was determined to not believe everything I hear, and to personally find out for myself if there was any truth to the rumors. And so I started talking to him as a person, took a private lesson from him, and observed parts of his group classes to see how he was as a teacher. The result - not only do I consider this man one of the best Salsa teachers in Seattle, but I'm also proud to call him my friend. He's incredibly professional, curtious, humorous, and truly cares about his students and their progress. He is the kind of teacher who will work with you until you get it and is always there to help. Above all, he truly loves not only dancing, but teaching Salsa. His studio is downright beautiful and his practicas are fun and welcoming for all levels. The moral - instead of talking ABOUT the man, talk TO the man and find out for yourself if he'd be the right teacher for you to take Salsa lessons from. After all, isn't personal experience more reliable than all the hearsay in the world?
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A Google User
5 years ago
This is a great dance studio where you can learn "SALSA" and other popular dances. Why: because you will learn how and why a dance is counted out with the music; and that every step is distinctively and delightfully calcuated to look good!