Come join our dance academy for a fun-filled movement experience! We combine an art form with exercise to help one understand the true beauty of self-expression and nonverbal communication. The dance academy offers an extensive variety of dance classes to meet your interests.
Ballroom Dance Social
Practice the skills you've learned in class, meet new friends, and have fun at this dance party. Whether you're a seasoned dancer or have never danced a day in your life, everyone is welcome. Dance the night away, socialize, and chat with our amazing dance instructors Mary and Jerry. If you don't have a partner, don't worry, you can still be part of this fun event.
Pre-registration is required through the MAC app or by calling the concierge at 517.364.8800
Friday 6:30-8:45 p.m.
- September 8
- October 6
- November 3
The Bachata is a playful Latin dance that is typically danced at Salsa and Merengue dance clubs. This style is danced with soft hip motions, turns and side-to-side footwork. The music of Bachata is very recognizable for its predominant use of the electric guitar combined with Caribbean and Latin musical influences.
Foxtrot is smooth and sexy. One of the most versatile ballroom dances can be danced to songs such as Witchcraft (Sinatra), Just in Time (Darren), and The Best is Yet to Come (Bennett).
Hustle is one of the most popular dances today and is today’s version of disco dancing. You won’t want to miss it. This class will use fun, upbeat and well known songs!
Rhumba, meaning ‘to go to parties’, is a very popular, slow, sensual, dance form and is one of the major ballroom dances and many of the dance moves work in the Cha Cha as well as other dances.
An upbeat Latin dance that is easy to learn! It began in the 1970’s when dancers started mixing the Mambo and the Hustle. Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia, Cha-Cha and Mambo are all “sister” dances of Salsa.
Beginning Texas Two Step
The country/western two-step, often called the "Texas two-step" or simply the "two-step," is a country/western dance usually danced to country music in common time. ... As with other country/western dances, there are different versions of two step. This classes uses the quick, quick, slow, slow count.
Beginning West Coast Swing
Now one of the most popular forms of swing dance, the West Coast Swing has swept through the US. Slow and elegant or fast and furious, this class will be sure to reach your dance expectations.
Contact the MAC Concierge for current ballroom dance schedule at 517.364.8800.
Ballroom - September 11-27 (7 weeks)
- 7 p.m. - Beginning West Coast Swing
- 8 p.m. - Intermediate West Coast Swing
- 7 p.m. - Beginning Hustle
- 8 p.m. - Beginning Rhumba
- 7 p.m. - Beginning Salsa
- 8 p.m. - Beginning Bachata
- 7 p.m. - Beginning Texas Two Step
- 8 p.m. - Beginning Foxtrot
Personalized one-on-one instruction for the dance style of your choosing. We offer children, adult, and wedding dance privates. For more information please contact Taylor Jackson, Group Fitness Supervisor. 517.364.8828.
- Private: $60/hr
- Duet: $36 per person/hr
- Trio: $30 per person/hr
- 4 or more: $25 person/hr