Our motto at Vida Dance Club is to be
“Beginner Friendly, Serious About Fun”.
To us this means many different things, but before I explain any further, let’s take a few steps back to understand where this all began…
My wife and I started dancing together 18 years ago when we met in college, after deciding to enroll into a Social Ballroom Dance Course. We were an instant match and fell in love with each other and dancing.
We travelled, competed, taught and just lived dancing 24/7, before moving to Southern California in 2010.
In the process of working for several local studios, we never quite felt like things were a right fit. We always felt like there was something missing, an experience or something we personally valued that we couldn’t quite place a finger on…
One Thanksgiving Day weekend we sat down and decided to plan on opening our own place.
We knew we had to create something different from what was already out there and decided to figure it out then and there.
We pulled out two white boards, plus a box full of cards, notes and letters we had received from our students over past years.
On one board we wrote down all the negative experience we have had from being in over 50 different dance studios and ballrooms. We also included the negative stories students had shared with us from their own histories.
On the other board, we wrote down all our own positive experiences, and all the positive changes we’ve seen in people lives as a direct result from our teaching. We also wrote down the many reasons our students told us why they chose to take lessons from us and what they liked about dancing.
This “positive white board” is from what we based the creation of Vida Dance Club.
Something that occurred to us while doing this was…
When people start dancing, they are usually looking for one of three things…
1) Confidence in themselves to be able to go out and have fun
2) Romance, the ability to connect with a loved one or someone new.
3) Community and to be a part of something bigger than themselves.
These ideas were also important to us, after all, we experienced all three of them. So, we knew however we created our dream location, it would have to be able to provide a method to experience any of the three ideas.
We also knew it would have to be a friendly and welcoming venue where people could be exposed to the amazing world of Ballroom Dancing in a non-threatening, positive environment.
After all, we were beginners at one point and still remember what is was like starting out.
In addition to being “beginner friendly”, we also felt there had to be a greater sense of value provided. Not just in the quality of instruction, but by the complete experience to our customers. That’s why we decided to call our place a “CLUB” and NOT a ballroom, academy or studio.
A club is a place where you belong. It’s where you get to know others and others get to know you.
It becomes your second home from home. That’s what we were looking for and have found it’s what many of our members have been searching for as well.
If I were to explain what it means to be “Beginner Friendly, Serious About Fun”, it simply means that we’re about welcoming new members with open arms and helping them experience the amazing world of Ballroom Dancing for themselves.
It means we’re about:
“Building Meaningful Relationships and Inspiring Positive Change” in the lives around us.
In fact, that’s our mission statement because we know how impactful dancing in a caring community can be.
And it simply means we understand people are looking for more in life than checking a screen for a “status update” or accepting to endure “half-lived” lives.
If you’re looking for a place to call our dancing home or where you can experience a greater sense of joy and happiness, I absolutely urge you to give Vida Dance Club a try. You won’t regret it.
Give us a call and learn more bout what we can do for you: 657-236-4742.
Vida Dance Club is a beginner friendly, social Ballroom Dance studio located in the City of Orange, of Orange County, CA. We specialize in offering adult dance classes and private dance lessons in all styles of parting dancing, including: Ballroom, Salsa, Swing, Tango and Wedding Dance Lessons in a comfortable, supportive environment.
In addition, our dance classes will help you develop your confidence, meet new people, burn unwanted calories and of course, teach you how to dance. Our high energy, knowledgeable staff makes learning to dance quick, fun and easy.
We offer an Absolute Beginner Course “ABC” to expose new dancers to the various style of social dancing and in order for you build a foundation that will enable you to learn the fundamentals of movement, timing and partnering. From there, dancers will feel comfortable in our general “all level” group dance classes where they will be exposed to more challenging material and dance concepts. To attend a class, no partner is ever necessary, and both singles and couples are welcome.
We are located in the City of Orange, near the cross streets of N Tustin St. and Katella Ave, just off the 55 Freeway North, at:
Vida Dance Club * 1216 N Tustin St. * Orange, CA 92867 * 657-236-4742