Best Fitness And Dance Studios In Baltimore

January 6, 2014 6:00 AM

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Tired of the boring treadmill? Looking for an entertaining and challenging cardio workout? Dance fitness may be the perfect fit. For both the exercise enthusiast or the aspiring performer, a good dance studio is a worthwhile find. Here are some of the finest that Baltimore has to offer.
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Dance & Artistic Expressions Studio
6350 Fredrick Road, Suite C
Catonsville, Md. 21228
(410) 744-1193

Dance & Artistic Expressions Studio in Catonsville is the brainchild of visionary and professional dancer Tabitha Hitchye-Holiday, a 14-year member of the professional Rueda team Dance in Time. Dance & Artistic Expressions Studio offers a stunning variety of dance classes that include Zumba, belly-dance fusion, ballet, salsa and bachata. It also offers children’s classes in ballet, Latin mix and Zumba. Hitchye-Holiday teaches a daily Latin dance class. Give it a try with one of the reasonable trial memberships.

Arthur Murray Dance Studio
6800 York Road, Suite C
Baltimore, Md. 21212
(410) 377-8884

Offering both private lessons and dance classes, at Arthur Murray ballroom and Latin dance studios you can train in any dance that you desire, including waltz, fox trot, swing, salsa, hustle, Argentine tango, country western, social, ballroom dancing and more. Try before you buy with a complimentary private dance lesson.

Pop Physique
339 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, Md. 21201
(410) 468-0767

Pop Physique has received great reviews for its friendly and motivating staff and attractive studio space. Bring your socks, but all other equipment for the classes is provided by the studio, including mats, weights, balls and straps. This studio is perfect for the dance or fitness enthusiast with joint aches and pains as the professional instructors will accommodate physical therapy for their dance classes. On a budget? Pop Physique offers attractive deals through Groupon. Its one-hour classes incorporate ballet barre, light weights and Pilates into a single workout with convenient times throughout the day for a busy schedule.

Related: Best Ballroom Dance Studios In Baltimore

B’More Fit Studio
6901 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, Md. 21244
(443) 579-5805

Hip with an urban vibe, B’More Fit Studio specializes in Zumba classes offered to Latin and international beats. Classes include Zumba Toning, a high-energy cardio workout for sculpting and toning, and Zumba Gold, a dance class paced for active older participants. B’More Fit Studio also offers Zumba classes for children, fusion boot camp and fusion belly dancing.

Mid-Atlantic Center for the Performing Arts
5543 Harford Road
Baltimore, Md. 21214
(443) 438-4525

Don’t let the plain appearance of the building fool you, MCPA has several beautiful and spacious studios inside. MCPA specializes in ballet, offering opportunities for students to perform on stage throughout the year. However, ballet is not the only form of dance MCPA offers. It also features classes in adult Zumba, jazz, modern, tap and contemporary. This studio provides dance training for every age, beginning with preschoolers, and for every experience level, from first-timers to experts. If you or your child are aiming to become a professional dancer, MCPA is the perfect place to start. Not only will it give you the training, but it will also provide the opportunity. Try the classes for free before you sign up.

Related: Best Places To See Ballet In Baltimore

Joel Furches is a freelance writer and researcher for The Examiner and Logos Software, and also manages his own catalog of writing on Hub Pages. Joel is on the board of directors for Ratio Christi. He has a bachelors in psychology and a masters in education.

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