It takes two to tango
Owner Jim Frechette, right, and Grace Low step to a Latin beat in a nightclub-styled studio during an Argentine tango class at the
Applause Dance Factory, 242 West Stephens St. in Ridgeland, Photos by Elijah Baylis/The Clarion-Ledger
Local instructors teach dance classes
Dancing is not just for the stars.
Better to step up and dance than just watch it on television, right? At least that’s what these Mississippi couples think. Each week, local
dance instructors like John Malone teach an Argentine tango dance class at the Applause Dance Factory in Ridgeland. Argentine tango is a partner dance that developed over the last century in Argentina’s capital city, Buenos Aires. It’s very different from the tango in international and American ballroom dancing. Argentine tango is an interpretive, improvisational social dance that allows the dancers to develop a deep connection between themselves, the music, and the environment in which they are dancing. On Fridays, the Applause Dance Factory hosts a ballroom dance party where participants, for $10, have the chance to practice their ballroom, Latin and swing dance moves. For more information, visit their website www.danceatapplause.com or call 601 856 6168.
Group dance classes available at Applause Dance Factory
Ballroom dance class Mondays at 6:00 – 7:00 PM
West Coast Swing dance class Tuesdays at 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Argentine tango dance class Wednesdays at 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Latin dance class Thursdays at 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Preparty dance class Fridays at 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Ballroom, Latin, and swing dance party Fridays at 8:00 – 10:30 PM
Private dance lessons are also available from our many highly qualified instructors.