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1st Dance Studio

Saint Petersburg, FL, Pinellas

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1st Dance Studio logo
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1st Dance Studio

Saint Petersburg, FL, Pinellas

(53)

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We offer Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Salsa & Wedding Dance Instructon: Private Lessons by Appointment; Group Classes Mon, Wed & Fri; & Fri Practice Parties.
Pay As You Go option and All-Inclusive packages with affordable monthly payments. You Choose!

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Maria Alexandra Laborde

29 October 2019

Julia is quite the character! She always adds so much humor and energy to her dance classes. She's very knowledgeable, but slows the pace during the beginners classes and makes sure the atmosphere is very relaxed for them. My fiance really appreciated tha. We can't wait until our wedding in 2 weeks so we can get back to dancing salsa and learning from Julia!I personally have been ballroom dancing on and off since 2005, so I have seen Julia in a variety of different settings and used to go to her Friday dance parties quite often. It's so good to go to them because there are people of many ages and levels, so you always learn something new just from coming out to socialize and DANCE! I will go as far and say that the Friday classes are just as important if not more so than any group dance class you take with her. It's like learning a language and then going into the real world to put it to practice.We just knocked off one star because the back room used for some of the beginner's classes lacks good ventilation and one time we went for a class it smelled very strongly like smoke. Seems like someone was naughty! But we have each had enjoyable experiences with Julia, so that's why we would go back in a heartbeat. More...

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Ron T.

22 April 2019

Just attended a Monday afternoon "Tea Dance". A weekday at 1pm with LIVE music from a local trio. Everybody so nice, enjoying themselves! No pressure, the styles individual and informal; a perfect fun relaxed getaway. More...

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Tammy Smith

13 April 2019

Julia and her studio are beautiful. For her to break "my wanting to lead" habit was les than miraculous. 50 years it took me to break that habit..... Alright gentleman, lead on

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Марина Влади

7 March 2019

By far the best studio in Tampa Bay!

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Kristina M.

23 February 2019

Aside from being a very talented and experienced dancer, Julia is an excellent teacher. She's the perfect balance, providing excellent coaching and instruction, while making sure you're still having fun and enjoying yourself. In private lessons, and in group classes, she tailors instruction to fit the student. No comparison, 1st dance Studio should be your first (and only) choice for dance lessons! More...

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D w D.

18 January 2019

Great Floor Great Music. Have a lot of fun there and fantastic atmosphere.Friday nights Parties are great Social Practices and Loves Salsa Dancing on this night

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Cindy Andreatos

9 November 2018

Excellent Ballroom Dance Studio.

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David W Kohl

1 November 2018

Julia is the real deal.... if you want to improve, hang out here!

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Carlo Tamarit

31 October 2018

Julie and her team are dedicated and amazing teachers

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Danielle Lynch

26 October 2018

Excellent dance studio! Julia was a wonderfully patient, adaptable, and a clear instructor and has quite the talent for choreography. She taught me the essentials to an elegant first dance for my wedding and treated us more like good friends than just clients-spending a lot of time getting to know us as a couple and inviting us to practice at all of the group classes, (though I did not get a chance to go to them). Forest, too, is equally kind and talented.The first dance that Julia choreographed received many many compliments from my guests and hooked Sean and I on taking future dance lessons. When we get the chance to start up again, this will be the only studio for us! Thank you again Julia for all you have done! More...

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Ray Rau

8 September 2018

Great place! Great Venues

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Raviinder Singh

22 May 2018

We came here to learn our first dance at our wedding. Julia was great and I highly recommend 1st dance studio!!

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Златик Бэкк

21 May 2018

This studio is great! Wonderful, professional and warm environment. I highly recommend it!

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Alexander Soto

18 May 2018

Julia and the other instructors at 1st Studio are well versed in teaching even those that don't think they can learn...to actually dance. There is a nice family feel here and the pricing structure is very reasonable. You pay one price a month and can come every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to any of the classes available - as well as the Friday social party where you can practice what you've learned as well as socialize with your fellow classmates and regulars that come. Snacks and drinks are available for Friday's social dance or you can bring your own. All in all, it's a fun way to spend your time learning to dance and having fun while doing so. And it doesn't take long before you start to feel and understand the sequences of moves you will learn. Highly recommended! More...

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Dennis Ward

18 May 2018

Excellent studio to learn to dance, develop a wedding dance, or just practice on Friday nights. BYOB welcome. Great mix of ages and skills. (Long time client)

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Tung Duong

28 April 2018

Beautiful ballroom music for Social Dances. Very nice & friendly social dancers including the instructors. Nice wood floor.

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Dave Armstrong Sr

26 February 2018

Excellent teaching (verbally too). I've had a dozen lessons or so from other instructors, this was the best. We will be back.

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Shonda Walsh

10 February 2018

Fun times, best instructors in the county!! Group class or private

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Rose Craycraft

19 December 2017

Julia worked with us for over 8 weeks on our choreographed Father/Daughter dance. She was great to work with and our dance turned our perfect!! Highly suggest this dance studio for fun or for any choreographing! More...

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Alex Soto

12 August 2017

If you think you can't learn how to dance, 1st Dance Studio will prove you wrong. There is a nice Beginners class setup that will teach you the basics of virtually all dances. And you'll have fun while doing so! More...

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Mike Abramowitz

18 May 2017

I've been attending for 3 years. I've recommeded 20+ people to the studio and love it every Friday night I'm in town!

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Alex Lisin

18 May 2017

I've always wanted learn ballroom dancing but was always too scared to try, thinking that I had two left feet. And then I finally decided to bite the bullet and come in for a class. And boy am I glad I did! Julia, the owner of the studio, is a professional with a wealth of experience. She is an excellent teacher, and it's an absolute pleasure to work with her. More...

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Nelly Mcnulty

18 May 2017

As a person who has never danced in my life, I am so glad I went to this dance studio. Julia was patient, kind and understanding, she really goes over and beyond in making her clients feel comfortable. I was able to make new friends and feel good in an unfamiliar environment.. Her passion for dancing and her energetic persona gave me confidence in myself and even allowed me to dance in a friendly team match competition. She definitely made a difference in my life and because of her I know I will never stop dancing. More...

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Kathy Cooper

5 April 2017

Ms Julia allowed my husband to rent the studio for my 60th birthday party. Great location since I love to dance. Perfect lighting and good sound system was a plus. More than enough parking for your guest. David was a great helper also. Had a blast. Thanks again Ms Julia More...

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Lee N Karen Downing

4 April 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our pre-wedding lessons with Julia. She is an amazingly patient teacher and was super encouraging. Our first dance went fantastic and we enjoyed it so much we plan to go back and take more lessons. Thank you Julia for helping making our perfect day just that. More...

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Peggy Colson-Williams

27 March 2017

It's a great spot, I just love the atmosphere ,the lighting , can't wait till I'm in the area again

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Jordan Vreeland

21 March 2017

Great place and instruction. You have to try it :-)

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Kim Jaqua DC

3 November 2016

Julia makes you want to dance! If you're just wanting a fun outlet, to learn a dance for your wedding or for serious dance instruction! I highly recommend Julia!

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Janna Aleksa

30 October 2016

I really enjoy this place. Every time I come in there I have an awesome time, meet new great people and learn a lot of new dance moves. I'll definitely come back and bring my friends with me there. More...

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Kenny Mazza

4 October 2016

Everyone there is super nice and Julia is a great teacher!

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Stella M. Lee

30 September 2016

Vibrant and most friendly Dance Studio in all of Pinellas County. Open not only to Ballroom Dancers but is super accommodating to club dancing. The owner, Julia Mayerovich is extremely fun and has a constant open arm policy to all teachers from all other studios. Love First Dance Studio! More...

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Patrick Williams

21 September 2016

Great dance studio, fun times on Friday nights And you will learn to dance in no time at all I have been coming for 10 years and highly recommended to any one the loves to dance or wants to learn Patrick

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Mike Abramowitz

20 September 2016

This is where I spend my Friday nights. I took group classes twice per week for six months and now after 3 years, they cannot get rid of me!

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Alona Arsht

20 September 2016

Julia has an amazing personality and it reflects on her business. You always feel welcome there. It is fun place.

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Mike Abramowitz

20 September 2016

It's the only way to spend a Friday night! I've been attending for 3 years now and I've recommended 20+ friends to join.

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Alexey Lisin

11 July 2016

This is an amazing studio. Group classes, private lessons , and dance parties all add up together to a great learning experience. Julia is an excellent instructor, and taking lessons with her is an absolute delight. More...

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Gary E. Brown

16 June 2016

Great place to dance and the staff and owner are very professional. Highly recommended.

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Troy Peterson

18 May 2016

Excellent Studio. The instructors are very professional and I found the rates to be the most affordable in all of Tampa Bay. I also liked the fact that all of theirpricing is available on their website as well as scheduling. Highly recommended. More...

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Ruslan Usmanov

18 May 2016

I love this studio! My whole life I was shy to dance and stood aside of dance floors. But after ~2 months of training, I realized that I already dance better than average person in a bar or a party. The Studio has a classes & individual program not only for beginners, but also for experienced dancers. You may come as a couple as well as a single person, there is about 50% single attendees of both genders. During the class, pairs constantly mixed to allow students to share their experience. But you also can come with your spouse/fiancee and tell you never switch. I also like their Friday parties, where you have fun with friends and opportunity to practice with really great dancers (teachers, winners of different kind), who never attend a classes as a students.I definitely recommend 1st Dance Studio to everyone who wants to learn to dance, also to improve theirs skills. More...

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Jack Granato

18 May 2016

Based on other reviewers, I tried 1st Dance Studio to help my family prepare for an upcoming wedding. Our instructor, Julia, was professional and fun to work with. I feel confident Julia will be able to get the bride and groom ready for their big day. More...

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Joe Ward

17 November 2015

John & Julia are talented welcoming and I highly recommend their studio.

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Eugene Razorenov

7 November 2015

It is great place to be. Julia, thanks for wonderful experience. Those few classes that I took before leaving Florida were amazing. If you look for professional guidance and fun, this is the place to go! More...

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Debbie Lewis

20 October 2015

Tom & I dance at home, however, are still "dance babies!" Julia is not only warm and welcoming, but an exceptional teacher! Go dance everyone!!

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Mary Ventura Allen

20 September 2015

Fabulous facility. Everyone's so friendly and the music is always great. I love the Tuesday and Thursday Tea dances. Always a must when I come to town.

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Юлия Тренер

17 September 2015

Great place to learn dancing, meet new people and spend a quality Friday night!

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Elina L.

12 July 2015

What makes a great dancing studio?  Is it the music?  Is it how the classes are being taught?  May be it's who teaches the classes?  1st Dance combines it all!  The owners of the studio not just very welcoming and friendly, but they make it their business to get to know you. They will always welcome you with a smile and a hug and they will know you by name. You are not just a student there, you feel like a friend, even family. They celebrate your birthday, they will encourage you to succeed. Most importantly it's fun!  Learning to dance could be very intimidating, but Julia makes it so simple and intuitive. Nobody ever will criticize you for your mistakes, like it happens at other dance studios. They will encourage you to have fun, make friends and just enjoy yourself. They host many social events opening their business to the community without any hesitation. Thank you for all your hard work and warm smiles! More...

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Tanya Us

28 January 2015

Fun, energetic, and flexible. Great place for beginners and advanced dancers.

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Tes V.

12 August 2014

I called inquiring about rental facility for a party and spoke to Julia. She was extremely friendly, very accomodating and helped explain the process for rental the facility. I will be going to see the facility shortly and if it's like the pictures on the website, I will be extremely satisified. More...

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Val R.

7 March 2014

Me and my friends go there every friday for their dance class and the after party .Its a great way to be social and meet new people without going to the bar. Thanks to Julia and John Ive learn a lot of dances . I recommend everybody to stop by and check it out for themselves ..Who knows may be you have skill you didn't know u have. More...

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dennisandamy

5 November 2010

I have been going to First Dance Studio for several years. I always have fun and have learned a lot. John and Julia are amazing teachers who seem to find a way to keep it fun and interesting.

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ilona5

9 August 2010

I love coming to First Dance studio! The owners, Julia and John make dance lessons fun and easy (even for me, who has two left feet :)! Of course, I can't do any of the complicated steps yet, but you have to start somewhere! Classes are very informative and easy to follow. Dance parties are a lot of fun. The studio itself is very spacious and inviting. Julia and John are not only great instructors, but also talented performers. They have performed a number of times during dinner shows at my restaurant, and every time it is amazing how people react and applaud to their performance! I would recommend 1st Dance studio to anyone who is looking to take classes, planning a dance party, or looking for performers for their event! More...

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Ilona S.

9 August 2010

I love coming to First Dance studio!  The owners, Julia and John make dance lessons fun and easy (even for me, who has two left feet :)!  Of course, I can't do any of the complicated steps yet, but you have to start somewhere! Classes are very informative and easy to follow.  Dance parties are a lot of fun.  The studio itself is very spacious and inviting.  Julia and John are not only great instructors, but also talented performers.  They have performed a number of times during dinner shows at my restaurant, and every time it is amazing how people react and applaud to their performance!   I would recommend 1st Dance studio to anyone who is looking to take classes, planning a dance party, or looking for performers for their event! More...

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1stDanceStudio

29 July 2010

Every one is welcome. Friendliy Instructors & Students. Affordable. Great New Student Special. Private Lessons by Appoitment. Group Classes Mon & Wed $10.00p/p at 7pm, Fri at 8pm followed by the Dance Party $15.00p/p. Pay as you go or All-Inclusive Packages. More...

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We offer Pay As You Go option and All-Inclusive packages with affordable monthly payments. You Choose!
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