Sultry Swing Ballroom and Dance Studio

Sultry Swing Ballroom and Dance Studio

Sultry Swing Ballroom and Dance Studio
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WalthamstowE172014
West Palm Beach, FL288 contributions
Couples
Had a WONDERFUL evening of Ballroom dancing tonight. The music was just right. Plenty of Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Swing, Cha-Cha-Cha, and many more. Plenty of hosts for the single ladies there. A smile on everyone's face. Great dance floor, not too slick just right. Everyone very pleasant. Snacks and soda's were provided at no extra cost. Temperature was just right not too hot, in fact some of the women were putting on their cardigans when ever they finished a dance. All in all an extremely nice place to go dancing and I would totally recommend it to every one. June.
Written August 22, 2015
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Cassie K
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States139 contributions
I've taken a few classes here, and I really like this studio! Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, and I love how we change partners a lot so that we get used to dancing with different people.
Written January 11, 2015
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douglas z
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The studio's approach is to provide good basics to start if a beginner. Once done, you can take advantage of the great intermediate and advanced lessons. They have great instructors from outside visiting also, parties also. I spent many a great evening here with friendly people.
Written February 19, 2014
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31Wanderluster31
West Palm Beach, FL1 contribution
Couples
We went to Sultry Swing to learn new dances for a future event. I admit I'm not a good dancer, but I did this for my wife. I have taken classes in the past, learned alot, and enjoyed myself. This was the total opposite! John was frustrated with my lack of skills, only demonstrated the moves 3-4 times, then critiqued me as if I was a pro. He made loud announcements to the class about my lack of techniques and improvements - all the while indicating that he was talking about my lack of ability. We clearly came as a couple, yet he made us partner with random people - makes no sense b/c I am not planning on dancing with anyone else other than my wife. At the end, he indicated that I had flunked the class and should come back 2-3 more times to relearn. As a guy without rythym, it takes huge guts to take lessons and make a fool of yourself. John's "teaching" was terrible - you either get it or you flunk! Glad the first lesson was free, b/c this guy will never see a dime from me!
Written April 26, 2013
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lanakoala
USA435 contributions
Friends
I haven't had the chance to dance with John, but I have interacted with him-he was polite and friendly-and had a chance to see him perform his WCS. It was really fun to watch him dance! Because I'm pretty new to WCS, I don't go to those parties; I do, however, go to the Ballroom parties hosted by Al and Marcia. Al is so kind, super patient, and really encouraging. Marcia is thorough and creates nice patterns for students to dance in her pre-party classes.

I have to digress for just a moment to acknowledge some comments about group dance lessons. In my 20 years of dancing, I've taken countless workshops, programs, classes, etc. In my experience, in group dance classes, the instructors anticipate some basic dance knowledge from students unless the course is labeled "absolute beginners." Yes, some dance teachers are more blunt than others which is why it's always a good idea to ask an instructor if one has any concerns/questions about the suitability of the class. Also, each style of dance has its unique training methods. In Ballroom, switching partners builds following/leading skills (depending on one's gender) and versatility. This makes advancing easier.

Back to the studio itself. The studio is spacious, the kitchen is well-stocked with snacks and sodas (included in the party admission), and the crowd is lively. I noticed that ballroom guests were typically in their 40's and older. The WCS scene (went to the 2012 Halloween party) included many in their 20's and 30's. Finally, a word about hosts and music. As a single, I do appreciate the studio's efforts to bring in dance hosts. I wish they were a bit younger, but the ones available are decent. The music is also decent.

All in all, a good place to practice your dancing. Definitely an asset to the PBC dance scene.
Written June 24, 2013
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eschub
West Palm Beach, FL2 contributions
Friends
I love dancing and learning at sultry swing! This place has the best dance parties. I’ve been to the west coast swing and ballroom parties. Everyone is so welcoming and the energy is great! All levels of dancers come here from beginners to champion competitors.

The studios are beautiful with smooth floors and the best teachers are here. It’s always a good time, and they often bring in guest DJ’s and top pros.

John Harris, the owner, is a fun and welcoming teacher. He is highly skilled and I recommend taking private lessons from him, he will make you a better dancer! His group classes and workshops always run smoothly.

I’m so glad I found sultry swing and you will be too!
Written March 6, 2019
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Rosecrans
Northfield, MN78 contributions
Solo
The Sultry Swing is a very cozy, laid-back dance studio a couple miles due west of downtown West Palm Beach. You get a few couples but mostly it's singles learning to dance in weeknight classes and then practicing their steps on Saturday night. We took lessons several nights a week for two months -- rumba, salsa, east coast and west coast swing, two step, hustle, etc. -- and they were very well taught.Others came just for the occasional evening. Even clumsy people like me felt the patient support of all both teacher and fellow students. Saturday night brings out the good dancers from the area, but the atmosphere is also welcome to those who are just learning. I'd strongly recommend it both to locals and those who are just visiting. It's certainly the nicest atmosphere for ballroom dancing I've come across thus far.
Written March 7, 2012
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BNS
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Couples
When my husband and I moved to West Palm Beach, FL we were looking for a local dance studio. We were immediately attracted to Sultry Swing not only because of location but also because of the amazing people we've met. The owner, John Harris does a wonderful job running the place and makes sure to greet you with a hug and makes you feel welcomed. If you want to have a fantastic time dancing and meet great people I highly recommend you trying Sultry Swing. You will not regret!
Written June 7, 2019
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Lucian K
Boynton Beach, FL17 contributions
Couples
Since moving to South Florida, we were looking for a “home” for ballroom dancing. We finally found it at Sultry Swing Ballroom. It has it all - a friendly crowd, great music, a nice floor and great selection of group classes or private instruction.
Written February 26, 2018
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LoriWilk
Boca Raton, FL259 contributions
Couples
In the heart of West Palm Beach, not too far away from the I-95 expressway at the Okeechobee Blvd exit is this intimate dance studio at the back of a business center. This dance studio is a gem especially for those who want to learn the West Coast Swing from a champion instructor, John Harris.. Other dances are taught her but I have to say that for learning the West Coast Swing you cannot do better than Sultry Swing Ballroom and Dance Studio. It's best to check their current schedule for open ballroom dancing, West Coast Swing Dances and other dance happenings.
Written May 16, 2017
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