Multiple international and national ballroom
dance champions Melissa Dexter and Giacomo Steccaglia will be hosting free
professional demonstrations, dance parties and group lessons during National
Ballroom Dance Week at their new Dancessence dance studio complex located at 2441 Impala Dr., in Carlsbad.
The Dancessence studio complex features separate 3,000 square foot and 1,500 square foot studios with the best dance floors in San Diego County, three-layer hardwood floors of satin-varnished premium hardwoods. The main studio has 16-foot tall ceilings and a state-of-the-art music system consisting of 10 surround-sound speakers.
The activities hosted by Dancessence throughout Ballroom Dance Week include:
Sept. 28 , 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., Open Studio Dance Lessons followed by Open Dancing Demonstrations from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sept 29, 2 p.m. 2: 45 p.m., Family Dance Party for all ages with mini-dance lessons followed by dancing demonstrations from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
“Our goal is to bring the world of professional dance out of the television studio and professional competition and make it available to anyone who has ever dreamed of taking the first steps toward learning this healthy and fun sport at a new studio where past, present and future champions train,” said Melissa Dexter, three-time U.S. ballroom champion and co-owner of the new Dancessence studio.
“We want to make ballroom dance available to everyone, from students to seniors,” Dexter added. “This sport is a healthy outlet for anyone who wants to take part in an exercise that improves stamina, reduces stress and builds muscle tone while improving energy, coordination and flexibility in an atmosphere that opens the door to new friendships.”
Dexter and her husband, multiple international ballroom dance champion Giacomo Steccaglia, have assembled a cast of instructors who have professional dance credentials from around the world. Among the instructors are their protégés, Sasha Kondrashov and Nikolai Tarasov, who are considered among the finest ballroom dancers in the world and who consider the new Dancessence complex their “home studio”. They will represent the U.S. at the World Dance Championships in Israel this fall.
–www.DancEssenseStudios.com press release