Dance studio offers ‘girls’ night out’Written by Kristen Criswell | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Paulette’s Studio of Dance offers an intimate space for adults to come learn and enjoy dance.
“It’s a great place for adult women to have a studio they can dance at. Once you’re out of high school, where do older women go to dance? This provides them with a spot,” Paulette said.
While there are classes just for women, men may also partake in lessons, Paulette said. “Dancing with the Stars,” has shown men that it’s okay to try dance and many are coming out to try ballroom, she said.
The studio recently relocated to provide more space for lessons, Paulette said. The larger space also allows Paulette to offer dances where individuals and couples can come and enjoy what they’ve learned, she said.
The loft-like studio, fit for a big city, offers two separate rooms for dancing as well as a lounge for people to relax and observe. Exposed beams harness detachable poles and brick walls and dark tones provide the room with warmth.
“I wanted to create an inviting environment. A warm and friendly, spacious place to come dance and mingle with your friends,” said Paulette. “It’ s a fun, classy and sexy environment to dance for adults.”
An atypical dance studio, Paulette’s provides classes almost solely for adults. The studio offers classes in Latin dancing (salsa, rumba and merengue), ballroom dancing (swing, waltz and foxtrot) and Argentine tango. The studio runs wedding preparation classes as well as a nurturing baby class.
The nurturing baby class is for moms and dads and their young babies, ages 2 months to walking. The class fosters learning through dance and movement.
Additionally, Paulette’s offers all ladies Pole Dance Fitness and Mo’Diva Fitness classes.
“As a classically trained dancer, I cross over my ballroom and pole dancing. They’re learning Salsa, Tango and Waltz at the pole,” she said. “It’s very artistic, instead of ‘strippery’.”
Special girls’ night out classes, for bachelorette parties or birthdays, are also available.
Eventually, the studio will host dances with bands for individuals and couples to have a “date night.”
Paulette, a Toledo native, studied dance at The Ohio State University. After two years as a dancer for Siegfried and Roy in Las Vegas, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue on-screen dancing. In 1993 she returned to Toledo and has been teaching dance ever since.
“To be able to come home to my hometown after a successful dance career … to still be working and doing my life’s passion is a dream come true,” she said.
Pricing for classes varies. Classes are offered six days a week. The studio is located at 4853 Monroe St.
For more information about classes visit the Web site www.dancetoledo.com.