Dance. Go. Give.

What We're About

And why you'll love it here...

Fire

Try some Jazz and then take a trip to Africa. How about some Ballet followed by a feast of Brazilian beats? You’ll find it all here. You bring the bodies, we bring the heat.

Sweat

Looking for a workout? We offer a variety of booty-kicking classes. From Pound to Zumba, Barre Blaze to Jamaica Jam, we make your gym sessions look like a day of watching paint dry.

Inspire

We work hard to take the elite vibe out of dance and create an environment that will both welcome and challenge you, with surprising elements of generosity woven into our business model.

Trailblaze

Classes for adults only, top notch instructors, hard-to-find workshops, and the most diverse menu of classes: what began as a spark is now a full-blown flame with over 1500 in attendance each month

Our Story

A Crash Course
"There are shortcuts to happiness and dance is one of them."

For the past five years we have been building a dance community like no other in downtown Riverside. We fused world dance, traditional dance, the most welcoming environment, and the most brilliant teachers to create an irreplaceable community. You will find us all over: flashmobbing the streets of downtown with a group 100 deep, parading SoCal with our fierce, all-female Brazilian drum group, eating pizza and freestyling with our members, and having birthday cake in the middle of Samba circles. There is no place like our studio. There are about 7 things we're crazy over. They are basically our life rules around here, and you can find them below.

  • Adults Only

    A space made just for you.

  • Diverse Menu

    We offer over 30 weekly classes to choose from.

  • Unlimited Possibilites

    Membership means all the classes you want

  • The Vibe

    Welcoming, inspiring, and addictive.

Embrace Your Tribe

Welcome each other. Welcome the new faces, the new perspectives, and the cultural richness everyone brings with them.

Stay Curious

No status quos allowed; no cookie cutters. It is our endless curiosity that blazes new trails for creativity and progress.

Take Risks

There’s no magic in comfort zones, just a whole bunch of the same ol’. Challenge your brain and your body. Be a little weird. Solve problems in new ways.

Go All Out

Enter with a completely committed body and mind. In class, in work, in play: always fully present and ready to push new limits. Go hard.

Give Relentlessly

Giving feels fantastic. Humans are made for generosity. Give time, give resources, and give authentically. Find connections with those around you. It’s impossible to fail when giving

Own Your “You-Ness”

No one has your exact make-up. No one can do it like you. You’re an authority in some things, a beginner in others, a teacher, a student, and irreplaceable.

Be A Beginner

Start with the fresh perspective of a beginner. There’s always something new to refine & experience. Approaching life with a humble& open mentality ensures that you never stop learning & growing.

Who we are

Get to know the crew
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Julie Simon

Owner
{Afro-Samba, Barre Blaze, Pound, director of Tropicaleiza} … and firecracker extraordinaire. Buy her Starburst, please.
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April MacLean

Owner
{Modern, Burlesque, Pound, director of Retrograde Dance Company} She’s obsessed with coffee and baby thighs. Also, please don’t say the word moist around her.
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Makeda Kumasi

Instructor
{West African} Dancer, teacher, poet, spoken word artist- basically all the coolest things in one fabulous package.
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Ambar Mote

Instructor
{Advanced Jazz and Jazz Funk} Ambar eats a lot of hot cheetos, is obsessed with llamas, and can quote all of Drop Dead Gorgeous.
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Delfina Dubois

Instructor
{Beg Hip Hop} She sings, she dances, she draws, and no one wants to battle her.
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Pedro Ha

Director- ASM
Pedro directs ASM- our all female Brazilian drum group. He buys us way too much pizza, wears really weird hats, and we love him.
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Myeshia Hall

Instructor
{Jamaica Jam} Myeshia always leaves her giant hoops on the studio floor and can “get low” better than anyone else at the studio.
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Roland Juarez

Instructor
{Rueda, Salsa Lab} Roland is no where near as serious as he looks in this picture.
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Kendell Mays

Instructor
{Int/ Adv Hip Hop} He seems really serious, doesn’t he? Then why do we have a two minute video of him laughing on the bio page?
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Mike Recon

Instructor
{ Zumba} If you take three classes in a row at the studio, that’s called “The Recon”. He’s why.
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Green

Instructor
{Breaking} Green laughs louder than anyone at the studio and doesn’t believe in plates. And we love him for it.
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Zada

Instructor
{Bellydance} Stunning, talented, and most of all: the reason studio B is often covered in little jingle coins.
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Jenny Aguirre

Instructor
{Zumba} Sure, she teaches Zumba, but her secret talent is in her gourmet cupcake baking. No seriously…it may be the reason that she teaches Zumba.
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Eboni Houston

Instructor
{Burlesque} Eboni is like a modern day Claire Huxtable: Classy, gorgeous, and shuts you down with a single look.
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Morgan Davison

Instructor
{Instructor} Morgan’s leg goes too high. Way too high.
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Megan Shaffer

Instructor
{Int/ Adv Contemporary} Megan’s choreography is the reason our floor is clean by Saturday afternoon.

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