So you think you can dance like a star? Take your first two-step with private lessons or group classes at one of these studios owned by a Dancing With the Stars pro:
Cheryl Burke Dance
1400 North Shoreline Blvd. #A-1
Mountain View, CA 94043
Emmy-nominated two-time DWTS champion dancer Cheryl Burke has a namesake studio in Mountain View, California, which is close to her Bay Area hometown. Why not give it a whirl? Your first 30-minute private lesson is complimentary and drop-in lessons range between just $12 and $17. Click here to see the schedule.
Karina Smirnoff Dance Studio
21720 Ventura Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
DWTS champ Karina Smirnoff‘s eponymous dance place is equipped with the same special hardwood floors used on the show, for extra spring and cushion that protects a dancer’s joints. There are a variety of programs and class packages — even one to teach your betrothed and your bridal party how to move ahead of your big day — so check out all the options here.
A trifetca of familiar TV trainers — Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, and Tony Dovolani — is part of the team behind these East Coast dance spaces. With locations in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut and classes for all ages, it’s a comfortable place to cut loose. Get more info here.
You Can Dance Studio
1089 Aviation Blvd.
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
When she’s not competing on DWTS, Anna Trebunskaya is an instructor of ballroom technique at this SoCal studio. Her mom is a teacher, too, and can be credited with getting Anna going in the business. With a mission to have fun while dancing, learn something new, and make new friends, you shouldn’t be shy about shimmying here.
Nowhere near one of these studios? No problem. Pick up an official Dancing With the Stars fitness DVD, or if you’re a fan of Julianne Hough, she has some, too, such as Dance with Julianne: Just Dance! Kym Johnson also hosts online dance-based Star Fit Workouts you can connect to from home through here.