Binghamton University is home to teams and clubs that focus on a wide variety of dance styles, including ballroom, Bhangra, Latin American dance, step and more. For students who want to prepare for an audition or simply expand their options beyond these groups, the Triple Cities area offers plenty of adult dance classes. Whether you are an experienced dancer looking for a new challenge, a beginner interested in picking up a new skill or a fitness junkie looking to switch up your workout routine, you can find a local dance class that suits your needs. Check out our list of schools and gyms that offer classes of all styles and for all budgets and commitment levels.
Broome County Dance Center, 223 Main St. Binghamton, NY 13905
Binghamton’s Broome County Dance Center offers adult classes in jazz, tap and hip-hop. Customers pay between $36 and $72 per month for weekly group classes or pay a monthly rate of $170 for unlimited classes. No prior experience is necessary, and performance in recitals is optional. Students who pay for weekly lessons can make up a lesson at another time if it is missed for any reason, so it’s perfect for people with a busy schedule.
The Fuse Dance Center, 126 Park Ave., Binghamton, NY 13903
This center offers high-energy tap and hip-hop classes for anyone who is 15 or older. Fuse’s classes are better suited to experienced dancers than beginners, as classes can also go to competitions, and there is a performance at the end of the year for students to showcase their skills. Instead of paying for each session individually, students of all ages pay an annual registration fee for classes and then pay tuition. For example, a weekly hourlong class is $48 per month, but prices vary along with class type and length.
The Dance Connection, 161 Castle Creek Rd., Binghamton, NY 13901
Located just off of Upper Front Street, the Dance Connection offers tap, jazz and hip-hop classes. Tap and jazz classes are split into beginners and advanced levels and adult classes cost $5 per session. After trying a few classes, students can decide to pay a registration fee and progress with a regular class that builds on the same choreography each week, or they can continue with the class-by-class option.
JAM Fitness, 140 Vestal Parkway E., Vestal, NY 13850
This gym offers several dance-inspired fitness classes, including Zumba, Country Heat and “Sassy and Fit,” a burlesque-style workout class. If you are not ready to commit to a full membership, they offer packages where you can pay for five, 10 or 20 classes at a time. These classes are aimed more toward people who are looking for new workout styles than toward people who want to learn actual dance techniques.
Southern Tier Swing Dance Society, 105 Washington Ave., Endicott, NY 13760
This group meets for a beginner swing lesson and dance every Tuesday. After contributing a $3 donation for the session, participants can learn the basics of swing from 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., then dance from 7:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. The club meets on the second floor of Rexer’s Karate Academy in Endicott.
Isadora’s Dance Legacy, 19 S. Washington St., 2nd Floor, Binghamton NY 13903
Located in Binghamton, this studio holds classes inspired by the teachings of Isadora Duncan. Duncan, an American dancer who grew to fame at the turn of the 19th century, was known for her natural, fluid style and tendency to dance barefoot. Her work inspired generations of dancers who strive to continue her legacy. Modern dance classes at the Dancers’ Studio are offered twice a week at $15 per class and are are taught by Therese Anne Joseph, a Binghamton native and noted “Duncan dancer.” Classical ballet classes are also offered there twice a week.
Touch of Texas, 1240 Front St., Binghamton, NY 13905
This Front Street pub hosts country line dancing events every Wednesday night and Latin American dance nights every Thursday night. Admission to the dance floor on line dancing night is $5, and doors open at 6 p.m. Line dancing runs until 11 p.m., starting with a beginner lesson at 6:30 p.m. and an intermediate lesson at 8:30 p.m. Doors for Latin American dancing open at 6 p.m., and lessons start at 7 p.m. Admission to Latin American dancing is also $5.
Endicott Performing Arts Center, 102 Washington Ave., Endicott, NY 13760
The Endicott Performing Arts Center’s School of Performing Arts hosts Argentine tango classes Monday nights from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Each session opens with a free 20-minute class. The beginner class then runs from 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., followed by half an hour of practice and then the intermediate class from 8:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. You can pay $28 in advance for three full sessions, pay $12 for one full session or pay $8 for a half session (one class plus practice time).