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  • Plan Your Small Wedding in Central Florida

    Our 12 tips to plan your small wedding around Orlando.

  • Party Emergency Kit

    Planning an event? Read our top 12 recommended party items to pack. Survive a wedding and event planning emergency with these supplies!

  • We're a Florida byo Venue with Open Catering

    Did you know that we are a 'byo' venue or bring your own vendor venue for hosting Central Florida parties and events in Lake County, Florida?

  • Have You Met Our Visiting Instructor?

    Give us a call to learn more about booking ballroom dance lessons.

  • Best of Florida Dance School

    Thank you! We're honored to be featured as a Best of Florida Honorable Mention winner in the Dance Schools, Studios & Instructors category for two years running! Thank you so much for your support.

  • Best of Florida Dance School Nominee

    Best Dance School of Florida!

    We're a Best of Florida Nominee! If you enjoy dancing at our studio, please show your love and support by voting for our studio as one of the best dance schools in Florida. Learn more about the voting process..

  • Save the Date!

    Dance the night away at our Studio Party on Wednesday, May 11th from 7 - 9 pm! Enjoy food, fun, friends and more festivities. Please bring your favorite dish to share. Admission: $15 per person. Call for more details.

  • Wedding Venue

    If you're interested in booking our venue for your wedding destination, check our out photo gallery and tell us your dates.

  • Christmas Holiday Party

    We cancelled our Nutcracker Christmas Show this year, but we're hosting a fun Christmas Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 15th at 7pm. Call for more details.

  • Studio Dance Party!

    We're hosting our studio dance party on Tuesday, August 17th at 7pm. Get into the groove and call for more details.

  • Reserve Our Dance Hall for your Wedding

    It's Wedding Season and our elegant banquet hall is available to rent for your upcoming nuptials. Our venue packages include guest seating, deluxe lighting, disco ball, projector, bar area, private rooms for the groom and bride, stage options, grand entrance to the ballroom, and of course hardwood floors for dancing. Our wedding space caters up to 125 guests.

  • Online Dance Lessons Resume in July 2021

    Our owner Anastassia is taking a break from instructing our online dance lessons. She'll resume virtual dance lessons back in July. We apologize for the inconvenience and wish you a wonderful summer break. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call or email.

  • Lakefront TV episode 106

    LFTV Lakefront TV Spotlight!

    We're so honored to be featured on the Lakefront TV show LFTV Report on Saturday, 5/15 at noon. Thank you for sharing your support of our dance studio and dance community. If you missed the show, you can still watch the episode and promo on YouTube.

  • Ballroom dance classes back

    Ballroom Dance Classes are BACK!

    We're happy to announce we are resuming our group dance Classe beginning the fourth week of April. Join us Tuesday at 7 pm for group ballroom dance class and Wednesday at 11 am for barre dance class.

  • St Patricks Dance Party

    St. Patrick's Dance Party

    Don't forget to wear green for our St. Patrick's Dance Party on Tuesday, March 23rd at 7pm at our dance studio. Order your tickets on our square site for more details.

  • 2021 Party Schedule Updated

    Our dance party schedules are updated. We're hosting a Spring Spotlight in April, our Anniversary Party in August, Halloween Showcase in October and Christmas Holiday Dance Party in December 2021. Shop our square site for more details.

  • Dance Parties Cancelled

    Due to the pandemic, our White Party, Wild Wild West Dance, Anniversary Party, Spring Spotlight Show, and New Year's Party have been cancelled. Please call for further details.

  • Holiday Party Showcase

    Holiday Party Showcase

    Save the Date! We're hosting a holiday party showcase on Saturday, December 5th at 7 pm. Please call for more details and book your reservations. $20/person with food + dance included.

  • Group Class Updates

    We are now hosting barre dance fitness classes every Wednesday morning at 11 am and our beginner ballroom dance group classes on Tuesdays at 6 pm. Our ballroom group classes feature line dance lessons. No partner needed. Please call us for more information about reservations and our social distancing practices.

  • Virtual Bridal Party Dance Class

    5 Reasons to Book Online Wedding Dance Lessons

    What will your first dance together be?
    ✔ Graceful Waltz
    ✔ Bold Bolero
    ✔ Sizzling Rumba
    ✔ Smoking Salsa
    or a wedding medley. Book your first wedding dance lesson online! We're now featured on Etsy! Learn our five reasons to book wedding dance lessons online with us or schedule your virtual bachelorette party.

  • Dance Gifs

    WHAT? Anastassia Ballroom has gifs!? We love to dance and aren't gifs just dancing images?! Check out all our dance gifs, send, post and share your dance studio love!

  • Pirate Party Cancelled

    Our pirate party has been cancelled. Signup to join our mailing list to learn for more dance news

  • Mother's Day Dance Class Specials

    Mother's Day: Show Her You Care

    Rather than sending chocolate or flowers, treat mom and grandma to a VIRTUAL family dance class to stay healthy, active and socialize. We're celebrating Mother's Day with $5 Virtual Group Line Dance Classes all this week and next. Learn to Rumba, Cha Cha line dance, Mambo and Samba. Wear your cowboy hats to our Virtual Country Western Dance Party on Thursday, 5/14. Enjoy Mother's Day Specials!

  • Cinco de Mayo Dance Class Specials

    Celebrating Cinco de Mayo ALL WEEK LONG

    What are YOUR Cinco de Mayo Plans? We'll be virtually teaching $5 Cinco de Mayo dance classes all week long. Enjoy Cha Cha line dance and Mambo / Salsa line dance classes on Monday evening. Samba off those Cinco de Mayo calories on Tuesday afternoon. Dress to impress at our Virtual Dance Gala on Thursday evening and enjoy a rumba-licious Friday afternoon.

  • Thank You, Dance Sponsors!

    We would like to thank our generous dance donors for sponsoring our rising youth dance stars this month. We are all very thrilled, blessed and filled with gratitude for such gargantuan golden hearts ❤️

  • 6 First Date Ideas for Date Night Dancing

    Six First Date Ideas for Date Night In

    First dates are exciting, but finding love during COVID-19 is difficult. Here are 6 first date ideas for a virtual date night in.

  • Ballroom Dance Song Playlist

    Listen to our Ballroom Dance Song Playlists

    You asked. We answered! Hear (pun intended) are some of our song suggestions. Enjoy a good time dancing at home. Disclaimer: These are just recommendations for finding your own happy during the coronavirus. We do not use Spotify for studio music licensing.

  • Watch Our New Video: Meet Anastassia

    Get to know more about our owner Anastassia Abramenko, her ballroom career, dancesport and why she loves dancing!

  • free virtual dance classes

    Free Virtual Dance Classes This Week!

    We know it's been difficult to stay healthy and keep active during this stressful situation. We hope our free dance classes this week can help you be fit, socialize, and have fun during quarantine. Take a lunchtime break and focus on you at our Latin Fusion Dance Fitness Class this Wednesday. Enjoy social distance dancing!

  • New Dance GIF to Share!

    Whether in-person, online or virtually - learn to Ballroom Dance Like You Mean It! with dance pro Anastassia! Thanks so much for this wonderful video taken at Lake County's Stepping Out for Education, DWTS competition two years ago. It really sparkles and shines.

  • line dancing classes

    Line Dancing Lessons

    Rumba line dance, anyone? With social distancing orders all around the country, we're now offering a variety of exciting online Rhythm Line Dancing lessons designed for individuals. No partner required. Learn to cha cha, mambo / samba, rumba, and samba line dance online with Anastassia.

  • Start Online Dancing with Anastassia

    Book Online Ballroom Dance Lessons

    Learn more about our live virtual dance classes, online ballroom dance lessons, and dance video coaching options available. Start dancing from the comfort of your home! Learn awesome choreography across a variety of ballroom styles. Starting on Monday, April 4th we'll begin hosting virtual group dance classes so that you can continue your dance journey, stay fit and feel connected to our fellow dance family members. Monday's class will be a Cha Cha Line Dance. No partner is required for line dancing classes. Once this situation is behind us, we'll celebrate with line dances at our next in-person party event. Let's unite with dancing! Any skill level. Call for more information about our limited time Quarantine Specials!

  • Star Wars Jedi Dance Party Cancelled

    Star Wars Jedi Dance Party Cancelled

    Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have cancelled our Star Wars Jedi Dance Party in May 2020. Please stay healthy and continue to be physically active with our online dance lessons or group virtual dance classes.

  • Dance Health Benefits

    During this coronavirus pandemic, it is very easy to forget about the health benefits of physical activity. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest “physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health” and recommend 150 minutes per week.

  • COVID-19 Updates

    We hope you’re staying safe and healthy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Our studio is still open and we are taking precautionary measures to ensure the protection and wellbeing of our students. Our students’ wellbeing is our first and foremost priority. We are taking the following steps to address the spread of the coronavirus and its impact on our dance community.

  • New Dance Video Uploaded!

    Watch owner Anastassia Abramenko dance the rumba at our ballroom dance party.

  • Welcome, Beacon College!

    We're so excited to host a salsa dancing class for Beacon College students on Tuesday, November 19th.

  • What to Wear to Ballroom Dance lessons

    Subscribe to Our Florida Dance Blog News

    If you love ballroom dancing, then subscribe to our Florida dance blog news! Stay up to date on all our Florida dance news and dance blog posts, dance wear suggestions, dance gear, favorite dance movies and dance mottos.

  • What to Wear to Ballroom Dance lessons

    What to Wear to Ballroom Dance Lessons

    Signed up for ballroom dance lessons, but not sure about what to wear? Read our beginner's guide about dance attire, shoes and dancewear recommendations

  • Just call her MC Anastassia at the 5 Year Anniversary Party Celebration

    Thanks for 5 Years, Florida!

    Thanks to all who celebrated our 5 YEAR STUDIO ANNIVERSARY on Saturday, August 31st. The performances were wonderful, the food superb and the dancing out of this world. We are honored to celebrate five years teaching dance and dance fitness at our Central Florida location. Can't wait for 10 more!!

  • Beatles Music Tavares Dancing

    FREE Group Dance Class in Downtown Tavares

    We're moving our group class on Friday, September 20th to the FREE public event - the Beatles Tribute at Tavares Square downtown. Let’s go and crash the dance floor there from 7-7:45pm. Wear your street shoes as it is an outdoor event. Contact us on Facebook for more information

  • New Dance Video uploaded!

    Watch Anastassia and Denis dance the Cha Cha Cha at Anastassia Ballroom & Dance studio in Leesburg, Florida.

  • Wedding Ballroom Dance Blog

    Read Our Wedding Dance Blog

    Wedding Ballroom Dance is a blog about anything wedding dance related. Learn why your first wedding dance is one of the most romantic moments. Get inspired with wedding dance photos, dance inspirations and first dance stories. To share your wedding photos and your first dance stories: Tag @WeddingBallroom #WeddingBallroom

  • Anastassia Ballroom Anniversary Dance Party

    Our Dance Anniversary Celebration is in the News!

    Read about the three year anniversary party of Anastassia Ballroom and all the festivities, featured professional dancesport entertainment, appetizers, drinks, dance music and social dancing celebration.

  • Tango Ballroom Dancing!

    Watch me perform an introductory Tango Performance demonstrating the

    • 8 Count Basic
    • Curved Basic Step
    • The Back Corte
    • Leg Wraps
    • Proper Hold
  • Interview with Anastassia Abramenko

    Interview with Anastassia in 'Style, the Villages' edition!

    Read about our owner Anastassia, her life, dance experience and why she loves ballroom dancing!