8-Week Adult Dance Teams at LA DANCEFIT

LA Dancefit Studio, located in West L.A., provides dance instruction in a variety of styles. I took some Zumba classes years ago, and while I was pregnant with my daughter. Recently, they caught my eye again with an e-mail advertising their 8-week ADULT DANCE TEAM for all ages, all skill levels.

The e-mail asked:

  • Do you love to dance?
  • Have you ever dreamed of being on a dance team?
  • Are you a novice student or experienced dancer, ready to take your dance to the next level?

I answered “YES” to all of the above.

They offer dance teams in the following categories:

  • Hip Hop
  • Salsa
  • Zumba
  • Wil to Dance Hip Hop
  • Old School Skinny
  • Jazz Funk
  • Burlesque
  • Cardio Hip Hop
  • Full Out or Plyojam

Some background about me and dance

I’ve enjoyed dancing my entire life, but never took formal lessons as a kid. In 7th and 8th grade, we had a disproportionate number of girls to boys, so there were more fast songs than slow, which I’m quite thankful for because slow dances at that age were so awkward!

In High School, I didn’t have the confidence to try out for the drill team because when I showed up on the second day of orientation Freshman year (thinking it was on option), I was lost. Traumatized by that, I never tried again. However, I did perform a dance routine to Janet Jackson’s “If” with some friends at the school’s variety show Senior year, which became one of my fondest memories of High School. I’m happy to say I’m still in touch with the girls I danced with (shout out to Liza, Christine, and Sandi).

In my 20s and 30s, my friends and I hit the clubs almost every weekend in D.C. (the days of Zei and Spy Club, The Bank, Buzz/Nation, then: Dragonfly, 18th St. Lounge, Chi Cha Lounge, Soul Camp…wow I went out way too much). Good times.

Since getting married and having a kid, any dancing I did was only at weddings or in front of my TV, playing a dance game such as DANCE CENTRAL on XBOX. Dancing at home and learning choreography from a video game is fun, but not as fulfilling as in-person instruction in a studio with others.

I signed up for Dance Team at L.A. Dancefit

Last week, I signed up for Wil to Dance Hip Hop Team after attending the orientation. I was originally on the fence about it, but decided to do it because it’s something I know I will enjoy and benefit from in many ways:

It’s for fun and to build confidence

Even though there is a public performance at the end, you can choose whether to participate in it or not. Rehearsals are available to learn the moves, but if you have to miss one, they provide videos to catch up.

It’s not a competition

This environment and dance team is about getting people together with a shared interest to experience something fun together, regardless of background or skill level. Everyone participates and has a spot on the stage!

It’s about building friendships

Everyone I met at orientation alone was nice and friendly. We were different sizes, shapes, and skill levels. The performance is about fun, not perfection.

The instructors are there to teach, guide and support you

It’s about doing and being your best and getting what you want individually from it.

Why I’m Doing It

I spent a lot of years, before I had a child, giving myself excuses why I didn’t explore things I truly enjoy. I think a lot of it had to do with the perfectionist mind-set I had growing up: that if you were going to take a class or learn something, you already had to be good at it because everyone is watching. It’s also a mentality I probably gathered from living in L.A., surrounded so many talented people in entertainment.

After having a kid and living as long as I have already, I kind of feel like I’m in that “I don’t give AF” attitude I’ve always associated with “old people”. What I didn’t realize then what I know now, is that the “old people” had it right all along.

FOLLOW ME on my Dance Journey

This week, I begin my 8-week DANCE TEAM experience, which I will blog about. Stay tuned and follow me on social and on my blog to see my journey.

insta: @westsidemommy

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Disclaimer: My Dance Team tuition was waived in exchange for sharing my honest experience on my blog. All opinions are my own.

For more info

Some rehearsals started already. Go to their website at: http://www.ladancefit.com/adult-dance-teams/ to learn more.


The Ultimate 8 week Dance Team Experience.

Dance with your favorite LADF Instructor for 8 weeks in at least 10 group rehearsals & perform for friends & family at the

Student Adult
Sunday, May 6th
Lincoln Middle School

Do you love to dance?
Have you ever dreamed of being on a dance team?
Are you a novice student or experienced dancer,
ready to take your dance to the next level?
Dance teams are an exhilarating experience full of fun, friendships and dance thrills.

You are invited
to join your favorite LADF Instructor
on a 2018 Dance Team

Dance Team Fee *$300 includes:
10+ Dance Team group rehearsals
LADF Dance Team 2018 Top

*Additional teams available $250, please inquire within.
*Performance tickets $12 each.
*Costumes, dance team attire, not included.
*Performance DVD’s available for purchase.
*No refunds after 1st rehearsal.
*Payment plans available.


You are invited to Instructor Orientations, it is FREE!
You will Thank us later.

Deadline to sign up 3/2


LA Dancefit Studio is voted the #1 BEST Dance fitness studio in Los Angeles for adults.

Our mission is to enhance the quality of our students lives by providing the ultimate dance fitness experience. Our uniquely talented and experienced Dance Fitness Instructors guide students of all skill levels through a high energy, pulse-pounding, uber fun, dance experience.

Set in our custom designed, two story, modern dance studio with black sprung wood floors to preserve the knees & body, surrounded by mirrors, highlighted by colored disco lights, and indulging in our high quality sound system, dancers follow the signature choreography of our Master Instructors to the beat of the most popular music. At LA Dancefit Studio we believe dance is the ultimate inspiration to living a happier, healthier and fuller life. We offer an unparalleled, exhilarating and extraordinary Dance Fitness experience.

Voted the #1 Best Dance Studio for Adults. Dance fitness for everyone. No experience necessary. Zumba, Cardio Hip Hop, Hip Hop & more!


Disclaimer: As mentioned earlier, Westside Mommy is participating in the dance team in exchange for sharing my experience.