If you dread the gym, hot yoga, cycling, running or anything at all that remotely resembles “working out,” then you might need to be reminded that dance is one of the best workouts you can achieve. Your body starts moving, the rhythm takes over, and before you know it, your feet can’t stop moving.
The Dance Arts Academy is a hidden gem of a dance school located at 731 S. La Brea Ave., just south of Wilshire.
Classes include Afro-Brazilian, ballet, Bollywood, flamenco, hip hop, hula, Irish step, jazz funk, modern, and tap. The academy also offers a dance workout class, for those who actually want the word “workout” in their workout.
The academy was founded by Carla Luna, a flamenco dancer who has danced throughout Spain and the United States.
After performing for decades herself, she opened a dance academy to share her love of dance with the world.
The academy’s roster includes dance instructors who teach in a 10,000 square foot space, complete with bow truss ceilings, skylights, and state-of-the-art sprung floors. Classes are offered both day and evenings.
When it comes to working out, maybe letting the rhythm take over your body is the way to go.
Everybody else can hit the gym.
For information and class prices, call 323-932-6230 or go to www.danceartsacademy.com.
By Sondi Sepenuk