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Studio Spotlight

Dance With Us America

By Gene and Elena Bersten

Founded and owned by Gene and Elena Bersten, Dance with Us America (DWUA) is a rigorous ballroom dance studio that promises high-caliber classes and a professional, friendly, and enjoyable environment. In addition to being one of the top dance studios in the Midwest, several members of the Bersten family have performed on So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, and Burn the Floor. The instructors at DWUA actively compete in professional and amateur competitions across the United States. Instructors are under the supervision of both Gene and Elena Bersten and receive coaching by Aleksandra Gisher and Shirley Ballas.

Dance with Us America offers both private and group classes. Group classes are geared towards both adults and youth for Latin/Ballroom and Rhythm/smooth ballroom styles.

Adult group classes are offered on Wednesdays at 7:30 PM (Latin), Thursdays at 7:30 PM (Smooth), and Saturdays at 3:00 PM (Latin).

Kids classes, geared towards individuals involved in ballroom competitions, are divided by level. Bronze level classes are held Tuesdays at 6:00 PM and Saturdays at 1:00 PM. Beginner kids classes are on Tuesdays at 6:45 PM and Silver/Gold levels are taught on Saturdays from 1:45-3:15 PM.

Because of its immense growth, DWUA is opening a new studio location, employing new instructors and adding classes for social group dancing:
Mondays 7:00 PM (Latin)
Tuesdays 6:30 PM (Smooth)
Wednesdays 6:30 PM (Standard) and 7:30 PM (Salsa)
Thursdays 7:15 PM (Rhythm) and 8:15 PM Practice Party
Every first Friday of the month there will be a Party 7:30 PM-10:00 PM

DWUA also offers a Hip Hop class. In addition every summer June and August they host kids dance camps.

DWUA is home to the popular dance show "Dance With Love", and they are available to perform at any events. Visit www.dancewithloveshow.com for more information.

The new studio will be hosting an open house on Saturday, July 1 from 2:00-4:00 PM. It will be located next door to our current location and can be found at the following address:

Southdale Center #930
Edina, MN 55435

If you are unable to attend the open house, feel free to stop by and visit our new premises!