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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Unlimited Monthly Passes Available!

By The Sea Unlimited Pass

By the Sea Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio Unlimited Monthly Group Lessons Pass
Only $90.00

This pass provides a great opportunity to meet all the Instructors and learn many styles of dance.

Contact By the Sea to purchase a pass.

Terms & Conditions: The Unlimited Monthly Pass is valid for one calendar month. The pass holder is entitled to unlimited access to all group classes offered at By the Sea Ballroom and Latin Dance Studio. Passes non-transferable, non-refundable and final sale.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Salsa Nightclub Dance Floor Etiquette

Dance Floor Etiquette ...

Yes, there are rules about dance floor rights and wrongs.  Here are some of them...
  • It's not cool to stand right ON the dance floor to socialize.  Even experienced salsa dancers, who should know better, sometimes stand right on the dance floor talking, drinking, smoking.  Do what you like, but do it AWAY from the dance floor!
  • Speaking of which... be nice to fellow dancers and avoid bumping into them.  If it's crowded on the floor - and these days most floors are crowded, dance small.  Most important, try to remember, your partner is not disposable - don't toss her around like a bowling ball.
  • A hardwood dance floor should be treated with care.  Drinks and cigarettes on the dance floor are a NO NO! When you spill liquid on a hardwood floor, it becomes a hazardous wet spot.  Even when it dries, this spot is pretty much ruined for dancers the rest of the night because it becomes "tacky" and you can't slide across it.
  • If you are a beginning salsa dancer, remember that everyone out there has probably experienced that same sweaty palm, stiff-as-a-board, jittery feeling.  It will pass.
  • If you or your partner screw up a step, get past the urge to argue about who's screwing up.   Remember - there are no mistakes!  It's ONLY dancing, and everyone's there to have fun.
  • If you're a woman who's not being asked to dance, try standing near the edge of the dance floor; smile, sway to the music, and look like you really NEED to dance to this song.  Make eye contact.   Dance with the first person who asks.  Once you get out there a couple of times with different partners, other potential partners will know you won't turn them down.  ALSO, don't be afraid to ask guys to dance.  It's cool!
  • Final and most important point, if you want to look good dancing, you should  take dance lessons at By the Sea Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Book a Private Lesson

Do you find yourself struggling on the dance floor?  Want to learn to dance or learn a new dance?  Want your dance to flow more easily and effortlessly?   Consider a private lesson, it's a quick and easy way to learn a new dance or bring your favorite dance up to speed.  Contact us at By the Sea to book a private lesson today!

Sunday, October 30, 2016


By the Sea Ballroom & Latin dance studio is excited to have Tonya and Jose teaching a Salsa Workshop on November 19, 2016.

2pm - Footwork & Styling
3:30pm - Partnerwork & Connection
4:45 - Practice & Review

Light refreshments to be served between classes!

Price: $40 for both classes or $25 for one

All workshop participants will receive complimentary entry to Tequila Joe's before 10pm!

Introducing Tonya Outlaw, dancer, instructor and choreographer extraordinaire! Tonya is the owner of the highly successful latin dance studio Baile Con Sazon Studio in Fayetteville, NC. Tonya has been latin dancing for over a decade and specializes in Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Pachanga and Kizomba.

These fabulous instructors have several decades of dance and instructing experience. They will break down each pattern and explain in simple terms the important fundamentals of every move. Tonya and Jose will teach you proper connection, technique and the keys to executing moves that lead to great partner dancing!

Tonya and Jose will also teach you jaw dropping footwork and eye catching style. You will be amazed at the stunning arm, body and footwork styling these two will teach you. You will be excited to try these new moves next time you are on the dance floor.

Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to take this workshop! Register today, you have several different options to enroll:

1. In Person at By the Sea Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio - 1145 Robert Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

2. Over the Phone. Call 1-800-299-9050

Visit our Facebook event page to stay updated!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Dance Class Prices

Walk In - One class $15.00 

Here are some affordable options available for those who are interested in expanding their dance repertoire.

Dance Packages
Package 1:  (4) One hour group classes $48.00 monthly (one class per week)
Package 2:  (8)One hour group classes $65.00 per month (2 classes per week)
UNLIMITED Package:  All group classes $90.00 per month.

Personalized Programs can be created to suit your needs. Please call 1-800-299-9050 or email for a free consultation.  First group class always $10.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

By the Sea Social Ballroom Party

Our social ballroom dance party is held the last Friday of every month.  Come enjoy our relaxed social atmosphere while you gain confidence and improve your dancing skills.  Enjoy complimentary refreshments, dance performances and lots of social dancing.  Our parties are open to the public.  Be bring a covered dish to share!

We turn down the lights and turn up the music to keep you on the dance floor.  Meeting and dancing with other students and pros can vastly improve your dancing.  Put your group and/or private lessons into practical use. You can make mistakes! The purpose of the party is to relax, have fun, no one is looking for perfection.  Just a good time, laughs and a bit to eat.  Be sure to keep your eyes on the dance floor for a new move or a new dance you may want to learn.  If you are brand new to dancing, let By the Sea Ballroom dance instructors ease you into social dancing. What a great way to get fit, meet new people and have fun! No prior experience or partner necessary.

The social ballroom dance party is a great opportunity to invite friends who have expressed an interest in learning to ballroom dance.  Come and dance with us and have enjoy and unforgettable evening. We look forward to seeing you at By The Sea!!!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Wedding Dance Lessons

Preparing for your wedding dance is an important step toward the perfect wedding and making your first dance a joyous, memorable event.
Let us help you create a fantastic first dance. It is one of the most important dances of your life, in front of an audience of family and friends, recorded on video and in photos that will last a lifetime. We promise to make your wedding dance memorable and unique.
We specialize in turning a potentially uncomfortable “first dance” into something marvelous. Wedding dance lessons are a chance for couples to do something fun together during those busy pre-wedding months.
We can help you start off your wedding with an exceptional first dance. Your routine will be personalized and choreographed to best reflect the unique style of the bride and groom. Make your wedding dance a moment to treasure with a dance choreographed to your special song. Your dance can be anything from a fun hip hop routine to a very formal fox trot or a mix of both. Personalized dances are not limited to only the Bride and Groom. We can also choreograph wedding party entrances as well as Father/ Daughter and Mother/Son dances.
We are honored to have worked with so many wonderful wedding couples in creating a memorable wedding dance. Many of our satisfied couples continue to take lessons after their wedding to learn more dancing so that they can share the joy of dance for the rest of their lives.
By the Sea Dance studio is also available as a venue for wedding parties (engagement, bridal shower, bachelorette) and social gatherings.  Contact us today!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Want to learn how to dance?

Always wanted to learn to dance?   Not sure how to get started?  Don't worry, you've come to the right place.

Our goal at By the Sea is to make dancing as easy and enjoyable as possible.  Even if you are an absolute beginner, with our help you will learn how to dance in no time.

Learning how to dance is like learning how to drive - at first you proceed slowly and cautiously, but with practice, you'll be doing it automatically.

If you would like to start dancing immediately, contact By the Sea today and book an introductory lesson with one of our instructors.  We specialize in teaching easy to follow, step by step instructions that will help you achieve your dancing goals quickly and, most importantly, in a fun, enjoyable manner.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016


What is Kizomba?
Kizomba is a partner dance that originated in Angola, Africa from the dance Semba, but has gained a large following in the Latin Dance scene. It's a freestyle guided by the heavy bass rhythm in the music. The music and dance have evolved over time to include a wide variety of cultural influences including Tango.

Here is a beautiful Kizomba demonstration by the bootcamp instructors Rainee & Ro.

Saturday June 18th, 2016

Workshop 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Practica 3:30 - 4:30pm

By The Sea Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio
1145 Robert Grissom Pkwy
Myrtle Beach, SC

No Refunds

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Day-of Payment is available at the door for cash only, but price increases apply ... see below.

Early Bird Special (Now through June 10th at midnight):
Single - $25
Couples - $40

Regular Rates (After June 10th):
Single - $30
Couple - $50

At The Door (CASH ONLY)
Single - $35
Couple - $60

About the Instructors:

Lead Instructor:

Rainee Kite is a Performer, Instructor and Choreographer in Myrtle Beach, SC. Rainee started dancing at a young age; predominantly a Hip Hop Dancer, she wasn't introduced to Latin Dancing until her adulthood when she was asked to try Salsa Rueda. She immediately fell in love with the Rhythm, Individuality and Swag that the Latin world offered and quickly gained a reputation early on in Bachata for her smooth/easy follow. As Kizomba made its move from Europe to the U.S., she was among the first to learn, train, and teach the amazing African dance. Rainee has performed professionally since 2007 and has instructed Bachata and Kizomba across the country for the past 3 years. She is extremely grateful for the opportunity to travel, gain new friendships, and share her love/passion for dance.

Assisting Instructor:

Ro Romero is an award winning choreographer and professional dancer in Myrtle Beach, SC. Originally from Ohio, he has been teaching Hip Hop for over fifteen years across the country and even spent part of his high school career on National Tours dancing backup for many of Disney's most well-known pop acts. He danced for 3 years at Legends In Concert Theater Myrtle Beach before deciding to instruct full-time. He has been teaching Bachata and Kizomba for 2 years with partner Rainee.

Rainee and Ro met through Ro's Hip Hop Cardio Class in 2013 and began a dance partnership. Both cross-trained the other and formed R&R Dance. Their unique style, rhythm, and teaching ability have quickly gained them attention and a following which they are incredibly grateful for.

For further information please call Rainee at (843) 503-9616
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