Arete Dance Center

Arete Dance Center

5.0(2 reviews)


We offer artistic, thorough dance instruction for adults who aim for excellence. From our beginning ballroom dance lessons to our adult ballet classes we create strong movement skills and nurture the creative element in each person we work with.


Hired 2 times
10 employees
12 years in business
Serves Los Altos Hills , CA

Payment methods

Credit Card, Cash, Check, Paypal


How often

Once a week, Multiple times a week, Recommendations available

Student age(s)

19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Experience level

No experience, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Number of students

One person, Two people, A group of 3 – 5 people, A group of 6 – 10+ people

Dance style

Ballroom, Ballet, Country, Tap, Line dancing, Swing, Salsa, Dance fitness / Zumba, Bachata

Goals and interests

Developing a hobby, Preparing for a wedding, Preparing for an event or performance, Working out and physical health

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  • Reviews

    0 reviews



    Amazing studio! Staff is very professional and super friendly. Here, you find a second family to teach you dance in a welcoming environment. I recommend it to anyone who is looking for excellence and fun at the same time!
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    October 09, 2017


    Isaac A.

    I’ve been attending the group classes and receiving private lessons at Arete since December of 2016 and I’ve been very happy. The group classes have been very delightful! Those who attend are super friendly and the instructors are very welcoming and professional; they make walking through the doors and taking the classes a very pleasant and fun experience. The dancing is equally as enjoyable as the people, the instructor’s knowledge and passion for dance comes through with the techniques and patterns that are taught in class; and in short time had me dancing outside of class.
    On top of the group classes I take private Ballroom and Latin lessons. The lessons have been invaluable in my pursuit in becoming a better and more confident dancer. The instructors dive into the techniques and patterns learned in class along with ones they don’t go over in class. My timing, footwork, frame and even the character of my dancing has improved dramatically in the short time I’ve been taking private lessons. Oh, and as icing on the cake on Friday night’s they have a social dancing event where the first hour is spent which will add spice to the dances taught in the group classes.
    Overall, I would recommend Arete to anyone who wants to learn to dance socially in a fun and friendly environment and to those who want to take their dancing beyond just social.
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    October 08, 2017

    Frequently asked questions

    We recommend you begin with the Intro to Ballroom class every Wednesday night 7:45-8:45 pm.  Classes begin the first Wednesday of each month.  The cost is $60 per person for the series of four classes. Pre-registration is required and you can do that on our website. 

    We have an "Intro To Ballroom for 2 left feet" class as well which is Monday evenings at 6:15-7 pm. This also begins the first week of the month and requires pre-registration. Same material but at a slower pace!

    Our instructors have deep backgrounds in ballroom, latin and classical ballet training.  Our instructors have been teaching anywhere from 2 to 20 years.

    Yes, the Intro to Ballroom class costs $60 per person and includes 4 classes.  Begin the first Wednesday of the month from 7:45-8:45 pm.

    We have worked with hundreds, if not thousands, of beginners as well as advanced dancers and professionals.

    Our Popsicle Classic in house team match competition!

    Choose a reputable school that is close by you (so you will continue to make it happen) that feels welcoming and serves your needs.

    Services offered

    Wedding Dance