Rapid City’s Center for Dance

Gotta Dance is a full time, fully staffed professional dance studio for instruction in many styles of dance from Ballet to Ballroom, Country, Club and Swing styles of social dance, Clogging, Tap, Jazz & Modern as well as dance based fitness classes, Yoga for dancers to Zumba. A place for the whole family, ages 8 to 88, to learn to dance. Gotta Dance is located at 412 Oshkosh St in the “Gap” area of Rapid City, SD and serves the Black Hills and western South Dakota.

Three Dance Floors.

The studio boasts a 48 X 34, cushioned hard wood professional dance floor (same as Dancing with the Stars),  a smaller (27 X 23 floor) more intimate studio for private lessons or small groups and a (23 X 23) clogging floor all with mirrors and sound systems.

6-week Introductory Membership Package

Great place to start, includes one private lesson, unlimited group dance &; fitness classes, member discounts and 6 Practice Parties; take one or all of any appropriate level class, meet our teachers, come to our Friday Practice Parties. Your six weeks starts with your first visit. The private lesson can be taken before, after or during your 6 weeks. If you only come to one of the 20+/- classes we offer each week, this is still a great deal! This is an introductory offer for those new to the studio only.  Purchase Now. 

Wedding Packages

Need help you with your Wedding Day dances? Father/Daughter, Mother/Son, Wedding Party, etc. A Private Group lesson(s) can be a great Thank-you gift that your wedding party can enjoy over and over again.

Private Lessons

Working individually with an instructor is the fastest and most efficient way to learn and offers the student the best value for their investment.

Dance Party Every Friday

You are invited!  We have a dance party every Friday night that is open to the public. The pre party lesson at 7:30 is an introductory level class. The lesson is $10 and includes the party or just come to the party 8:30 – 11:00 for $5. For active Gotta Dance students the party is included, for Members both are included. Some dress up based on the theme, others don’t. No partner necessary, Singles &; Couples welcome! 

It doesn’t matter where you take dance lessons or even if you’ve never taken a dance lesson, if you like to or want to dance you are welcome at our Friday Dance Parties. You are also welcome to join us at dance events we are going to as a group. No Partner, No Problem! We Guarantee you will have a GREAT time!

"Gotta Dance Studio is a warm and welcoming environment to learn how to dance. My fiancé and I took a workshop for our upcoming wedding and learned a lot about different dancing techniques. The instructors are enthusiastic and knowledgeable of their dance styles."

− Tara R

"The place is like a second home; it is the only place I'd take lessons at.. You and John have been outstanding, and I cannot imagine a better instructor than John. I'm thankful for every minute I've been there."

− David

"You are such a gracious, graceful blessing – thank you for all you are doing to help others enjoy the beauty of dance!"

− Helen Merriman, Director SD Center for Enterprise Opportunity

Private Lessons

With a private lesson, the student will work one-on-one with an instructor, receiving personalized instruction and immediate correction.  Through experiencing the physical sensation of connected movement, the student is able to more confidently replicate that movement.  In learning the best methods, one-on-one, both beginning and advanced students will find they progress faster and more easily, as they enjoy the sensation of partner dancing.

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