Dance First, Think Later

Dance studio in Sarasota, FL with award winning instructors offering classes and programs to students of all skill levels.

Linda Wells
Linda Wells
March 5, 2024
Cozy and fun
imbob571
imbob571
March 5, 2024
This was a good time and learned new steps.i mostly country dance and was able to do some of that there too.
Christine Alston
Christine Alston
March 5, 2024
We have been taking lessons for a few months now and are amazed at the progress we have made. Michael is a genius at translating dance so everyone can understand it. Highly recommend if you have ever wanted to enjoy dancing socially or go further and have fun at ballroom competitions.
ocm 185
ocm 185
March 5, 2024
What a fun place. Learning to dance here is such a great experence. Look forward to each lesson. Cant wait to learn more... you really got to try it.. you won't regret it... thanks for reading
Kyle Sexe
Kyle Sexe
March 4, 2024
Great locally owned studio with valuable experience and great events! Highly recommend
Vanessa Buckingham
Vanessa Buckingham
March 4, 2024
This studio is adorable! Michael is an amazing instructor capable of teaching any skill level dancer. Cindy does a wonderful job putting together social dance events where everyone can meet each other and have fun while dancing. Definitely recommend this dance studio whether you want to learn how to dance for fun or for a special occasion! You will love it!!
Jodene LaNay Berkowitz (J.L. Berkowitz)
Jodene LaNay Berkowitz (J.L. Berkowitz)
September 16, 2023
Attended a fun Champagne Dance Party🥂 and had a wonderful time meeting ballroom dancers. Michael Pacina gave a fantastic dance lesson that will give anyone confidence in dancing.
Essentials of Nature
Essentials of Nature
September 3, 2023
Michael Pecina is a top instructor in the area. If you have a passion for dance or think you can't dance, you need a session with Michael.

Dance Classes

American Smooth (Ballroom)

Fox Trot, Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Tango Argentine

Characterized by its emphasis on smooth and flowing movements, precise footwork, and graceful postures, couples dance in close proximity, demonstrating a harmonious connection while moving across the dance floor.

American Rythm

Cha Cha, Rhumba, Mambo, Bolero, Swing

Known for its versatility, providing dancers with the opportunity to express a range of emotions and styles. Each dance within the American Rhythm category has its own distinct characteristics and music tempo, adding flair and fun to the world of ballroom dancing.

Club Style

Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, West Coast Swing, Hustle, Country Western

A diverse range of movements, music preferences, and atmospheres, catering to different tastes and preferences within the world of partner dancing. Whether you’re out on the town with a group of friends or a romantic partner, you’ll be confident in your dancing abilities!

Wedding Dances

Father | daughter Dance, Mother | Son Dance, Choreograph your special dance, Wedding Party | Group Dances

Are you ready to make your wedding reception an extraordinary celebration? Look no further! Our team of professional instructors is here to help.

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Why Choose Us?

Our Goal is to Cultivate Growth. We believe that learning is a lifelong journey. Our goal is to provide exceptional dance instruction that challenges and inspires our students to continuously grow and improve. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced dancer, our expert instructors will guide you on your path to mastery, helping you reach new heights and achieve your personal goals.

Experienced & Fun Instructor

Our studio is home to the award-winning dance instructor, Michael Pecina, who’s dedicated to sharing his love for dance. With over 35 years of experience, he brings expertise and enthusiasm to every lesson while helping students reach their goals.

Diverse Range of Dance Styles

Vision of Dance provides a rich and diverse dance curriculum, catering to various interests and skill levels. Whether you’re interested in elegant ballroom, energetic Latin dances, or trendy social dances, we have classes that suit your preferences.

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Welcoming Environment

We prioritize creating a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere where dancers of all ages and skill levels feel comfortable. Our studio is a place where everyone can share the joy of dance and build a sense of community.

Social Events and Performances

We go beyond regular lessons by organizing social events, dance parties, and performances. These opportunities allow our students to showcase their skills, connect with fellow dancers, and enjoy a vibrant dance community.

Convenient Location

Our studio is conveniently located in Sarasota, FL, making it easily accessible for residents and visitors alike. We regularly serve students from St. Pete all the way down to Venice.

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Personalized Instruction

At Vision of Dance, we understand that every dancer is unique. Our instructors take the time to provide personalized instruction, tailoring lessons and programs to individual needs and goals.

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Trips and Adventures

Join us on exciting trips and adventures to destinations across the world! You will have a blast traveling with other dance students while exploring, learning, and dancing together.

Kids Dance Lessons

Dance lessons especially designed for kids ages 6+! At Vision of Dance, we believe dancing can be taught at a young age while having a lot of fun. Our instructors take the time to tailor lessons and programs to serve different ages and personal goals.

Ready to Get Started?

Dance Programs Tailored to You

Basic Intro Program

Your first steps in dance

  • This program is designed to introduce you to the world of dance.
  • You’ll learn the most important basic dance steps you need to get started.
  • We focus on dances you plan to use right away.
  • Perfect for social events or casual dancing.

Social Ease Program

Master Basic Soial Dance Patterns

  • This program equips you with the skills to dance comfortably in social settings.
  • Learn the foundational patterns of standard social dances.
  • Gain confidence in a variety of dance styles.
  • Become a versatile partner on any dance floor.

Bronze I & II

Styling & Quick Mastery

  • Focus on the characteristics & styling of different dances.
  • Ideal for those who want to enhance their dance floor presence.
  • Specifically designed for quick learning.
  • These levels are popular among those eager to start dancing socially in a short time period.

Bronze III & IV

Complete Social Dance Program

  • The Bronze Level III & IV program is comprehensive, covering all aspects of social dancing.

  • Designed for those wanting to learn more complex patterns and techniques.

  • Specifically designed for those wanting to be prepared for and excel in any social dance scenario.

Silver Program

Advanced Styling & Elegance

  • The Silver program is for those who aim for a high degree of dance styling.

  • Focus on refining your movements and techniques to achieve a polished and elegant dance style.

  • Designed for those who have a high-level dance standard.

Gold Program

Competitive Dance

  • Our Gold standard is designed for dancers interested in performances, exhibitions, or competitions.

  • Achieve the highest level of hobby dancing with intricate techniques and exquisite styling.

  • Be performance ready with expert skills.

Upcoming Events

Party Dance Practice at Studio

Advanced Class Please RSVP

June 12, 2024

6:45 pm

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7:30 pm

Coaching With Melanie

June 21, 2024

10:30 am

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7:00 pm

Beginner's Class Please RSVP

June 11, 2024

6:45 pm

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7:30 pm