“I'm passionate about what I do and exceed in my efforts to share the fun and experience of dance and movement. It’s important to me to set goals with my students and make sure I do everything I can to help them reach those goals.” - Karen Aucoin
Karen Aucoin has been dancing for over thirty years. She is a member of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) in ballet and tap. At age 15, she attended the English National Ballet School in London and after completing high school, she moved the The Big Apple and pursued her professional dance career. She was a member of many dance companies, trained at many studios, and performed the lead roles in several shows. She was also a Director/Choreographer for APAC Musical Theater.
Her love of teaching has been shared with countless students at studios throughout the United States. She was exposed to high levels of partner dancing (pas de deux) in ballet and developed a focus on Latin, Ballroom, and all Social Styles of Dancing.
Karen is a certified Latin and Ballroom Dance Professional in several styles, including Smooth (Waltz, Tango - American and Argentine, Foxtrot,) and Latin (Salsa, Samba, Merengue, Bachata, Cha-Cha, Swing, Hustle, Mambo) as well as many other styles.
Karen’s specialty is choreography, competition, or social dancing at all levels. “I’ve proudly choreographed many wedding dances for their most special day. I have taken students around the world for competitive events who were very successful in their achievements.”
Karen has also successfully managed several studios and is currently the Venue Manager for Studio 131, a versatile and unique event hall in Largo, Florida, offering rental hourly, daily, and monthly for private and public events, workshops, classes. She also offers group and private instruction to students through her business, Karen Aucoin, Dance Professional.
TUESDAY 7PM: Join us for out Swing, Rumba and ChaCha Group Class for this fun engaging class taught by Miss Karen. Our Special Guest Instructor is Miss Arleen Bowles of Savoy Dance Hall thru the month of January. **RSVP MANDATAORY**
Get into shape with Latin and Ballroom Dance Fitness! Instructor Miss Karen will have you smiling and swaying the night away!
WEDNESDAY 6 PM: Get into shape with Latin and Ballroom Dance Fitness! Instructor Miss Karen will have you smiling and swaying the night away! Whether you want to liven up your big day with your first dance, Father/Daughter dance, or Mother/Son dance, Miss Karen will help you find the best steps to make you and your partner shine! (Private lessons are available.)
WEDNESDAY 7 PM: Whether you want to liven up your big day with your first dance, Father/Daughter dance, or Mother/Son dance, Miss Karen will help you find the best steps to make you and your partner shine! (Private lessons are available.)
THURSDAY 10 AM: A fitness group class just for Moms and their babies taught by Miss Karen and Isabella. **RSVP MANDATORY**
Parents bring your mini me in for a fun play date with other little ones.
Enjoy an iced or hot coffee and fat burning donut shot!!
Enjoy a fun class and spend time together as a family while introducing your child to the joys of yoga dance fitness with musical elements and props. This is a very supportive environment, feel free to change diapers and/or feed when needed.
Class only $15
**price includes yummy hot or iced coffee and fat burning donut shot**
THURSDAY 7 PM: All levels are welcome to come enjoy class in a comfortable learning environment. Singles & Couples welcome! **RSVP MANDATORY**
Sizzling Dance Social featuring Latin Dancing and Music every third Thursday of the month.
$5 Group Class attendees from 7 pm Salsa/Bachata Class
$10 pp Non-Members
$15 per couple Non-Members
FRIDAY 6 PM: Come learn the the art of Burlesque, while learning more about yourself and your body!! Come get your sexy back!
No dance experience is required just bring a smile and an eagerness to learn! All dance levels welcomed! Come get your sexy back and learn some easy dance moves.
This class oozes sensuality and is a great way to spice up your everyday life. Come learn some delicious moves, feminine vibes and sensual movements.
Chair dance and Floor work also included. **RSVP MANDATORY**
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Hailing from Miami, FL, by way of the Bahamas, Chef Doug Rolle has been cooking delicious delicacies for 20 years. Always being a hands-on student, his love for cooking started at home helping his family make different dishes. He also had the opportunity to study abroad in countries such as Italy and South Africa. Combined with his Caribbean background, he always takes the time to make every dish with loads of flavor and tons of love.
Join Chef Doug Rolle for his monthly cooking classes which are interactive learning experiences about the many different aspects of cooking specifically at home and for family and friends.
BellyRubbers Catering will be giving 101 instructions on many different techniques and styles of cooking as well as education on the different components of the cooking experience.
Materials provided. $25 for Members and $35 for Non-Members. RSVP Required.
Tisha is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. She currently resides on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida with her family. She loves reading historical fiction books, taking long walks with her family, laughing at silly memes, and engaging in stimulating conversations. She’s an Author, Zumba Instructor, Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Ballroom Instructor and Wellness Coach who is passionate about helping others.
This Monday night fitness class at 6 PM incorporates 2 of the 4 styles listed: (RSVP MANDATORY)
1. “Walk And Tone” A mixture of walking in place and HITT or Cardio exercises in between. Good cardio and tones the whole body. Good for all levels and can be modified.
3. “Lady Firecracker’s Signature Dance Workout” A fun upbeat mixture of exercise plus various dance moves with an African/Latin, Urban, or down south(Atlanta) vibe.
4. “Toned Abs, Sexy Legs, & Glutes with Lady Firecracker” Various Exercises for toning body and strengthening the core such as lunges, squats, planks, and mat exercise.
Come enjoy this Monday night class at 7pm in a comfortable learning environment. Singles & Couples welcome! **RSVP MANDATORY**
Try something new, socialize with other working professionals, and practice what you learn! All levels are welcome!
“By integrating body, breath, movement, and meditative awareness, I strive to promote an understanding of the inter-dependency of all these aspects in personal health and well-being.” - Kai Eckley
A Life of Balance
Kai Eckley has been a certified Yoga Instructor since 2014 and has been practicing Yoga since 2006. The foundation of Kai's practice combines the physical with an inner emotional and spiritual journey.
Dedicated to Healing and Wellbeing
Kai's foundation and practice is in Ashtanga Yoga. She offers a variety of classes suited for all levels. She offers private lessons or join her for her small group classes at Studio 131: