We Are Not Your Typical Dance Studio
South Bay Dance Center, opened in 1985, is the ideal place in Los Angeles to learn and perfect Social and Competitive Ballroom and Latin dancing.
We are one of California’s largest dance facilities, with 6 studios and over 14,000 feet of floating dance floor space. We offer a wide range of social and competitive dance instruction, with instructors that have competed (and won) at the national, international, and world championship levels. You may have seen them in shows, films, commercials, on tour, and in music videos as well!
We strive to keep our programs very affordable. Taking lessons from a typical ballroom studio can be very expensive, but not at our studio. We welcome and treat everyone like a valued individual, no matter who you are. You can even participate in a lesson and dance for as little as $10, or a fitness class for as little as $3. Enthusiasts of all ages—adults, children, and seniors are welcome to participate in our group classes, private lessons, workshops, dance parties, and performances. No partners are necessary! We encourage rotation in a social environment. Nevertheless, couples are welcome and may choose not to rotate.
In other words, we have the tools, the skills, and the experience you need to become a prolific dancer. However, if dancing is not what you are looking for, we provide programs in Fitness and the Performing Arts. If you are looking for children’s programs, we have partnered with Dancemark Studio to provide classes for youth hip hop, jazz, ballet, lyrical, and tap.
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Our sign and black double-door entrance can be seen once you pass O’Reilly Auto Parts from the right-hand side, off Western Blvd. Our rear double-door entrance is located on the side of SAVERS, and is generally used by our instructors and staff only, unless our regular parking lot is completely full.
There is plenty of private studio parking available during business hours both in the front and around our building. Additional parking is available in the dry cleaners parking lot behind SAVERS and the SAVERS parking lot (with plenty of street parking around the neighborhood and street as well), but we ask that you please respect our neighbors and heed all parking signs and notices carefully. Parking in the adjacent video store parking lot is reserved for customers only and may result in immediate towing.
From the beach, take Pacific Coast Highway to Torrance Blvd, turn right on Hawthorne and left on Lomita Blvd. Pass Eshelman Avenue and turn into the Plaza Teriyaki parking lot before Western Avenue. Drive past Plaza Teriyaki and the dry cleaners to our building.
From downtown Los Angeles, take the 110 Freeway south to Sepulveda, exit and turn right onto Sepulveda, and drive 0.5 mile. Turn left on Western and drive 1.2 miles. We are located in the SAVERS plaza behind O’Reilly Auto Parts, right before Lomita Blvd.
Heading from Orange County (north on the San Diego Freeway), take the 110 Freeway south to Sepulveda, exit and turn right onto Sepulveda, and drive 0.5 mile. Turn left on Western and drive 1.2 miles. We are located in the SAVERS plaza behind O’Reilly Auto Parts, right before Lomita Blvd.
Heading from LAX (south on the 405 freeway), take the 405 Freeway south to the 110 Freeway south. Exit Sepulveda and turn right onto Sepulveda, and drive 0.5 mile. Turn left on Western and drive 1 mile. We are located in the SAVERS plaza behind O’Reilly Auto Parts, right before Lomita Blvd.