Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Get it started on the dance floor with these studio classes

Fitness » More and more adults are discovering the benefits of dance.

< Previous Page

In Draper, Artistic Dance Utah, 556 E. 12300 South, started offering adult classes last summer when Michelle Nielsen took over as owner. The 33-year-old dancer — she danced throughout her four pregnancies — knows how fulfilling it is and was determined to help other adults join in on the fun.

The studio offers adult tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop and contemporary classes.

At a glance

Lose yourself to dance

Here’s more information about the dance studios mentioned in this story:

Artistic Dance Utah » 556 E. 12300 South, Draper; www.artisticdanceutah.com/

Baile Dance Fitness Studio » 2030 S. 900 East, Salt Lake City; bailestudio.com/

DF Dance Studio » 2978 S. State, South Salt Lake; www.dfdancestudio.com/

Millennium Dance Complex » 918 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City; www.facebook.com/millenniumSLC

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Staying or getting in shape is only part of the reason adult students join, she said.

"Adults come in and say, ‘I just miss that part of myself. I used to dance and it made me feel alive. It connected me to my soul.’ "

While Zumba and other aerobic dance classes at a gym focus on moving left and right and in circles, Nielsen said the dance classes she offers taps into something more creative. "It involves a layer of your soul that people are having a hard time finding at the gym."

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.