Welcome to City Ballroom.
The elegance of the Waltz. The fire of the Tango. The sizzle of the Salsa. The instinct to create and respond to rhythm is universal. Discover your passion at City Ballroom.*
*Ego not included.
Why City Ballroom?
Rebecca Gentry is a professionally trained ballet and ballroom dancer, though she dabbles in a variety of dance styles, from Bachata to Bollywood. She began teaching ballroom nearly 15 years ago and has been on staff at both the Arthur Murray and Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studios. She competes nationally in Professional American Style Smooth and is a finalist in both the Rising Star and Open Professional categories. She has performed locally with the Grant Street Dance Company and PRiMA Theatre, has choreographed for PRiMA, as well as Encore! Home School Productions, the Lancaster Academy for the Performing Arts, and the People’s Shakespeare Project. She is a frequent instructor at Penn Manor High School and is working with Exit Lancaster – a School District of Lancaster educational mentorship program – to expose the city’s youth to ballroom dancing.
Born from passion and built on quality, City Ballroom was founded in 2011 and just celebrated its 5th Anniversary! Rebecca has one goal: provide a warm and fun atmosphere for learning, quality instruction, and a place to discover the joy of dance. She is encouraging and patient, and has been known to lie on the floor in celebration of her students’ accomplishments!
“We finished our wedding first dance routine well ahead of schedule which gave us plenty of time to clean up some finer points such as hand placement and where to look when holding a position. We have two different lifts and a dip in our approximately 2min routine and a whole lot of turns!”
Christina Nguyen / Lebanon
“When the Corsair Blue Jazz Orchestra arrived at the Lancaster Marriott to perform for the 2015 Veritas spring formal we were told that a dance instructor would start off the night with a lesson. Once out on the dance floor, in about fifteen minutes Becca was able to communicate to the crowd of three hundred seeing them smiling and having a great timeThere is no doubt in my mind that her instruction and support, imparted with good humor, made the dancers more comfortable and the event more successful for the organizers and for our band. We are looking forward to working with Becca again!”
Lon Prosser, Music Director, Corsair Blue Jazz Orchestra / Lancaster
“Becca is a dancing bundle of joy! Her very outgoing attitude and honesty make easy what could be a very awkward time. With Becca, she is fun and easy to be around and we still kept on point with the task at hand. My fiancé has zero rhythm and no dance background but found it easy to keep up with Becca.”
Christina Nguyen / Lebanon
“We’ve had the privilege and pleasure of working with Becca over the past several years. Her consistently upbeat demeanor and always positive, innovatively creative and empathetic approach to teaching has given us a truly memorable and relaxed learning experience!”
Ann & Bill Unwin / York
“Becca not only provided refresher lessons for me, but gave me more advanced moves that build on the basic moves I relearned. Becca is very enthusiastic and passionate about dance; every lesson I not only learn dance steps, but I learn how to feel the music I am dancing to.”
“I’ve been taking dance lessons from Rebecca for several years now, progressing at my own pace. She’s wonderful, fun, friendly, patient, and knowledgeable. For me, learning ballroom dancing equals City Ballroom.”
“I was looking for dance classes for my 7 and 8 year old daughters other than the traditional ballet, tap and jazz. As a social dancer and an amateur ballroom dancer, I experience the joy and benefits of dancing into adulthood. I want the same for my girls, so youth ballroom dance lessons were a natural choice. I’m delighted to have found Becca and City Ballroom. Becca makes lessons fun and engaging, while kids learn the basics of the main smooth and rhythm dances.”
Sandra H. / Lancaster
Just for you!
We invite you to take a FREE, 30-minute Introductory Dance Lesson. Get to know us while trying out some basic moves. At the conclusion of your lesson, we help you assess your needs and dancing goals and determine what path is right for you. No cost, no obligation—Just fun!
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