This means that no one passively consumes at the Mobtown Ballroom. We like to sit back with a beer and watch SVU marathons as much as anyone else, but we really get our kicks by going out, meeting people, dancing, and bullshitting face to face. A ballroom is really just an open space, it’s what the people do inside that makes it something special.
We teach a whole lot of dance classes (and we do it damn well) but the point of our classes is not to make money or feel good about being teachers—we teach classes to get as many people on the dance floor as possible. Our dances are the main event, and we live for them. We combine kick-ass dancing with good times and conversation. We like to sing karaoke. We like to dance with beginners. We like to have incredibly wild house parties. This is why the Mobtown Ballroom is not a dance studio. But there is another element. This place isn’t a traditional club. When you show up, you will meet a lot of people, but they don’t come to hook up (at least primarily); they come to dance. While we’ll get you started shockingly quickly, the dances we do here can take a lifetime to master. They’re fun to do and they are fun to watch. More than this, they are partner dances, which means that you spend time dancing with a variety of people every night. This is part of the fun, because, unlike other social outlets, the focus is on the activity itself. You get to know people in the context of a shared activity that you work on continuously. You will make friends–hell, you might get married, but whatever happens you are going to enjoy yourself.