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Dancehipology has a passion for dance. We are a studio located in downtown South Bend, with striking views of the St. Joseph River and the River Lights. If you are looking to dance, we have a variety of choices.  We look forward to hearing from you and helping you to GET UP AND DANCE

Private lessons

Private dance classes are the most effective way to improve your dancing, learn a new dance style/genre, or begin dancing for the first time. Each lesson is tailored to give you individualized attention and are a great way for you to prepare for a special event and work around challenging schedules. Teachers are available for private dance lessons 7 days a week. Up to 4 participates are allowed on a Private lesson. Schedule with us today by calling 574.400.5408.


Create your own group class or organize a special event or party. Grab some friends and tell us what you want to learn and we’ll make it happen. This is a great idea for Bachelorette and Bachelor parties, Birthday parties, Weddings, and Corporate team building events. Must have 5 or more participants. Get your party started by calling 574.400.5408.


Preparing for you first dance? Dancehipology can help you look and feel great for this special event even if you have never danced before. We can help you choose a song, edit your music to just the right length and tempo, create your dance and teach it to you, coach you and your wedding party in basic dance moves, and prepare you in every way to be comfortable and confident for this significant event. Give us a ring after you get yours – 574.400.5408



 We offer an elegant space for rental on both a short-term and a long-term basis. The studio is available for private or group lessons and is generally rented for dance privates and rehearsals, fitness, martial arts, auditions, various forms of children’s classes, parties, weddings, bridal showers, and baby showers.


We rent space to local teachers and groups to teach group classes and camps for kids and adults. These classes are a great place to pick up some new moves and meet new people. Dancehipology has a wide variety of group classes for all skill levels. Sign up and join a class that inspires you. Each teacher is responsible for payments and enrollment. Visit the Classes Schedule to see what is being offered and to get more information about the class.


Dancehipology is available for a variety of rentals, including rehearsals, workshops, auditions, showings, meetings, conferences, film and photo shoots, private parties, performances and events. Please call us for more information at 574.400.5408.


Looking for a place to have your wedding or reception?  The Majestic on the River is perfect for a small intimate wedding and/or reception.  The multi functional space can be transformed into a unique setting for you and your guests.  Watch the river lights change colors and enjoy a built in dance floor.   The venue is located in the East Bank on the Saint Joeseph River.  Customize the space and ensure a comfortable experience for you and your guest. 



velvet canada


Owner of Dancehipology and a Professional Ballroom Dance Instructor. Velvet’s passion for dance was discovered as a child when her Grandmother would take her to country western dances. She has fond memories of learning the Texas two-step and waltz. Velvet didn’t discover her love for ballroom dancing until she came to the University of Notre Dame and starting taking ballroom lessons. She found something she loved more than tennis and began competing in Latin & Rhythm Pro/Am competitions around the United States. · Ohio Star Ball Rising Star Pro/Am American Rhythm Champion 2010 · United States Dance Championships Rising Star Pro/Am American Rhythm Champion 2010 · Northcoast Ballroom Championships 2010 Pro/Am Rhythm Champion · Windycity 2010 Pro/am Rhythm & Latin Champion · North American-Imperial Star 2010 Pro/Am Latin & Rhythm Champion In 2010, she began teaching dance and competing as a professional with her partner. She has a Masters Degree in Classical Architecture from the University of Notre Dame and a B.S. from Texas A&M University in Environmental Design.

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121 S. Niles Ave

South Bend, IN 46617

(Inside the Emporium Building)