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Florida's south coast is primarily known for sun and sand. However, there’s a new trend taking off in south Florida, and more and more travellers are now mixing their sun-soaked vacation with nights of sassy dancing.

Some of the world’s top instructional dance centres in the world can be found in south Florida. These centres hold classes on everything from classic ballroom and Latin to Argentine tango, country and western, swing and hustle-style dancing.

South Florida Dance Vacations is an organization that is partially funded by the state of Florida. The dance vacations it offers provide guests with beachfront accommodation in the Pompano Beach or greater Fort Lauderdale areas – and a jam-packed social dance calendar.

The region’s dance centres, which are all located within a 30-minute drive from the beachfront accommodation, provide private or group dance lessons, as well as dance events every night of the week.

Due to the world championship talent that teaches the art of dance in South Florida, many dance-fans find the quality and quantity of the dance styles on offer rivals that of New York City.

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But, South Florida has something that New York City does not: beaches. Dance enthusiasts get the best of both worlds – they get all the dancing that New York City could offer, and the hot sun and white sand of Florida too.

However, if you happen to wear out the allure of south Florida’s beaches, the region has plenty of other sightseeing opportunities on offer – take a water taxi through the nearby Everglades, soothe those muscles at the day spa, go deep sea sport fishing for massive marlin and tuna, or snorkel through the blue waters of the Atlantic.

These south Florida dance vacations provide a great way for dance enthusiasts to enjoy their stay in the area even more. After all, anyone can say that they came back from Florida with a tan, but how many can say they came back knowing how to dance?

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