Business and dance step up to the mark with opening of Aurora Studios
BELFAST'S first dance-fitness studio has opened in Fountain Street, representing an investment of almost £100,000 for owner, gymnast and businesswoman Erin Lyle.
A school and community dancer teacher since 2011, her new venture is Aurora Studios.
"Dance is one of the most enjoyable ways to get fit and it also has many positive health benefits including improving flexibility, endurance levels, and even emotional well-being," she said.
“I've always had a love of physical activity and I've worked as a dance teacher and choreographer since 2011, working with schools, local communities and performing arts schools.
"Aurora Studios is a place for anybody to work out, whether you've trained in dance before or have never set foot in a dance studio. All classes are taken by fully qualified instructors who get to know the customers, making the studio one of the most friendly and welcoming places to get fit."
Classes are being offered in yoga and pilates as well as hip hop, burlesque, ballet and Latin. Also on offer is a jazz and ballroom style work-out designed by Strictly Come Dancing professionals.
Located on Fountain Street, the studio was previously home to one of Belfast's most well-known dance halls, Maxims, renowned for its Wednesday night jazz evenings during the late 50s and early 60s.