|11910 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852
The dance studio business in America has been booming since the 1950s with the birth and growth of
international franchises such as the Fred Astaire and Arthur Murray dance studios. Recently. Ballroom dancing
has been boosted by ABC's hit show, "Dancing With the Stars". Other styles of dance gained further
recognition through the television show, "So You Think You Can Dance". These studios and television shows
focus on the competitive dance student.
However, another type of dance is growing even faster - social dance. Social dance is inviting to people who
simply enjoy the music, fun, and friendship of dancing with others in a social setting. The most popular social
dances include Swing, Hustle, Country, Salsa, Line Dance, West Coast Swing, and Ballroom. West Coast Swing
has been seen recently on dance TV shows such as, "25 Seconds to Fame" and "Dance Fever". Similarly, a visit
to local Salsa club on a Friday night finds many social dancers in the heat of Salsa, Merengue and Cha Cha
dancing until nearly dawn. Salsa gained popularity from the movie industry in "Havana Nights," "About
Polly," "Boat Trip," and "Dance With Me." Swing is a timeless classic seen in Gap commercials. Tango has been
shown in movies such as "Scent of a Woman," "Assassination Tango," and even a Bridgestone tire commercial.
The American public is drawn to activities and products that they see on the big screen. They all need
somewhere fun and social to learn to dance, and Rendezvous Social Dance and Fitness is that place. Founded
in July 2005 by Barry Durrand , Rachelle Schiffli, and Steve Zaloga , it is the place for social dance in this area.
New owners, Richard and "Mitzi" Majuk, took over in March 2011, and have continued the overall mission of
the founders, while incorporating their own unique vision, events and services at Rendezvous.
We are more than a dance studio. We feature Dance Fitness with classes in Zumba, Zumba Gold and
Zumbatomics, as well as Belly Dancing, and Total Body Conditioning. In the past, we've promoted Pilates,
Body Pump, Line Dancing, Hip Hop and other fitness / dance forms that can promote health and wellness in
our dancers. American advertisers repeatedly market fad and quick diets to consumers, but research shows it
is tough for consumers to stay with a plan long term. Dance Fitness is a fun and social way to improve
cardiovascular health benefits and is a significant portion of the club's activities.
Rendezvous is different. It's a Club! We feature classes in Ballroom and all the social dances with the emphasis
on "social" and "club". Fun social dance parties and practices are held several nights a week and on the
weekends. Club members enjoy benefits such as the freedom to choose their classes, discounts, and special
parties. We offer classes taught in English and in Spanish to reach a wide range of the community. We are a
friendly, non-smoking environment much less threatening than a typical bar scene and significantly less
intimidating than the standard Ballroom dance studio. Rendezvous is the place to gather with friends and
meet new ones all with a common hobby - the fun of dance and fitness!