AROHA Afro Latin Dance celebrated the opening of its new studio Thursday, September 9th on Dargan Street in downtown Florence. The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce shared in the celebration with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Owner Adalia Ellis offers partners Afro Latin Dance classes in Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba. She offers group and individual lessons, business events, school educational programs, team building and wedding dance choreography. Ellis has been teaching teaching dance
in Florence for four years. She moved into her new space at 167 N.Dargan St. in November 2020.
“I love the energy in this space,”Ellis said. Ellis said she is thrilled to be in downtown Florence. “We were still in the pandemic, and I didn’t start offering classes until this week,”Ellis said. Ellis said the partner dances she teaches can all be traced back to African-rooted music and movement. “I’ve been teaching dance for about 15 years,”she said. “I traveled the world in my 20s and 30s, and I knew if I ever came home, I wanted to open my own space here. This is a dream come true for me.”
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