It’s where I go to get away from it all. Some of the hardest and most frustrating moments in my life have dissolved in a pool of 8-counts. Dancing never fails to ease my mind and help me escape the stresses of the real world.
It’s the place in which I am confident in expressing myself. Please, oh, please do not make me speak in front of an audience. But dancing for 5,000 people? That I can do.
It’s one of the few places where I am truly comfortable in my own skin. Growing up, I had very little confidence in myself. But when I stepped on a dance floor, I became a different person. I became someone who loved herself and didn’t care what anyone thought. That is the person I strive to be each day. That is who I hope everyone becomes when they come to The Dance Floor.
Whether you have two left feet or have been a dancer your entire life, it is undeniable that dancing can be freeing and fun, not to mention a great form of exercise. My goal is to provide that experience to people of all ages, personalities, and skill levels in the Columbia area. Meet me on The Dance Floor!
Our weekly class schedule offers a variety of dance classes for adults including jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, tap and ballet. Levels range from beginning to advanced, so there is something for everyone, regardless of experience! Click the link below to find a weekly dance class that suits you!
Change up your weekly routine with specialty classes at The Dance Floor! Unique dance classes will be scheduled on occasion, giving clients an opportunity to experience dance styles and instructors outside of the regular weekly class schedule. Pricing varies depending on the class. Sign up for our VIP package and get 20% off all specialty classes! Click the link below for upcoming specialty classes.
The Dance Floor may be rented by the hour for dance various dance rehearsals and classes. The studio offers over 1,500 square feet of open flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows, customizable lighting, mirrors, barres and a professional sound system.
We would also love to make The Dance Floor the perfect venue for your next party, dinner, shower or special event. Rent the space by itself and you do the rest or let us and our catering partner, Blue Marlin Signature Catering , take on all of the work for you!
717 Lady St., Suite D, Columbia, SC 29201 Client parking is available in the lot near the back side of the building.
Owner & Director
Jazz & Hip-Hop
Lindsay Sprague is a native of Durham, NC, where she began her dancing career at age four and began competing at age seven. She received numerous awards and scholarships throughout her competitive career and has trained under renowned teachers and choreographers at EDGE Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, CA, as well as conventions such as JUMP and New York City Dance Alliance.
Lindsay attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she graduated with a B.S. in Accounting in 2007. During her time there, she helped the Golddusters Dance Team win one second-place, one third-place, and two fourth-place finishes in Division 1 at NDA’s Collegiate Championship.
Immediately following her graduation from UNC-Charlotte, Lindsay was hired by the University of South Carolina Athletics Department as the head coach of a brand new dance team, the Carolina Girls. She is now is her ninth season with the Carolina Girls Dance Team and the program continues to flourish. Under her direction, the team has placed as high as 4th in Dance Division 1A (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) and 2nd in Division 1A Hip-Hop (2012) at NDA’s Collegiate Championship.
Lindsay’s choreography for the Carolina Girls took home the “Innovative Choreography” award in Division 1 Hip-Hop at NDA’s Collegiate Championship in 2010. She and the Carolina Girls have twice been featured in the Dance Spirit magazine’s Dance Director’s Survival Guide. She was also one of seven collegiate dance coaches nominated for the Spirit Industry Trade Association’s award for Outstanding Dance Director in May of 2010.
In addition to her work as a collegiate dance team coach, Sprague continues to serve as a guest choreographer and instructor for dance studios along the east coast, in addition to many competitive dance teams on both the high school and collegiate level.
Katie Mickelsen grew up dancing in Salt Lake City, Utah where she trained in Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap, Lyrical and Contemporary. She received several regional and national dance convention scholarships through New York City Dance Alliance, LA Dance Magic, West Coast Dance Explosion, Dance Attack, and others.
Katie was a three-year member and two year captain of the Murray High School Drill/Dance Team where she won many dance awards such as Miss Drill Team Utah 2003, Miss Utah Classic 2001, 2002 and 2003, and was a Utah Dance Sterling Scholar State Finalist. In college, Katie was a member of the Brigham Young University Cougarettes for four years where she won three national championships, was captain of the team for two years, and also spent one year as the assistant coach.
Katie started teaching dance immediately after high school and has worked with several studios, high schools, colleges and professional teams over the past ten years. Katie spent many summers on faculty with the Utah based dance camp, Basic Dance Training, teaching and choreographing for West Coast high school dance teams. She also was invited to join the inaugural season of the Salt Lake City based dance company, Divinity, directed by Southern Strutt and USC alumni, Krissie Elliott Edwards.
After graduation from BYU with a bachelor’s degree in Art History, she moved to London, England to pursue a master’s degree in Fine and Decorative Art & Design at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Katie is married to her husband, Brian, and they now have a beautiful son, Charles, who was born in March 2015.
For what ages are classes at The Dance Floor offered? The Dance Floorǯs primary focus is offering dance classes to ages 18 and up. We also welcome mature high school students who are under the age of 18 however, a release form signed by a parent/guardian is required.
Is previous dance training required?
Not necessarily. Previous dance training is not necessary for our Level 1 classes, Ballet & Stretch, or Cardio Hip-Hop. Previous training is, however, recommended for all Level 2 & 3 classes.
Are males allowed to take class at The Dance Floor?
What should I wear to class?
We want you to feel comfortable at The Dance Floor; traditional Dzleotard & tightsdz attire is certainly not necessary. You can expect to see dancers in workout clothing, t-shirts, sweats, leggings, etc. We only ask that you wear clothing that does not restrict you from performing the type of movement associated with your chosen class. Please wear sneakers for hip-hop classes. Jazz shoes may be worn during jazz and ballet shoes during Ballet & Stretch, but bare feet or socks are also perfectly acceptable. Bare feet are ideal for contemporary. And in case you weren’t sure… tap shoes are kind of important for tap class.
What happens if I need to cancel my class reservation?
Cancellations are allowed up to 6 hours before a class begins. Late cancellations or no-shows result in a $5.00 charge to accounts with an unlimited monthly membership OR the reduction of one class from a class package.
We do our best to hold your spot on The Dance Floor once class has begun. However, clients on the waitlist will be given priority to take class if clients holding a class reservation have not signed in 5 minutes before the start time.