Meet Imperial Ballroom
Imperial Ballroom opened its doors to the dancers of New York in 1995. Our mission is to offer you the premier dance classes and space to practice. With over 25 years of success so far, we look forward to adding you to our long list of happy customers.
At Imperial Ballroom Dance Studio, we firmly believe that a great dancer is built on a solid foundation of the basics of dance. For this reason, we provide instruction for all skill levels, with a focus on experiencing the joy of dancing. Our methodology allows you to take the timing, posture, and smoothness from the studio out into the real world. We specialize in standard and Latin ballroom dancing for all ages, and our classes will help you extend beyond the standard moves typically found in choreography to be confident and truly free as a dancer. Whether you are looking to join a class for a great workout or you want to find a fun way to meet new people, you'll find it all at Imperial Ballroom Dance Studio!
Ming and Irene are the proud owners of Imperial Ballroom. With years of professional dance and competition under their belts, the couple decided to open the studio to share their passion for dance with the world. They invite you to come see them sometime soon!
Imperial Ballroom Featured In...
How One Dance Studio Became a Bulwark Against Loneliness in New York City's Chinatown
Welcome to Chinatown:
February 5, 2021
Welcome to Chinatown spoke with Ming and Irene, husband and wife and award-winning dancers who started, and run Imperial Ballroom, and their daughter, Angelina. Imperial Ballroom, a Longevity Fund grant recipient, is more than just a place to learn a few moves - it’s been a source of community in Chinatown for 25 years and counting.
January 26, 2022
The red balloon is a symbol of love and a tangible expression of finally stepping out of one's defenses. The important thing is not to have a love for each other, but to understand that everyone has the right to pursue it freely. "What will your sixty-six be like, passionate or lovely, in fact the choice is already in your hands." Director Tang Yi gives a different answer, in "Yokelan 66" she finds several elderly people with no acting experience at all to stage a unique story about love, which is not only the story of Yokelan, but also the heart of every person who still has a yearning for love.
January 22, 2022
Every Sunday at 2 p.m, the narrow building in Manhattan’s Chinatown echoes to beating footsteps and 1950s Chinese oldies. In the large, mirrored dance studio on the second floor, Irene Ng knows how to get a party started. Turning on the dazzling neon lights, she holds her arms as if she is embracing an invisible partner. Her speedy feet kiss the dance floor; a black scarf floats behind her. Guests, used to Ng’s constant movement, follow her around. Before they realize it, they are on the dance floor...