We Are DanceBody
Dance Workouts That Work
Meet the dance workout created by hard-working people, for hard-working people. Established in 2013 by Katia Pryce, this company was founded out of pure demand for fun, effective, and community-oriented dance cardio and sculpt classes.
DanceBody organically developed a devoted following in New York City. From there, the classes quickly expanded to Miami, Los Angeles, and The Hamptons. Part of the mission to bring dance fitness to everyone was actualized in 2016 when the online platform, DanceBody LIVE, launched.
The tight-knit team of dancers-turned-instructors lead with compassion while challenging their classes to move and think differently. Clients that thrive at DanceBody embrace the learning curve of dance workouts, and are better for it.
DanceBody doesn’t just affect the body, it has a profound impact on your mind, energy, and confidence, proving once and for all that the most important measurement is how you feel. Meet the team that keeps moving, day after day. You’re ready.
We dance in a C.I.R.C.L.E
Community: We keep moving together, no matter what.
Inclusion: We invite you in as you are; there are no dividing lines on this dance floor.
Respect: We believe it starts with ourselves, and radiates outward.
Commitment: We build a strong foundation through consistency, and it feels good.
Love: We lead with it, work with it, and move with it always.
Empathy: We embrace the ability to feel outside of ourselves, and proceed with compassion.
We believe in earned confidence stemming from a consistent routine that builds to excellence. From day one, DanceBody has created quality dance workouts that change with you.
We disregard stereotypes about who a dancer is and focus on what a dancer is – strong, athletic, and committed to a life built on merit.
You don’t need to BE a dancer to BE a DanceBody: we’re athletes not spectators; a community vs. individuals; we do it vs. say it; we perform vs. pose. And above all else, we know that the show must always go on.
The tremendous workout from dancing is secondary only to the way it feeds our hearts and minds. It feels really damn good to improve the quality of our lives through powerful movement. Together, as a group, we will always Keep Moving.
After dancing professionally for years, Katia combined her passion for dance and fitness into a career when she founded DanceBody in 2013. Originally moving to NYC from Michigan in 2009 to become a performing artist, Katia found she thrived in the emerging boutique fitness industry. DanceBody originated from Katia’s private sessions that quickly turned into high in demand full dance fitness classes.
Now, 10+ years later Katia has built her vision into a company, known for her compassionate, yet no-nonsense attitude towards building an inclusive culture. Her mission to provide a dance workout experience of “nice people dancing to good music” has translated into devoted DanceBody clients in NYC, Miami, Los Angeles, The Hamptons, and beyond.
Before joining DanceBody in 2013, Courtnay traveled globally as a professional dancer and aerialist. Transitioning from her dance career, she worked as the Programs Administrator at Broadway Dance Center. A lifelong performer with over nine years in the fitness industry, Courtnay manages operations, programming, and trainer development at DanceBody as the company’s co-founder, COO, and Master Trainer. With a mission to empower others, Courtnay leads her sold out classes with tough love, body rolls, and endless hair whips.
Grit: The perseverance of working through challenges head on.
Community: The connected synchronization of moving as one.
Dance: The artistic grace and disciplined athletic artform.
Health: The holistic approach to our biopsychosocial state.
Small Business: The owned responsibility of a proudly small shop.
Women: The power, energy, & individuality we carry with us everywhere.
Join us for dance workouts in NYC. Classes held in NoMad and TriBeCa. Pop up classes on the UES.
Traveling from the east coast to the west coast, this is the best dance cardio workout to hit Los Angeles.
Meet us in Miami for a class with the best dance cardio trainers - bringing the heat year round.
From Memorial Day to Labor Day find us in The Hamptons for your summer dance workouts.
Your first month is $5. Come see why DanceBody dance workouts are loved in NYC, and beyond.