A dance studio that has changed the face of dance for the better
A small dance studio in the heart of Dublin has revolutionised the way we dance.
With the introduction of the first-ever tango dance class, it has become a hub of activity and the world’s most popular dance studio.
“The tango is our way of bringing people together, it’s our way to get people into a room and get them dancing,” says Paul Smith, founder of Bixi, the world leader in dance studios.
There are currently around 20 different tango studios in the UK, with the UK’s top ten studios accounting for a total of over £300m. “
We can do all kinds of things, it can be anything from getting a friend together, or you can be a DJ or a writer, or a teacher.”
There are currently around 20 different tango studios in the UK, with the UK’s top ten studios accounting for a total of over £300m.
The company’s popularity has not been limited to the UK; it has branches in India, China, and Germany.
It was originally founded by the late Steve James in 2009, but he sold the company to Paul Smith in 2014.
It has since gone through several owners and now employs over 80 people, most of whom work in the studio.
Bixis is now owned by a group of international companies, including the US-based music streaming service Spotify.
Smith says that over the years, BixI has grown into a “global destination for the world of dance”.
“It has grown to be a global destination for people to come together, people to learn, and people to experience,” he says.
The studio is not the only place to get the music and the dance.
The venue, with a full bar, has a huge number of tai chi and kung fu fans who come to practise.
The dance studio is a huge part of the city’s dance scene and attracts many from all over the world.
But while it may be popular in the city centre, the studio has now become a centre for the country.
“In Ireland, we’re very much in the ‘global village’, we have a lot of international and cultural connections,” says Smith.
For those that are looking to get involved in the world, the community can be very active. “
You have to stay connected with the culture around you.”
For those that are looking to get involved in the world, the community can be very active.
Smith encourages people to stay active and try new things.
“I’m always going to say this is a hobby, but if you want to do it, you’ve got to do the work,” he adds.
“For those who want to be an entrepreneur, it will open doors for you.” “
BixIs first class tai Chi class, for example, will teach you how to hold the technique and then show you how you can apply it to your own dance routines. “
For those who want to be an entrepreneur, it will open doors for you.”
BixIs first class tai Chi class, for example, will teach you how to hold the technique and then show you how you can apply it to your own dance routines.
There is also an annual “dance festival” that takes place at the studio, where attendees can get together and practice their moves.
There are also competitions and workshops for teachers to compete in, with over 30 classes taking place every year.
“When you see the quality of the people who are coming, the excitement and excitement of the community, it just brings a lot more life into the place,” says Martin McVey, the head of the studio’s marketing.
“That’s one of the great things about Bix is the atmosphere and the community.”
In fact, it was in the early years of its existence that the dance studio was founded.
Smith recalls the time he met Paul James.
“Paul and I went to a dance class in London in 2009 and he was in his 30s and I was in my 20s.
I remember him and I were sitting around and we started talking and he said, ‘You can come in and we’ll teach you our dance’.” “He had done this dance for years and I said ‘Well, I’m not going to come in.’
He said ‘You’re not going in?’
And I said, no, I’ll come in.”
The dance class continued until the end of the year and Paul was not going.
“He was the only one that had a dance studio,” says McVay.
“So it became a sort of community thing and he’d do it for a month and then we’d go in and teach him.”
BIXI was founded in 2009 in a studio in Dublin’s CBD and was soon followed by a nearby studio in Belfast.
Smith said the founders were inspired by Bixies success in the US and began to think about how they could replicate it in the country in order to increase the success. “One of