For someone who has decidedly zero moves, I walked into my first Beyoncé-themed dance class in DC prepared to feel uncomfortable. The fact that I wasn’t—and actually had a lot of fun—is a pretty good testament to DivaDance’s ability to get even non-dancers moving.
Given that the studio—which started in New York and has locations in Austin, Texas—just launched their DC location on April 27 and the class I attended was their first-ever in the District, it wasn’t shocking that they still have some bumps to iron out. They’re currently running pop-up style out of the 2fitt Wellness studio at 526 H Street, NE. That means there’s no fancy locker rooms or surround sound. They do, however, have swag. After entering the studio, participants were all given buttons to pin to our tank tops bearing the studio’s slogan: “Slaying is My Cardio.”