Local Spotlight: Tonie’s Dance Workshop

Dance Class

Dance is more than a form of movement. For some, it’s a way to exercise and learn something new. For others, it’s an outlet and a form of self-expression. However, at Tonie’s Dance Workshop in Panama City, dance can be whatever you want or need it to be.

Learn more about this renowned local dance studio below and see how they can help you and your kids learn and enjoy the art of dance in ways you’ve never experienced before.

Where it all Comes Together…One Step at a Time


As their slogan says, Tonie’s is where all things dance comes together, one step at a time. Whether you’re looking for dance classes for your children or yourself, Tonie Bense and her incredible team of instructors will work with you to learn the basics and perfect your stances and skills.

Overall, Tonie’s teaches everyone from children as young as 2 ½ years old to adults to discover their love for dancing through extensive and fun-filled classes. From ballet and tap to hip hop and contemporary, they have a class for just about any style of dance your young dancer may be interested in.

Are your kids interested in steering their dance skills in a more theatrical route? Tonie’s also offers classes for musical theatre.

Adult Dance Classes

Tonie’s caters to adults too with a hip hop and ballet class! However, there’s more to do at the studio than just dance. With fitness classes taking place every weekday, you can get fit here too.

A few adult classes at Tonie’s Dance Workshop include:

  • Burn at the Barre
  • Yoga
  • Have a Ball
  • Pilates Mix
  • HIIT

Best of all, there are no contracts or monthly tuition required for any of these classes. Just choose a class you want to check out and head over to the studio! It’s that simple.

Singular Sensations and Spark

Dance Performance

At Tonie’s Dance Workshop, students work hard to learn routines and perfect their skills. To show off all they learned and to help give back to the community, Tonie’s is proud to present the annual Singular Sensations Showcase.

During the showcase, students perform beautifully choreographed stage performances for a night of fun and artistic beauty. All proceeds go to a charity like Pediatrics Plus, a non-profit organization that provides performance opportunities and dance therapy to kids all over the area.

Then, there’s Spark! Perfect for those that love to perform, Spark is Tonie’s exclusive dance program for dedicated students that want to take their skills to a higher level. The Spark Company gives dancers more opportunities to perform for shows and competitions. Plus, it’s a year-round team, so it’s a great place to build skills and make lifelong friends too.

Put on Your Dancing Shoes!

Ready to hit the dance floor? The team at Tonie’s Dance Workshop is too! Learn more about their available classes for kids and adults and get in touch with the studio to sign up for a class today!