Southern Star was the brainchild of Shari Huggett-Milton. For years, Shari had been suppressing ideas of opening a “community center” of sorts for the dance community. Dance being her first real love, Shari has been teaching Ballroom, Latin, Country and Swing styles for around 25 years. That career has blessed her beyond measure with so many wonderful friends, several successful businesses, skills, fur babies and let’s not forget the most recent love of her life, her husband, Matt Milton. While Shari, over many year’s, envisioned the idea of Southern Star, she knew it would be a lot of work and determined, she didn’t want to work that hard. So, she continued to suppress the idea, but God had a different plan.

Having come to her faith later in life than most, Shari began to see that God had placed a calling on her life and that calling became Southern Star. Once she decided to embrace her calling, it was a simple thing to do… still a lot of work and challenging, but simple just the same. It took us 2 years to find the money and then the location. After that, it was 6 months to build out and now we’ve been open for 3+ years… growing every year as we continue to follow God’s path for us.

Southern Star is a unique and welcoming place to all. Our culture and philosophy is simple… treat others as we would like to be treated, with honesty and integrity. To offer elegant and sophisticated space and services at an affordable rate and to encourage others to be there best version of themselves in whatever they do while enjoying the journey.

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In addition to private lessons, we have 2 styles of Group Classes. No partner necessary for any of our group classes or Private lessons.

Drop In Group Classes:
Drop in style classes are at 2 price points. We have Dance/Fitness Classes and traditional Groups. Traditional Group Classes are $13 per person, per class or purchase a Star Class card of 8 classes for $90. These classes are marked on the calendar by the code “PC” and each class generally builds on the previous week’s class within the same month, but are true drop in style classes. Usually a new dance will start each month unless otherwise stated in the class description and the dance is listed within the calendar.

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Drop In Group Class Schedule!


Fitness & Line Dance Groups:
Drop In style Fitness & Line Dance classes are $6 per person, per class or you can purchase a SSBC Fitness & Dance Card of 8 classes for $36, bringing the per class price to $4.50 per person. These classes are marked on the schedule by the code “DF.” These classes will consist of 55 minutes including a 5-10 minute warm up, and a 5-10 minute cool down unless otherwise stated by the teacher. You will need to plan 1 hour for each class.

Fitness & Line Dance Schedule!


6 Week Courses:
6 week Dance Courses are $75 per person for the entire 6 weeks (unless otherwise noted in class description). Classes will consist of 45 minutes of instruction and 10 minutes of supervised practice (unless otherwise stated by the teacher). You will need to plan on 1 hour for each weekly class. The first class in each series is marked on the calendar by the code “6WS” and subsequent classes are identified by the “#” of the class.

We highly recommend you register for your desired 6 week course and pre-pay the entire 6 weeks. SSBC and/or Instructor reserves the right to cancel any course for insufficient enrollment. Drop ins will be subject to teacher placement and are $15 per person, per class. This is to ensure the students enrolled in the entire course are not held up by a student that is behind the rest of the group.

***Entire class schedule, prices and teachers are subject to change without notice. SSBC reserves the right to cancel a class for insufficient enrollment. Share with your friends!

CANCELLATION POLICY: Students must pre-register and pre-pay for 6 or 8 week dance courses (group classes). There are no makeup classes available. Once registered for a course your payment/voucher is considered and marked as “redeemed”, unless withdrawn from the course BEFORE it begins. For students age 15+.

We do offer 20% discount for those with valid military & students ID’s (-$15). Enter Coupon code: “USA” for Military or student discount. In Note field please indicate branch or school affiliation. You will be asked for proof at your first class, please have it with you!

6 Week Course Schedule & Registration!


Group classes don’t fit your schedule or style? Try out a private lesson with one of our experienced and professional instructors! Click here for more info!

Monthly Social Dances:

Friday Social Dance Parties:
Admission is $5 per person with a Cash/Charge Bar including bottled water, sodas, beer & wine… Patrons with a valid student/military ID admitted FREE!
Every 1st & 3rd Friday, check the calendar to see the featured dance class.

Dance Connection:
The Triangle area’s only 4th Saturday Dance that incorporates many styles of dance in one place! Dance Connection is a 3 Room Circus featuring 3 rooms with a different genre of recorded music in each room. One price gets you in to all 3! Now offering a cash bar for water, sodas, beer & wine.

Join us for a FREE class (with admission) before the dance! Be there at 7:45pm us for the most unique Social Dance in the triangle! $15 at the door… OR present a local dance club membership and get in for $12 per person. Loafers Beach Club, Triangle Stardusters, Triangle USADance Network, Carolina Dance Club all accepted for discount… We also offer Student & Military Discount with valid ID ($12 pp) and $10 pp after 10pm. We play music until you go home!

***All students in attendance of any course or class cannot and will not hold SSBC or the teacher of any SSBC lessons or classes liable for personal injury or damage, etc. Just by simply attending a class or lesson, you acknowledge that dancing is a physical activity and can result in injury. Thereby you attend dance classes and lessons at your own risk.***

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We have over 5000 sq. ft. of Brazilian cherry hardwood floor designed for dance and fitness.

Our beautiful space stands alone…

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Random dance pictures from the years of clients achieving their goals…

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