welcome to dance fever studio


Dance Fever Studio began when former Lithuanian champions Emil and Ruta Ioukhnikov started giving ballroom dance lessons in the basement of their Newton home.

Having owned their own studio in Israel, the couple had coached many top dance pairs and saw their students become winners and finalists in major European competitions. Now in the United States, they hoped to inspire the same passion and love for dancing in the youth of the area. Emil and Ruta's school quickly outgrew the small basement room; within the course of five years, the studio went from occupying one small floor to being one of the largest studios in North America.

Our advantages


Our Studio

Dance Fever Studio's state-of-the art facility, incredible staff, and teacher to student ratio offers the most complete dance program in the area.


Our Team

Dance Fever Studio takes pride in our talented staff. Instructors are chosen based on the right combination of training, professional experience, personality, and teaching skills.


Kids & Adults

Dance Fever Studio offers group & private classes for kids and adults of every age and level. Our students also enjoy dance boot camp that we offer each summer.


  • I've been going to Dance Fever for years, this is the best studio in the area. Teachers are fantastic and love to teach, students of all ages and skill levels, and everyone there is super friendly. All-around best community I've ever been a part of. Mostly Russians but anyone is welcome. It's got 5 spacious well-lit ballrooms, and sometimes it even gets crowded from all the lessons and groups and practicing visitors coming and going. Just about always open to come in and practice, and there's plenty of professional and youth teachers to go around.


    Max Berezin

  • My husband and I were married last June and we had a beautiful summer garden wedding. At the reception we had the most romantic first wedding dance I could have dreamed, and we are both so glad that we had our private wedding dance lessons at Dance Fever Studios. We had a lovely waltz and everyone gave us a million compliments afterwards. We both loved the ballroom dance lessons so much that we are going to keep dancing, and we're going to group lessons now.


    Antonio Dillahunt

  • Awesome Dance Studio! Dance Fever has become a second home for my family. My daughter started dancing there a couple years ago, and the owners and the teachers have been so supportive. The teachers go above and beyond. I'm amazed by how much my daughter has grown in every single aspect. Dance Fever has something for everyone in the family. I started taking Zumba classes while waiting for my daughter and then my husband and I started taking group classes soon thereafter. The owners and teachers have become family to us.


    Conchi T

  • The studio in Boston with the best instructors, best atmosphere, most space. Basically, the only choice if you're interested in this kind of dancing in Boston... Kids, adults, come one, come all. I've been going to this place since it's creation and it's made a very positive impact in my life!




200 Wells Avenue Newton, MA, 02459

Phone: (617) 969-0874

Fax: (617) 969 1037