Love to dance? We're proud to offer OUT Dancing/LGBTQ Programs.


Dance is love, compassion, energy and excitement. 

It's not about leading or following. 

It's not about left or right. 

And it's certainly not about men or women. 

The true heart and soul of dancing lies much deeper. 

Dance is about working together…and having loads of fun in the process!

OUTDancing NYC Program

Our OUTDancing NYC program is a dazzling array of dance classes, get-togethers and performance groups serving the New York City LGBTQ community.  

Our mission is to make learning how to dance accessible, fun and wholly enjoyable. We offer instruction in a variety of ballroom and social dances and provide a warm, supportive, nurturing environment for our students. All are welcome in our classes.

Have you ever wanted to dance, but felt uncomfortable learning in a traditional setting? We encourage our students to learn dance on their own terms. 

Interested in taking your dancing to a new level as a performer? You may want to join Rhythm Locura, our premier LGBTQ Latin dance group. Rhythm Locura celebrates and brings the joy of Latin dance to the LGBTQ community by performing at venues across the greater New York City area.  

So, let's get started! Contact me today to learn more about OUTDancing NYC and all of our many offerings.     

Simone Assboeck

Founder of DanceTogetherNYC 

Simone Assboeck, DanceTogetherNYC
Simone Assboeck, DanceTogetherNYC

About your outdancing Instructor

Simone Assboeck is a licensed ballroom dance instructor, dancer, choreographer, judge, and coach with over 15 years of experience teaching dance professionally.  

Simone started her career in ballroom dancing at the age of seven. As a teenager, she competed successfully for over 10 years in the International Latin and Standard divisions and won many awards including German State Champion and competing at the prestigious Blackpool Dance Festival in Blackpool, England. Since then, Simone has devoted herself full-time to teaching ballroom dance.  

Simone is the founder of OUTDancing NYC, a program dedicated to teaching dance to the New York City LGBTQ community. In 2005 Simone formed Rhythm Locura, New York's premier LGBTQ Latin dance group. Simone is also an International Dance Competition Judge including the GayGames 2010 in Germany. Each September, she co-hosts the OUTDancing Weekend Program in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. 

Simone holds a Masters Degree in Physical Education with a focus on Modern Dance and Rehabilitation. 

Group Classes


Whether you're a beginner or have a few years of dance experience under your belt, group classes are a fun and affordable way to get moving and grooving on the dance floor! 

Private Lessons


Private lessons are a great way to personalize and accelerate your dance instruction. You'll receive personalized attention and will work on the dance(s) of your choice at your own pace.

Couples Class


Our Couples Class gives you and your partner a unique and fun way to grow, strengthen, and enjoy your relationship through ballroom dance lessons.

LGBTQ Wedding Dance


You deserve a wedding dance that's as special as your relationship. DanceTogetherNYC is proud to offer wedding dance instruction for LGBTQ couples.   

Have a question?

Email us today to learn more about OUTDancing NYC.