What's Happening - Changes and New Activities
Learn to Dance for fun and fitness! Dozens of new dance students are joining our M-W-F Classes during the Spring and Summer Sessions.
Mike and Rose-Ann Lynch just won the 2016 USA National Championship in American Smooth and International Standard Dancing. Here's what Mike and Rose-Ann have to say about the Lessons in Ballroom Dance Center: "We have been so fortunate to enjoy the gracious hospitality and availability of the Lessons in Ballroom Dance Center - a spacious befitting tremendous teachers - has truly set us up for success. We're there every Saturday ... learning, working, dancing, laughing, and loving every minute of it!"
Prices for 2016
M-W-F Classes are now $8/person or $15/couple. Discounts and Special Package prices are often available.
A la carte Private Lessons are now $75 for 45 minutes. Specially Priced Packages of Private Lessons Packages are offered for $195 (2), $469 (5), $899 (10), and $2,169 (25). Private Lesson Packages include 2 or more 45 minute Private Dance Lessons and can be shared (no extra charge for a partner). Click on the Left side of our top menu to purchase a package online now or you can send e-mail to
or call 804-377-6947
2016 Class & Party Schedule below - Beginners can start in any Class. It's best to bring a partners but sometimes students learn without partners. If you come with a partner, we don't make you change partners.
Mondays at 7:30pm you can learn Waltz, Foxtrot, and Tango. Wednesdays at 7:30pm you can learn Salsa, Mambo, Cha Cha, Rumba, and Swing Dancing. On Fridays at 7:30pm we have a Class and Practice Session for Couples who want to learn Practical and Versatile Dance Moves that are fun and easy. More details are further below.
After the Friday Class at 8:15 until 9:00pm we have an Informal Practice Session.. At 8:15pm we turn down the lights and play terrific music. There’s lots of comfortable seating for you and your friends at cafe tables and in our lounge. We have exciting club style lighting. The music is a lively variety of popular Latin and Ballroom selections. It's fine to just listen to the great music and socialize with friends. Many practice the dancing they learned in our Dance Classes. Customary dress is “smart casual”. Bring your spouse or friend. This is Good “Date Night” Fun
Shoes & Clothes - Dance shoees are not necessary. Choose shoes that are comfortable and stay securely in place. Dancers turn and slide their feet some so high traction shoes are not best. Many people don’t have shoes with leather soles but if you have shoes with leather soles they are ideal. Wear comfortable casual clothes to Classes. "Smart Casual" dress is recommended for Parties.
These classes are suitable for beginners and many topics benefit experienced dancers. You should bring a partner. You won't have to change partners unless you want to.. See below for more about our Classes.
More about M-W-F Classes
The Instructor assesses the interests and capabilities of the students present and chooses one of the dances specified for the Class period. Each Class begins with a review of the basic rhythms and movements of a dance. Beginners will find this a bit challenging and experienced dancers can learn details that will improve their style and the enjoyment of their dancing and partnering.
Next the instructor presents a few of the most popular figures (steps) of the dance. It usually takes beginners several classes to become comfortable with the essential dance skills and most popular figures. Each time these topics are presented, students make new discoveries that improve their dancing and partnering skills. Much repetition helps to develop good dance skills and confidence about leading and following successfully. Really good dancers practice basic figures very frequently to become conditioned to perform movements that are most stylish.
Later in each Class the instructor introduces some more advanced figures. These figures are upgrades and embellishments of the earlier figures and beginners may find them too difficult and be content to continue to work on the previous figures a while longer.
Students who demonstrate good success with the figures and movements taught in these Classes will be offered additional opportunities to advance in sessions with advanced students..
See further down on left menu for more details about each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Class