If you want to be a better dancer, no matter what your starting point is, you have come to the right place. EVERYONE can learn how to dance. It’s not a matter of “if”, it’s a matter of “when.” Both, rhythm and movement are natural to every human, and there are incredible benefits to putting the two together. As you read on, you’ll learn why we just might be the best place to learn Latin & Ballroom dance.
Our focus has always been on exceptional service, comfortable private environment and of course, high level of professional guidance and instruction. We utilize effective private teaching methods, working with dancers of ALL levels and ages. We teach one-on-one, couples and private parties of up to 6 people.
Call 209-560-6596 or CLICK HERE to schedule your trial lesson.
DANCE ISSAQUAH METHOD
BENEFITS OF DANCING
If you’ve danced before, you know why you are here so contact us if you have any questions and to get started! But if this is your first exposure to Ballroom or Latin dance, you’ll be amazed at how it will enrich your life. There are tremendous benefits to dance and here are just a few of them:
LIFE SKILL – never feel out of place on the dance floor. Even with a few basic moves of some of the more common dances, you will be able to hold your own on the dance floor. Never have to “get ready” for a special occasion or event by being prepared ahead of time, and surprise your friends and family with some moves when they least expect it!
PHYSICAL FITNESS – dance, particularly Latin or Rhythm, is a great cardiovascular workout. A popular cardio craze called Zumba is based primarily on Latin dance. Not every lesson will be a cardio workout, but even at a slower pace, dance engages all of the muscles in your body, especially your legs and core, which benefits most of your daily activities, promotes good posture, better balance and improved physique.
MENTAL FITNESS – you may or may not realize that dance is a mental workout. In numerous studies ballroom dance has been associated with decreasing chances of dementia in seniors, and regardless of your age, it keeps your brain active by coordinating many multi-directional moves. But if you think you have “two left feet” or are “too uncoordinated”, don’t worry, we’ll instruct you in stages and you will love seeing the progress, and reap some mental benefits, gradually developing ease in the way you move.
Check out our Special Offers and contact us for more information or to get started. We look forward to dancing with you!
DANCES WE TEACH
We work with trainees of all levels, from rookies to competitors, and of ALL ages. We teach both, American and International styles, focusing on social dance skills or on technical performance elements, depending on your goals and preference. At Dance Issaquah you can learn the following dance types:
WHAT TO WEAR
While there is no specific dress code for the lessons, many students choose upbeat casual attire.
For the gentlemen: while jeans and T-shirt are okay, you might like to wear slacks and a polo shirt, depending on your preference.
For the ladies: you are welcome to wear whatever you are most comfortable in - from leggings to dresses, though we encourage skirts with some movement since they enhance your look in motion.
The Shoes: Dance shoes or dance sneakers, available online or at dance supply stores, work best. The average cost per pair is about $80. If you do not have a pair, any shoe with some flexibility through the sole and minimal grip will work. We ask that you wear shoes with non-marking soles to avoid black marks on the floor and definitely the kind that will slide so you can turn and pivot - suede or leather soles work well.
WEDDING DANCE PREP
Private Lessons present, by far, the most progressive way for you to become a better dancer. Instructor’s time and energy are focused entirely on you. You can take lessons by yourself or with a partner. The cost ranges from $89 down to $59 per session, depending on the chosen program length.
Try it for only $55
SMALL GROUP SERIES
Polish and expand your Ballroom Dance skills with new patterns, improved technique and better feel for your partner. This Ballroom variety class is taught by a highly experienced instructor. Small group format allows for modifications geared to a range of levels. Basic knowledge of smooth and rhythm ballroom dance steps is recommended. No partner necessary. Only $99/person/month. Sundays at Noon.
Enroll Today or reserve your spot to try it for only $19.
The First Dance, Bride and Groom, Father and the Bride, Parents of the Bride, The Wedding Party… being prepared can take tons of pressure off this extraordinary occasion. Our instructor specializes in Wedding Dance preparation. Whether it’s a modern ceremony or traditional wedding, we have helped many couples enjoy a stress-free first dance. Regular private lesson (or private party session) pricing applies. We look forward to making you special day even more special.
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We believe in our teaching method and we take great care of you so we think you’ll like it here if you give it a try first. With that in mind, your private Ballroom Dance trial lesson is only $55 (held on Sundays, by appointment) with no further commitment requirements, and semi-private trial is only $19 – just click HERE to schedule or for more information. No strings attached!
Our lead instructor is Johnny Bryant - a professional ballroom dance teacher and competitor with nearly 20 years of experience. Johnny served in the military and later worked as a manager for Intel but decided to leave it all for the love of dance. He is a national level competitor who works with dancers of all levels and ages, from rookies to performers, and kids to seniors.
Juliana Jade is the program director, ready to answer all your questions and help you with scheduling. She is an avid Latin and Ballroom dancer as well as a health & fitness coach. Click HERE to give it a shot or to ask any other questions you might have.
Our pricing is competitive and we are completely open about it. Just as at any studio, the more sessions you get, the lower the cost: for individuals, it ranges from $79 down to only $59 per session, for couples - $89 down to $69, and as low as $23 per session if you are a part of a small group of friends or family in preparation for a special event or just to have fun. You’ll never be “surprised” with a hidden fee of any kind and won’t have to commit to long periods of training, unless you want to. Semi-Private lessons are $99/month (for 4-5 monthly lessons.) And you can try a private lesson for only $55 or a semi-private - for $19.
Because we serve a small community, we teach Private Dance Lessons on Sundays only though we are very flexible and will do our best to accommodate your preferred timing. All private sessions are by appointment.
We teach Ballroom, Latin, Rythm, Social and Club dance styles for couples and individuals.
We work with trainees of all levels, from rookies to competitors, and of ALL ages. We teach both, American and International styles, focusing on social dance skills or on technical performance elements, depending on your goals and preference. At dance Issaquah you can learn the following dance types:
We work with individuals, partners and small groups (everyone doesn’t need to be partnered up to learn) so no, no partner necessary! We’ll work with you and you’ll learn either way, and we’ll make sure that you have a good experience in the process. To try it first-hand, so you know for sure if this is for you and if it’s worth your time, click HERE to schedule a Trial Lesson or Consultation.
Lead Dance Instructor
With years of experience in Ballroom and Latin dance, and an affinity for Jazz and Ballet, Juliana believes that life journey is better with dance steps in it, and she’ll instruct and support you every step of the way.
Dance Issaquah is located at 690 NW Gilman Blvd
inside Paragon Training Center.
Submit the form below or call (209) 560-6596.