Hello to all,
I am Dan Gibbons an dance instructor with over 20 years of experience and one of my favorite things to do is to teach couples. Over the years I have learned that many people think they are bad dancers because they don't know what to do when they take the floor. For some reason many people feel they should be born knowing this skill. I believe that learning to dance is just like learning a new language. It is a skill we acquire with instruction and practice and just like learning a new language all it takes is patients and determination.
My approach is to really spend time helping the guys with all that is involved in being the lead, most important is confidence. I try to get the ladies focused on her job such as position and posture so he can worry about his jobs such as timing , steps,lead and floorcraft. Just like learning a language it may be complex but after a few lessons we will be able to master this beautiful body Language.
I usually start the class with music so I can meet new people and regulars can get warmed up, then I take a poll of the students to see which dance they would like to do.Swing Salsa Rumba Tango Hustle Cha Foxtrot Waltz Nightclub are the most popular. We will try to cover 3 steps in two dances each 1 hour meeting. You may not get everything each night but as you return each lesson things will get easier.
This is a drop in format that is meant to accommodate today's busy couples so if you miss a week here and there its cool. The Class Varies but is usually around 6 couples so there is time for me to get around and give individual attention.
The cost is $12 per person or $100 for a 10 class card
the receptionist at Mary Murphy's Champion Ballroom will be there to help you sign in.
I also teach private lessons and am an expert at choreography if a wedding or anniversary is in your future.