Learn to dance for your wedding, or just for fun! I teach several styles of Latin and Ballroom dance. My lessons focus on connecting with your partner and being in tune with his or her movements. A proper connection makes it easy to quickly learn new steps, and to move together as naturally as possible.
About Melissa Rose
Melissa Rose is an independent dance instructor in North Dallas, TX. She teaches wedding choreography and social dancing. Styles include:
Argentine Tango Ballroom: Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, ChaCha, Swing Latin/Club: Salsa, Bachata West Coast Swing Country Western
Pricing reflects rates for individuals or couples. Additional fees apply for groups of 3 or more.
Come take a body positive, fun, and eclectic dance class. Every shape and size welcome. Classes are tailored specifically for each student's individual wants and needs. This is a beginning or intermediate level class so no experience needed. Just come and dance it out. Do you have a specific style or technique you'd like to learn? Do you have a favorite song you'd like to learn a dance to? Lets Dance.
Meet your dance instructor. I have my bachelors degree from Chapman University in Theatre & Dance. My training includes Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Folk Dance, Dance History, Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre, Improv, and Kinesiology, among other dance-related subjects.
I grew up in a small Illinois town. Lessons were few and far between, so I would copy dancing off of movies and videos in order to perform at local dances, or for other community events. As a youth, I took country line dancing classes. Always drawn to anything involving dance and movement, I auditioned and performed with a Disney Showcase Troupe. By high school, I was choreographing for the Show Choir, as well as, performing in theatrical productions, including the musical “The Wizard of Oz”.
Before graduating with my Bachelor’s degree in Theatre & Danc
e from Chapman University in Orange, California, I continued my study of many dance styles & techniques such as: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, Ballroom, Dunham Technique, yoga/stretch, Dance Business & History. From 1996-2001 I performed a variety of dancing and singing roles in showcases and events such as “American Celebration” and “The Story of Rock n’ Roll”. While studying at Chapman, I accepted a position as historian, and eventually, vice president of the performing arts society (PASC).
When I wasn’t onstage, I could be found backstage working lights, sound, costuming, or stage management. I searched out other educational opportunities at Cypress College and the Taggart International School where I studied West African dance and Russian Ballet Technique. After performing a liturgical dance performance for my graduation ceremony, I toured the United States and a portion of Canada, researching dance around the world. This eventually led me to Jacmel, Haiti, where I studied cultural and social dances of the local people. After that I took up Bellydance and studied folk dancing in Chicago, Illinois.
Since 2001, I have taught classes for all ages from infants to adults. I have also studied child development and have a special love for bringing an adoration of the arts to the youngest artists in our communities. It is imperative that all my teachings highlight body positivity and the belief that everyone can dance. A life-long learner and dance aficionado, I continue my dance studies in Ballroom, Baroque Dance, and Scottish Country Dance. My influences include Isadora Duncan, Katherine Dunham, Sean Greene & Misty Copeland. I love being a part of the DA Dance Family.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided in these dance lessons is in no way intended as a substitute for receiving medical advice. The purpose of these dance lessons is to provide information and education. The instructor shall have neither liability nor responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss, damage or injury caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by the information, suggestions or exercises given and/or performed in these dance lessons. The instructor is not a medicinal authority and is not qualified to diagnose or prescribe any therapy. Please consult your physician.
My little just started dancing because her big sister dances. She is a shy one but warmed up to Miss Chrystie and loves tapping with her. She plays music that she loves and is helping her learn how to tap dance in a fun way!
April 5, 2019
Chrystie is so amazing! She's honest, fun, and dedicated to the kids!
The worst nightmare for a student is to be ridiculous when try to dance, well I believe that a good teacher is the one that can help you to change the way of how you see your self in the mirror! I know that I can let you change your confidence in your movement, your feeling for the music and make you enjoy music and step with your heart, not just with your mind! I have done this kind of process so many times on so many students already that's why I know that is possible and that's why this can make my dance lesson unique!
My name is Rosaria, I'm from Italy and I'm a Professional ballroom dance teacher. I beginning ballroom dance since I was 7 years old! I competed all over Europe and for the last 5 years I compete a lot in USA!i I teach single person, couple, groups from beginners lever to very advanced level! The best part of my job is when people prove them self that they can dance and day by day they became more excited to were them dance shoes and start to enjoy the music and to feel them body! As a dance teacher all what I want to see is people happy when they dance! Are you ready to risk being happy dancing? yes? Let's do it!!!
The dances that I teach are: Waltz, Tango, Fox Trot, V. Waltz, Quick Step, Samba, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive, Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Swing, Bachata.
I am a competitive ballroom pro/am student and I’ve been dancing and competing for years. I had the privilege of studying ballroom dance with Rosaria. She is one of the most talented and beautiful dancers I have ever seen. What makes her an outstanding teacher, however, is her ability to teach. She knows what needs to be done step by step. Whether it’s basic technique, or styling, or even choreography, Rosaria was able to help me improve each time. She works tirelessly at finding different ways to explain the techniques she is teaching. I learned and enjoyed my dancing more with her than with any other ballroom teacher. Ever. Her professionalism, her dedication, and her artistry are one of a kind.
Imagine having the confidence to get out on the dance floor and being able to dance to any music and have a great time? I would love to help you create a strong foundation and develop your dance knowledge and techniques! I have been dancing for more than 20 years and teaching for 10. Whether you are beginner or advanced I’m confident we can create a personalized plan to accomplish all your dance goals. Send me a message, so we can get started right away!
Originally from Belarus, I've been dancing pretty much all my life. Started when I was 7 years old, was trained in different dance styles (Latin, Ballroom, Jazz, Ballet). In 2006 was accepted on full scholarship at Belorussian State University to ballroom dance and fitness program. I came to America in 2012 and began teaching in Orlando, FL. Me and my wife transitioned to the American Rhythm and American Smooth styles, and successfully compete professionally as well as Pro/Am. I love teaching dance and meeting people. I’m excited to help you achieve all your dance goals!
Eugene is a fantastic instructor! He is highly knowledgeable and skilled when teaching different styles of dance . He takes the time to learn what your hopes and goals are for dancing and then pushes you to be better than you imagined you could be.
October 4, 2019
Eugene is a shockingly talented ballroom dancer. He is a strong leader and is capable of teaching lessons with an easy, yet highly informative approach. His knowledge of ballroom technique and etiquette is extensive, but most importantly he makes it enjoyable. He is one of the best teachers I have ever had. I enjoyed dancing with him and I enjoyed learning from him. He is a valuable asset to any student, novice or expert!
October 4, 2019
Worked with Eugene several times both alone and with a partner. Standard Foxtrot, Rhythm Chacha, East Coast Swing, and Smooth Viennese Waltz, covering both technique and choreography. I am looking forward to future lessons in any dance. He is meticulous and fun! I compete Gold Bar.
Bharata Natyam is one of the classical dances from India. A rich dance with rhythmic foot work, strong and graceful movements and expressions. The class is taught by an expert Bharat Natyam dancer and teacher who comes from the Mysore Palace tradition. The form is taught with care for great detail, expression and wonderful rhythm work. The class is suitable for all age groups including the elderly. Try this art form and you will see how much beauty is there in our bodies and our expressions. This a great form for actors too.
Dr. Aparna Sindhoor, founder and Artistic Director of Navarasa Dance Theater is a teacher, choreographer and a performer. She one of the leading exponents of the Mysore Style Bharatanatyam and a master teacher of yoga, wellness and martial arts kalari ppayattu. She was awarded the NPN creation award, Arts International fellowship, “ShaktiDhama woman the year” and nominated for Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award and Kerala Film award. She has choreographed movies: Santhosh Sivan’s, Anandabadhram, S M Raju’s Varnam and has worked with Oscar winner Antony Dod Mantel and Cirque du soleil famed Franco Dragone’. She has been touring and creating more than fifteen dance-theater inspired by people’s movement for social justice. She was an artist-in-residence and has performed at Bates Dance Festival, University California at Santa Barbara,
Wellesley college, Asian Art Museum, The CULTCH, Teesri Duniya Theatre, Ragayana and Amol Palekhar’s Theater Festival. Sindhoor started her training in dance with her mother Dr. Srivalli and in music with her father Prof. Balasubramanyam a young age and continued to study for fifteen years with legendary, Dr. Venkatalakshamma (Mysore palace dancer) and with other teachers including Lalitha Srinivasan. She is trained in yoga at Ramana Gyanna Kendra, Mysore, Kalari, music and acting. She is a Gold Medalist in Dance (Mysore University) and a PhD in Dance (Boston University.)
I am a Chinese dancer/actor. Graduate from Beijing Dance Academy, MFA of SCAD Performing Arts. 20 years dance experience. I teach Chinese dance(Traditional/folk dance). Specially, I teach Dunhuang Ribbon dance which is very rare here. I also teach modern dance, and basic ballet, broadway style jazz(Bob fosse).
Being a celebrated dancer, singer and bilingual actor in New York, Kaidi has graced many world-class stages such as the Lincoln Center, the Time Square, and the Metropolitan Museum, etc. in numerous events of significant importance; in acting, her talents, abundant experience, versatility and especially her character portraying ability in many films and TV dramas has brought attention of several film associations and earned her Best Actress nomination in various film festivals and acclaims from audience of different countries.
I'm a big fan of theater shows. Kaidi give me the ability to be one of them. I took part in many amateur shows after her lesson. Looking foward to take part in professional shows in the future.
July 17, 2019
The teacher has very professional Chinese dance skills. I'm looking for Chinese dance teacher for a long time, but very hard to find a good Chinese dance teacher. Finally I found her and learnt the skills and spirit of Chinese dance.
July 17, 2019
Really professional teaching, and very friendly for beginers.
Hello, I will be teaching you how to dance bachata. Bachata is a genre of Latin American music that originated in the Dominican Republic. I consider this dance unique because it has this sexy,attractive and slow rhythm that not everyone have but wish to have. Don't hesitate make your online appointment with me and show yourself what you are capable of just with your feets and body :). Tell a friend to tell a friend. I welcome you to my very fun lessons and i hope we get to have fun and i hope you get to learn something new. Can't wait to meet you!
My name is Valeri, i'm from the Dominican Republic and dancing is one of my most precious passion. I consider myself a very happy,funny,enthusiastic and with a lot patience person. I like to meet people and make new friends every now and then.
I love to have fun, I mean there is always time for everything right?! so let's not take life so serious all the time and enjoy the little moments that lives gives us and dance to it!.
Hello! My name is Angela and I’ve been dancing since I was 8! Dancing has always been a passion of mine but I’ve never cared about making a career out of it till now. Like most dancers in college I wanted to go to school for dance and physical therapy. By my 2nd year I dropped dance and kept physical therapy & by my 3rd year I dropped that too and picked up international relations. I was born in a small town called Reggio Calabria, located right off the coast of Italy. When I was 8 I started taking classes there. Moved to Detroit, Michigan before I was 10 and kept dancing there. Moved to West Palm Beach, Florida by the time I was 12 and found some of the most amazing studios everywhere from Wellington-Miami (pretty much all of South Florida). I hope to have my own company for fitness in the next years for retired dancers who want to get back in just for fun or what to get back in shape. I speak Italian, Albanian, English, some Arabic & some Spanish. I was a teacher right out of ...
My name is Angela, and I’ve been dancing since I was 8 years later old. I was born in a small town called Reggio Calabria. I speak Italian, Albanian, English, some Arabic & some Spanish. I started teaching dance and English right after college. I love kids and I love teaching. I’ve taught mostly middle-high school students so please believe me when I say I have all the patience in the world to teach anyone! I’m an open book so please don’t be shy!
"Natalya was incredibly patient with my daughter. My daughter requires special education and many teachers gave up easily or ignored her and focused on the
rest of the group. Natalya never gave up on my child and made her succeed and pushed her to her highest potential. I will be forever grateful for her passion and how she transmitted the same feelings to my daughter."
"Crystal is an amazing dance instructor. We had our first session and it was a success. My daughter absolutely loves and adores her... Her skills and techn
iques for dance is magnificent."
"attentive to detail, good technique, precise explanations, would recommend"
"Excellent person and good teacher"
"I highly recommend Kimmy! She is a great teacher; she was patient, understanding, and comes prepared. I completed my first dance sessions with Kimmy and c
ame out with a better understanding of how to dance. She instills confidence with her teaching and cares that her student gets the most out of every class."
"Was great fun thank you"
"I don't normally write reviews, but she was fantastic! She really knows what she's doing and I enjoyed her. Great lesson! Would definitely recommend he
r to anyone!"
"One of my best private’s ever, Tom is so loving, detailed & super fine leader instructor & beautiful soul❤️looking forward to more private’s with him"
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1. They've Got Smooth Moves
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