Ballroom Basics
Ballroom Basics

Ballroom Basics

$60/lesson
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Responds in about 2 hours

Introduction: We are able to teach all ages the art of social dancing from kids, teens, adults, seniors and wedding couples and line dancing. We specialize in beginners and those who have never danced before and feel they have "two left feet". We love to share the the many positive physical, mental and social benefits of Ballroom Dancing to people of all ages. We are enthusiastic and passion about teaching dance. Dancing is the perfect combination of physical activity, social interaction, and mental stimulation. Health Benefits of Dance: Boost Memory, Improve Flexibility, Reduce Stress, Diminish Depression, Help your Heart, Lose Weight, Balance Better, Increase Energy, and Make Friends
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Serves Needham Heights, MA

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Kayla P.
Apr 3, 2022
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My new husband and I desperately needed help for our first dance at our wedding. Our lessons were so much fun. I would 100% recommend to a friend. Thanks again.

Details: Two (ex. me and my partner) • First dance • Parent dance (i.e., father/daughter) • What my teacher recommends • Slow Dance • No, I do not have choreography in mind • No experience • At the pro’s location

Wedding Dance Lessons
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Stephanie L.
Jul 27, 2021
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Paul has been a lifesaver for me and my fiance in learning some foxtrot for our upcoming wedding day! When preparing for our big day only a few weeks away, we realized that we needed some serious help to look great on the dance floor for our first dance. I submitted a request for dance lessons late into one evening in desperation for some emergency help (and my hopes weren't very high being so last minute), and Paul responded immediately! He is thorough in teaching basic steps, and has adjusted the complexity and built on prior lessons to make us gradually learn and improve our dance skills with each lesson. He is patient with us and has a wonderful way of explaining steps and movements to make our learning the choreography so easy. We would highly recommend Paul for dance lessons, particularly for those who are looking to add some special moves for their first wedding dance!

Details: Two (ex. me and my partner) • First dance • Swing Dance • Foxtrot • No experience • At the pro’s location

Wedding Dance Lessons
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Daniel R.
2 weeks ago
Paul was great! Before meeting Paul, we did not know how to dance. We were actually a bit afraid about what our first dance would be like and whether we would step on each other's feet. In just a few lessons, we learned the foxtrot basics & had a very nice first dance ready. We highly recommend Paul!
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Mirele M.
Jun 26, 2022
Paul was an excellent teacher! He helped us get our routine down for a special dance just in time for our wedding. He was very attentive and committed to our progress, sending videos and tutorials to help us along. He was very patient and invested in our routine. Would highly recommend!
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Melissa J.
Jun 12, 2022
We really enjoyed having the opportunity to take Ballroom Basics dance lessons for our wedding first dance. Paul has been extremely accommodating, welcoming and encouraging to learn with; his passion for and understanding of dancing is evident with each lesson (I believe we will have taken five or six lessons in total). We started off not knowing anything about ballroom dancing and he was able to break things down for us in ways that were understandable and fun! He helped us to choreograph a dance that worked with our chosen song/ music and that also matched our skill level; we enjoyed it so much that we plan to continue dancing and practicing because we feel so much happier (and healthier) after each lesson. Again, we would highly recommend Ballroom Basics for your dance instruction needs, it’s great to learn with someone who enjoys what they do and who also teaches in a way that inspires their students. Enjoy, and thank you Ballroom Basics/ Paul!
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Paul Hughes

FAQs

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I attend 4 times a year dance workshops at the Dance Teachers Club of Boston and several Coaching Master Classes.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I started ballroom dancing lessons when I was a pre-teen. I have competed in ballroom dance competitions and done dance performances at senior centers and nursing homes to uplift the spirits of the residents.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    Ballroom Basics provides classes and private instruction in Ballroom, Latin and Swing style of dances for Kids, Teens, Adults, Seniors and Wedding Couples.

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