Dance With Carolyn
Dance With Carolyn

Dance With Carolyn

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Introduction: I am a full-time professional dancer with over 19 years of dancing experience and 14 years teaching experience. As a teacher, my instruction is fun and engaging, yet sophisticated, clear, and informative. While you can learn steps and patterns from many teachers, I teach you to really dance. Drawing on my years of experience and training as a professional dancer, I incorporate principles of technique, feel, and mood to help you dance your best. I teach Salsa, Ballroom, and Social dancing. Whether you're preparing for your wedding or other special event, just dancing for fun, or even looking to compete, I tailor your lessons to meet your goals. I love bringing the joy of dance to students of all levels and interests. It's so rewarding to hear from students that I changed their lives by helping them discover a new passion, that even one class or lesson with me noticeably improved their dancing, or that dancing with me was the highlight of their week! I take great pride in the dancers I've trained and the performances I've helped create. In addition to working with students on social and performance dancing, I enjoy continually pushing myself to improve as a dancer by competing regularly, and have been honored with a number of distinctions. My competitive partner and I were 2016 and 2015 World Professional Rising Star Finalists. We were Open Professional Rhythm Champions at the Portland Open 2016. We were also Professional Rising Star Rhythm Champions at the International Grand Ball 2015 and again at the San Francisco Autumn Classic 2015.

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Ilsa L.

Private Dance Lessons

Carolyn is great! We’re working with her on a rather complicated dance and she’s incredibly gifted and gracious with how she breaks down every move. I already feel like we’ve improved ten fold after one class!
Jul 14, 2021
Kevin O.

Private Dance Lessons

I wasn't certain what to expect from my first dance class but Carolyn made me feel welcome and comfortable. She inquired about my goals and previous dance experience and started right off with clear instruction and demonstration. She listened to my questions (even the dumb ones) showed proper technique. Maybe most importantly, she made it fun! I will be taking additional private dance lessons from Carolyn. Highly recommended dance instructor.
Jan 16, 2020
Maria N.

Private Dance Lessons

We love working with Carolyn! She is very sweet, professional and she works with us over and over where we need help. We have done two private classes with her and we have learned so much already! Highly recommend her.
Aug 4, 2019
Joseph W.

Wedding Dance Lessons

So much fun! Thank you for our lesson
Jun 14, 2021
Christopher B.

Private Dance Lessons

In short, Caroline is a fantastic teacher and you should absolutely take lessons from her if you're interested in learning Salsa. Caroline is warm, kind, patient, and understanding. I confessed immediately to her that I had "two left feet" and no prior dance experience. This was no obstacle to her. Our lesson included a lot of rhythm work. Though it was my first lesson, I'm already feeling more confident. To top things off, she gave me "homework" to ensure I could continue teaching myself some muscle memory. It is very clear she is very gifted as both a dancer and a teacher!
Oct 16, 2017

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Carolyn Barreno


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I offer a 30 minute introductory lesson for $49 (solo or couples). From there, I have various lesson packages and pricing options.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    During our 30-minute introductory lesson, I will learn about your dance experience and goals, show you some steps to give you a feel for my teaching style, and offer a forward-looking strategy to accomplish your objectives. I am also happy to answer any questions you may have in advance of our intro lesson online or over the phone.

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

    I have trained under nationally acclaimed dance coaches since the inception of my professional career, and I continue to work with my coaches at least weekly to constantly improve my own dancing, technique, and teaching skills.

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