Dance With Carolyn
Dance With Carolyn

Dance With Carolyn

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$39/lesson
starting cost


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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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Penelope S.
4 weeks ago
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We had fun learning with Carolyn! She helped us build our confidence and learn some steps for our first dance at our wedding. It was just the right level for us, and she was a great teacher. We highly recommend her!

Details: Two (ex. me and my partner) • First dance • What my teacher recommends • No, I do not have choreography in mind • Beginner • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Wedding Dance Lessons
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Deanne R.
May 13, 2022
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Carolyn is so friendly and very patient. My fiancé and I are not very coordinated or confident with our dancing skills but Carolyn takes the time to make sure you feel comfortable which is so great!

Details: Two (ex. me and my partner) • First dance • Latin • What my teacher recommends • No, I do not have choreography in mind • No experience • At the pro’s location

Wedding Dance Lessons
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SUNNY P.
May 3, 2022
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Carolyn is just hands down the most kindest and patient instructor of all time. I came into this lesson extremely nervous and afraid of making mistakes. But her uplifting personality and tone just made this class so fun and engaging. I couldn’t have asked for a better teacher who instilled confidence but also positive reinforcement. I am so excited to back and complete my next lessons. Thank you for making this so easy for me. This moment will definitely be cherished on the day of our wedding.

Details: One • First dance • Waltz • Hip Hop • What my teacher recommends • No, I do not have choreography in mind • No experience • At the pro’s location

Wedding Dance Lessons
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Nishar W.
Jan 12, 2022
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Carolyn is a sweetheart as a person and the best when it comes to professionalism ! She helped me build up confidence when dancing with a partner by being easy going and friendly just to give you enough space to set yourself up for the right amount of versatility and grace that you need for yourself and your partner while couple dancing! I would highly recommend her .She is a gem!!

Details: One • Wedding party dance • First dance • Hip Hop • What my teacher recommends • No, I do not have choreography in mind • No song preference • No experience • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Wedding Dance Lessons
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Ilsa L.
Jul 13, 2021
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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!

Details: 26-35 • Two people • Swing • Beginner • Preparing for an event / performance • 60 minutes • As recommended by professional • At the pro’s location

Private Dance Lessons
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  • 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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