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Bonnie, The Dance Whisperer
Bonnie, The Dance Whisperer

Bonnie, The Dance Whisperer

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Introduction: Hi my name is Bonnie, The Dance Whisperer! A lot has changed in the world over the last few months. Privacy and seclusion have never been more important. I will teach you in the privacy of my personal private studio, which is located in Leander TX. My studio is not open to the public. As a result, the only people who will be in the studio at one time is you and myself. Because I'm a one woman show, I am only able to take a certain amount of students at a time; therefore, the contact that I come into with others is significantly less than other public facilities and teachers in my profession. I feel that this has become a very important thing to let any prospective student know. All that being said, life is continuing on. Weddings have been moved but WILL happen. Vacations have been postponed but WILL be enjoyed again, and there will ALWAYS be reasons to learn to dance and own that skill. I guarantee that as your dance coach and instructor, I will get you dancing! I promise I make it easy and fun! I have over 12 years of experience and I know I can tailor a learning program specific to you and your needs. If you don't have a partner that's ok! You don't need a partner to learn how to dance. I teach singles, couples, and groups. Two left feet, you say? Well, I know how to make them two right feet. Let me make the process of learning to dance quick and painless for you. Even the most stubborn skeptics walk out of my lesson smiling and feeling good about themselves. Speaking to the happy wedding couples: Your first dance is an important moment for you. Not only is it a traditional symbol of taking your first steps in life together, but it's something you perform in front of all the special people who have supported your love. Unlike the cake, flowers, limo, and decorations, learning to dance with your life partner is an Investment. The steps you learn for your first dance will be something that you can continue to use throughout your lives. Let me make learning to dance together as fun and easy as possible for you. In addition to Social and Ballroom dance instruction, I teach Dance Therapy and Mind/Body Connection Therapy. This form of therapy can be used in many ways, but there are two ways I'd like to mention. The first way would be to use it as a talk therapy alternative. Through Movement and Dance Therapy, you will be able to heal yourself from anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders and other mental and emotional perplexities. It is through movement that we are often able to express and "say" with our bodies the things we cannot verbalize or express through other means. The second way Movement and Dance Therapy is used, is as a physical therapy aid. Dance is a great way to help keep your mind and body young and active. I have had many physically disabled students come to me as a way to increase flexibility, balance, physical stamina, agility, circulation and even to battle against memory loss. Through movement therapy you will be able to make quick and lasting strides in your overall physical and mental health and well being. I make sure that I tailor a program to your exact wants and individual needs.

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Sarah G.

Wedding Dance Lessons

Bonnie is amazing! We look forward to our weekly dance lessons. We came in with no experience and we feel confident we are going to wow the crowd at our wedding! In addition, we will be able to take the skills learned to go beyond the choreography to just dance on date night.
Aug 26, 2020
Adriana V.

Private Dance Lessons

Bonnie is a great teach! my daughter is having a quince and needed a choreographer. Bonnie met with us and was patient and a great listener. She had great ideas and was able to pick some great songs. The kids felt comfortable and looked forward to practice. She is professional and the love for dance and teaching very evident. The fact that she knows many different styles of dance is a plus, I highly recommend her. Thank you Bonnie!
Feb 26, 2021
Tim J.

Wedding Dance Lessons

I contacted Bonnie so my future wife and I could have a smooth first dance at our wedding and gain some pointers for going out dancing. She has delivered that and more. Her studio is very clean and welcoming. She had many different dance plans to choose from based on our wants and needs. Personalized to fit each individual plan all depending on what you choose. Very sweet, patient, knowledgeable and most importantly she made what would normally be nerve racking and awkward, fun! Our first dance is amazing. It fits our song perfectly and she made it a truly wonderful experience. Anytime we added a new move into the mix, she would record it with either myself or my wife clearly and slowly. Anytime we have needed to reach her, she has always replied within minutes. Her schedule is so flexible, even the busiest family can find time to dance with Bonnie. We felt right at home with Bonnie and I would recommend her services to everyone looking to learn solo, as a new couple, or as a married couple. We not only had the pleasure of having her as our dance instructor; we consider her a dear friend now as well. Don't hesitate to contact her if you are on the fence about dance lessons; just do it! I promise you will not regret it! Thank you Bonnie for teaching us some sick dance moves! :)
Mar 31, 2020
Cristian A.

Private Dance Lessons

Bonnie is 100% teacher. She is cheerful, professional and knows how to motivate her students. She is bubbly and fun, and we look forward to every lesson. She is super organized and works out a personalized lesson plan for every couple. Five stars plus some glitter! ✨
Feb 2, 2021
David M.

Private Dance Lessons

My wife and I have been taking classes from Bonnie for the last two months and we can actually dance together and have fun. Wish we would have found Bonnie forty years ago. Bonnie takes her teaching very seriously. She quickly diagnosis’s what’s wrong and quickly has you fix it. If you take classes from Bonnie you will learn how to dance with a partner and you will have fun.
Jan 30, 2021
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Call me to set up an introduction lesson and consultation for only $25. My Programs range between $80-$100 Per 45 minute lesson, depending on what program you choose. I want you to experience a lesson with me at very low cost to you, so that you can try it out before you commit to anything. I will customize a program to fit your schedule and budget. I make sure that my prices are competitive. It's important that you feel the value of the lessons before deciding on a program.

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

    1. Phone Consultation: That's my chance to get to know a little bit about you. I'll ask you some simple questions that will help me get a better picture of what you're looking for. This helps me prepare for our first lesson. Together we will decide on a time and location. 2. The First lesson: This will be a 45 minute lesson with a 15 minute consultation. This is where you will sample different dances as well as my particular teaching style. At the end of the lesson, we will discuss the different programs that I offer. Based on my experience with you during the lesson, I will give you my professional recommendation, but ultimately you will choose the program (number of lessons) that feels right for you. 3. Customizing a Program: Once we have decided on a program, I customize that program and create a personalized syllabus to help us reach your dancing goals as quickly as possible!

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

    I've been teaching dance for over 12 years. I started out teaching group classes that focused on movement therapy. I've spent the past several years focused primarily on teaching ballroom and social dancing. My curriculum has a fun emphasis on partner connection and learning how to lead and follow in any social setting. I'm also a choreographer. My choreography has primarily been in wedding dances (First Dances, Daddy/Daughter Dances, Mother/Son Dances, and choreographed group dances) I have also done music video choreography in New York for some young artists.

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