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ART OF BALLROOM DANCE for Fun, Fitness and Romance
ART OF BALLROOM DANCE for Fun, Fitness and Romance

ART OF BALLROOM DANCE for Fun, Fitness and Romance

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Introduction: LEARN BALLROOM AND LATIN DANCING FROM HOME OR AT HOME from internationally renowned dance instructor, Gary Stephans. While we're all trying to stay healthy and avoid exposure to the Corona virus/COVID-19, I'm teaching most of my lessons online, via ZOOM or FaceTime OR on your patio or deck at your home. You can learn to dance or improve your dancing or prepare a fabulous First Dance for your wedding, and enjoy a really fun way to get exercise during the Covid-19 lockdown without having to leave home. I guarantee you'll have fun and you WILL learn to dance! All you need is a computer or laptop or tablet and at least 5' x 5' open floor space. We can provide short videos of your online lessons so you can practice between lessons. What a perfect time and a fun way to take dance lessons for yourself, you and a dance partner, or even you and your kids or other family members! I promise you "The most fun dance lessons you'll ever have!" Whether you're feeling shy...or think you have three left feet...or are an experienced dancer who wants to take your dancing to the next level...I will help you become a confident dancer. In your lessons I'll help you FEEL the music, "connect with your dance partner" become a good leader or follower, and learn how to move your body, not just your feet, and experience the joy of dancing, not just memorize dance steps and patterns. You'll never again have to sit on the sidelines watching OTHER people having all the fun on the dance floor! And if you want to feel relaxed and confident doing the First Dance at your wedding, or want to create lasting memories for yourself and your wedding guests, I promise to help you achieve your dreams. You need to know that the experience or your dance instructor will have a big impact on how quickly and how well you can learn to dance. I've been teaching ballroom, Latin and swing dancing and wedding dance lessons all across the U.S. and internationally for more than 40 years, I have owned and operated eight Arthur Murray dance studios, four independent studios and have helped thousands of individuals and couples have great fun learning to dance or improve their dance skills. I have also danced on stage, in Hollywood films, and many times on TV, competed all around the U.S. and internationally, have been a competitive dance judge and coached dance instructors in six countries. I offer private lessons, wedding dance lessons, group dance lessons for special events such as engagement parties, anniversary and birthday parties, office parties, conferences, workshops, fundraisers and "Dance Parties at Home". Contact me today for a FREE 45-minute Consultation Lesson with an introductory 45-minute lesson (only online until close personal contact is considered safe). Two lessons for $85 (regularly $170), so you can decide if I'm the right instructor for you. I GUARANTEE you'll have fun! I love helping people discover the fun, the romance and the many physical, mental and emotional benefits of ballroom dancing. I love seeing couples fall in love all over again through dance lessons. I love seeing my students become more self confident, healthier, happier, have more fun, improve their relationships, and have a more positive attitude and as a result of taking my dance lessons. I especially enjoy hearing comments like these from my students: "My husband and I have taken a number of dance lessons over the years but we've learned more from you in our first two lessons than in all the lessons we've taken before. And we had more fun than we've had with any other instructor". Lori "This (group) class has given me a new lease on life!” Jeff "Just wanted to tell you I loved our lesson tonight. I feel like I was really stringing some steps together and actually dancing. You’re a great teacher. Thanks!" (Total beginner) "“Your teaching technique is brilliant! We are so looking forward to tonight's lesson, and many more in the future. In addition, we will spread the word among our friends!" Bruce

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Julie S.

Ballroom Dance Lessons

I don't know enough superlatives to describe how great Gary is. Since I've been taking lessons with him, dancing has become my passion. He is so patient despite the fact that it takes me many tries to get certain steps. I only wanted to take lessons so I would t embarrass myself on the dance floor but Gary teaches so much more than just steps. I love taking lessons from him and can't see quitting anytime soon!
Oct 26, 2015
Anita D.

Salsa Dance Lessons

Gary makes you feel so comfortable. I've always been embarrassed to dance, but not with Gary. Gary is a great teacher. I'm excited and having fun!!
May 18, 2015
Margie P.

Ballroom Dance Lessons

I have wanted to take dancing lessons for a long time but my husband refused. He didn't want to embarrass himself and didn't think he had any sense of rhythm. But when Gary agreed to come to our home he finally agreed to try the free lesson. That was two months ago and now we're getting lessons every week and we're both loving it! Gary's relaxed approach and great sense of humor helped my husband overcome his fears. We highly recommend Gary for dance lessons.
May 28, 2015
Elyse S.

Ballroom Dance Lessons

We are meeting next week as I have an interesting situation as I am recovering from a spinal cord injury and Gary will meet with my physical therapist. He is very understanding of my situation
Jul 30, 2015
Robert F.

Ballroom Dance Lessons

Very easy way to do business. Looking forward to the lessons! Looks like a nice program.
Dec 16, 2015
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Gary Stephans


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

    I offer all new students one FREE 45-minute Private Consultation Lesson with a 45-minute Introductory Lesson for 1 or 2 people. (Two lessons for $85 is 50% off the regular price of $170) when you purchase 5 or more lessons. Single 45-minute lessons are $85-per-lesson or $95 per-lesson for 60-minute lessons. But you can save up to $400 or more on mult-lesson programs. 5 Lesson Plans 5 x 45 minutes: $375 5 x 60 minutes: $450 10 Lesson Plans 10 x 45 minutes: $700 10 x 60 minutes: $850 20 Lesson Plans 20 x 45 minutes: $1,300 20 x 60 minutes: $1,500 (Plus $16-20 per-lesson studio fee paid directly to the dance studio if lessons are in a studio.)

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

    The first thing I do is to find out what you want to get out of your dance lessons. Are you a total beginner, or do you want take your dancing to the next level? Do you want something fun to do with your spouse or partner, or are you looking for a fun way to get more exercise and relieve stress? Do you want to be able to dance to a variety of songs at social events, nightclubs, weddings, etc., or do you want to learn a specific style of dancing, such as salsa or waltz, or swing or fox trot or tango, etc? Do you want to impress friends with your dance skills or meet new people and feel relaxed and confident asking someone to dance or accepting an invitation to dance. If you're getting ready for a wedding, do you want a "romantic, slow dance," or a fun, "show-stopper," for your First Dance, or a father/daughter, or mother/son dance, or do you just want to learn a few moves so you can do more than a dumb, "high school grab and sway"? One of the first steps is to help you "discover your rhythm" if you think you don't have any. Even if you think you "have two left feet" I can help you become a confident dancer. I'll help you learn to FEEL the music and move to the beat. Based on your abilities and goals, I suggest a program of dance lessons to help you achieve your goals.

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

    I originally completed the Bronze, Silver and Gold level ballroom dance training at Arthur Murray in La Crosse, WI. Since that time I have continued to train in American and International style ballroom dancing, ballet, jazz, Argentine Tango and other dances. I seek out the best instructors I can find in the U.S., Argentina, Brazil, England, France and other places and pay up to $300 or more per lesson so I can always be on top of my game and changes in the dance world.

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