Dance! Eclectic
Dance! Eclectic

Dance! Eclectic

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Introduction
Getting married this summer? Save on Wedding dance lessons 10% off on lessons for your first dance. Wedding package: 3 lessons for your first dance, $230 Special price available Sundays, July 1 through September 30. Sundays don't work for you? Regular price lesson times available throughout the week. We dance and teach partnered social dancing. . . . Perfect for your wedding and just for the fun of it! This is the kind of dancing you see at weddings, celebrations and festivals, in pubs, clubs and bars, in dance halls, community centers, in parks and on boardwalks, winter and summer, for any reason or no reason. Styles include waltz, foxtrot, swing, blues, two step, salsa, cha-cha, and more. We teach the language, the *feel,* (and the secrets) of dancing with a partner -- giving you vocabulary and moves to play with each other, play with the music, play with the dance, make it your own -- a glorious conversation between two kindred spirits that is unique in the moment and will never happen in exactly the same way again. Any dancer can find this kind of feeling on the dance floor -- from absolute beginners to the most experienced. It's all in how you approach it. Teaching people to dance is inherently happy work -- (if you can even call it work). This kind of partnered social dancing is play, and just plain fun. And people come to learn because they *want* to, for whatever reason. My favorite classes to teach are beginning classes and private lessons for non-dancers and beginning dancers, especially the very first lesson for longtime dancer wanna-be's or dance skeptics. They come into the class or lesson nervous, sometimes scared, often believing they won't be able to do it, harboring some secret belief or past trauma around dancing. Then, at some point during that first hour the light goes on, the "aha" hits them, and they realize they *are* dancing! And they're having *fun* doing it! That's the moment that makes it for me -- every time. COVID safety protocol Dancing with a partner is, of necessity a close contact activity which continues to make it risky in this COVID world. We follow strict safety protocol in an effort to keep our students, ourselves and everyone's loved ones as safe as possible. We abide by and require proof of full vaccination including a recent booster, high quality, well-fitting masks worn in the studio at all times, and as much social distancing between teacher and students as possible in a close contact art form.
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26 years in business

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2017

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Brad R.
Oct 4, 2016
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Linda quickly assessed our needs, and helped my daughter and I (father of the bride wedding dance) greatly improve our (mostly dads) dance skills in a limited amount of time. Linda was a pleasure to work with!
Dance! Eclectic's reply
Thank you, Brad. Dads usually know more than they think they do, and you are no exception. All you needed was a few of the secrets that made it easy to dance with your daughter. I'm so glad I was able to help!
Wedding Dance Lessons
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Yankun Z.
Jul 18, 2017
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Linda helped us a lot when we had a very tight schedule to learn our first dance before our wedding. She is very responsive through emails and message, and she is very knowledgeable about all kinds of music and dances.
Dance! Eclectic's reply
You did it, Yankun! Three lessons in two weeks, and you were off! I'm so glad we could work it out for you!
Wedding Dance Lessons
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Kyle B.
Oct 10, 2016
Linda is a great instructor and just a generally nice person all around. We had essentially zero experience coming into the lessons (we had a few private lessons) but she put up with our shenanigans and helped us successfully navigate our wedding dance (which for us was a bit nerve-racking). She had a really great sense for where to push on us, but also eased up when we were clearly struggling. Definitely recommend!
Dance! Eclectic's reply
Your "shenanigans" were simply challenges, Kyle. Challenges for you guys. You chose a lovely song, perfect for you, and challenging. And you -- we -- figured it out! I'm so glad your dance went well. :-)
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Linda h.
May 13, 2017
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Linda is a wonderful instructor, entertaining and motivating. She taught us dance steps that can be used under many circumstances. She has also given us confidence.
Dance! Eclectic's reply
It was such fun dancing with you guys! You had quite a series of events to dance at over the summer, so you needed to learn to dance to music as diverse as waltz, cha-cha and foxtrot. We were able to give you a foundation that could be varied for different styles of music, taught you some basic moves, and then showed you how to create your own. I hope you're having a wonderful summer of dancing -- and I hope you keep it up!
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Bogdan N.
May 11, 2015
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Linda was just wonderful! Amazing how much she could teach us in just an hour! I also liked that she brought up questions that we didn't even think about and helped us think through them. We feel a lot more confident and comfortable for our first dance!
Dance! Eclectic's reply
Thank you, Bogdan. I'm so happy that I could show you dancing doesn't have to be complicated or hard. Now that you know that, I hope you'll find yourselves dancing again, sometime!
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