Ballroom Dance Classes

Holiday Ballroom Dance Party

12:00–3:30 p.m.

Take a break from the hectic holiday season with an elegant afternoon on the dance floor! Get moving to music with our DJ, sip a refreshing drink, meet new people, watch dance demonstrations, and mix it up with other dancers.

$5 Fox-trot lesson at 11:00 a.m.

$12 ($10 member)

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Whether you are tying the knot, need to brush up on your dance skills for a special occasion, or are just looking for a hobby, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center offers ballroom dancing classes and private lessons to suit your needs. These classes will not only get you moving to the music and get you socializing, you will also improve your balance and posture. No partner is necessary for any of the ballroom dance classes!

6-punch card: $60 ($50 member)
12-punch card: $105 ($90 member)
Single class: $12 ($10 member)
Private lesson: $50/hour (couple or single)

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Ballroom Schedule September Through December 2017

Learn dance steps, rhythm, and style! Classes are customized for every student, from beginning dancers to those with experience through individualized instruction with Susan Alby and Rod Schulz. Beginner classes on Thursday evenings, Intermediate classes on Tuesday evenings—all skill levels on Saturdays!


Tuesday, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Rhumba: November 7, 14, 21, 28

Thursday, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Swing: November 2, 9, 16, 30 (no class November 23)

Saturday, 1:30–2:30 p.m., 2:30–3:30 p.m.
West Coast Swing, Tango: November 4, 11, 18, 25


Tuesday, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Fox-trot: December 5, 12, 19 (no class December 26)

Thursday, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Nightclub Two-Step: December 7, 14, 21 (no class December 28)

Saturday, 1:30—2:30 p.m., 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Cha-cha, Quickstep: December 2, 9, 16, (no class December 23 or 30)

About our Ballroom Dance instructors:

Susan Alby

Susan Alby has been sharing her joy of music and dance with people of all ages for over 30 years. Playing the piano throughout her childhood led her to the study of dance in her young adult years. Beginning with Spanish and flamenco dance, she went on to study ballet, tap, and jazz. She began teaching in 1983. It was when she played keyboard for a jazz combo in Milwaukee in exchange for ballroom dance lessons that she discovered the magic and fun of this form, and immediately knew it would play a vital part in her program of instruction.

Rod Schulz

At an early age, Rod Schulz discovered the fun and excitement of dance. Club dancing in his younger years developed a desire to explore more disciplined dance movements. Recently, this journey brought Rod into the world of ballroom and Latin dancing. Being part of a community that shares the same passion has been a great reward, resulting in new opportunities to grow in dance. Along with teaching classes, Rod offers private dance instruction in ballroom and Latin dance. Whether students are preparing for a wedding dance, social settings, or choreography of a routine, Rod always looks forward to surrounding himself with people who share his passion.

Ballet for Beginners Classes and Punchcards

Saturdays, September 9–December 16
12:00–1:00 p.m.

Studying ballet is one of the most effective and elegant ways of improving posture, grace, flexibility, and strength. This introductory class is designed for adults who have a passion and desire to learn ballet but have no or little dance experience. The classes provide a welcoming and friendly environment. Individualized instruction and attention exposes you to the core fundamentals of ballet in a relaxed and comfortable class setting. No class November 25.


Drop In: $12 ($10 Member)

6 Punch Card: $60 ($50 Member)