Ballroom Dance Classes



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 drop-in: $12 ($10 member)
Private lesson: $50/hour (couple or single)

Summer Ballroom Dance Party
Sunday, August 18, 12:00–3:00 p.m.

Ballroom Schedule 2019

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.
Cha-cha: January 8, 15, 22, 29 (No class January 1)

Thursday nights
No ballroom classes

Saturday mornings
No ballroom classes

Tuesday, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Fox Trot: February 5, 12, 19, 26

Thursday, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Swing: February 7, 14, 21, 28

TIME CHANGE: Saturday, 10:00–11:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Waltz, Salsa: February 2, 9, 16, 23

Tuesday, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Rhumba: March 5, 12, 19, 26

Thursday, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Waltz: March 7, 14, 21, 28

Saturday, 10:00–11:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Tango, Cha-cha: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Tuesday, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Swing: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Thursday, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Fox-trot:  April 4, 11, 18, 25

Saturday, 10:00–11:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Tango, Cha-cha: April 6, 13, 27 (no class April 20)

Tuesday, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Waltz: May 7, 14, 21, 28

Thursday, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Rhumba: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Saturday, 10:00–11:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Swing, Salsa: May 4, 11, 25 (no class May 18)

Tuesday, June 11–August 13 (no class July 2), 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Latin Styles: iBaila! Shake up your summer and learn latin dance styles, like salsa and samba.

Private Ballroom dance lessons
Do you have a wedding, anniversary, or other occasion coming up? Looking to refine your technique? Enter the dance floor with confidence after taking a private lesson.

$50 per hour


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 thirty 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.