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)

Spring Dance Party >
May 6, 12:00–3:00 p.m.

Summer Dance Party >
August 19, 12:00–300 p.m.

Ballroom Schedule 2018

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 nights, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Salsa 6, 13, 20, 27

Thursday nights, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Swing 1, 8, 15, 22

Saturday afternoons, 1:30–2:30, 2:30–3:30
East Coast swing, Waltz 3, 10, 17 (no class February 24)

Tuesday nights, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Cha-cha 6, 13, 20, 27

Thursday nights, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Swing 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Saturday afternoons, 1:30–2:30, 2:30–3:30
Rhumba, Fox-trot 3, 10, 17. 24 (no class March 31)

Tuesday nights, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Waltz 3, 10, 17, 24

Thursday nights, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Rhumba 5, 12, 19, 26

Saturday afternoons, 1:30–2:30, 2:30–3:30
Salsa, Fox-trot 7, 14, 21, 28

Tuesday nights, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Fox-trot 1, 8, 15, 22 (no class May 29)

Thursday nights, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Cha-cha 3, 10, 17, 24 (no class May 31)

Saturday afternoons, 1:30–2:30, 2:30–3:30
Rhumba, Tango 5, 12, 26 (no class May 19)

June, July, August
Tuesday nights, June 12–August 14 (no class July 3)

Intermediate patterns: Explore techniques of various dances; classes will differ based on student experience.

7:00–8:00 p.m.

Swing club: Jump and jive, push and pull! Join the swing club for a swingin’ summer.

6-punch card: $60 ($50 member)
12-punch card: $105 ($90 member)
Single class: $12 ($10 member)

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.