Learn to Dance

At Champlain Valley Dance our goal is to bring the joy of music and dance to the Champlain Valley. We teach dance in Clinton and Essex county New York, Addison and Rutland counties in Vermont.
 We specialize in teaching people with no prior dance experience to dance with a partner. Starting with the simple basics and then adding more complex moves,we get you out on the dance floor.

We teach not only Ballroom dancing, also a variety of Latin, Club and Swing dances.
American Style Smooth and Rhythm, International Style Standard and Latin.

No prior dance experience is necessary.
Anyone can learn social dancing.
Dancing is a great activity to meet new friends and add some romance to your life.
Whether you are young or just young at heart. Many people enjoy dancing after retirement.
It is a great way to get out and exercise while enjoying a variety of music.

Group Classes start every month.

We have a variety of classes that start at the beginning of the month and usually run for four weeks. Group classes meet once a week. This gives you time for practice before the next class. And you should practice to retain what you learn in class.
Social dance is for fun and even when mistakes are made we maintain our sense of humor. We all have two left feet sometimes. Practice will remedy this.


All classes are paid in advance.
Group classes are $65 per person, for a four week series that meets once each week.
If you are unable to make one of the scheduled group classes in your series, and I am teaching that same series at another location, you are welcome to attend the corresponding class at the other location.
$20 Drop-in fee per person per class if not paid in advance for the series.

Special pricing for the Pre-Teen and Junior Dance Sport Classes.

Cancellations due to weather

Whenever the local school is closed due to severe weather, dance class will also be canceled.

All students currently enrolled in a class, will be notified by phone, if the class is canceled due to a snow storm, power failure or other cause.
If you are planning to drop into a class that you are not enrolled in:
Please call several hours in advance and let us know that you are planning to attend the class.
Leave your phone number so that we can contact you if the class is canceled.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available for a individual student or a couple. Private lessons are a good solution for students desiring personal attention to improve their dancing. Private lessons let you proceed at your own pace. You can focus on the specific areas of dance that you need to work on.
Private lessons are booked according to the instructors and students schedule, and may be a hour, or a half hour in duration.
Private lessons are $75 per hour.
Four Lesson Special:
Four one hour Private Lessons for $275. Must be completed within a two month period.
24-Hour Cancellation Policy
I require 24 hours cancellation/rescheduling notice. If you are unable to make a scheduled Private Lesson, you will be charged for the lesson unless you cancel or reschedule at least 24-hours in advance. Please call to reschedule.