"If you can walk . . . you can DANCE!"

Swing, Salsa, Wedding Dancing, Traditional Ballroom, Country

Learn to dance and have fun while you learn.

Dancing is a great way to spend time with your special someone or meet someone special in the process. 

Most of our students are average people who just want to have fun dancing. We have a very beginner friendly environment and welcome students of all ages.

 Practice Dances

 Thursdays 7-9 p.m. Only $7 per person 
Beginner Workshops and Dances
Every Second Saturday 6-9 p.m. 
$15 per person in advance, $20 per person at the door

Click here to see our performance with the Madison West Coast Swing Club at the Capitol, Saturday, September 1 of the
 International West Coast Swing Flashmob/Rally!
Last year about 250 cities and about 40 countries performed worldwide. Enjoy!

Gift Certificates available now!  Get yours today! 
*Certificates can be emailed on short notice!  Great for last minute shopping. 

Check out the schedule section for other information on Yoga, Zumba & West Coast Swing. 

Weddings

Your Memorable First Dance.

How do you want to remember your first dance? Many couples want to learn a few moves that take them beyond “hug and rock”. Others want to WOW the crowd with a choreographed dance that will be talked about for years. Whatever you want, my job it to help you get there.

We’ll start by talking about the memory you want to create, your music selections and how much time and budget you want to invest. At our first session we’ll review your music. If you can’t decide the song you like best, we’ll listen, try difference dance steps and see what feels right to you. Then we personalize your dance by adding a little flare – dips, turns, spins – to make it memorable.

Couples usually take between three to five lessons, but depending on your dance and music selection a single lesson may be enough. If you would like a polished choreographed routine, you may need a few more lessons. Dance Easy offers a variety of packages for wedding couples. Private lessons are an ideal way to learn to dance with ease and confidence for your special dance. Group classes and monthly dances are an excellent way to practice and get comfortable in a more public setting.

Our private lessons and group classes are a full 60 minutes. Private lessons mean your instructor will only work with you during your lesson and you will not share the floor with other students and teachers. In group classes, you will NOT be asked to switch partners…after all, isn't that why you took the class together?

*Private lesson packages are not refundable but are transferable. There is a 24 hours cancellation/reschedule policy. 
 

 

1 Crash Course Lesson 

$80 

2 Lessons

$150

3 Lessons

$210

5 Lessons

$325

Additional Lessons

$65

Your Questions Answered

Comfortable clothes for your first lessons. It is helpful to wear clothes that are like your wedding attire as your lessons progress.
That's OK. We'll start with some basics until you have your song. When you do, you can bring it to your lesson on your mobile phone, iPod or CD. If you forget, most often I can find it on YouTube, but it takes extra time from your lesson, so try to remember to bring it with you.
That's very subjective. Some people want just a few lessons. For others, they really like lessons and choose to take many more. For most people, taking one of the packages of 3, 5 10 or 15 lessons gives them a pretty good idea of what they want to commit to learning to dance. 
There is a 24-hour cancel/reschedule policy because the space and instructor are booked exclusively for you. In emergencies, we usually make up the lesson by adding to your schedule or by adding time onto your remaining lessons.

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Private Lesson Packages

All lessons are 60 minutes and personalized to your dance interests. Studio space and your teacher are reserved exclusively for your lesson, no one else will be present. You may share your lessons with up to 10 people at no additional charge. Other studios may provide a private instructor, but you’ll share the floor and music with other students. Questions or schedule Lessons: Call 608-270-1550; Email: dancenow@danceeasy.com

*Private lesson packages are not refundable but are transferable. There is a 24 hours cancellation/reschedule policy. 

Introductory Lesson

$45 

50% Savings Off Regular Price!

3 Lessons

$255

5 Lessons

$400

10 Lessons

$750

15 Lessons

$1,050

 




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Group Lessons & Workshops

  Dancing for Social Occasions

Mondays 7-8 p.m. See dates below

If you’re an inexperienced dancer, this is for you. If you’re a little more advanced, there will be challenges for you as well.

Perfect for:
•    Parents of the bride or groom
•    Couples wanting to try something new
•    Everyone wanting new friends
•    Wedding couples practicing their ‘first dance’
•    Great low impact exercise
•    Date night

Our students are friendly and take an easy approach to dancing, having fun is as important as learning the proper steps. Possible dances for both groups include the Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Salsa, Merengue, Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Swing, Hustle, Country Two Step, Social. We select two or three dances and the fun begins. This a a great class for those preparing for a wedding as we use the dances listed for all kinds of music. 

Loads of Latin 

Tuesdays 7-8 p.m   Starting again in September. See dates below. 

Salsa and Merengue are two fun, easy dances for any level dancer. This class is a beginner class but there's plenty to learn for the more experienced, especially through improving style and other techniques. Other potential dances include Cha Cha, Mambo, Rumba, Bachata and more. Some may be interested in learning the beginnings of the characteristic hip motion of Latin Dancing. Most may be interested in the steps and a few turns. Each class series is unique and determined by the interests of students. 

Perfect for anyone who likes Latin or faster contemporary music and wants to have some fun moves and turns to add to their dancing. 

Everything Swing
Wednesdays 7-8 p.m.  
***June, July and August will be a special class devoted to learning the choreography and practicing for a West Coast Swing International Flashmob/Rally on September 1. People participating do not have to perform but will find the dance very fun. Those interested in general Swing dances will find the Monday class the place to be. 

International West Coast Swing Flashmob  
Performed in 2017 in nearly 250 cities and 41 countries around the world Labor Day Weekend. 
Click to see last year's compilation video and Madison video.

Here is the demo video and instructional video for the 2018 International West Coast Swing Rally to be performed September 1. Location to be announced. This is what we will teach in the Everything Swing Class in June, July and August. 

Performing September 1 between noon and 1:30 First Floor Balcony of the Capitol in Madison



Starting in September, we will return to a general Swing class format which will be as follows:
One of the common dances someone can learn is some form of Swing. Weddings, local festivals and local bands often feature music best expressed in Swing dancing. "Swing" is the general name of the dances, however there are many forms of Swing. East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, single step, triple step, Hustle or push pull are just a few.  Swing music ranges is tempo and style from slow Blues to 50s and 60s music, to faster more contemporary Swing. The dances are fun and vibrant with lots of turns. While this class is a beginner level class, students can advance over several months in this class and learn different types of Swing. 


Workshops  See dates below.
This year we have 8 workshops scheduled on holiday weeks when regular classes are not meeting. Content is to be determined. Watch for exciting details! Each workshop is $10 per person per workshop. Preregistration is required. 


Group Class pricing and policies

Couples who are registered together, stay with your partner. Those registered as individuals switch partners with other individual students. There are 3 pricing structures. The most economical is registering for a class of 4 consecutive weeks. Anyone is welcome to drop in for $10 per person per class. This is listed below as an introductory class. The third pricing structure are packages of 4 or 10 lessons.  Purchased lessons in the package may be applied to any Dance Easy class. They may not be used for classes of other dance teachers holding classes at Dance Easy. 

  • Group Classes are 4 consecutive weeks and follow a schedule listed below
  • No credits or make ups for missed classes
  • Select the month you want to enroll when you pay at PayPal or register by phone using a credit/debit card. Call 608-270-1550
  • Please register at least one week prior to the start date of the class if at all possible. 

 

Introductory

$20/Couple/class
$10/Single/class

Single

$35/month


Couples

$70/month

  • These packages are intended to help couples or singles continue the continuity of dance lessons while maintaining their busy schedule or going on vacation.
  • 4 class package must be completed within 6 weeks
  • 10 class package must be completed within 15 weeks
  • Terms:  There are no refunds or credits for missed lessons or unused packages.
  • Expiration:  4 week packages expire 8 weeks after purchase. 10 week packages expire 16 weeks after purchase. 

 

4 Lessons

$75/Couple
$37.50/Single

10 Lessons

$185/Couple
$92.50/Single



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What our Students Say.

  • " DanceEasy is a terrific place to learn how to dance…but it’s more than that! Marlene is the charming and talented owner/instructor of DanceEasy and she has a knack for helping those with two left feet find a right foot and gain confidence. She also helps those with more natural dance abilities progress and expand their repertoire, to feel even more comfortable and light on their feet. "

    Amy and Marty, Madison
  • " You're a one-of-a-kind teacher. You inspire, you challenge, you guide, you give, you praise, you listen, you encourage, you care . . . You make a difference in the lives you touch."

    Sheryl & Erik, Madison area
  • " Thank you for making our wedding dance the hit of our wedding celebration. We were pretty proud to have “nailed” a four-minute rumba that had the last three minutes choreographed to the music. By the end we had 120 people on their feet shouting and clapping! "

    Allen Jacobson & Lila Daut
  • " Thanks for taking the time to see my wife and I and give us private lessons for our first dance. Your ability to cater to all levels of skill on the dance floor made it easy for us to learn the basics needed to get through our wedding. Your lessons gave us the confidence we were looking for to have a successful first dance. Thank you so much "

    Ian & Leah Isakson
  • " TWe cannot thank you enough for the excellent job you did in helping us with our first dance! It was a huge hit! All night people came up to us and complimented us and told us it was the nicest first dance that they had ever seen. We appreciate the job that you did so much! "

    Joshua and Molly
  • " Thank you very much for making us feel at home with your regulars. We truly enjoyed ourselves and now are enthused about going out and dancing again! "

    Steve Falk
  • " We just wanted to let you know that your knowledge and expertise as a dance instructor hasn't gone unnoticed to us. We would like to acknowledge your proficiency, and also, you are a real people-oriented person. "

    Neil Butcher & Jean Sacia
  • " Our dance lesson at Dance Easy was a delight! Marlene was friendly and patient and made us feel at ease right away. Although our first lesson was just a babystep, we had a ton of fun and we left feeling successful. "

    Maria-Christina Jackson, Madison
  • " I wanted to dance at my child's wedding! Of course, I did learn to dance for this wedding, many thanks to my instructor. . . Now I look at dancing as a tremendously wonderful investment — Jump in at any age! "

    Jim, , Livingston, WI
  • " I first took dance lessons to be able to dance the basic steps at a few dances. As I slowly progressed, I also developed the confidence I lacked before. Now I look forward to each class to improve and learn new techniques "

    Irene Beers, , Verona

Gift Certificates

Add some fun to someone's life, Give your Dance Easy Gift Certificate today.

Purchase Your Gift Certificate

Once you've made your selection, simply complete your purchase using PayPal or call with your credit or debit card. Once I receive approved payment, I will create your gift certificate. and email it immediately to you or the person you designate

Creating your personalized Gift Certificate
Include this information as you would like it to appear on the gift certificate:

  • The recipient's name--real names or nicknames are fine
  • Who it is from-- real names or nicknames are fine (you can also ask to leave this blank and sign it personally)
  • Any special occasion you would like me to include such as "Happy Birthday," "Happy Anniversary," etc. The holidays and Valentine's Day are especially popular for gift certificates.
  • How you would like the description to read.  Some popular ones are "Dance Lessons for Two," "One Month of Group Classes," "Private Wedding Dance Lessons," etc. You will get a confirmation email identifying and itemized what you purchased. I usually don't include the dollar amount on the certificate unless asked to do so.

    If there is anything else you want me to include, be sure to tell me. You should be able to include this in your PayPal transaction or you may tell me if ordering by phone.

    Receiving Your Gift Certificate or Sending It To Someone Else

    I should have the purchaser's name, address, phone and email through your payment method.  Please include the recipient’s name, address, phone and email as well.  The gift certificate will be an attachment in an email.  Most often it is one email to the purchaser which will also itemize the transaction for a receipt.  You may choose to have the gift certificate sent to another email address (recipient, friend of recipient, etc.) as an attachment with a similar acknowledgement of your gift in the body of the email.

    For questions or phone orders, call 608-270-1550. 
Dances

Thursday Practice Dances

For your listening and viewing pleasure!!  Mark your calendars for Thursday night practice dances. DJ and instructor Scott MacPherson will be your host as he plays some of your favorite tunes to inspire you to practice what you've been working on and to want to learn even more!  

Dances are EVERY Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Admission is only $7 per person with a 15 minute lesson.
No reservation is required. 


Singles and couples are encouraged to attend. You are welcome to bring non-alcoholic beverages with you. There is a water fountain in the hallway. 

August Themes:     Dance lessons for the month in Bolero

August 30: Workin' For A LIvin'

September Themes: Dance lessons for the month in Mambo
September 6: Give a Little Bit
September 13: Let's Dance
September 20: Good Ol' Boys
September 27: My Kinda Girl

There will be a 15 minute lesson at each dance. The lessons will build on each other. 

Saturday Night Dances

We hold monthly Saturday Dances. Each event includes a beginner level workshop from 6-6:45 p.m. and general dance from 7-9 p.m.. No experience is necessary. Most guests bring a small dish to pass. We generally have a wonderful variety of food from main dish types, to snacks, desserts and a variety of drinks. People are friendly and fun! It's a great way to give dancing a try or do something special for a date night.

2018 Scheduled Dances  

September 8  Blush of Fall Dance
October 13 Fall/Halloween Spooktacular
November 10  Harvest Moon Ball
December 8 Holiday Elegance

 

In Advance

$30/Couple
$15/Single

At the Door

$40/Couple
$20/Single

The next dance is September 8

 

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Schedule and Contact

Madison Studio  

6527 Normandy Lane #200
Madison WI

Phone: 608-270-1550

Email: dancenow@danceeasy.com

Studio Rental

Dance Easy has 3 studios available for rent. Contact Marlene at 608-270-1550 or dancenow@danceeasy.com. Daytimes, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays have much more availability. 

2018 Schedule

** Please register at least one week prior to the start date of any classes. We make decisions about the class based on registration. 

Group Classes & Workshops

Group Classes

Mondays
Dancing for Social Occasions 7-8 p.m.  Beginner Level

September 10, 17, 24 & October 1 (No class September 3, Labor Day)
October 8, 15, 22 & 29
November 5, 12, 19 & 26
December 3, 10 & 17 (No class Dec. 24 & Dec. 31. $52.5 per couple)

Tuesdays
Loads of Latin Tuesdays 7-8 p.m. Beginner Level
September 11, 18, 25 & October 2 
October 9, 16, 23 & 30
November 6, 13, 20 & 27
December 4, 11 & 18 (No class Dec. 25 & January 1. $52.5 per couple)

Wednesdays
Everything Swing 7-8 p.m Beginner Level. Everyone Welcome!
August 8, 15, 22 & 29 (West Coast Swing)
Back to General Swing Format
September 12, 19, 26 & October 3 
October 10, 17, 24 & 31
November 7, 14, 21 & 28
December 5, 12 & 19 (No class Dec. 26 & January 2. $52.5 per couple
                                       Workshops Dec. 26 & January 2)

Workshops 7-8 p.m.
Content to be announced
Wednesday, December 26
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Dances

Thursday Practice Dances
Every Thursday night 7-9 p.m. (No dance Thanksgiving)

Saturday Dances

All dances have a workshop at 6 and a general dance from 7-9 p.m.
Beginners and those with no experience are welcome!

2018 Scheduled Dances

Dances are every second Saturday of the month. See actual dates in the "Dances" section. 

 

 

More Dance Opportunities

Other Classes at Dance Easy

Please contact individual instructor listed for more information. 

Madison West Coast Swing Club

MWCSC conducts classes and private lessons at Dance Easy. To register, check out their website and register through them. 

Zumba & Yoga at Dance Easy
Classes taught by Debbie Knuth

Yoga for Everyday Living
Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m
Zumba 
Zumba 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Zumba Gold Sundays 11-11:45 a.m.

Contact Debbie Knuth for more information. 
drkyoga@yahoo.com for information
608-347-9390

Debbie is a 200 hour Certified Yoga Instructor who has been teaching Hatha Yoga for over 12 years with additional training in Yin Yoga, gentle yoga, alignment yoga and core conditioning.

Class taught by Trish Marks

Zumba 
Saturdays 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Contact Trish at joindparty@gmail.com or 608-800-4555

Tai Chi Chuan
Wednesdays 5:30-7 p.m.

Tai Chi helps increase focus, increase circulation, lower blood pressure, reduce stress, improve balance and strengthen the body. New students learn slow, gentle and continuous movements. As one progresses, it can also be used as great exercise or even as a martial art. 
Contact Jeff Emmanuelli at jefemman@gmail.com or 608-334-8282 for more information. 


If you have an interest in any of these areas or are interested in renting one of our 3 studio spaces, place contact Marlene at 608-270-1550 or dancenow@danceeasy.com. Daytimes, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays have much more availability. 



Off Site Dance Easy Classes

Line Dancing
Verona Senior Center
108 Paoli Street
Verona, WI 53593

We generally have seniors for this class, and keep the instruction rate slow. We dance to familiar songs and everyone has lots of fun. 
Classes meet every Thursday 4-5 p.m. unless Thursday falls on a holiday. 

The payment structure and class format is changing September 1. I will try to keep pricing as close to what people are used to paying as possible. I will commit to these prices through 2018 but may change pricing and structure in 2019. September through December 2018 dates and pricing is as follows:

2018 Dates:
September 6, 13, 20 & 27
October 4, 11, 18 & 25
November 1, 8, 15 & 29 (No lesson on Thanksgiving)
December 6, 13, 20 & 27

Pricing:
$20 per person      One month of consecutive classes.
No refunds or credits for missed lessons
$30 per person 4 individual classes
Classes must be taken within 3 months 
$10 per person to drop into a class
You can try out the first class of the month and decide at the end of class
what you would like to do.
Registration is one week before the class start date. 
Cash or check for this class.