Dancing Made Easy

Swing, Salsa, Wedding Dancing, Traditional Ballroom, Country
"If you can walk . . . you can DANCE!"

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.


We moved to 6527 Normandy Lane #200 

That's in Market Square on the back side one block off Odana Road.

 Practice Dances

 Every Thursday 7-9 p.m. Only $5 per person 

Next Dance & Workshop

 October 21 6-9 p.m. $15 per person. Bring a small dish to pass.

Special Halloween Dance. Costumes not required but feel free to wear one.  



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?


1 Crash Course Lesson 


2 Lessons


3 Lessons


5 Lessons


Additional Lessons


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.
In my experience, most couples just want a few basics which can most often be covered in 3-5 lessons. Some people want a more polished routine or would like to learn other dances besides their wedding dance. The packages of 5 lessons are the best value. Should you decide you would like more lessons, you can purchase additional packages of 5 lessons or prorate additional lessons at the same rate up to 5 lessons.
Cost is the primary difference; because the Blue Mounds Studio is in my home I can charge less. You’ll learn the same dances, use the same music, and dance on a ‘dance floor’. You’ll also meet my menagerie of peacocks, goats, horses, dogs and mule. If you purchase a Madison Studio package, but have lessons in my home studio, you receive an additional 15 minutes. If you purchase a Home Studio package and need to take a lesson in Madison, there is an additional $20 fee.
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

Introductory Lesson


50% Savings Off Regular Price!

3 Lessons


5 Lessons


10 Lessons


15 Lessons


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Group Lessons

New classes coming!

    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. I teach the group, then give individual attention to couples as they dance.

               Latin Night

Tuesdays 7-8 p.m   See dates below

Some people shy away from Latin dances because they think they are harder. Not true! 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. 

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


Unlike some studios, couples that arrive together, dance together throughout the lesson…you will always stay with your partner. If you’re single you may choose to dance with the other singles.

  • 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
  • Please register at least one week prior to the start date of the class if at all possible. 







  • This packages is 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.

4 Lessons


10 Lessons


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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. 

Thursday Practice Dances

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 and gives you an opportunity to practice what you've been working on. There is no formal instruction during this dance but Scott is very supportive and enthusiastic about helping you at whatever level you are in your dancing.  

Dances are EVERY Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Admission is only $5 per person. 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. 

Saturday Night Dances

We hold occasional 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.

Our next dances are: 

October 21       Special Halloween Spooktacula      Costumes welcome but not required
November 4     Harvest Moon Dance
December 16   Holiday Enchantment Dance

More Dances! More Fun in 2018! 



In Advance


At the Door


The next dance is October 21


Contact Us & Schedule

Schedule and Contact

Madison Studio  

6527 Normandy Lane #200
Madison WI

Phone: 608-270-1550

Email: dancenow@danceeasy.com



2017 Class Schedule

Dancing For Social Occasions (Mondays)

October 9, 16, 23 & 30
November 6, 13, 20 & 27
December 4, 11 & 18 (Classes prorated. 3 classes for $45 per couple)

Latin Night (Tuesdays)

October 10, 17, 24 & 31

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

More Classes! More Fun! Watch for 2018 dates starting January 8. 

Thursday Practice Dances

Every Thursday night 7-9 p.m. 

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!

Scheduled dances: 
Halloween Dance October 21
Harvest Moon Dance November 4
Holiday Enchantment Dance December 16 

More dances in 2018!

More Dance Opportunities
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. 

To register contact Alasa Wiest at 608-845-7471 or just come a little early and register with the Verona Senior Center. 
Ballroom Basics for Couples
Brodhead Dance Academy
903 16th Street
Brodhead, WI  53520
Contact Deanne Boegli
email:  deanne.boegli@tdstelecom.com

Class Description
This is a 6-week beginner level ballroom dance class for couples or singles.  While we will only work on 2-3 dances in a 6-week session, some dance choices include Swing, Salsa, Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango and Country. Those registered as couples are not required to switch partners during class. Singles can switch among themselves. 

Classes start January 2018! Register Now!

Series 1: January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9 &16   
6-7 p.m.  Enrollment is $45 per person

Series 2: February 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23 & April 6 (No Class March 30 Good Friday)
6-7 p.m. Enrollment is $45 per person
(This series is a continuation of Series 1, but you do not need to have taken Series 1 to take Series 2.)


Register online at: http://www.brodheaddance.com/Pay-Online.html

click any "buy now" button on this site and use your credit/debit card. 
Simply note that it's for the Brodhead classes and which series you are registering for

Madison West Coast Swing Club

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