Dance Easy BBB Business Review

In response to the Coronavirus, things are changing rapidly. The main thing is for everyone to stay healthy. I will work with you just as so many are working with me to help me stay in business. Some of you have made purchases online which really helps! Thank you! There will be a time we will dance again. 

As of March 24, Governor Evers issued a "Safer at home" order that closes all nonessential businesses. While I miss you all, the health of all of us is more important and I want to see you all again. All activities at the studio are cancelled until we can meet again. Please note but temporarily disregard the scheduling posted for classes and dances. 

I plan to potentially give lessons online and even classes where we can interact with you in the safety of your home while I'll be at a remote location. You're going to need the exercise anyway. I think you can even interact with others in our online class. I'll let you know more about that as it develops. For now, thank you everyone for your continued support. Please stay healthy. Contact me anytime with questions or comments.   Marlene

 "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. 

Easy to purchase using any "Buy Now" button on this site. Click on the button. For description, just say, "Sale."
For "price per item" just put in the total purchase and leave the quantity at 1. Enter your card information and you're done!
When you're ready just email or call to schedule your lessons at a convenient time for you and your teacher. 

Gift Certificates for any occasion!  Get yours today! 
*Certificates can be emailed on short notice!  Great for last minute shopping. 
Great for 2020 Weddings, Anniversaries and Birthdays!!
See below for details on how to order. 

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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 are a full 60 minutes with exclusive use of a private studio and an instructor who will personalize your wedding dance to any level you choose from "Just the Basics" to more polished choreography. You will be able to practice to your special song without the competition and confusion of multiple shared lessons as with most other studios. 


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

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 a full 60 minutes and personalized to your dance interests.
* Studio space and your teacher are reserved exclusively for your lesson.
    You will not share your lesson with other lessons as often happens with other studios.
* You may share your lessons with up to 10 people of your choosing at no additional charge.
    Great for wedding parties or parents of the bride/groom and the wedding couple. 

Questions or schedule Lessons: Call 608-270-1550; Email:

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

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Group Lessons & Workshops

  Dancing for Social Occasions

Mondays 7-8 p.m. See dates below. Beginner Level

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. 

Salsa Madness --  Beginner Level (Cancelled for March)
Tuesdays 7-8 p.m.
The perfect way to chase away the winter blues!  Use that gift certificate. Fun and easy! No experience needed. Learn the basics and a few cool moves and spins. Sound too fast paced. That's OK. Just stick to what you are comfortable with and progress as you feel comfortable. This is a really fun and lively class!  It's a great place to redeem your holiday gift certificates.  Space will be limited. Register Now!

Open Format Intermediate Class
Wednesdays 7-8 p.m.  See Dates below. Beginner Plus and Intermediate Experience

Students often stay in one of our beginner classes for months. Basics are repeated but each month those classes have a different focus. After some exposure and practice to different dances, this class offers a format to learn and practice all your dances in an open format rather than a structured class. That way dancers can be reminded of all the dances as needed without having months to forget what they learned in one class. 

An open format class means there is no scheduled dance for the month or even the week. Students register for this class for the month just like they do in the other classes. At the beginning of each class. students will be asked what they would like to work on. In any given class we could focus on one dance or several. The teacher will play music continuously and help each couple at whatever level they are at. Students must have a partner for this class as the teacher will have to help all students and couples are working on specifics so they don't switch. The class is a great way to get in practice for a full hour with the support of an instructor. 

For some people, Wednesdays might be the only night available to them. Beginners can come to this class. I will simply give them something to work on and add more as they are ready. Students should be aware that this is unstructured and covers several dances. The teacher needs to spend a similar amount of time with all students but it's still a great class for any level. This can be a class students stay in for a long time as they practice all their dances. Couples are not restricted from switching partners and in fact some switch or help out other students. That's a great part of their learning process and an interactive way to learn while socializing and having fun. 

***Ladies Line Dancing (Special Group)

Thursdays 7-8 p.m.

This group is designed as a basic class in movement, exercise and basic line dancing. The original participants requested that this be a ladies only class. We're going to try it that way through the end of the year. If you are a person who wants to get up and move, have a degree of privacy while learning and have the camaraderie of other women, this is the class for you. All our dances are basic dances so you spend more time dancing and moving rather than learning more intricate steps. 
A number of men and couples have expressed an interest in a line dance class. I'm totally open to starting another class. Please share your interest and let me know what evenings might work well for you. 

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. 



one time rate to try the class
one time rate to try the class





  • 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. 


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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 any of the "Buy Now" buttons on this site or call with your credit or debit card. Once I receive approved payment, I can create your gift certificate. and email it to you or the person you designate.  Please send a separate email to request your certificate with the following information.  Send emails to

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. 

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.

2020 Scheduled Dances (second Saturday of each month)

March 14  March into Spring Dance
April 4 Spring Dance (1st Saturday, April 11 is Easter weekend and April 18 isn't available)
May 9   Mothers Day Dance
June 13 Summertime is Here Dance
July 11 Midsummer Dance
August 8 Some Like it Hot
September 12 Fabulous Fall Dance
October 10 Autumn Elegance
November 14 Harvest Moon Dance
December 12 Holiday Dance


In Advance


At the Door


Next Dance is March 14


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Schedule and Contact

Madison Studio  

6527 Normandy Lane #200
Madison WI

Phone: 608-270-1550


Studio Rental

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

2020 Schedule

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

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

March 2, 9, 16 & 23
March 30, April 6, 13 & 20
April 27, May 5, 12 & 19 (No Class Memorial Day May 25)
June 1, 8, 15 & 22
June, 29, July 6, 13 & 20
July 27, August 3, 10 & 17
August 24, 31, September 14 & 21 (No Class Labor Day September 7)
September 28, October 5, 12 & 19
October 26, November 2, 9 & 16
November 23, 30, December 7 & 14
No Classes December 21 & 28. Happy Holidays! More classes in 2021


Tuesdays 2020
Salsa Madness! 7-8 p.m. Beginner Level (cancelled for March)
March 31, April 7, 14 & 21 (Please register by March, 24. Class will be cancelled if there is not enough interest)

Open Format Intermediate Class

March 4, 11, 18 & 25
April 1, 8, 15 & 22
April 29, May 6, 13 & 20 (No class May 27)
June 3, 10, 17 & 24
July 1, 8, 15 & 22 
July 29, August 5, 12, 19 & 26
August 26, September 2, 9 & 16
September 23, 30, October 7 & 14
October 21,  28, November 4, 11 (No class November 25. Happy Thanksgiving!)
November18, December 2, 9 & 16 (No classes December 23 & 30. Happy Holidays!)

**Ladies Line Dancing (Special Group)

March 5, 12, 19 & 26
Additional dates to be announced


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!

More Dance Opportunities

Other Classes at Dance Easy

Please contact individual instructor listed for more information. 

Kim White Tiger (Mondays and Wednesdays 5-7 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

Kim White Tiger Martial Arts is a multi-disciplinary school that specializes in Kyokushin Karate and Hap Ki Do. We always put our students first and provide a serious, disciplined environment for people of all ages and skill levels to learn martial arts.

For more information visit or phone 608-354-7739.

Madison West Coast Swing Club (Tuesdays and Thursdays. See their class schedule)

MWCSC conducts classes and private lessons at Dance Easy. To register, check out their website and register through them.
Please contact them for information about their classes, policies and any other information pertaining to their classes.  

Tai Chi Chuan  Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 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 or 608-334-8282 for more information. 
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Madison Chinese Ballroom Dance Club  (MCBDC)
Fridays 8-10 p.m.
Visit our website for more information or on Facebook
Contact Yuansheng Gong at or 608-957-1002

Zumba  Saturdays 9:30-10:30 a.m.

This is an enthusiastic group of people! Start your weekend off with a fun hour of exercise and great people. Trish knows how to get everyone moving with her energetic music and passion for Zumba. It truly is a weekend party. 
Contact Trish Marks at or 608-800-4555. Check out her Facebook page and Join the Party!