of Ballroom Dance
I am teaching international
ballroom dancing. It is an activity for healthy
people. People with heart problems, back problems or
any other health problems that require monitoring of
blood pressure or physical stress are advised to
consult their physicians and carefully consider before
joining the group. Introductory, intermediate and
advanced classes are available. The number of people
in each class is limited for quality purposes. While I
do not require coming with a partner, it is strongly
recommended to have one. If you come as a single
person, please keep in mind that there is no guarantee
that you will find a partner when the class starts.
Please check this
page to find a partner
an announcement that you
are looking for a partner. Also, please see
rules of our ballroom. If you are interested to see what international ballroom dance style is, please see it here.
You can dress as you wish but
please remember that I have to see the lines of your
body. It means no long skirts, baggy shirts or baggy
trousers, etc. I strongly advise you not to wear
rings, wristwatches, bracelets or necklaces. Dress
very lightly and in such a way that you are
comfortable practically in any position. I recommend
men to have light trousers and a light shirt or a
T-shirt. Women are advised to wear a leotard and a
short skirt. The most important part is your
shoes. I expect you to have two pairs of shoes: one
pair of tennis shoes or something similar with a rubber sole and
heel that does not mark the floor for warm-up and one
pair of shoes with a suede heel and suede sole for
dancing. Suede is sometimes called brushed leather.
If You Are
Please call me in advance at
970-266-8249 to learn more about our classes and find
out if there are openings available.
This is a general course (6 sessions, 1.5 hours each). The course introduces you to different dance styles and gives you an opportunity of experiencing my teaching approach. You will learn simple elements of dance gymnastics and the basics of European, Latin American, and disco styles. Among others you will learn Rhythm Dancing, Rock'n'Roll, Merengue, and sequences of Disco Dancing. Please do not assume that it is open for enrollment at any time. I have beginnerís courses with openings two or three times a year. In the past I always started a beginnerís course at least in October and February. The best way to guarantee that you get a space in the course is to be on my waiting list. Then you will be informed when the course starts and have priority status before I accept registrations from the general public.
There are two Intermediate
Courses. Each course consists of 6 sessions, 1.5 hours
each. The courses give you more knowledge of the
international program. Intermediate Course 1 includes
Waltz, Cha-Cha-Cha, Samba, Triple-Jive, and
Charleston. Intermediate Course 2 covers Tango,
Quickstep, Foxtrot and Rumba.
Cost of Beginner's
or Intermediate Courses
The price for the Beginner's or
Intermediate Course is $150 per person charged before
the start of the course. You can pay with a check or
cash. Please make checks payable to Andre's
Ballroom Dance, LLC. It is a good idea to mail your check in advance to reserve a space.
Please mail your check to
Andre's Ballroom Dance, LLC
3124 Colony Dr.
Fort Collins CO 80526
Please enclose your phone number
and/or email address with your check. Then I can let
you know that I received the check and inform you
about any possible changes.
You can also give me the check
personally in the ballroom by appointment.
Please note that while you are
welcome to come to the start of the course and pay
then, there is no guarantee that there will be an
opening available for you at that moment.
After completing the
Intermediate courses, you will have an opportunity to
continue with the Advanced Classes. I cover the whole
international program with exception of Paso Doble:
Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep,
Rumba, Samba, Cha-Cha-Cha and Jive. Each class lasts
1.5 hours and costs $25 per person. I charge for a
month in advance. If you cannot be in the next class,
I would very much appreciate if you let me know. In
this way I can plan better for you and the others. If
you want to quit, please let me know before the next
When and Where Do
Group classes meet every Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday, depending on the course,
at Masonic Temple (225 W. Oak St., Fort Collins CO 80521).
Private lessons are available
per request and are tailored according to your
individual needs. The charge is $160/hour/couple.
Singles Interested in Dancing
As long as you understand that my school is not a dating service, you are very welcome to join us. The usual difficulty is in finding a partner for yourself. I do not search for partners for single students, but I will give them my advice and support. Depending on your situation, please consider the options of both group classes and private classes. The best way to start is by calling me and telling me about yourself. Also, please read this page.
Expectations of couples differ so much that I invite you to read this page first, and then call me to talk about your needs. Even if I cannot be of service to you, I may be able to recommend a good instructor depending on your requests.
Gift certificates are available for all the services we provide. If the recipient of the gift certificate wishes to use it for taking dance classes, he or she will have to reserve a space in a particular course and will only be able to use the certificate for that course.
The certificate expires one year from the date of purchase.
I will not refund your money that has been already paid.
If you have questions or want to
talk more about the school, please call me at 970-266-8249
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