Private Dance Lessons
17 years experience
Find Your Groove!
Want to learn to dance or learn a new dance?
Do you find yourself struggling on the dance floor?
You may have tried a dance class before and "failed" or felt like you have 2 left feet?
I would like to reassure you that there is no such thing as 2 left feet! Everyone can learn to dance, it's just a matter of knowing how to reach / understand each person as an individual, to figure out where they are on the dance path and move from that place. Everyone can learn to dance....in my 16 years of experience as a dance teacher I have never met anyone who could not learn to dance! I love working wih beginners.
Consider a private lesson--it's a quick and easy way to learn a new dance or bring your favorite dance up to speed.
We offer private lessons and classes in Swing, One Step, Blues, Zydeco, Cajun, Waltz, Ballroom Foxtrot, among other dance forms. I love to work with individuals and couples on body awareness and partnering skills that focus on how to become a more powerful and capable Lead or Follow.
Why a Private Lesson? Our Dance can become effortless when we each know our part! We offer the opportunity for couples to explore what gets in the way of their having a smooth and connected dance relationship. Learn to compliment each other on the dance floor while experiencing joy in your dance relationship and nurturing your life relationship in the process.
My philosophy: In my 17 years of teaching I have discovered that since I am very comfortable and knowledgable in both the Lead and Follow roles and have discovered in that process that this ability allows me to be more capable at teaching both roles and undersatanding both roles and therefore better able to assist students in understanding their own role as well at their partners. Teaching Follows the techniques of being a good Follow and teaching Leads the techniques of being a good Lead. This process is actually more important than learning learning the moves associated with each dance form.
Lessons at Your Wedding?
Are you planning your wedding and looking for private lessons in preparation for that first dance contact MaryLee for private lessons. information (425) 678-8300 . Also, did you know that MaryLee brings her vivacious spirit to her work as a Wedding Officiant here in the Seattle area? Learn more by checking out her website: Seattle Wedding Officiant
Private Lessons for Couples MaryLee's Private Lesson Approach
MaryLee’s teaching focus can be summarized best in two words: connection and joy:
Connection because of her emphasis on helping students develop intuitive connections to their partner, to the music, to their body, and to their spirit. Dancing is so much more than a three minute encounter with another on the dance floor…it is an opportunity to experience and learn so much about yourself (generosity, respect, overcoming fear of failure, playfulness, relinquishing "control", lightheartedness, etc).
Joy because all these factors, together with teaching the essentials of dance footwork in a joyful, supportive and non-threatening environment, combine to provide students with the foundation for a life full of fabulous dance.
"MaryLee is the best dance teacher I’ve had in Seattle (and there’s been many over the years!). Her enthusiasm and energy are absolutely infectious. Her classes are a blast – she’s so funny, approachable, warm, and supportive. Even the people most apprehensive about starting dance lessons are quickly made to feel at ease. She makes learning dance steps so easy. And she doesn’t bring ego to her teaching – she’s just there for the love of dance and for the love of her students." Susan, Seattle
For information or to set up a private lesson contact MaryLee at Contact Us.
My Fee for a one hour private lesson is $70 for 1 person or a couple.
Our Dance can become effortless when we each know our part! We offer the opportunity for couples to explore what gets in the way of their having a smooth and connected dance relationship. Learn to compliment each other on the dance floor while experiencing joy in your dance relationship and nurturing your life relationship in the process.