Dahl Dance Classes

Beginning Argentine Tango with April Dahl

Thursday, May 10th 8 pm – 9 pm – Noche de Tango Gratis ( FREE CLASS)

Come and Experience an evening of tango class with April Dahl. No experience, partner or nerves required! This class will be an intro to the basics and a chance to make some new friends and see what Dahl Dance is all about.

June 4th – 25th 645 pm – 845pm
Mondays at 8pm , 4 weeks
This course will cover the basic steps and etiquette of this passionate and fun dance style. No partner necessary. If you have taken it once, take it again! This is the best way to cement the foundations of your dancing!
$39/person – register online now!

Dahl Dance Blues Music Weekend

West Coast Swing with Kris Swearingen

May 18th – 20th, 2018

Join us for a fabulous weekend of west coast swing and sexy blues music.  Kris will be sharing his knowledge of dynamics in movement, footwork and technical tips to improve connection in partnership, all while exploring blues music for west coast swing.  Daytime classes are for the intermediate level and above, Saturday night will include an all levels class for footwork variations.  Saturday night’s dance is BYOB and snack to share – everyone welcome:)

Private lessons are available with Kris Friday – Sunday, Rate is $120/hour single or couple

call April 507-269-0976 to schedule

Workshop Schedule:


1 – 215 pm Handling Dynamics in West Coast                                                                                           The music changed, what to do??This course will teach you how to react to changes in dynamics while maintaining good connection to your partner and the music. Movement study will be focused in on rotational actions. Music style will be blues.

230 – 345 pm Blues Choreography Part 1 
This is part 1 of two. Learn to dance to blues music through the development of choreography. We will be incorporating intermediate and advanced skills to challenge the dancers and create a set of elements to continue to practice post workshop.
8 – 915 pm Blues Footwork
A fun class designed for all levels that will push your solo footwork to a new level and give creative ideas on how to interpret blues music in your own body and through the partnership with your feet.
930 pm – midnight Social Dancing – Food sharing – BYOB – and hanging with friends
1- 215 pm Connection through Turns
This course will cover the unspoken rules of turning well. You may know your footwork and have some balance skills, but do you know how to utilize leverage points while spinning? What about arm placement and hand connection? How does isolation get involved? These fine points of great turns will be covered along with many more tips on leading and following.
230 – 345 pm Blues Choreography Part 2
Complete your blues practice choreography and focus in on the technique of making your dance look polished and bluesy:)
Register online! Link will update with dates.
Early Bird Registration by April 15th – Includes all classes plus dance : $99/person
Registration April 16th – May 15th – includes all classes plus dance : $125/person
After May 15th/ at the door :
Full Pass – All classes plus dance : $150/person
Single Class Rate : $30/person – cash only at the door
Dance Only : $10/person – cash only at the door
Kris Swearingen is a Champions level dancer on the West Coast Swing competitive circuit. Since beginning his dance career in 2007 Kris has trained with the best of the best of the West Coast Swing legends of today and yesterday. In 2011 Kris began dancing in the Classic division where he and his partner, Rebecca Ludwick, were deemed the All-Star Classic Champions and were both nominated as the year’s Best Advanced Level Dancer. In 2012 Kris placed first in the National Association of Swing Dance Events (NASDE) Advanced/All-star Jack and Jill tour and since then has been ranked among the top 10 couples on the world competitive circuit. Kris has finaled and placed in Champions Jack and Jills and Strictlys numerous times over the past couple of years including placing 2nd in the prestigious GPSDA 4th of July Champion of Champions Jack and Jill. Kris combines his vast knowledge of swing dancing, honed with spatters of training in various other dance forms, with his experience as a high school teacher to create both an educational and an enjoyable dance experience.


Ballroom Nights at Dahl Dance

Ballroom Night at Dahl Dance 
7 pm – Lesson on one of the classics : Foxtrot, Waltz, Swing, Rumba, Cha Cha or Mambo
Class will cater to those who come and is designed to encourage the rebirth of elegance on the dance floor and respect between partners all while having fun! A great class for date night or those wanting to give social dance a try!
8 pm – 8:45 pm – Open dancing with Dahl Dance Dj
This is the perfect date night event or girls night out!
$10/person – cash at the door
Dates :
January 17th
February 14th
March 21st
April 25th

Private Dance Lessons

Want to learn to dance quickly and comfortably? Private dance lessons are the most efficient and fun way to learn. Private dance lessons may be scheduled by appointment based on what fits best for you. You will have the opportunity to work with Rochester’s top dance education specialists in a relaxed environment that allows the instructor to create a program that is focused on you. Private dance classes may be attended by one or two people. Your instructor will partner with you to help you learn to social dance, compete, develop body confidence, prepare for a special event…whatever your goals are, we will provide coaching to get there!
Dahl Dance Center instructors are all nationally certified and trained in International and American styles of dance; and our staff training program works monthly on incorporating new teaching techniques and current dance trends. Our teachers have been recognized across the US for their dance and teaching skills. They will assist you in developing confidence, dance style and poise and meeting other dancers like you. If you are going to invest in yourself through learning to dance, Dahl Dance is the best place to get started!

Couples preparing for a wedding should plan on starting at least 3 months prior their special date. We will be happy to help you find the perfect song, if you don’t already have one in mind, and edit any music that needs a little work:)

Private dance classes are 45 minutes and scheduled by appointment Monday – Friday between 1 pm and 10 pm. Weekend lessons are available depending on instructor schedules.

Purchase online and then give us a call 507-252-1848 to schedule your appointment


Beg Tango 4 Weeks $39

Dahl Dance Blues Weekend $125

New Student Course $149