Are you a beginner who’s nervous about dancing?

YOU'VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE!

Learning to ballroom dance or social dance with a partner can be fun and easy, even if you’re dance-challenged. I specialize teaching absolute beginners, giving you the skills and confidence to fully enjoy partner dancing.

I welcome adult individuals and couples of all ages, physical abilities, gender and sexual orientations. Whether you’re preparing for an event or just want to have fun, I’ve got you covered with over 20 styles of dance to choose from, including Salsa, Swing, Tango, Blues, Waltz, Cha Cha and more!

What I Offer

Private Dance Lessons: Couple Dancing

Private Lessons

Do you want to learn how to dance without the pressure of a group class?

Group Classes

Fun, supportive ballroom dance classes for Berkeley YMCA members.

Dance Nights Out

Curious about going out dancing but too shy or intimidated to go alone?

Dances I Teach

Swing & Blues: East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Balboa and Blues dancing

Salsa & Latin: Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Rumba, Cha Cha, Mambo and Samba

Ballroom: Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango and Viennese Waltz

Nightclub and More: Hustle, Nightclub Two Step, Country Two Step, Zydeco and Argentine Tango

Line Dances: The Electric Slide, Hustle, Cupid Shuffle, Cha Cha Slide, Wobble, Macarena, Boot Scootin' Boogie, YMCA, etc.

What Students Are Saying...

Enjoy this great video, created as a surprise gift from my student Kristen. A big thank you to Kristen for all her time, energy, hardwork, love and creativity. And thanks to all my other students who participated!

Lorraine, group class student

With Brandee’s patience and encouragement, I’ve gained self-confidence as a dancer. Now I’m really having fun!

Lorraine