Learn to Dance at YOUR Pace

I offer private dance lessons for individuals and couples interested in partner dancing, whether it be for a special event or just for fun. I especially welcome people who are shy, nervous or think they have little rhythm or coordination.

Private Dance Lessons: Couple Dancing
Private lessons get you dancing fast!

Private dance lessons are perfect if you...

  • Get nervous in a group class setting and prefer working one-on-one
  • Want to learn at your own speed rather than be rushed (or slowed) by the pace of a group class
  • Want to become a better dancer faster
  • Have a busy schedule and want to maximize your time
  • Want to take your dancing to the next level by improving your leading/following, rhythm and technique, styling, musicality, etc.
  • Are preparing for a special event or trip

What Lessons Include

Each lesson is 50 minutes long.

During private dance lessons, you’ll get one-on-one instruction tailored to your interests, learning speed and comfort level. Here are some of things you’ll learn:

  • Dance steps proven successful on the social dance floor
  • How to lead and/or follow so you can dance with anyone
  • How to hear the beat and keep time to music
  • How to recover when you make a mistake and tips for looking like you know what you’re doing (even when you don’t!)
  • Dance etiquette and culture so you’re in-the-know
  • Styling and technique so that you look and feel good

Hours & Location

Monday-Thursday nights and Sundays 10am-2pm

The Allegro Ballroom
5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville, CA 94608 (Map)

Rates & Payment Options

Single lesson, $100
5-lesson package, $399 (save $101)
10-lesson package, $740 (save $260)

You may pay with cash, check, VenMo or PayPal. Note: The total amount for lesson packages is due upfront (unless a payment plan has been arranged).

Gift Certificates available here

Dances Taught

I teach over 20 styles of partner dancing plus line dances!

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.

Dance with Brandee
Fred & Amy, private lesson students

We had so much fun on our first private lesson series that we signed up for another! Brandee is very skilled, fun teacher. We always leave our lessons with a big smile.

Fred & Amy

Shannon & Matt, private lesson students

THANK YOU so very much for the awesome salsa lessons! We actually broke out some of our moves at a wedding last weekend and impressed our friends!

Shannon & Matt

Douglas, private lessons student

It is hard to put into words how much you have enhanced my life. If it wasn't for your incredible ability to encourage me, I wouldn't be dancing today.

Douglas

Dick & Susan, private lesson students

I have Parkinson’s. A year ago I wouldn’t have believed I was capable of dancing. But after taking private lessons from Brandee, I’m now passable in swing, salsa, foxtrot and waltz!

Dick & Susan

Govinda, private lesson student

I've always been anxious about leading but Brandee has helped me make tremendous strides in my comfort and ability. I couldn't recommend her more highly as a dance teacher.

Govinda

Additional Offerings

Brittney & Frankie's fabulous Foxtrot

Wedding Dance Lessons

Don’t want to "look like fools" on your first dance? Want to do more than just “hug & sway”?

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?