I'm available to teach mini-group classes of 4-8 people. (I am no longer teaching group dance classes at the Berkeley YMCA).

Mini-group dance classes are a fun activity to do with your friends or family! Learning in a small group means you'll get lots of individualized attention—at a lower cost than private lessons.

Group classes taught at ballroom studios and other venues don't work for everyone—they can be too fast paced and/or dancing with strangers feels uncomfortable. Many of my students tell me how comfortable and successful they feel in my classes—so different from their experience feeling intimidated, uncoordinated or lost in regular group classes.

My teaching style is fun and friendly, and I go at a pace that's slow and steady. Whether your group are absolute beginners, experienced dancers or a mix, we can customize a class series to meet your needs in a range of dance styles (see list below of the dances I teach)

Come get the skills and confidence you need to shine on the dance floor!

Brandee leads students in a Salsa class warmup
I often start class with a fun and easy warm up.
Branding leads class in practicing a new dance step
Then it's time to learn some new moves!

Scheduling
First we'll decide how many classes your group wants to start with. If possible, we find a day and time to meet on a weekly basis for the length of the series. I usually teach weeknights after work hours and on Sundays. Contact me for current availability.

Location
My private studio is located in Oakland near the Dimond District (view approx map)

Price varies depending on the size of the group and length of the class series. 

Rate for a Single Class

  • 3-4 people: $145/lesson (~$36/person)
  • 5-6 people: $165/lesson (~$27/person)
  • 7-8 people: $180/lesson (~22/person)

Packages for 4-, 6- and 8-Week Class Series

  • Contact me for pricing

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.

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Dance with Brandee
Gus, group class student

Brandee creates a welcoming atmosphere where I’ve not only learned how to move to the music and communicate with a dance partner, but have also overcome much of my self-consciousness.

Gus

John & Leslie, group class students

Brandee’s classes have positively impacted our lives, helping us maintain a loving connection, return to regular exercise and stay connected socially.

John & Leslie

Lorraine, group class student

With Brandee’s patience and encouragement, I’ve gained self-confidence as a dancer. She’s taught me how to follow a partner, hear the music and choose the appropriate dance for a song. Now I’m really having fun!

Lorraine

John & Elise, group class students

Brandee is a gifted teacher and steady encourager with the patience of a saint. We’ve learned several dances, made wonderful friends, and gone on several Dance Nights Out. Now we’re regularly venturing out dancing on our own!

John & Elise

Glenn, group class student

Being in your classes is something I look forward to each week, and the basic levels continue to be full of discovery.

Glenn

Peter, group class student

You are surely one of the most talented dance teachers of the many I have known!

Peter

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”?
Private Dance Lessons: Couple Dancing

Private Lessons

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