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Couple Friendly Group Classes!

Couple Friendly Group Classes!

When coming in with your spouse or date, you won't have to worry about dancing with strangers. Go ahead, keep the fun just between the two of you.

Anniversary choreography

Anniversary choreography

Have an anniversary coming up? Choreograph a special dance to express your achievement!

Welcome to Idaho's most couple supported program!

Photos by G girl Photography,

Heath Tuscany Photography,

Elaine W., student.

Our Mission:

Ballroom Program Exclusively for Couples.

We understand that couples who come in to dance together, prefer to stay together. That's why we are the only ballroom program in the Treasure Valley that doesn't rotate our dancers. Coming in with your spouse or date, you won't have to worry about dancing with strangers. You need only worry about  keeping the fun just between the two of you.

Sequential Learning.

When our program is followed carefully, you will be learning sequentially. It is important to learn your foundational concepts first and add more material in a slower, systematic way. No more learning random dance patterns from various levels! When followed with careful consistency, you should have a good understanding as the weeks progress. Soon you will be more prepared for more intricate or higher dance level material; giving you the tools needed to look confident dancing with a partner. 

The last sign up date for our Pre - Beginning Bronze Preparatory Class is April 21.
Click here for more information

Saturday, April 8.

Meridian Location.

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We cater to beginners. Come for the lesson; stay for the dance!

What dancers are saying...

  ..."I can not say enough good things - Great Teacher / Friend - keep an open mind and you will learn something that will stay with your for a life time... Your  first time can not be as scary as mine was... When I walked into that first class - I was sure I knew how to count to 4 - after our first hour - Not so sure, lol... If you have taken dance lessons, you know what I mean... If you don't know what I mean.... Take a lesson and you will learn"...Greatest thing I have ever done."

— Michael R.

Pro/Am competitive student 1987-1991

"It was wonderful to develop a strong relationship with our instructor, Lori. We admire her so much as a dancer (is there anything that she doesn't know?) and as a person. Her passion for dance fills the dance floor and is very infectious. Her patience and confidence boosters are immeasurably valuable."

— Tobby & Kate W.

2016 Scholarship couple.

 "We just can't say enough about how pleased we are with our ballroom dancing lessons. It has been an enjoyable experience for both of us! As we have told you many times, we are so thankful that we have found you."

-T.J & Kay D.


Showcase dancers.

"Taking ballroom dancing lessons has been a lot of fun and a great challenge. Patient instruction and  carefully doles out details in small bite-sized chunks, making our dancing glide as smooth as glass. Dance is taught in layers and the more layers I learn in our private lessons, the more I fall in love with it over and over again." 

— Joe & Bonnie M.

 Joe: Intermediate Pro/Am showcase dancer & pre-competitor.

Joe & Bonnie: Intermediate social dancers.


 " This has been an incredible experience for us!!! My husband started class with absolutely no dance/music experience and had difficulty with rhythm and beats. Lori was very patient with both of us and always encouraging. There was a time I thought we would never be able to grasp it, but we did!!! (Can't get enough) It has brought us closer!!! We have made great friends and have a lot to look forward to."

— Pat & Yevette H.

Intermediate social dancers.


"We loved our ballroom dancing lessons! We not only think  you are a very talented teacher, but we think of you as our friend. May God bless your business."

— Mark & Buffy D.



 " We loved every minute of our ballroom dancing lessons....Even when I cried a little bit."

— Colin & Nikki R.

Wedding choreography


She was wonderful in teaching for our first dance.  Very flexible in her scheduling time, patience, kind, and helpful. I loved all of her ideas and suggestions. Thank you!!"

— Tom & Katie P.

Wedding choreography


"Wonderful dance instruction! These classes were fun date nights and we really did learn a lot with each session! Well worth the price!"

— Russel & Chalese R.

Beginning social dancers.


Lori is the most patient, kind, and talented dance instructor a couple could ask for. We started with Lori over 3 years ago as nervous beginners and she has turned us into dancing machines! Most recently Lori choreographed our beautiful first dance for our upcoming wedding. Learning to dance is worth the effort and Lori does a phenomenal job working with couples at whatever level they are at. Thank you!

-Matt and Ariel J.

Advanced dancers


My Groom and I scheduled 4 lessons with Lori to spare ourselves from the 8th grade sway for our 1st dance as husband and wife. With Lori's patience and our own determination we feel comfortable with our own dance that Lori designed for us and our song. It was also a way for my hubby to be and I to have date nights during the chaos of wedding planning. We may even take more lessons after the wedding just for the fun of it. :)

-Amanda T.

First dance choreography


Lori Gonzales is a fantastic teacher. She makes learning non-threatening and fun....even if it feels like you have two left feet! She paces the instruction to keep you in success mode. She is personable, professional, encouraging, and , has a good sense of humor. With thirty years worth of experience, she knows her stuff! Very impressed. Have already finished one "package" of instruction and looking forward to MORE!!!

-Cal W.

Beginning Students.


My husband and I have taken lessons from Lori for three years. From the very first lesson, we could tell Lori had a great teaching style and was adept at bringing out the best in us. We look forward to our weekly group lessons and last year we took private lessons to learn a waltz which we performed in October. It was such a fun experience. We highly recommend Lori.

- Laurie  & Kevin M.

Advanced showcase students


East Coast Swing * Cha-cha * Tango * Mambo * Salsa * Rumba * Waltz * Foxtrot * Bolero * Night Club Two Step * Jitterbug * Viennese Waltz * Samba * Quickstep * Paso Doble * Jive *  West Coast Swing * Argentine Tango * Hustle * Merengue.

Boise's leading first dance/wedding choreography.


 Over 30 Years in the industry * Teaching beginning through advanced.

Your source for ballroom dance lessons. Offering some of the most affordable pricing on quality instruction. How many times have you told yourself that you wanted to learn to ballroom dance? Ballroom dance lessons can provide fun enrichment to you life. Studies have shown that those who take ballroom dancing lessons make more friends, enjoy a sense of community and wonderful physical benefits. Offering over 35 years of credentialed dance instruction experience. Teaching both beginning through advanced ballroom dance lessons. Either creating a unique first wedding dance, something just for fun or continuation for the serious hobbyist, help is here. Group classes are designed for the dancer as an economic and heavily sequential approach to advancement in your new ballroom dance skills. Private lessons offer the dancer fine tuning to help you look confident on the dance floor.

Ballroom lessons provided in Meridian, Idaho. Ballroom dance classes provided in Nampa, Idaho.

Are there places to ballroom dance in Boise? Yes! We offer seasonal dance events for your practice pleasure as well as give  you a heads up to  upcoming dance events in the Boise area


Two easy locations to best serve you off I-84.

In the El Dorado Business Campus on Eagle and Overland in Meridian &

Across from the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa.

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