Group Dance Classes

We teach in a fun & structured manner.

You can learn to dance in 8 weeks.

Why dancing is good for you

  • Group Classes are the most economical way of learning to dance.

  • We offer levels from basic beginners to intermediate and advanced classes. 

  • Most group classes are run in a progressive four week series, and occasionally for 3 or 5 weeks.

  • Classes start new at the beginning of each month, and are 55 minutes in length. 

  • You do not need a partner to learn to dance.

  • Please bring separate and clean shoes to dance in.

 

All payments are exchangeable but not refundable.

All payments are valid up to one year after date of purchase.

 

24 HOUR NOTICE NEEDED FOR  PRIVATE LESSON CHANGES

Group Classes Listed Below

Please bring separate shoes to dance in.

Learning to dance takes time, practice and proper training. If you are willing to put in the time and practice, we can take care of the training for you.

New Comer Deal

Membership Discounts

Wherever you are in your dancing skills, keep training, practicing and going to dance events. Your life will definitely be changed for the better, by learning to dance.

Blue Moon Staff

The video above is 

Night Club 2 Step

Jan Dance Classes

 

No class Jan 1-2

Jan classes start Mon, Jan 6

 

$54 for 4 weekly classes

$99 for 8 weekly classes 

Or use your Newcomer Deal

Blue Moon membership discount

Night Club 2 Step

Level-1 Fundamentals

Mondays 7pm with Fred & Gretel

This dance is rhythmic, smooth and easy to learn. Great for weddings and is often danced to songs like: "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran, "Everything" by Michael Buble, "Breathe" by Faith Hill. To look good on any dance floor, learn to Night Club.

Use your Newcomer Deal for this series.

Foxtrot Variations 2

For All Levels
Mondays 8pm with Fred

A "smooth" ballroom dance known for it's fluid, gliding movement. Foxtrot is danced to favorites like Moon Dance, Route 66, A Foggy Day, & Fever. Perfect for the Blue Moon live bands. You'll need Level 1  or at least 2 privates to handle this class.

American ChaCha

For Experienced Dancers
Tuesdays 7pm with Tony

This will be a fast paced class. Tony will teach you the fundamentals and some fun patterns in this vigorous, rhythmic ballroom dance of Latin American origin.

Cuban Salsa

For All Levels
Wednesdays 7pm with Gretel

Join Gretel Quinones as she teaches you her native dance, Cuban Salsa. Also called Salsa Casino, this is an energetic and happy dance that is known for funky steps & styling, R&L turns, and cross-body leads. Cuban Salsa is circular in movement and is the foundation of Salsa Rueda. Use your Newcomer Deal for this class.

Argentine Tango

Fundamentals

Thursdays at 7pm

With Gretel & Fred

Start with private lessons

from your "Newcomer Deal"

Private lessons daytime, evenings, weekends

In this fundamentals class you will learn variations of the tango walk, ochos, cruzada and molinete. These basic steps will give you the foundation to be able to handle our intermediate tango classes.

Tango Intermediate

"Milonga"
Thursdays 8pm with Gretel & Fred

Milonga style Tango is fast-paced, syncopated, playful and incorporates many of the normal tango steps while maintaining a closer embrace. You need to be familiar dancing the cross, ochos, molinete and ocho cortado to be comfortable in this intermediate class.

The video below is

Milonga Fundamentals

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Feb Dance Classes

$54 for 4 weekly classes

$99 for 8 weekly classes 

Or use your Newcomer Deal

Blue Moon membership discount

Night Club 2 Step

Level-2 Fundamentals

Mondays 7pm with Fred & Gretel

We will build on the level-1 class and learn to "travel the floor" with new steps, turns and sequences.  You will need to have completed NC2S level-1 or at least 2 privates to be comfortable in this class.

West Coast Swing

Level-1 Fundamentals
Mondays 8pm with Fred & Gretel

This fun and funky dance is smooth, fluid and stylish. It can be danced to some of the most popular music today blues, R&B, hip-hop, funk, jazz, & country music. The perfect dance for song artists like: En Vogue, Macy Gray, Ed Sheeran, Marvin Gaye plus many more.

Use your Newcomer Deal for this class,

or our Blue Moon "membership discounts"

Silver Level Waltz

For Experienced Dancers

Tuesdays 7pm with Tony

This will be a challenging class for experienced dancers. Tony will teach you some classy and fun patterns in this smooth traveling dance. You will need to have completed the bronze level of American Waltz to be comfortable in this class

Bachata

For All Levels
Wednesdays 7pm with Gretel

Popular music from the Dominican Republic, Bachata is slow to medium paced that can be romantic or lively with basic steps, turns, and patterns that are easy to learn and fun to dance. Use our Newcomer Deal for this 2 month series.

Argentine Tango

Fundamentals

Thursdays at 7pm

With Gretel & Fred

Start with private lessons

from your "Newcomer Deal"

Private lessons daytime, evenings, weekends

In this fundamentals class you will learn variations of the tango walk, ochos, cruzada and molinete. These basic steps will give you the foundation to be able to handle our intermediate tango classes.

Tango Intermediate

"Sacadas"
Thursdays 8pm with Gretel & Fred

The "sacada" or displacement is a classy step of tango that is smooth and often a pleasant surprise for your partner for both the leader and follower.  You need to be familiar dancing the cross, ochos, molinete and ocho cortado to be comfortable in this intermediate class.

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March Dance Classes

$54 for 4 weekly classes

$99 for 8 weekly classes 

Or use your Newcomer Deal

Blue Moon membership discount

Slow Waltz

Fundamentals 1

Mondays 7pm with Fred & Gretel

Slow Waltz is the epitome of smooth ballroom dance characterized by elegant rise and fall action as the dancers move smoothly around the dance floor. The elegance of Ballroom Waltz will make an impression at any dance. Use our Newcomer Deal for this class.

West Coast Swing

Level-2 Fundamentals
Mondays 8pm with Fred & Gretel

This fun and funky dance is smooth, fluid and stylish. It can be danced to some of the most popular music today blues, R&B, hip-hop, funk, jazz, & country music. The perfect dance for song artists like: En Vogue, Macy Gray, Ed Sheeran, Marvin Gaye plus many more.

You will need to have completed WCS level-1 or at least 2 privates to be comfortable in this class.

Silver Level Foxtrot

For Experienced Dancers

Tuesdays 7pm with Tony

This will be a challenging class for experienced dancers. Tony will teach you some classy and fun patterns in this smooth traveling dance. You will need to have completed the bronze level of American Foxtrot to be comfortable in this class

Classic Swing

Fundamentals 1
Wednesdays 7pm with Gretel

Swing is an upbeat, fun dance for Country or Rock music. Learn these lively basic steps with turns, and patterns that are great for most live bands or wedding dances. Use our Newcomer Deal for this class.

Argentine Tango

Fundamentals

Thursdays at 7pm with Gretel & Fred

Start with private lessons

from your "Newcomer Deal"

Private lessons daytime, evenings, weekends

In this fundamentals class you will learn variations of the tango walk, ochos, cruzada and molinete. These basic steps will give you the foundation to be able to handle our intermediate tango classes.

Tango Intermediate

"Vals"
Thursdays 8pm with Gretel & Fred

"Vals" is tango danced to Viennese Waltz tempo played with tango instrumentation. You can dance many of your tango moves in Vals with 3/4 time. Vals is usually danced in a smooth, continuous movement with syncopated and rotating steps. You need to be familiar dancing the cross, ochos, molinete and ocho cortado to be comfortable in this intermediate class.

The video below is

a video clip from

a "Vals" performance

This deal is for you if you have not have taken

our monthly group or private lessons before.

Gift idea

Newcomer Deal

$95.00

2 private lessons, 2 dance passes

2 one-month group lesson certificates

Total value=$286.00

For singles or couples

Couples may share this deal

or purchase 1 each

2 one month certificates (1 each person)

2 private certificates (to share)

2 dance passes (1 each person)

The NCD is for people exploring our on-going dance lessons

The NCD does not apply to

choreography or to

Wedding Dance Lessons.

To get the most out of your NC Deal

We recommend that you . . .

1 - choose a group lesson series 

2 - take one of your private lessons before attending the first group lesson

3 - attend the group lessons

(you can stay with your partner)

4 - take the 2nd private lesson about half way through the group lesson series

24 hour notice needed for private lesson changes to avoid forfeiting the lesson.

Expires 6  months from date of purchase

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Membership Discounts

The best discounts on

unlimited group lessons

Click on:

Membership Discount Page

A-La-Cart Group Class:

1 month 1 weekly class

$54.00 per person

2 months 1 weekly class

$99.00 per person

Blue Moon Dance Instructors:

Fred Gommels

 

Argentine Tango

West Coast Swing

Night Club 2 Step

Ballroom Smooth

Social Dance

 

fred@bluemoonballroom.com

Gretel Quiñones

 

​Argentine Tango

Cuban Salsa

All Latin Styles

Night Club 2 Step

All Styles of Swing

Country Dance

Wedding Dances

Social Dance

 

gretelquinonescastro@gmail.com

Blue Moon Ballroom

2030 Hwy 14 East – Rochester, MN 55904

Contact Fred at: 507-288-0556 or fred@bluemoonballroom.com

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