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Dance Programs

Sunday Ballroom Dances

Join us for the fabulous dance sessions one Sunday of each month from 4-6pm at the Center for the Arts. Arrive at 3:30pm for a dance lesson with great dance instructors teaching you specific dances, followed by an open dance session where you can practice what you’ve just learned or refine steps you may already know! Beginners and advanced dancers are all welcome. Come try the gorgeous floors of the Kellar Theater at the Candy Factory. Bring your friends and family! Cost is $15.00 per person for lesson and dance session, $10 for dance session only. Pay at the door.

Ballroom Classes–Basics or Intermediate
…or Register for Specific Dance Classes offered through the year such as Salsa or Swing!

Ballroom dance brings out the social dynamics of everyone who likes to “move”. You will get to know how to swing, fox-trot, waltz, cha-cha and more! For each dance we learn the basic steps. Once you feel comfortable with these steps, it’s time to move into the intermediate dance sessions. The steps are developed further and you will learn all the other moves for each dance.

The dance classes are for singles, couples, beginners or those who need a refresher course.

Our Dance Instructors

Barbara Brennan has taught ballroom dancing for Arthur Murray Dance Studio for over ten years, and is a member of the USA Dance Association. She is trained in American as well as International dance styles. Bobbie ran her own dance studio for ten years while competing professionally, and has been joyfully guiding dance students at Center for the Arts since 2003.

Cookie Bell began her career with The Fred Astaire Dance Studios as a professional instructor and competition dancer across the country. Cookie helped to form the first U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dance Assoc. chapter (now called USA Dance) in Prince William County in the early 90’s. She has continued to teach social dance and special instruction to groups, individuals, kids & teens, as she develops programs in the area.

Alan Golombek has been dancing socially for over 10 years and competitively for the last 8.  He earned his Ballroom Dance Teaching certificate from the National Dance Teachers Association (NDTA) in 2014, and is a member of  USA Dance and the National Dance Council of America (NDCA).  He currently is Ballroom Dance professor at the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Alexandria and Annandale campuses, and teaches at the Mount Vernon Country Club.  Alan has competed and won at the State and National Level, and is a retired Army officer and senior DoD Civilian.

2020 SUNDAY BALLROOM DANCE Dates & Lessons


January 5 - Two Step

February 9 - Waltz Valentine's Dance

March 15 - Cha Cha

April 5 - Swing

May 24 - Rumba

June 14 - Salsa

July 12 - Tango

August 2 - Merengue