U&Me Dance

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U&ME Dance is dedicated to bringing the fun and challenge of dancing to Bellingham and  Whatcom County at an affordable cost. We will offer private and group dance instruction for social through competitive level dancers. U&ME Dance will also provide a place for dancers to use the skills they have learned, by having weekly dance parties and seasonal/holiday dances.

U&ME Dance will offer its students a variety of instructional choices. By offering them several options, we can best serve their individual needs and financial limitations.

Private Lessons offer students the best value for their investment. With a private lesson, the students will work one-on-one with an instructor, receiving personalized instruction and immediate correction. Through experiencing the physical sensation of connected movement, the student is able to confidently replicate that movement in order to provide a pleasant and comfortable experience to other partners. In learning the best methods, one-on-one, both beginning and advanced students will find they progress faster and more easily, as they enjoy the sensation of partner dancing.

Group Classes are both an introduction to the experience of dancing with different partners, and a chance for the students to become familiar with a variety of step patterns. Rotation of partners, throughout the class allows dancers to practice steps with different partners. This format promotes comfort in dancing with several partners, as well as the comraderie that goes along with sharing a learned experience. Group lessons will be available every week in the traditional styles and latest club trends. Classes will be offered at every level, from basic beginner through advanced competitive styling. In addition, specialty classes will be offered for children and teens.

Practice Dances will be held once a week to allow students an opportunity to practice the dances learned, in an environment with other students learning the same thing. Instructors will circulate on the dance floor, assisting with questions or demonstration of steps, as well as to dance with students.

Facility Rental will be another service offering. The Majestic is currently a very popular place in Bellingham for weddings, receptions, musical events, etc. We hope to expand the use of the building by including additional options of use (church services on Sunday, exercise/yoga classes in the morning).

In addition to these main staples, U&ME Dance will go out into the community to offer specialty dancing to schools, nursing homes and anyone wanting a specialized program. U&ME Dance is very closely linked to the dance studios in the Seattle area and as such, can offer exchange programs, which will give our students additional opportunities.