dance teachers, dance lessons, instruction, classes, instructors, wedding, bridal,first dance, swing, salsa, ballroom, Ithaca NY, New York

Kurt Lichtmann
with Kristi Sullivan, Naomi Erkan, Nora Murphy
Learn from the creator's of Amazon's top-selling Wedding Dance DVD

Wedding Dances - Swing - Latin - Ballroom - Salsa - Merengue - Bachata - Chacha - Rumba
Waltz - Foxtrot - Ballroom Tango - East Coast Swing - West Coast Swing - Balboa - Blues
Motown - Jumpswing - Carolina Shag - Lindy Hop - Jitterbug - Hustle - Slow Dance

*** Private Lessons: ON PAUSE ***
We will offer them again when the Covid coast clears:
Sept 2021? 2022? ????

Private Lessons are held at the Coddington Rd Studio.

"We were totally frustrated trying this on our own,
but you made it really easy and fun!"
- students

Kind, clear, patient, knowledgeable, entertaining instruction! We have helped many, many couples go far beyond the common "hug & wobble" first dance that you often see at wedding receptions. We have done the same for fathers in preparation for the father-daughter dance. We can help you with the song you have chosen, or help you find the right song. We have attended hundreds of weddings, and are thus very familiar with the genre. We work with your abilities, your song, and your time-frame (getting married in two weeks - or even less time?!)

Or perhaps you just want to learn to dance?
Raw beginners love our friendly, entertaining style. Intermediate Level dancers enjoy having mysteries solved, and learning new moves.

are available - a great birthday or holiday gift. Easy payment and fast turnaround, using a credit card on your PAYPAL account.

If we work with you as a teaching team, you and your partner will each have a role model. Men and women move differently! We work separately with each of you. We put you back together. Two instructors are needed to do that efficiently. It is comfortable and fun. This is the premium package. However, one instructor can also do the job nicely, using other techniques.

Kurt's private dance studio on Coddington Rd, near Ithaca College, has a nice dance floor, large full length mirrors, great sound system: you know, the works! Very pleasant. Easy parking in the driveway. Only 5 minutes from downtown Ithaca.

Private Lessons can be done as a series, although maybe you need only one or two! Our teaching is very efficient in terms of the results. We have each taken many group classes, and have found that ultimately we needed one-on-one instruction to get what we really wanted. We still take classes and private lessons!

PREMIUM PACKAGE ($120): This 50 minute lesson includes TWO instructors - this is the optimal way, for reasons described above. Included is time to video a summary of all the teaching at the end of the session. Couples or single, same price. Private group lessons can be arranged: it can be a very nice experience for your social group (or your bridal party) Check, cash, or PAYPAL seller email:

BUDGET PACKAGE ($75) : Alternately, you may wish a 50 minute private lesson with only one instructor. Couples or single, same price. Your lead teacher (Kurt) is skilled at teaching and demonstrating both leader and follower parts, and has a variety of methods tailored to individual needs. Included is time to video a summary of all the teaching at the end of the session. Check, cash, or PAYPAL seller email:

Please feel free to call:
our schedules are somewhat flexible,
and we can work around YOUR schedules.

"We wanted to dance just for the wedding, but you helped
us discover a whole new way to enjoy each other."

Our complete philosophy of social dance:
"FUN!"    Wedding Dance DVD   Ithaca Swing Dance      Salsa Dance Ithaca