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

Kurt Lichtmann
with Christel Trutmann, Connie Sczepanski, Lori Freer
Learn from the creators of Amazon's former top-selling Wedding Dance DVD

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

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, and for mothers in preparation for a mother-son dance. We can help you with the song you have chosen, or help you find the right song. Your lead instructor, Kurt, has attended hundreds of weddings as DJ, and is very familiar with the genres and music requested. 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. This is our preference.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.

Where? 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.

How many? 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 private lessons from the top pros, and have found that ultimately we needed one-on-one instruction to get what we really wanted. 

PREMIUM PACKAGE ($120):  includes TWO instructors (male and female teaching team) - really, this is the best way, for reasons described above. We usually go a bit overtime at no extra charge. We assume you will arrrive with your partner! Private small group lessons can be arranged: it can be a very nice experience for you and your parents. Check, cash, or PAYPAL seller email:

BUDGET PACKAGE ($75) : Alternately, you may wish a private lesson with only one instructor. 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. 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: