Ballroom Dance Classes


Sunday, August 20, 12:00–3:00 p.m.
Celebrate summer with an elegant afternoon on the dance floor! Get moving to music, sip a refreshing drink, meet new people, watch dance demonstrations, and mix it up with other dancers.

$12 ($10 member)

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Private Ballroom dance lessons

Do you have a wedding, anniversary or other occasion coming up? Looking to refine your technique? Enter the dance floor with confidence after taking a private lesson.

$50 per hour

Whether you are tying the knot, need to brush up on your dance skills for a special occasion, or are just looking for a hobby, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center offers ballroom dancing classes and private lessons to suit your needs. These classes will not only get you moving to the music and get you socializing, you will also improve your balance and posture. No partner is necessary for any of the ballroom dance classes!

6-punch card: $60 ($50 member)
12-punch card: $105 ($90 member)
Single class: $12 ($10 member)
Private lesson: $50/hour (couple or single)

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Ballroom Schedule through August 2017

Beginner classes on Thursday evenings, Intermediate classes on Tuesday evenings—all skill levels on Saturdays!

June, July, August

Tuesday nights, 6:00–7:00 p.m., 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Argentine Tango, Cha-cha

June 6, 13, 20, 27

July 11, 18, 25 (no class July 4)

August 1, 8, 15

Ballroom Schedule September Through December 2017

Learn dance steps, rhythm, and style! Classes are customized for every student, from beginning dancers to those with experience through individualized instruction with Susan Alby and Rod Schulz. Beginner classes on Thursday evenings, Intermediate classes on Tuesday evenings—all skill levels on Saturdays!


Tuesday, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
West Coast Swing: September 5, 12, 19, 26

Thursday, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Salsa: September 7, 14, 21, 28

Saturday, 1:30–2:30 p.m., 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Rhumba, Waltz: September 9, 16, 23, 30


Tuesday, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Waltz: October 3, 10, 17, 24 (no class October 31)

Thursday, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Tango: October 5, 12, 19, 26

Saturday, 1:30–2:30 p.m., 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Salsa/Mambo, Fox-trot: October 7, 14, 21, 28


Tuesday, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Rhumba: November 7, 14, 21, 28

Thursday, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Swing: November 2, 9, 16, 30 (no class November 23)

Saturday, 1:30–2:30 p.m., 2:30–3:30 p.m.
West Coast Swing, Tango: November 4, 11, 18, 25


Tuesday, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Fox-trot: December 5, 12, 19 (no class December 26)

Thursday, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Nightclub Two-Step: December 7, 14, 21 (no class December 28)

Saturday, 1:30—2:30 p.m., 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Cha-cha, Quickstep: December 2, 9, 16, (no class December 23 or 30)


  • 6-punch card: $60 ($50 member)
  • 12-punch card: $105 ($90 member)
  • Single class: $12 ($10 member)

About our Ballroom Dance instructors:

Susan Alby

Susan Alby has been sharing her joy of music and dance with people of all ages for over 30 years. Playing the piano throughout her childhood led her to the study of dance in her young adult years. Beginning with Spanish and flamenco dance, she went on to study ballet, tap, and jazz. She began teaching in 1983. It was when she played keyboard for a jazz combo in Milwaukee in exchange for ballroom dance lessons that she discovered the magic and fun of this form, and immediately knew it would play a vital part in her program of instruction.

Rod Schulz

At an early age, Rod Schulz discovered the fun and excitement of dance. Club dancing in his younger years developed a desire to explore more disciplined dance movements. Recently, this journey brought Rod into the world of ballroom and Latin dancing. Being part of a community that shares the same passion has been a great reward, resulting in new opportunities to grow in dance. Along with teaching classes, Rod offers private dance instruction in ballroom and Latin dance. Whether students are preparing for a wedding dance, social settings, or choreography of a routine, Rod always looks forward to surrounding himself with people who share his passion.