John Cassese The Dance Doctor

John Cassese The Dance Doctor

5.0 (7)
5 employees
38 years in business

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Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
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7 Reviews


  • Steve & Meredith

    We were privileged to have John choreograph the first dance for our wedding. In addition to coming up with a swing routine that fit the song perfectly (it was Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen, because the world does not need any more Sinatra first dances), John took two people with no experience dancing swing and made it look like we knew what we were doing. John is a seasoned pro who will have you doing it the right way, and will steadily and firmly correct you until you get it. He doesn’t accept half measures! Think about all the ridiculous stuff you’re going to have at your wedding that no one will notice, cut a few of those items, and make room in your budget to make that moment when everybody’s watching really memorable. The Dance Doctor will make it happen!

  • Ling

    Thank you for all the hard work. I had a wonderful time with you!!

  • Katie & Brent

    Brent and I wanted to thank you for teaching us to dance for our October wedding. We are happy to report that the first dance was a success and I don’t think we’ll ever be able to listen to Sting’s “Fields of Gold” without hearing “slow, quick, quick…” We had a blast learning from you, it was one of our favorite parts of the “wedding planning” process! The best part is that we will be able to use what we learned for the rest of our lives. We still can’t believe you were able to teach us to dance – you truly have a gift! Thank you, Thank you!

  • Eugene Tuzkov

    We knew we wanted to do something special for our 1st dance and make it unforgettable for our family and friends. From our first lesson with John, we knew we found the perfect teacher. It is impossible to ignore John’s passion for his craft and his commitment to his students. We greatly enjoyed the few months we spent with John learning the routine for our big day, and to see the look on the faces of our family and friends (not to mention the crazy applause and the cheering once we finished), was worth every penny! We will definitely be back to continue our dance training and if you’re a newly engaged couple you MUST give John a call now! John, we killed it! Can’t thank you enough…People couldn’t believe what they witnessed.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Introductory special of $85 per couple for an asessment lesson.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Scholarship at private music school in New York and trained by world champions.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

different packages with different rates

How did you get started teaching?

Went to a school for fthe arts in New York at age 10.

Lessons offered

Ballroom Dance Lessons Chachacha Lessons