Dance For Life

Dance For Life

5.0 (2)
37 years in business

About this pro

We Teach People how to dance.

Enjoy dancing with your partner. Have fun dancing at a downtown pub. Learn a dance for your wedding, or dance at someone else’s wedding. Dance the night away on your next Cruise.  Arrange a dance event for your organization or a group class for your employees to enhance Teamwork and Morale.

Benefits Beyond Simple Exercise

Finding ways to have fun, be happy, and involved socially in life are important elements of a well-lived life and good health. Regular exercise is a critical part of any effective, health care regimen.

There is no better way to achieve all the above than through dance.

Dance For Life provides Dance lessons, Dance workshops and Dance events in Asheville, NC

Richard & Sue Cicchetti are the co-founders of Dance For Life.


Richard is a certified, professional dance instructor. In addition to teaching Ballroom and Country dance lessons, they produce Dance Workshops and Dance Events. Together they hold seven World Dance Titles and numerous National titles with the UCWDC, an International Dance Organization. 


Their desire to help people enjoy dancing inspired Richard to create their dance company Dance For Life. Students enjoy his progressive style of teaching and learn how to dance quickly.


I invite you to contact us and discuss creating a personalized dance program for you.

It is worthwhile taking lessons to sharpen your skills and augment your enjoyment of dancing.

Contact Richard for information and registration.

     828-333-0715,  [email protected]

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1.What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?

Richard Cicchetti is a dance instructor and promoter of dance workshops and dance events in the Asheville area. He teaches both Ballroom and Country dances to individuals, couples and groups. As a dancer, he holds six World titles. Richard’s students enjoy his progressive style of teaching and learn how to dance quickly.


2. What was the inspiration to start or run this business? 

People love to dance, especially when they learn how. Richard’s desire to teach people how to enjoy dancing inspired him to create his dance company “Dance For Life”.


3. What do you love most about your job?

Richard’s greatest satisfaction is to see people enjoying the experience of dancing with their partner.

4. What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?

The greatest reaction he has ever gotten from his students is to see a big smile on their face with the look of, “I got it!”

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Asheville, NC 28803
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2 Reviews


  • Loci S.

    I highly recommend Richard Cicchetti. His advanced knowledge of Ballroom & Country dancing along with his profound understanding of energy, nutrition, and healing offers new ways of being.

  • Addie Marie Rediske

    Want to give a huge thanks to Sue and Richard for giving us our dance lessons for our wedding day. They were so easy to learn from and had amazing tips to help make you look like a professional. Always good spirits and they’d keep you motivated during your entire lesson. We got so many compliments on our dancing thanks to them. I’d highly recommend them if your wanting to just learn to dance for fun or for any occasion or even to become a pro like them. They truly show they’re deep passion for dancing when teaching you.

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

Learn what mucic they like, what dancining they are currently doing or have done. What dances they want to learn and what level of skill they wnat to dance at i.e. social, competition, etc. 

I also want to know if they have any health challenges I should know about.

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

International DVIDA certification, 14 years of dance experience,  six WORLD Champion titles and numerious National titles with UCWC, studied yoga and martial arts for many years, awarded the :Highly Recommended by Locals" from Alignable, preformed at Harrah;s Casino, preformed at Asheville & Buncombe County Preservation Society's Annual Fund raier event, 

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

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How did you get started teaching?

Learning how to dance myself first, taking many private lessons in the last 14 years, particapating in 1000's of group classes, a 250-hour teaching trainig program, past experience of teaching martial arts and yoga ans the desire to help people who want to learn how to dance. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Couples getting married, single males, single females, young, middle-aged, retired, active and inactive people.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Local Dance events where peope have fun, enjoy themselves and socialize in a nice environment. National and World competitions. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Interview the teacher to mae sure there is a connection of trust, honesty, safety and likeability. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What is the level of commitment a student is willing to make. It is important that the teacher knows this in order to work with the student(s) at the level they desire.