Chris And Ariella Swing

Chris And Ariella Swing

5.0 (2)
2 employees
5 years in business

About this pro

We provide west coast swing lessons. West coast swing is a fun social partner dance that can be danced to many types of music. The foundation of swing is elasticity and communication. 

Connecting with people over time and being a part of something that brings them so much joy. 

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Charlotte, NC 28215
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2 Reviews


  • Chris Parker

    We’ve been taking lessons with Chris and Ariella the last couple months. We’ve been having lots of fun and are learning the beats and steps. Thankfully they’re extremely patient with us!

  • John

    Lots of fun, and even learning how to dance. #patientteachers


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

If the student is brand new to partner dancing we go through a progression of skills to build them up as an individual dancer that will give them helpful tools for partnering and connection. 

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

Visit our website for our full story. 

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

Standard pricing is $60 for one or $100 for both instructors. We can work out package deals when at least 5 lessons are paid for in advance. There may be extra studio fees charged on top of our hourly rate. The hourly rate is for 50 minutes. 

How did you get started teaching?

My lifelong passion for dance and teaching were merged when I found West Coast Swing. 

What types of students have you worked with?

All ages and all types. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My favorite West Coast Swing event of the year that is also somewhat local is Atlanta Swing Classic. 

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

It is important that a teacher of West Coast Swing is teaching you authentic swing technique and that their skill progression as a teacher is very methodical. Be wary of instructors who just teach patterns and foot placements instead of connection and partnering skills. 

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

What are your goals? Why do you wish to learn this dance? What is your dance background?