Dance With Kristy

Dance With Kristy

4.8 (4)
1 hire on Lessons.com
2 employees
28 years in business

About this pro

I am a certified ballroom instructor. I specialize in all the ballroom and latin dances, salsa & bachata, jitterbug, east coast and west coast swing styles, and all the country western styles from beginner to advanced dancers.  I teach  wedding dances and honor dances.

I enjoy passing on the gift of dancing, giving couples something to share together for a lifetime and teaching social dance styles that can be a way to meet new people and make new friends!

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Credentials

Austin, TX 78758
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4 Reviews

4.8

  • Paula Hudson

    She is incredibly knowledgeable and patient. She's so fun to work with. I love her vivacious laugh and gentle spirit. She makes you want to be a better dancer!

  • Liz Boultinghouse

    I just love Kristy! She is so knowledgeable about so many types of dance I'm always in awe! Just talking to her you can tell how much she loves to dance. When she dances she lights up! Her love of dance shines through in her classes. She is such a patient teacher even with those at the very beginning of their dance journey. She seems to truly want others to share her joy.

  • SELENE

    I really like how clear is the way she explained her techniques, how much she focus on the frame and the feet position, the way she pushes with out make you feel uncomfortable o frustrated for not getting the step on the first try. Her classes are always positive.

  • Robert Tycast

    Very patient, friendly and creative.



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FAQs


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

I teach a pattern to the student to get them dancing. While they dance the pattern, I assess their skill and the speed in which they can learn., because every student is different. My goal is to get them on the social dance floor as quickly as possible. 


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

I am a DVIDA certified instructor. I am a trainer of instructors and owned my own ballroom dance studio for 11 yrs. 


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

$75 per lesson in Austin, Texas.

$85 per lesson in Temple, Texas.

Packages are available. 


How did you get started teaching?

I have danced my whole life. Ballroom dancing seemed a perfect transition from ballet, tap, jazz and lyrical AND I got to to make new friends and develope a wonderful social life. 


What types of students have you worked with?

Although I work mostly with adults, I have worked with youngsters through seniors. Each poses different challenges. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I just performed in a large-scale Bollywood musical production (as a ballroom dancer). It was so wonderful to see the enthusiasm and talent in indivuals of all ages!  I would love to do more ballroom dancing choreography for the stage!!


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

You need someone who is trained in teaching dance, not just a good dancer. 


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

Why do you want to learn to dance?  Exercise? Social? Competition? Wedding?  Special Event?What style of dance are you interested in and what kind of music do you enjoy?