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Dan's Classic Ballroom
601 Maplewood Loop, Oak Harbor WA 98277

See the 4 photos below & for Specific Directions.

Ph:   360.720.2727 (office/hm)      
dcb601 at comcast.net

Just north of Oak Harbor, near Hwy 20 & E. Frostad Rd.

Overlooking Mt. Baker and the inside passage!
We're Dan & Kathleen Branscum
We love to dance & hope you'll join us in this  wonderful passion. 
 Whidbey & Fidalgo Island's Only Professionally Trained & Certified Ballroom/Latin Dance Instructors.

  Please do not wear cologne, perfume or aftershave.
DCB is a "Scent Free Zone" due to allergic sensitivities.

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Class Schedules: Feb - Mar - Apr

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We are just north of Oak Harbor, off Hwy 20.

1) Turn on Frostad, going east, appx 1.5 miles.
2) When you get to the 3-way stop sign, continue on straight, into the
      Dugualla Heights neighborhood. Continue for 1 block.
3) We are on the next corner to your left (Dugualla  Rd & Maplewood Lp).

  There is plenty of parking in the driveway and on the gravel to the right of the driveway.


Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz  - For kids, age 3 through teens

 We recommend - Fidalgo Dance Works in Anacortes,
(360) 299-8447


"Shall We Dance?"

  • We offer small & casual Group lessons for 6 - 12 dancers,
  • Mini-groups of 4-8 people for you and friends/family,
  • Privates Lessons for 1 (or 2)  people.
  • Partners not Required.
  • Surprise that special someone with a Gift Certificate for dance lessons!

    ** Come on guy
    s! Yes, you too, can learn to dance! **
    * * It's like any other team sport except you hold your teammate instead of hitting the opposition. AND, you earn mega-points in the process.  **

Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced skill levels welcomed.

Adults and Teens.

We often prepare soon-to-be-married couples
and family members for those memorable first dances.

She will love a gift certificate and the chance to spend hours in your arms.

Our Distinctive Qualities

1. Offering small classes with a lot of personal attention.

2. Teaching the technical skills that create elegant and lively partner dancing.

3. Emphasizing that every dance has it's own unique characteristics.

We believe these attributes will enhance your enjoyment of ballroom dancing for many, many years to come.

See Professional Qualifications page for more info.

We teach 20 American Style dances

Click on any dance for info
for specific info on music, history of the dance, music, figures and songs to use for practice.

SmoothFoxtrot, Tango, Waltz & Viennese Waltz, Quickstep.

Latin & Rhythm:
East Coast Swing (single time & triple time rhythms)
Rumba, Cha Cha, Samba, West Coast Swing, Mambo, MerengueBolero

ClubNight Club 2-step, Hustle, Salsa, Bachata
, & Polka

 We teach from the Dance Vision International Dance Association (DVIDA) -- American Smooth and Rhythm Bronze & Silver syllabi.   You may find more info on their website: http://dancevision.com

The purpose of this website is to provide you with useful and, ultimately, comprehensive information on Social and Ballroom Dance, the individual dances, local opportunities to dance, current class schedules, and bits of on-island dance news.

Please peruse Section 2 on the side bar. If you want to look for dance shoes, see Section 3.

 Class Schedules - Click Here 

Group Classes are on Sunday through Thursday evenings.*

Friday, Saturday & Sunday available for private lessons, private mini-groups and special parties *

Adults, Teens, Couples, Singles - we have dance classes for every one, including those soon-to-be married couples who want that first dance to look as grand as you will on your special day.

For Dances & Special Events -
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We dance on the island as much as possible. Sometimes on the south end and sometimes in Oak Harbor. We travel to Everett once or twice a month. And on special occasions we go to either Bellingham or Seattle. We usually carpool. We often meet early at our house and  go out to dinner prior to the dance.

Please  if you see errors, wish to add dances to my calendar, or have a comment.  I promise to answer all e-mails within a day or two, barring significant circumstances such as being out of town or the common island power outages.

Please contact me if you have a question about group or private lessons, or for your Wedding and Special Dance needs. 

And we dance . . .

dcb601 at comcast dot net

Group photo from our Dance Cruise - January 2008