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I love dance…

I love how it makes me feel, alive and soulful. I love helping my students to feel the same way, through connection with the movement of their own bodies. This is my main goal as a dedicated dance instructor: to see each of my students leave my classes feeling energized and joyful.

Come Dance

With Me!

Here is my current

dance schedule:

Make Every Step Count

 

Mondays

Danscene Dance Studio

2980 McClintock Way

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

6:30 PM Beginners West Coast

6:30 PM Beginners West Coast Swing

7:15 Beginners Level 2 West Coast Swing

8 PM Beginners 1 & 2 Night Club 2-Step

1 Class ~ $15

2 Classes ~ $20

3 Classes ~ $24

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ELEVATE YOUR LEAD 

with TOM COCHRAN

Men's/Leader's

West Coast Swing

Styling, Footwork, & Musicality

6:30 PM  ~ $15

No Partner Needed

7:15 Beginners Level 2 West Coast

6:30 PM Beginners West Coast Swing

7:15 Beginners Level 2 West Coast Swing

8 PM Beginners 1 & 2 Night Club 2-Step

1 Class ~ $15

2 Classes ~ $20

3 Classes ~ $24

*********************

ELEVATE YOUR LEAD 

with TOM COCHRAN

Men's/Leader's

West Coast Swing

Styling, Footwork, & Musicality

6:30 PM  ~ $15

No Partner Needed

8 PM Beginners 1 & 2 Night Club 2-Step

1 Class ~ $15

2 Classes ~ $20

3 Classes ~ $24

*********************

ELEVATE YOUR LEAD 

with TOM COCHRAN

Men's/Leader's

West Coast Swing

Styling, Footwork, & Musicality

6:30 PM  ~ $15

No Partner Needed

Wednesdays

6 PM Beginners West Coast Swing

6:45  PM Beginners Level 2 West Coast Swing

7:30 PM Beginners Hustle

1 Class ~ $10

2 Classes ~ $15

3 Classes ~ $20

Thursdays

My Current Dance Schedule

Ongoing Classes ... Join Any Time

Mondays

Danscene Dance Studio

2980 McClintock Way

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

6:30 PM BEGINNERS SALSA

taught by Michele & Tom

7:15 Beginners Level 2 West Coast Swing

8 PM Beginners Level 2 Night Club 2-Step

1 Class ~ $15

2 Classes ~ $20

3 Classes ~ $24

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Tuesdays &

Wednesdays

Private Lessons!

Sign up anytime! 

Text me to reserve your 10 lesson card

for $475 on

sale until the end of the month!

I accept Cash, Check or Venmo!

Thursdays

Avant Garde Ballroom

1502 Warner Avenue

Santa Ana, CA 92705

7 PM Soul, Funky West Coast Swing:

Movements, Patterns, Styling and Freestyle Steps

to put in your WCS 

 8 PM Intermediate Country Western 2-Step

"Yee Haw" 

9 PM Intermediate Hustle

"Lets Disco"

1 Class ~ $15

2 Classes ~ $20

3 Classes ~ $24

Fridays

The Press Box

6471 Westminster Blvd.

Westminster, CA 91683

See Flyer under Special Events

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Saturdays

Avant Garde Ballroom

1502 Warner Avenue

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Sundays

Avant Garde Ballroom

1502 Warner Avenue

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Danscene Dance Studio

2980 McClintock Way

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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Social Dance Experience

for ALL Levels of Dancers

5:45 PM

West Coast Swing ~ Beginning

6:30 PM  

West Coast Swing ~ Styling

7:15 PM

West Coast Swing ~ Patterns

8 PM ~ 11:30 PM

Social Dance 

 

ONLY $15

Includes ALL Workshops

& the Dance

Famous Fridays
at The Press Box

Saturday Location for Private Lessons

Text Michele to sign up:

562-824-8393

You are invited to enjoy our 1st Saturday Dance of every month

Workshops begin at 6 PM, and Social Dance begins at 8 PM

See Flyer Listed Under

Upcoming Special Events Below

 

Bloody Marys and Mimosas

Potluck Sundays

 

11 AM Ladies/Followers West Coast Swing

Technique & Styling class

12 PM Int/Adv West Coast Swing

1 PM Beginners Bachata

1 Class ~ $15

2 Classes ~ $20

3 Classes ~ $24

4 PM Beginners West Coast Swing

5 PM Beginners Country 2-Step 

1 Class ~ $15

2 Classes ~ $20

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Upcoming Events

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VIP Dance Packages

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 Level 1: $1 off of dance classes, private lessons and dance parties

$40 for the Year

 

Level 2: $2 off dance classes, private lessons and dance parties

$65 for the Year 

Level 3: $3 off dance classes, private lessons and dance parties

$95 for the Year

Level 4: $4 off dance classes, private lessons and dance parties, plus 1 half-hour Private Lesson per month 

$175 for the Year

 

Level 5: $5 off dance classes, private lessons and dance parties, plus 1 45-minute Private Lesson per month

$210 for the Year

Monthly Rates &

Private Lessons

Drop-In Rates:

$15 for 1 Class

$20 for 2 Classes

$24 for 3 Classes

Monthly Rates:

$55 for 1 Class

$70 for 2 Classes

$85 for 3 Classes

 
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All students who have a 10-(Private) Lesson Card or a Monthly VIP Package must pay a $5 floor fee for each private lesson. If you miss a VIP lesson, you cannot make it up. VIP Members get their discount on all Dance Parties including the 1st Saturday Dance of every month.

See listed under Upcoming Special Events

Private Lessons

Do you need a little extra help in learning how to dance? We all learn differently & sometimes we need personal attention. With private dance lessons, you will receive one on one instructions to improve your dancing. Private Lessons will allow you to learn at a quicker pace the right way. You don't always get the details in group classes like you would in private lessons. Whether you are brand new to dancing, an experienced dancer or an advanced dancer wanting to improve, I can help you!!!


Dances offered: West Coast Swing, Country 2 Step, Hustle & Nightclub 2-step, Latin Dancing & Ballroom Dancing.

Private Lessons cost

$70 per hour or

$550 for a 10 Lesson Card

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About Me

 

I knew as a child that I would follow a path of music and dance, the things that moved and excited me. By high school, I was well on my way to those goals. I was playing drums and trombone, and choreographing formations and routines for the school dance team. After high school, I was invited to perform for the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders.

 

I continued along the path by learning different genres of dance; began competing and winning competitions, and from there experienced the sheer joy of teaching others to dance.

For those of you who are interested in my qualifications, below is a bulleted list of my experiences and accolades:

 

  • Music and Choreography major at Chabot College, Hayward and Cerritos Colleges. Trained in Hip hop, Classical Ballet at Cerritos College 5 years  

  • Trained in lead and follow for All dances, including East and West Coast Swing, Ballroom-International and American Smooth, Latin- International and American Rhythm Country dances, Salsa and Hustle 

 

  • Multi World Champion and  Swing Hall of Fame Inductee. 

 

  • Former 'Ole Skool Dancer for the LA Sparks 

 

  • Professional Dance Teacher, Dance Choreographer, Owner of Country Dance Sport since 1992 

 

  • Co-Owner of Swingtime Dance Studio 

 

  • U.C.W.D.C Master Level Dancer and Dance Instructor 

 

  • Champions Level West Coast Swing Dancer and multiple 1st place winner since 1990 

 

  • U.S. Open West Coast Swing Competitor-Classic Division 

 

  • Open West Coast Swing Competitor-Classic Division

 

  • Known for original dance choreography and applying patterns and footwork to music 

 

  • Recognized for classic Style West Coast Swing as well as Contemporary style West Coast Swing 

 

  • Recognized by S.W.D.C and U.C.W.D.C, Orange County Swing Dance Club, Swingtime Dance Studio Club, L.A Swing Dance Club, and many dance studios in the country. 

 

  • Local Judge for many venues for over 20 years in the Dance industry and business, as a solo main source of work and income and dedication to the Dance Community

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