The Ballroom
Directed by John Ross
977 Golf Course Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
707-586-1136
The Ballroom ~ Directed By John Ross ~ (707) 586-1136
977 Golf Course Drive, Rohnert Park, California 94928
Swing, Latin, Ballroom, Nightclub & Wedding dance lessons in Rohnert Park, California ~ Serving Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Petaluma and all of Sonoma, Marin, Napa, and Lake Counties
About Us

Workshops: Just-the-Basics & More!

Workshops provide an opportunity to get specialized material in a single 90-minute or 4-hour format. They frequently cover such topics as leading & following tips, dance-specific styling & technique, and pattern variations – in addition to offering "crash courses" for dances not generally offered in our weekly format. Topics vary by month.

90-Minute Workshops

Upcoming Offerings


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Past Offerings

Our 90-minute workshops are cycled based on student interest. Here are some of our past offerings to whet your dance appetite. If you find something that interests you, that you would like to see offered again, just let us know!

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4-Hour Workshops

Our "Just-the-Basics" workshops are $65 per person, and are typically held on Saturdays from 10am to 3pm with a break for lunch at noon.


Next Offering: To be Announced

Wedding Dance Workshop

Attending a wedding this year? Preparing for a First Dance as bride and groom? Worried about the traditional father / daughter (or mother / son) dance? This workshop is the place for you! Learn the fundamentals of partner dancing, including leading and following, dance floor etiquette, how to gracefully get on and off the dance floor, and how to plan for the unexpected. You will learn the basic steps of waltz, foxtrot, and classic slow dance then have an opportunity to practice them with highly-skilled instructors.


Next Offering: To be Announced

Just-The-Basics ~ Introduction to Salsa

Hot and sassy, the Salsa is a fast, fun and exciting Latin dance. This beginners workshop introduces you to the basics of leading and following skills for Latin dancing, classic Salsa moves, Latin styling, technique and hot spins for both partners! Learn the moves that make you look good on the dance floor.

Beginners are welcome and encouraged.


Next Offering: To be Announced

Just-the-Basics ~ Leading & Following Made Simple

Learn the magic ingredient found in all partner dances! The unspoken language of Leading and Following allows two people to move together in perfect harmony. In the first half of this one-day workshop you will learn the fundamentals of how movement is communicated by a leader and received by a follower, including forward, backward and side movements, plus turns, rhythm changes and more. Then, in the afternoon, apply these new skills while you learn some basic steps in Waltz, Swing and Salsa.

Beginners are welcome and encouraged. No partner necessary.

Next Offering: To be Announced

Just-the-Basics ~ Social Dance for Beginners

Peek into the exciting world of social dance! Learn the fundamentals of partner dancing in a relaxed, warm and nurturing environment that will have you moving to the music in no time. The first half of this one-day workshop will introduce you to the basics of movement, balance, rhythm and weight change, plus tips and tricks about how movement is communicated by a leader and received by a follower – all while learning some basic steps in American-Style Waltz and Foxtrot. Then, in the afternoon, apply these new skills while you explore some basic steps of two additional dances that you get to help choose. That's right! You get to help choose what you learn!

This workshop is designed especially for beginners and anyone new to dance. Singles and couples welcome. No partner necessary.

American Waltz  •   American Tango  •   Argentine Tango  •   Bachata  •   Bolero  •   Cha Cha  •   Charleston  •   Club Salsa  •   Country Waltz  •   Cumbia  •   East Coast Swing  •   Foxtrot  •   Hustle  •   Jitterbug  •   Jive  •   Lindy Hop  •   Line Dance  •   Nightclub TwoStep  •   Mambo  •   Merengue  •   Polka  •   Quickstep  •   Rumba  •   Salsa  •   Samba  •   Texas TwoStep  •   Viennese Waltz  •   West Coast Swing  •   Wedding / Choreography
The Ballroom ~ Directed by John Ross ~ 977 Golf Course Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 ~ 707-586-1136