Have Fun Dancing Ballroom, Swing, Country, Tango, Salsa dance classes and events in Bozeman, Montana
Students are saying.....
“Lauren's teaching style is head and shoulders above the other dance instructors we've tried to learn with. She's obviously a master of all the steps she teaches, and more importantly, is able to clearly and patiently teach them to beginners and more advanced dancers alike. We took several classes before getting married and danced confidently the whole night of our wedding. We continue to take classes because Lauren makes it easy and fun to learn and offers many opportunities to practice.”
Emily Almberg and Mike O’Connell
“Five minutes into my first class, I knew I'd made the right choice. Lauren is an outstanding dance teacher. She emphasizes good form right from the start, which means dancing is not only fantastically fun, but you'll look good doing it...and no one gets hurt! She also gives a brief history of dance during the first lesson, which I thought was great. I find myself smiling from start to finish every class! Thanks Lauren, it's been wonderful so far!”
“Thank you very much for providing a fun and relaxed atmosphere for learning how to dance. Having the confidence to approach a woman in a dance oriented environment and ask her on to the floor has made all the difference for me. I have so much more fun going to see and listen to live music now that I can cut a rug! For the nominal fee you charge the instruction is priceless!”
Sincerely, Dean Wakerlin
“Dancing is a wonderful art for anyone to learn and Lauren is a exceptionally gifted dance instructor. She covers not just the physical mechanics of the learning the steps but also the musicality of dance and the social aspects for a full mind-body-spirit learning experience.”
“I have had the good fortune to take dance lessons from Lauren over the past 2 years. I started out totally green, basically a non-dancer. Today I can do a dozen different dances thanks to Lauren’s excellent instruction. She is a master at teaching form, technique and steps. If you show up, pay attention and practice you will be amazed at what you can accomplish with her expert guidance. Plus it is really fun and all the dance parties she arranges are awesome. And I have met many really nice people who share a love of dancing. Thank you Lauren!”
“Moving in from another community, your classes brought me in contact with really nice, energetic, people, young & old, being taught by a fabulous, artistic, positive, human being. Wanting not to screw-up (that close!) in front of a woman, I learned that she was striving to put her best foot forward too. What a nice way to bring out the best in a person AND make acquaintances! I met experienced dancers who taught me, were patient, made me laugh at my buffoonery, and basically became fast friends with them. Lauren is a careful, explicit, consistent communicator of a standard nomenclature. This makes repeating her classes invaluable to refine one's dance techniques & form. Is there any better way to live life? Myself, I don't think so. So square-up, right eye 2 right eye, keep your frame & you'll maintain exciting contact, wait for & find the count, and launch... Dancing is delightful.”
"My husband and I have taken many classes from Lauren, she makes it fun and easy to follow and learn. I would recommend her classes to anyone wanting to expand their dancing ability. Her facility is also very nice and inviting."
Alex and Chris Stearns
“I started taking dancing lessons from Have Fun Dancing when the studio was tiny and behind the stage of the Emerson. Now with the new studio that is so greatly improved with floor space, lighting and wall mirrors, I'm still enrolled in dancing classes that so ever bring me joy and pleasure in continuing to learn how to move across the dance floor. Thank you very very much Lauren for opening up the world of dancing to me and to the whole community.. “
“Lauren's ability to transmit the fundamentals of dancing with clarity, acceptance, skill and fun make the dance classes a sheer joy. I love the confidence I gain in my own skills and the gentle cohesiveness of the community that is built, step-by-step on the dance floor.”
“Kelly and I felt that your method of teaching worked especially good for us. Switching partners enabled him to lead and I learned not to. We found another enjoyable activity we can do together. We finally feel comfortable on the dance floor at informal or formal events.”
Thank you, Gwen Gorham
“One of my favorite things about going to dance class so far is seeing a smile on my boyfriends face that I have never seen before. Thanks, I am really enjoying myself.”
“Not only does Lauren have impressive training and education as a dance instructor, she also has the rare quality of being able to communicate and teach students of varying ages and abilities - Lauren continually updates her classes with new information from workshops she attends. I am especially appreciative of the Tango instructors she brings to Bozeman on a regular basis. Lauren's classes have helped me connect with music and other dancers in a professional and non-competitive setting, as well as improve my dancing. And the classes are FUN!”
“I decided to take your class because I wanted to try something new. Now, for me, learning how to dance means learning how to relax and interact with others. In your class, I do not feel a pressure to be perfect. I can enjoy music and moving my body along with it. Thanks for being a cheering and friendly teacher.”
“Have Fun Dancing's goals say it all. Meeting new people in the very social manner of dance, learning new dance steps, and adding another dimension to your relationship with a significant-other is, on average, very fun. In addition, the constant enthusiasm and patience of instructor Lauren is very motivating if not inspiring. We show up to dance lessons tired from working all day long and leave energized. Thanks for all that you do, Lauren!”
Matt & Kristi Lavin
“Ballroom dance lessons have been a real positive for Sandy and I. I was always embarrassed to get out on the dance floor at a wedding or any other event. Lauren's classes were a great boon to me and now I feel very comfortable getting out on the floor for a cha cha or rumba. Heck, we even filmed a commercial with dancing as the main theme. I am sure I challenged Lauren with my inability to pick up a beat, but she has helped me advance and get better. Dancing has been an important part of our social life and has helped keep Sandy and I together for 43 years.”
Tom and Sandy Tursich
"Have Fun Dancing" couldn't be more aptly named. Not only is Lauren a terrific teacher of skills and techniques, but she also makes class fun each and every time. Initially we just wanted to learn how to dance for our wedding, but once we took Lauren's class we were hooked. Six years later we're still dancing.”
Jennie Tranel & Mike Neeley
"My fiance and I started to take dance lessons about 5 months before our wedding. When a friend reminded us to schedule a first-dance private lesson, we had completely forgotten the reason we had started taking lessons in the first place!! I don't know if there is anything that could have been more important to me at that time in my life. In the all the hub-bub and commotion of wedding planning, lessons with Lauren and Have Fun Dancing made us forget about the wedding and all the associated stress and just enjoy each other's company. Which was the whole reason we were getting married to start with! Thank you Lauren. Oh! Also our first dance was perfect."
"I used to have two left feet. Now thanks to Have Fun Dancing, I can dance purdy darn good with my two left feet. Thanks Lauren."
“Several years ago I had the privilege of taking several of Lauren’s classes. I live 80 miles from Bozeman and in the past couple of years my schedule has not permitted me to participate in dance classes. The classes were well worth the effort to attend and I highly recommend anyone who wants to further their dance skills and have fun to consider participating.”
“I've wanted to know how to dance, especially to do a twirl, my entire life but I never imagined I would/could ever learn to do it. Last winter I was encouraged to sign up for your classes and by the end of six weeks, I was twirling away.”
“I have been taking Lauren's dance classes since 2004. Her energy and passion for dancing, as well as her talented abilities to teach dance are amazing! Learning to ballroom dance has changed my perspective of myself, from being awkward on the dance floor, and not knowing how to interact with men on an intimate yet informal setting, to feeling feminine, flowing, confident, and loving the intimate relationship built in those 3-4 minutes on the dance floor. Lauren has a way to make it really fun, help you feel comfortable, and be willing to try, and make mistakes. I highly recommend her classes for personal growth, creating joy in your life, or just to meet new people!!”
"Dancing has no borders-It attracts people from all walks of life and all ages. You never know who you might meet on the dance floor. The greatest means for a man to enhance his relationship with his partner is to take the time to learn how to dance with her. It costs less than diamonds and means a whole lot more."
"I travel from Helena, MT to attend Lauren's classes. Her range of talent goes beyond teaching the dances; she continues to encourage her students to improve their skills by offering challenging intermediate and advanced classes. Lauren and Steve are always gracious and welcoming hosts. They've created a wonderful dance community in Bozeman!"
“Thank you Lauren for offering such wonderful dance classes. The way you teach and your fabulous dance hall floor, makes your classes effortless, easy and fun!!! I love how I can participate with all dancers and do not have to come with a partner. Lauren you are a fabulous instructor and I want to thank you again for being there for us, we love to learn!
I truly mean this from the bottom of my heart! Thank you!”
“Thanks in large part to Lauren Coleman with "Have Fun Dancing ", Bozeman has a vibrant and rapidly expanding dance community. Taking lessons from Lauren has been a challenging and rewarding experience and a great way to meet many nice people of all ages and backgrounds. We hope to see you on the dance floor.”
Jack and Barbara Frost
“How much I wish I still lived in Bozeman, JUST so I could take another class from you! True story!”
“I like the fact that Lauren can break down the steps and the body posture techniques into very small segments. This makes understanding what she is trying to teach a lot clearer. I all so like the fact that she is always reviewing and reminding the class the correct way to maintain proper technique.”
"I like taking Lauren's classes because she teaches by repetition. When I've completed a series of lessons with her...I've learned the steps! I watch other dancers at dances...which leads me back for more lessons...because I want to dance like they do! Dancing has drawn me into the nicest group of people!"
“A lesson at your studio is an hour full of shared smiles, laughter, a few missteps and a few more successes. It is an hour of freedom, exhilaration and growth as coordination and grace take the place of awkwardly placed steps. Dancing under your guidance is an addictive passion that can be attributed to both your incredibly smooth instruction style and the environment that you establish for your students. Thank you for being our teacher and providing this incredible opportunity to our community.”
“Lauren's dance studio offers something truly unique and great for our Bozeman community. It's a place for taking professional dance lessons, a place to meet and make new friends, and it's a place where all of us reach beyond our comfort zone and LEARN SOMETHING NEW. When I think of Lauren and what she really brings us, Have Fun Dancing describes it! As a teacher, Lauren is able to break down dance into very basic steps. She guides us -- often with great patience -- until we all understand. With all of Lauren's many years of dancing professionally and teaching, she knows how to guide us, teach us, and encourage her students to try a little more, risk a little bit, and then, totally enjoy . . . dance, new friendships, and a very special place for fun to happen in Bozeman. Dancing makes life better . . . and Thank You Lauren for offering all the classes and dance parties you do!”
“Lauren’s dance classes are my favorite activity to do in Bozeman. The classes are well taught with professional instruction and levity as well as being perfectly paced for the new dancer to the most experienced dancer.”
Have Fun Dancing-Dance classes and lessons in Bozeman, Montana