Constantine Dance Classes
Professional Instruction for the Social Ballroom Dancer
Weddings, Parties, Cruises, Date Nights...
No matter the occasion, you'll be prepared to dance!
Group Class Schedule
Last updated September 17, 2020
~All classes are beginner level, unless otherwise indicated~
~Classes are numbered from 1-4, with #1 being the first lesson of a 4 week series~
~Classes are listed in the order of start date. Once a course begins, contact us to sign up late~
~Enrollment includes FREE make up lessons that never expire!~
~Price varies from $59-65 per person for the 4 week course, depending upon the hosting location~
~Couples stay partnered with one another for the full duration of the course~
~Schedule is subject to change. Please call or text 612-240-8329 to confirm class details~
~Private instruction available for individuals & groups of all sizes~
Group Class Calendars
If you need to miss a class, you may select a class from any other location,
at anytime, to attend as a makeup. Schedule subject to change.
Buffalo @ Parkside Elementary School
Monday, Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12 from 7:00-8:30
Use this Link to Enroll for the Buffalo Course.
Plymouth @ Plymouth Creek Center
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 from 7:00-8:30
Use this Link to Enroll for the Plymouth Course.
Maple Grove @ Maple Grove Community Ctr.
Sunday, Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8 from 6:00-7:30
Use this Link to Enroll for the Maple Grove Course.
Apple Valley @ Southview Elementary
Friday, Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13 from 7:00-8:30
Use this Link to Enroll for the Apple Valley Course.
Private Lessons / Gift Certificates
Customized instruction for individuals, couples, and groups of any size.
Instructor comes to you! You choose the location!
Most prefer the convenience of meeting in their own home.
Private instruction pricing starts at $90 for one hour for 1-2 people,
and NO additional trip charge fees within most of the metro area!
Gift Certificates Available!
Surprise them with dance lessons! A unique gift for
birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine's Day, or just because!
For more information and pricing quote, please submit
the contact form below, or call Deanna @ 612-240-8329.
Reservations / Contact Us
Use this form to ask questions of the instructor or reserve your space in class.
Depending on the course location you wish to attend,
registration completion and payment processing will vary.
Additional information will be emailed to you within 1-2 business days for your selected course.
Thank you for your interest in learning to dance with us!
REAL comments by REAL students in REAL classes.
"You infuse the room with your vitality. Your love of teaching us old folks how we can enjoy something we thought had passed us by permeates the room giving everyone the feeling they, too, can succeed. Thank you for sharing your gifts!" - Kevin & Deb D.
"The instructor was extremely patient and capable. She took care to make everyone feel comfortable and presented everything in a logical order. Deanna was the best instructor I have ever had in community ed!" - Pat B.
"You are a wonderful dance teacher, you make learning fun. We thoroughly enjoyed your sense of humor, your patience and your kindness towards all of us in the class." - Caron & Tom F.
"When Deb and I did the hustle with our handful of moves, the dance floor cleared and I felt like John Travolta! It was great fun. We've been able to dance at three weddings now since our lessons with you and it has been very gratifying! Thanks!" - Steven S.
Practice Song Suggestions
Looking for ideas? Here are some songs that work well for dances you learn in class!
Link to my Spotify account for a more expansive selection. Songs are categorized and you can listen by clicking on the song of your choice! Free accounts available.
Waltz - Slow Tempo
4 Count Swing
6 Count Swing
West Coast Swing
Places to Go Dancing
So often we are asked "Where can we go to use what we learn in class?" Follow these links for the answers...
Lynne's Dance News
The most comprehensive resource for learning about daily dance events and opportunities in the Twin Cities!
USA Dance Minnesota Chapter
"Our mission is to improve the quality and quantity of ballroom dancing in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area, to promote ballroom dancing in the Twin Cities, and to help interested individuals connect with the ballroom dance community."
Tim Patrick and His Blue Eyes Band
"Tim Patrick is a dynamic Sinatra-style singer who performs regularly in the Twin Cities area with his swingin’ Blue Eyes Band."
Jerry O'Hagan and His Orchestra
"The Jerry O'Hagan Orchestra is celebrating it's 27th year as a working big dance band in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area , and we play for public dances every month! During those 27 years the band has played for more than 1,450 dances, events, and parties ."
"Doctor Kielbasa...for when you need a healthy dose of polka music."
Saints of Swing
"Swing comes alive again! Based in Lino Lakes, MN, the Saints of Swing big band performs music of the big band era and other styles to lovers of jazz and enthusiastic dancers."
About the Instructor & Founders
Owner / Instructor
Deanna follows in the footsteps of her parents, the renowned dance instructors Dean and Mary Constantine. She gained much of her teaching experience instructing with her parents, and incorporates into her classes their philosophy of making learning to dance attainable by even the most reluctant of students. Deanna grew up surrounded by dance and spending much of her childhood learning ballroom dancing and training in Russian classical ballet. She has been sharing her passion for dance ever since by conducting classes in communities throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs. Rather than operating a studio, she contracts with park & recreation and community education programs to make learning to dance more accessible and affordable to her students. She strives to make classes fun and easy so all her students experience success! She holds a bachelors degree in elementary education from the University of MN.
Dean and Mary Constantine
Icons of the local dance scene since the 1950s, Dean & Mary provided dance instruction to Minnesotans for nearly 60 years! They shared their talents with "well over 100,000 students" as Dean often cited. They had the original idea of bringing the studio to the students rather than the students to the studio. They traveled all around the metro, contracting with community education, park and recreation, country clubs, health clubs, businesses, and even neighborhood home groups. Their tradition continues to this day with their daughter, Deanna, running the business. Mary still resides in Minnesota. Dean passed away on September 23, 2016 at the age of 86. Photo: Dean and Mary received the "Lifetime Achievement Award" presented to them by USA Dance Minnesota in Sept. 2006.
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