Constantine Dance Classes
Professional Instruction for the Social Ballroom Dancer
Group & Private Lesson Options
Group Class Schedule
Last updated October 4, 2022
Schedule subject to change. If attending a
class for which you're not enrolled, please
contact us to confirm class details.
Each class meets for 1.5 hours
once per week for 4 weeks, and
prices vary by hosting location.
($59-65 per person for 4 week session).
Classes geared toward beginner level
students, with the goal of learning to
dance with your partner in a fun
and supportive environment!
A variety of social ballroom dances
included each session. Stay partnered
with the person you enrolled with. If you
attend solo, plan to rotate with others
who've attended without a partner.
We welcome your calls and emails
if you have questions!
Orono @ Orono Activities Ctr
795 N Old Crystal Bay Rd, Door H8
7:00-8:30 on Fri., Sept. 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7
Maple Grove @ MG Com. Ctr.
12951 Weaver Lake Rd.
6:30-8:00 on Sun., Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9
Andover @ Oak View Middle School
15400 Hanson Blvd. NW
7:00-8:30 on Tues., Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11
Plymouth @ Plymouth Com. Ctr.
14800 - 34th Ave. N.
3:00-4:30 on Sat., Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15
Edina @ Edina Com. Ctr.
5701 Normandale Rd.
7:00-8:30 on Mon., Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24
Link to enroll for this Edina course
Shakopee @ Eagle Creek Elem
6855 Woodward Ave.
7:00-8:30 on Wed., Oct. 5, 12,
(skip 10/19), Oct. 26, Nov. 2
Link to enroll for Shakopee course
Rogers @ Rogers Middle School
20855 - 141st Ave. N.
7:00-8:30 on Thurs., Oct. 13,
(skip 10/20), Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10
Link to enroll for Rogers course
Buffalo @ Discovery Elem
301 - 2nd Ave. NE
7:00-8:30 on Fri., Oct. 14,
(skip 10/21), Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 11
Link to enroll for this Buffalo course
Woodbury @ Royal Oaks Elem
7335 Steepleview Rd.
7:00-8:30 on Tues., Oct. 18, 25,
Nov. 1, (skip 11/8), Nov. 15
Link to enroll for Woodbury course
Golden Valley @ Brookview Com. Ctr.
316 Brookview Pkwy. S.
4:00-5:30 on Sun., Oct. 23, 30,
Nov. 6, 13
Link to enroll for this GV course
Mound @ Westonka Activity Center
5903 Sunnyfield Rd. E.
7:00-8:30 on Mon., Nov. 7, 14,
(skip 11/21), Nov. 28, Dec. 5
Link to enroll or this Mound course
White Bear Lake @ South Campus H. S.
3551 McKnight Rd. N.
7:00-8:30 on Wed., Nov. 9, 16,
(skip 11/23), Nov. 30, Dec. 7
Link to enroll for WBL course
Burnsville @ Diamondhead
200 W. Burnsville Pkwy.
7:00-8:30 on Thurs., Nov. 17,
(skip 11/24), Dec. 1, 8, 15
Link to enroll for Burnsville course
Apple Valley @ Southview Elem
1025 Whitney Dr.
7:00-8:30 on Fri., Nov. 18,
(skip 11/25), Dec. 2, 9, 16
Link to enroll for AV course
Private Lessons / Gift Certificates
Customized instruction for
couples and groups of any size.
Instructor comes to you, so
you get to choose the location!
Most prefer the convenience of
meeting at their own home, or
we have studio space available
in Plymouth for a small add'l fee.
Private instruction pricing for a couple is
$125 for a 1 1/4 hour lesson, and each
additional 1/4 hour is just $15.
Group lessons & party instruction pricing varies.
Please contact us to discuss your needs.
A single private lesson is often all it takes
to have you prepared for your wedding dance!
(Bride/Groom, Father/Daughter, Mother/Son, Parents Dance)
Wedding Couples, Click Here for More Details
Drive fees most often do not apply, but
let us know your location to confirm.
Surprise them with dance lessons!
A unique gift for birthdays, anniversaries,
Valentine's Day, or just because!
For more information or to schedule,
please submit the contact form below,
or call/text Deanna @ 612-240-8329.
Use this form to ask questions of the
instructor or contact us for any reason.
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 Spotify 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."
(click on the link above, or go to their Facebook page)
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 Minnesota dance instructors Dean and Mary Constantine. Deanna grew up helping in the family business and spent much of her childhood training in ballroom dancing and classical ballet. She shares her passion for dance by conducting group classes and private lessons in communities throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs. 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. Whenever possible she likes to escape the cold winters to visit her 3 young adult children who live in warmer places!
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, carrying on the family legacy. Mary now lives with another daughter in California. 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.
A glimpse into group classes....