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
~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.~
~Enrollment includes FREE make up lessons!~
~Price varies from $55-59 per person for the 4 week course, depending upon the hosting location.~
~Couples stay partnered with one another. Persons attending alone rotate dancing with one another.~
~Schedule is subject to change. Please call or text 612-240-8329 to confirm class details.~
(Schedule Last Updated 7/16/18)
Few remaining summertime group classes available.
Private instruction available for individuals & groups of all sizes.
Fall class schedule posted below, or click the monthly calendars to view.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Edina - Free Sampler Classes
(Open to both members & non-members of BCBS)
1:00-2:30 - Tuesday, July 17 & Aug. 7
6807 York Ave. S.
Click HERE to enroll for BCBS class
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Roseville - Free Sampler Class
10:00-11:30am - Thursday, July 19 & Aug. 9
Crossroads of Roseville, 1647B County Road B2 West
Click HERE to Enroll for BCBS Class
Maple Grove Community Center
12951 Weaver Lake Rd.
7:00-8:30 - Tuesday, August 7 & 14
(2 lesson mini-series @ $29 per person)
Click HERE to enroll for this Maple Grove course
Fall 2018 Schedule
(Schedule last updated 7/16/2018 & links to enroll for
classes will get added as cities open their fall registration)
Plymouth @ Plymouth Creek Center
14800 - 34th Ave. N.
7:00-8:30 - Tuesday, Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 9, 16 (no class Oct. 2)
Andover @ Oak View Middle School
15400 Hanson Blvd.
7:00-8:30 - Wednesday, Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10
Buffalo @ Discovery Learning Center
301 - 2nd Ave. NE
7:00-8:30 - Friday, Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12
Stillwater @ Pony Activity Center
5701 Stillwater Blvd. N.
5:00-6:30 - Saturday, Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13
Woodbury @ Royal Oaks Elementary School
7335 Steepleview Rd.
7:00-8:30 - Monday, Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Edina - Free Sampler Class
1:00-2:30 - Tuesday, Sept. 25
10:00-11:30am - Thursday, Sept. 27
Golden Valley @ Brookview Community Center
316 Brookview Parkway S.
4:00-5:30 - Sunday, Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21
1:00-2:30 - Tuesday, Oct. 23
10:00-11:30am - Thursday, Oct. 25
Rogers @ Rogers Middle School
20855 - 141st Ave.
6:30-8:00 - Thursday, Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15
Apple Valley @ Southview Elementary School
900 Garden View Dr. (enter door #6 facing Garden View)
7:00-8:30 - Friday, Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16
Maple Grove @ Maple Grove Middle School
7000 Hemlock Lane (east entrance)
6:30-8:00 - Sunday, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18
White Bear Lake @ South Campus High School
3551 McKnight Rd.
7:00-8:30 - Wednesday, Nov. 7, 14, 28, Dec. 5 (no class Nov. 21)
1:00-2:30 - Tuesday, Nov. 13 &/or Dec. 4
10:00-11:30am - Thursday, Nov. 15 &/or Dec. 6
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.
Customized instruction for individuals, couples, and groups of any size.
Instructor comes to you! You choose the location!
Most prefer to meet in the privacy and comfort of their own home,
but anywhere that is convenient to you is convenient to us.
Private instruction pricing starts at $90 for one hour for 1-2 people,
and NO additional trip charge fees within the metro area!
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!
Waltz - Slow Tempo
Waltz - Med/Fast Tempo
4 Count Single Time Swing
6 Count Single Time 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.