Special Events Home Page for
Dan's Classic Ballroom
601 Maplewood Loop, Oak Harbor WA 98277

See below, in the 4 photos for specific directions.

Ph:   360.720.2727 (office/hm)      
dcb601 at comcast dot net

Just north of Oak Harbor, near Hwy 20 & E. Frostad Rd.
See below for directions.
Overlooking Mt. Baker and the inside passage!
We're Dan & Kathleen Branscum
We love to dance & hope you'll join us in this  wonderful passion. 
 Whidbey & Fidalgo Island's Only Professionally Trained & Certified Ballroom/Latin Dance Instructors.

  Please do not wear cologne, perfume or aftershave.
DCB is a "Scent Free Zone" due to allergic sensitivities.

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3 Special Events - Please Contact me Immediately to Sign Up

May 2 - Phantom of the Opera - Paramount Theater - Saturday Matinee

May 30-31-  Saturday & a the night in Leavenworth
6 hr. White Water Rafting Trip on the Wenhatchee River

June 3 - Wednesday Afternoon Game - Mariner's Game vs the Yankees

Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz  - For kids, age 3 through teens
 We proudly recommend - Fidalgo Dance Works in Anacortes,
(360) 299-8447


We are just north of Oak Harbor, off Hwy 20.

1) Turn on Frostad, going east, appx 1.5 miles.
2) When you get to the 3-way stop sign, continue on straight, into the
      Dugualla Heights neighborhood. Continue for 1 block.
3) We are on the next corner to your left (Dugualla  Rd & Maplewood Lp).

  There is plenty of parking in the driveway and on the gravel to the right of the driveway.


"Shall We Dance?"

  • We offer small & casual Group lessons for 6 - 12 dancers,
  • Mini-groups of 4-8 people for you and friends/family,
  • Privates Lessons for 1 (or 2)  people.
  • Partners not Required.
  • Surprise that special someone with a Gift Certificate for dance lessons!

    ** Come on guy
    s! Yes, you too, can learn to dance! **
    * * It's like any other team sport except you hold your team mate instead of hitting the opposition. AND, you earn mega-points in the process.  **

Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced skill levels welcomed.

Adults and Teens.

We often prepare soon-to-be-married couples
and family members for those memorable first dances.

She will love a gift certificate and the chance to spend hours in your arms.

We can get you ready for that big dance event, or take you on a fantastic dance cruise to Alaska, the Caribbean & the Mexican Rivera.

Our Distinctive Qualities

1. Offering small classes with a lot of personal attention.

2. Teaching the technical skills that create elegant and lively partner dancing.

3. Emphasizing that every dance has it's own unique characteristics.

We believe these attributes will enhance your enjoyment of ballroom dancing for many, many years to come.

See Professional Qualifications page for more info.

We teach 16 American Style dances

Click on any dance for info
for specific info on music, history of the dance, music, figures and songs to use for practice.

SmoothFoxtrot, Tango, Waltz & Viennese Waltz, Quickstep.

Latin & Rhythm:
East Coast Swing (single time & triple time rhythms)
Rumba, Cha Cha, Samba, West Coast Swing, Mambo, MerengueBolero

ClubNight Club 2-step, Hustle, Salsa, Bachata
, & Polka

 We teach from the Dance Vision International Dance Association (DVIDA) -- American Smooth and Rhythm Bronze & Silver syllabi.   You may find more info on their website: http://dancevision.com

The purpose of this website is to provide you with useful and, ultimately, comprehensive information on Social and Ballroom Dance, the individual dances, local opportunities to dance, current class schedules, and bits of on-island dance news.

Please peruse Section 2 on the side bar. If you want to look for dance shoes, see Section 3.

 Class Schedules - Click Here 

Group Classes are on Sunday through Thursday evenings.*

Friday, Saturday & Sunday available for private lessons, private mini-groups and special parties *

Adults, Teens, Couples, Singles - we have dance classes for every one, including those soon-to-be married couples who want that first dance to look as grand as you will on your special day.

For Dances & Special Events -
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We dance on the island as much as possible. Sometimes on the south end and sometimes in Oak Harbor. We travel to Everett once or twice a month. And on special occasions we go to either Bellingham or Seattle. We usually carpool. We often meet early at our house and  go out to dinner prior to the dance.


    Dances cruises are the best way to go on a cruise.

    When the ship is underway, we have two hours of classes in the morning, usually 930 -1130 am , then a nice lunch break.

    In the afternoon, we have two more hours of classes, 230 - 430 pm, followed by a rest break.

    We gather again for a private dance,
1 to 1.5 hours. After that we go to the 2nd seating in the dining room.

    Dinner is followed by seeking out the best musicians and the best dance floor to work off our dinner. 

    The group is limited to 30 dancers maximum. We provide professional dance instructors and experienced, "True Gentlemen" hosts for the unaccompanied ladies.

    There are always 2-4 people we've met and danced with on earlier cruises.

    We schedule all of our activities in spaces designated as "Private Party". 

    You will participate in 20-25 hours of Planned dance activities
(or less, if you so choose).

    We also provide a great variety of dance music typical of Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing (1x & 3x), West Coast Swing, Samba, Salsa, Merengue, Nigh Club 2-step, & Hustle for
our private parties.

You must register with
s.com to participate
in the dance cruise activities.

Please e-mail me if you see errors, wish to add dances to my calendar, or have a comment.  I promise to answer all e-mails within a day or two, barring significant circumstances such as being out of town or the common island power outages.

Please contact me if you have a question about group or private lessons, or for your Wedding and Special Dance needs. 

And we dance . . .

dcb601 at comcast dot net

Group photo from our Dance Cruise - January 2008