Private Lessons

Lessons in Lynnwood or Seattle in Magnuson Park or Shoreline

Shannon Knauss 206-618-9624

weeknights, weekends, some days
Private Lessons for Adults are $85 per 55 Minute Session, same price for single or couple
Private Lessons Under age 18- $50 per hour, discount only available before 6pm same price for 1-4 people

How to get Started: Call 206-618-9624
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Private Lessons in Ballroom, Nightclub, Freestyle club dancing, slowdancing for weddings or parties, Blues, Swing & Salsa, Top 40
If you are a total non-dancer, dancefloor avoider, or a really bad dancer, come see me!
I am especially skilled in teaching people with two left feet.
I always bring my sense of humor to the lessons and will prescribe laughter as a remedy for any awkward moment.

Choreographed Wedding Dances or Wedding Survival Crash Course
discount packages for weddings , see wedding-planning Answers to questions from Brides & Grooms \

Private lessons make your goals an exciting reality.
Whether you are preparing for the social dance floor, wedding, dance competition, performance or special event,
you will achieve your goals quicker with one-on-one personal attention.

One private lesson gives the concentrated learning experience equal to several group lessons or more.

Private Lessons make the perfect gift! Dance Gift Certificates are perfect for any occasion. When you give the gift of dance you give a lifetime of pleasure on the dance floor! So treat your loved ones (or treat yourself — you deserve it!) to the luxury of individualized learning with Private Lessons.

DanceExperts in Seattle can arrange a “Private GROUP Lesson” or series of lessons for your group in the dance(s) of your choice. Lessons may be held at a studio, and may also be arranged at your location. (Make your next corporate event, party or fundraiser memorable with a dance lesson in a popular style like Ballroom, Salsa, Tango, Swing !) I have a network of instructors willing to travel. Just let me know what type of dance, and when and I will help you find the right teacher.

Owner of Dance Experts , Shannon Knauss is a Certified Professional Ballroom Dance Instructor and National Dance Council Of America Judge.
I can help you achieve your dancing goal with personalized instruction with no hassles, no contracts, no sales pitches!
Ballroom, Latin, Nightclub Dancing, Salsa & Mambo, Country, Social Swing, East & West Coast Styles, Lindy Hop, Club Freestyle, Hustle, all of the International 10 dances and American Style Smooth & Rhythm.

Would you like to dance with women?
: Priceless strategies, tactics and maneuvers given to help you with subjects like
” How to get all of the ladies to dance closer to you at the clubs”
” How to get one special lady to dance closer to you ” “How to be the perfect date at a wedding” “How to get a lasting dance partner”
“Preparing for your Wedding Dancing” ” How to keep a lasting dance partner happy”
“Exercises and Stretches to keep you in Shape” ” The Father-Daughter Dance”

Would you like to dance with men?
: Priceless strategies, tactics and maneuvers given to help you with subjects like
“Learning to dance for me first, being the best I can be” “Confidence is sexy” “Dance how I want to dance ”
“Finding and keeping a dance partner” “Social dancing for Dating”
” How to Follow” “How to appear to be following while still leading”
“How to get what you want on the dancefloor”

Private Lessons for Adults are $85 per 55 Minute Session, same price for single or couple
Private Lessons Under age 18- $50 per hour, discount only available before 6pm same price for 1-4 people

How to get Started: Call 206-618-9624
Send an email to

testimonial letters from some of Shannon’s clients

Private versus Group Classes
Especially for couples, if you are looking to dance with that one special partner you may not enjoy a group class that has you dancing with other people for the majority of the lesson.
Private Lessons will have you dancing with your partner and having fun in a much shorter time!
If you are trying to convince your man into taking dance lessons, do not attend a group class first.
People will often compare themselves to others in the group without having any knowledge of the other’s experience level. Men often do not want to continue with classes if they perceive that they are at the back of the class in ability.
He could be discouraged and might decide dancing is not for him after a bad first experience.
For men that have never taken a dance lesson, group class is not the best way to be introduced.
Partner dancing can be done in so many ways it really can suit anyone’s personality and comfort levels.
I have yet to get a phone call from a man saying, ” I have been watching “Dancing with the Stars” and I really want to learn to do outlandish, 90 second choreographed routines of dance moves that I will never be able to do in a public setting to music that I could care less about, oh & my wife hates to dance, you will have to talk her into it!”
This just does not happen!
With my years of teaching experience and my empathetic nature, I present dancing to men in a way that they are assured of my knowledge and ability to convey it and soon they trust me that I am thinking of their interest and I teach them how to not look bad, dumb, or goofy.
Group classes are not for everyone!
Group Classes usually have a set lesson plan. If you don’t get it right away, they move on without you leaving you feeling discouraged and confused. Private lessons move at your learning pace and every lesson is individualized to ensure that YOU GET IT!
In a Private Lesson you will dance with your professional instructor and get the correct feel of the dance.
In Group Classes you will dance with other beginners and sometimes get the wrong feeling!

I will recommend group classes for those that will enjoy and benefit from them.

Intermediate to Advanced Dancers: Competition or Social
If you are looking for a specific dance, I am happy to recommend where the best instructors for that dance have classes.

Private Lessons with Shannon in Seattle at Dancesport International

Private Lessons in Lynnwood at The Hayloft

Private Lessons in Shoreline at The Dance Experience


I am happy to write a note for Shannon. I always wanted to know how to dance but I avoided it for years. When my daughter got married I couldn’t say no to her dance but I dreaded being an embarrasment. Shannon taught me some good moves and I felt confident at the wedding, I even surprised my wife and danced with her too.

I met Shannon at a Century Ballroom dance night. I had been taking group classes there but after watching Shannon dance I wanted to know how to look good, I felt like I had just been learning patterns in group classes. She was so easy to talk to and even on my first lesson I had a much better understanding and I started to look better, I am already liking my new look! Barbara M.

Shannon helped me to finally learn how to follow my partner! I had always had a tendency to try to lead or anticipate. She really gave me some helpful clues and now it so much easier. Rebecca Nedici

I am an engineer not a dancer! Shannon is a great instructor. She can disect and break down each element until it makes sense. S

* I walked into a private lesson with Shannon wanting to learn Mambo. What I got was way more than dance steps. Shannon has taught me how to look at my whole body and attitude as part of the dance, how to lean in just right to create that hourglass figure, how my face and eyes can hold a dance partner or audience captivated, that I am strong and sexy, and most importantly, that I dance for me. Because it feels good.*
Pidgeon Von Tramp of The Von Foxies

In my nearly 8 years experience working for and with Shannon Knauss I have always been impressed by her enthusiasm and love of the art of dance. She has a passion for finding and studying new forms of movement as well as experimenting with costumes hair and makeup. What ever the project, she’s always willing to go the extra mile to make sure it dazzles! Shannon never dumbs it down, but steps it up & helps you rise to the challenge. On opening night (even if she’s just coming to show support) Shannon is always front row with a congratulatory bouquet. She’s the kind of caring, wonderful fun woman you’d want in your corner. I wouldn’t trade my experiences dancing with her for anything in the world!
*tana the tattooed lady*

When I met Shannon Knauss 8 years ago I knew we’d work together for a very long time. Her professionalism in the dance industry shines with every new venture and the enthusiasm she exudes for dancing is truly contagious. I have worked with many a dancer, instructor and student and Shannon’s experience and expertise with a variety of dance styles is second to none. Shannon’s eye for talent and her supportiveness over the years never ceases to amaze me. Simply put, she’s fabulous. xo Summer

I have been dancing with Shannon for five years now and highly recommend her
to new students. Shannon has not only taught me the syllabus patterns in
the dances I?ve learned but also keeps refining my technique so I become a
better and better dancer. She is very savvy at minding my interest level so
I continue to feel forward progress in my dancing with each lesson. Shannon
has taught me to ?dance thin? which I can vouch no male instructor has
ever deigned to mention. I now am able to generalize body position and
lines that flatter my figure and look feminine while dancing. Shannon has
helped me find improvisation moves and arm stylings that feel natural and
look good on me. These are all invaluable ingredients to feeling confident
and looking good while dancing. Ladies we all know we can take a plain
outfit and accessorize it for a Saturday at the park or an evening on the
town. Shannon has helped me make the most of my dance skills in the same
way. From my first awkward tentative steps as a beginner through
competition routines I have looked forward to the fun interchange and frank
feedback from Shannon that motivate and inspire me to be a better dancer.
Try her! You’ll be glad you did.
Lisa Stephens