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Ballroom Group Classes & Private Lessons

15th Annual Metro Parks Tacoma and USA Dance Tacoma #1023


Dance Workshops, Performances, and Social Dancing

Sunday, October 14, 2018

1:00 pm – 9:30 pm

3873 South 66th Street ~ Tacoma, WA

1:00 pm – 4:50 pm            11 Dance Workshops

  • 1:00-1:50pm - Waltz - West Coast Swing - East Coast Swing
  • 2:00-2:50pm - Cha Cha - American Tango - Country Two Step 
  • 3:00-3:50pm - Rumba - Fox Trot - Argentine Tango 
  • 4:00-4:50pm - Salsa - Night Club Two Step 

5:00 pm – 5:45 pm            Catered Dinner and Dinner Show

5:45 pm – 6:30 pm            Pre-dance Lesson: West Coast Swing with April

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm            Social Dance and Dance Performances

Music by Michael & Leslie Dance Performance: Seattle USA Dance Formation Team Dance Mixer 

Registration opens Monday, September 17, 2018

To register, call 253-404-3939 or register online at

Entire Event Special Rates:

Early Bird Discount before Friday, October 5: $60

After October 5: Residents $75; Non-Residents $82; USA Dance members/ STAR Pass Holders $65

Individual Workshops: $15 Pre-dance Lesson and Dance: $12 (students $5)

Dinner, Pre-dance Lesson, and Dance: $25

For more information, please go to; or call STAR Center 253-404-3939; Bill Barber 253-224-8244; or Nancy Moss 360-280-9058.

Look in the GO Guide for class dates and times.

All Ballroom Classes take place at STAR Center 3873 S. 66th St.Tacoma, WA

  • Private Lessons
    • Weekday Afternoons and Evenings, $70/Lesson; $650/ 10 Lessons 


  • Group Drop in and monthly lessons Beginning Ballroom
    • Thursday's 7:30-8:30pm, Drop in Fee Only: 
      • STAR Pass: $12, Res: $15, Non-Res: $16


  • Group Drop in and monthly lessons Intermediate Ballroom
    • Tuesday's 7:30-8:30pm, Drop in Fee Only: 
      • STAR Pass: $12, Res: $15, Non-Res: $16


  • Group Lesson & Dance - EVERY FRIDAY at STAR Center!
    • Fridays, Lesson: 7-8pm, Dance: 8-10pm Drop in Fee Only.
      • Lesson and Dance: STAR Pass: $15, Res: $20, Non-Res: $22
      • Lesson Only: STAR Pass: $11, Res: $15, Non-Res: $16
      • Dance Only: STAR Pass: $8, Res: $11, Non-Res: $12
  • Dancing with Parkinson's/Dystonia: 
    •  Saturday's, 11:00-12:00 PM, $10 Drop In Fee

NEW! Wedding Package Special! 
Be confident and graceful on the dance floor.

Metro Arts provides the flexibility of scheduling with private lessons or an option to hire a dance pro for the wedding reception to give free lessons and instruction to guests.

Private Lesson with Bride and Groom: $250

  • 4 lessons
  • Instructor can either work on fundamental steps or create a choreographed first dance

Hire a Dance Pro for the Reception: $125/ hour

  • Dance Pro who specializes in running group dances
  • Relieve any concern about guests shying away from the dance floor.

Contact STAR Center and ask about Rob Sutherland's Wedding Packages:  (253)404-3939

Instructor Spotlight! Adult Ballroom 1

Instructor Rob Sutherland holds group classes, private lessons and wedding package specials at STAR Center and People's Center.

For more than 30 years, Rob has been involved in teaching ballroom to all ages. As the former owner of the Abbey ballroom, Metro Arts is honored to offer the public a variety of classes with an such an experienced instructor.

Whether it is the fox-trot, rumba, cha-cha, waltz, swing or other styles, Rob can take students ranging anywhere from beginning to advanced competitive dancers and create a tailored lesson to suit their needs.

Check the GO Guide for a detailed list of dates and times or call STAR Center at 253-404-3939 to reserve your lesson now!