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Ballroom Group Classes & Private Lessons


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!