Ballroom and Shag Lessons

A Dance For Every Occasion

We offer group lessons for people of all ages in shag and ballroom dancing. Sign up with a significant other, a friend, or a family member to learn these exhilarating forms of dance.


A centuries old social dance form, ballroom includes various styles of partner dance, such as Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, Cha Cha, Rumba, East Coast Swing, Bolero, and Mambo. Lessons will include an overview of Waltz, Cha Cha and Swing.


Also known as Carolina shag, this dance has roots in beach communities of the South. Similar to swing steps, shag is an easy to learn eight-step dance performed to beach music.


For pricing, call us at (864) 497-8104 or email the instructor, Marian Norman. To register, swing by our office and fill out a short signup form.

The Instructor

Marian Norman is a professional dance instructor from Spartanburg. She is trained in major ballroom dances such as Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Swing, Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Merengue, Mambo, as well as Shag – South Carolina’s official State dance.

Marian taught for 14 years at the Spartanburg Ballroom Studio. She represented the Studio in Pro/Am competitions with her husband, Dean. During her career she was also responsible for outreach which involved teaching and presenting programs and performances in schools, colleges, churches, clubs and for charity functions. She coached and choreographed two entries in the very successful Spartanburg “Dancing with the Stars” competition.