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I had the great pleasure of working with Robbie to learn and refine my ballroom dance at Penn State, and knew I wanted to share the fun of social dancing with guests at my wedding this year. Robbie and his wonderful partner Dana led a workshop during part of the reception to teach guests various swing dance moves, allowing them to be comfortable with the swing music we played and interact with each other in the process. It was a hit, and so many people have told me how much they enjoyed the chance to learn a few dance steps.
Robbie is able to easily take control of a crowd (without being aggressive or annoying) and has a unique ability to explain even complicated dance steps in a way that others can understand. I highly recommend Fraleigh Dance for both private and group dance coaching
I have taken both group dance lessons focused on social dancing and private lessons focused on competitive ballroom from Robbie. In a social group setting Robbie (and Dana, who frequently teaches along side Robbie) has a knack for ensuring that everyone is both learning and having fun at all times. In a private setting, Robbie has taken my ballroom dancing from being a mediocre pre-bronze level to ribboning at the silver syllabus level in competition. For those lay to the different ballroom skill levels, it was like an order of magnitude (or two) jump in ability in about two months.
I consider myself a student of Robbie’s and have no plans of stopping anytime soon.
It’s always a joy and a pleasure to work with Robbie. He teaches to your level whether that is an advanced dancer or someone who’s never danced before. I’ve personally taken both private and group lessons from him and it has always been an enjoyable, yet an efficient, use of my time.
5 stars for the best dance teacher/coach I’ve had in my 5 years of dancing
Scientist. Dancer who can’t stop teaching. Technically minded. Believer that dance can be as natural as walking. Dana’s full-time voice-of-reason and partner, on and off the floor.
Writer. Storyteller. Dancer who can’t stop coaching. Big picture minded and all about the feelings. Robbie’s full-time translator and partner, on and off the floor.