Private and Group Dance Lessons for Spirited and Aspiring Dancers!
Learn to Dance the fun and easy way.
There are many reasons people choose dance lessons. Whatever yours, John Ross cannot be beaten. Learn from a master and build your confidence on the dance floor!
John began dancing at the age of 16, finding it a healthy way to celebrate life during challenging times. After finishing college, he began training to teach dance. By this time, he had performed with Buddy Schwimmer’s Northern California dance team and studied with the top competitors in Europe and America. He received his teaching medals and taught his first class in 1982.
John Ross is a legend in the Sonoma County Dance scene. He began teaching at the lodge room of the Santa Rosa Veterans Building. Charles Schulz discovered John, and encouraged him to relocate to his dance room upstairs at Snoopy’s Home Ice. John was there for many years with his ex-wife Emily as they built their dance business. John opened The Ballroom in Rohnert Park in 1998 and operated it until 2019.
He has never stopped dancing and teaching, and absolutely loves what he does.
Dances John Teaches
American Smooth: Waltz, Foxtrot Tango, Viennese Waltz and Peabody. International Standard: Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Viennese Waltz, and Quickstep.
American Rhythm: Cha Cha, Rumba, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Bolero, Mambo, and Samba.
Balboa, East Coast Swing (Triple-Time), Jitterbug (Single-Time East Coast Swing), Jive, Lindy Hop, West Coast Swing
Argentine Tango, Bachata, Club Salsa, Cumbia, Hustle / Disco, Nightclub Two-Step / Slow Two Step
Texas Two-Step / Country Two-Step, Country Waltz, Line Dancing and more.
Charleston, Classic Slow Dance, Polka, Wedding Dances and Choreography, Freestyle