Dance Teachers

Please call 616-6876 or email to be added, or to update, correct, or upgrade your listing. Listings are alphabetical, with premium listings at the top. To find teachers in a particular style or genre, look in the “styles” button above!


Stephanie CarterStephanie Carter: Jazz, Tap, Modern
(707) 832-9903 •
Group classes and private lessons for kids through adults in jazz, tap, and modern at The Dance Scene in Eureka.

Marla JoyMarla Joy: Zumba
(707) 845-4307 •
Classes at Bayside Grange, Trinidad Town Hall, Eureka HealthSPORT, Fortuna Monday Club, and Eureka Veteran’s Hall. See calendar for offerings! Certified in: Zumba Basics, Zumba Gold, Zumba Basics 2, Zumba Toning, Aqua Zumba, Zumbatomic (for kids!). Member of Zumba Instructors Network since March 2008.

ShoshannaShoshanna: Middle Eastern Dance
(707) 616-6876 •
Full schedule of classes for all ages and levels at Redwood Raks World Dance Studio in Arcata. Specializing in a muscular whole-body approach to Egyptian Raks Sharqi and Contemporary American Cabaret Style.

Debbie WeistDebbie Weist: Ballroom, Latin, Swing & Club Dance
(707) 464-3638 •
Group classes at North Coast Dance in Eureka. Group & private lessons, wedding choreography, and performances by our talented dancers!


Rex AtienzaReckless Rex Atienza ::: Breakdancing
(707) 832-3307 •
Director of the Humboldt Rockers, our local BBoy/BGirl crew! Classes for all ages and levels at Redwood Raks World Dance Studio.

Stacy Atkins-Salazar ::: Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Ballet
(707) 825-0922 • www.nolimitstapandjazz.comno picture yet
Full schedule of tap & jazz classes at No Limits Dance Academy (which she directs) in Arcata and McKinleyville.

Carrie Badeaux ::: Ballet, Creative Dance, Pointe, Hip Hop, Adult Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary
(707) 502-2188 • www.danceeureka.comCarrie Mashmeier
Instructor, Dancer, Choreographer. Focusing on quality training and performance preparation for all ages. Full schedule of classes and performance opportunities for children (ages 2+), teens, adults, and seniors at The Dance Scene Studios at 1011 H St. Eureka.

Jandy BergmannJandy Bergmann ::: Modern, Feldenkrais, Bodyworks, more…
(707) 826-3566 (Theatre Film & Dance Office at HSU)
Humboldt State University,
Teaches Bodyworks, Choreography, Modern Dance, and Dance in World Cultures. Also has a private Feldenkrais practice.

Nancy Blessing ::: Line Dancing
(707) 502-7915 •
Line dance classes at Ferndale Town Hall on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30, $25/month.

Sharon ButcherSharon Butcher ::: Modern Dance, Choreography, more…
(707) 826-3549
Our one and only full-time dance faculty person at Humboldt State University teaching and advising many amazing dancers through the HSU Interdisciplinary Dance Studies major.

Nancy Call ::: Ballet
(707) 442-7779 (NCD Studio) •
Ballet and pointe classes offered at North Coast Dance in Eureka.

Laura EastLaura East ::: Ballet, Creative Movement, Jazz
(707) 496-0805, •
Classes for all ages at Ferndale Dance Academy (studio owner),

Irish StepShelley Fugate ::: Irish Step
(707) 834-5333 • •
Full program for ages 5 – adult in both soft and hard shoes; ceili and figure dancing are included. Director, Academy of Irish Dance and Music, 433 A Street in Eureka.

Julie RymanJulie Hayes-Ryman ::: Latin, Ballroom, more!
707-816-2809 •
Many styles of dance including Ballet, Latin, ballroom, School Curriculum, and private lessons. Also teaches SALSA AT SIX at Redwood Raks in Arcata which offers a beginning Salsa lesson and open dancing afterwards at 6pm on Fridays. Just $5.00 a person!

Deborah Ketelsen ::: African Dance, Specializing in Congolese Dance
(707) 845-5737 •
Teaches African dance at Humboldt State University through the Departement of Theatre, Film and Dance. Non-HSU people may enroll through Extended Education.

Susie KiddSusie Kidd ::: Pilates and Dance
(707) 268-0437 •
Certified Pilates equipment and mat, pre-post natal, fitness, injury rehab, post operative breast cancer rehab. Modern Dance, Hip Hop, Jazz, Creative Movement, Tribal Belly Dance, Dance conditioning. Full schedule at Sacred Bodies Pilates, 525 E St, Eureka, CA 95501,

(707) 616-9674 •
Certified instructor offering classes at Redwood Raks World Dance Studio in Arcata Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:30am. Mimi Rocks! (say her students)

Susie KiddJack Lewis ::: SALSA ~ Rueda de Casino
(707) 822-2652 • • Arcata Rueda on Facebook
Ongoing classes in Salsa Rueda de Casino (a group format of Salsa dance) in Arcata on Sunday evenings at Redwood Raks World Dance Studio. Beginning 7pm, Intermediate 8pm.

Greta Leverett ::: Ballet
(707) 839-1816
Full schedule of Ballet classes for children and adults at Trinity Ballet Academy in McKinleyville, including Tu-tu Toddlers for 3 year olds!

MarjhaniLaura Lopez-Ayllon
(510) 710-4635 •
Laura has years of dance training including Ballet, Modern, Flamenco, and in Belly Dancing she has studied with Shoshanna, Suhaila Salimpour, and more. She’s a dramatic, powerful performer and a challenging and caring instructor. Laura teaches Belly Dancing at The Dance Scene in Eureka.

MAKAYA ::: Congolese Dance
(510) 712-6836
Master teacher in Congolese dance. Special classes, workshops, Yangalala African Dance Conference at Redwood Raks World Dance Studio. Creator of Congo Cafe!

Erin FernandezErin McKeever ::: Ballet, Latin, Jazz, Modern
(707) 822-8408 •
Full schedule of classes for children, teens and adults at Trillium Dance Studios (which she directs) at 855 8th Street, Arcata. Studio offers Ballet, Latin, Modern, Tap and Creative Dance.

MegzMegz Madrone
Folkloric & Dark Fusion Belly Dance
(707) 832-8973 •
Celebrating strength, beauty, and joy in dance, Megz taches weekly tribal Belly Dance classes in Eureka, CA. Director of Tribal Oasis Belly Dance.

Virginia Niekrasz-Laurent ::: Ballet
(707) 825-0922 •
Full schedule of Ballet classes at No Limits Dance Academy, 1093 10th Street, Arcata and 1547 Pickett Rd, McKinleyville.

Alan and Leslie Odelberg ::: Argentine Tango
(707) 668-4249 •
Classes at No Limits Tap & Jazz (10th & K St, Arcata) on Friday evenings

Heather Plaza ::: African Drum & Dance
(707) 845-1055
Leader of weekly West African dance classes at Redwood Raks World Dance Studio on Tuesdays 5:30-7:00pm. All levels welcome.

TatianaTatiana Roberson ::: Hula
Begining & Intermediate Ladies Hula Class on Monday evenings at North Coast Dance Children’s Annex, 455 5th Street, Eureka. Learn basic steps and dances of Hawaii. Classes are ongoing. Director of Hoaloha Pumehana!

Andelain Roy ::: Samba Fusion
(707) 499-1591 •
Dance Director for SambAmore and Co-director for Samba da Alegria ….. North Country Fair Samba Parade!

Brian & KimberliBrian Smith ::: Blues, Breakdance and more
(707) 845-9898
Brian is a dancer of many styles, and offers a Blues class at Redwood Raks World Dance Studio in Arcata from 8-9pm Thursdays with time to dance afterward from 9-10:30pm.

Lee and Barbara SoboBarbara and Lee Sobo ::: Argentine Tango
(858) 228-7546 •
Beginning and Intermediate classes in Argentine Tango in Arcata at Redwood Raks World Dance Studio, workshops with visiting artists and monthly Milongas. Visit the website to learn more!

Stephanie SilviaStephanie Silvia, MFT ::: Modern Dance
(707) 677-9323 •
Modern, Creative Movement and Physical Theatre for Kids through Adults! Co Director of Creative Dance Arts Summer Camp for kids at Redwood Raks

Heather SorterHeather Sorter ::: Ballet, Jazz, Pointe
(707) 633-4303 •
Teaches a full schedule of classes in Ballet, Jazz and Pointe level I-IV at the Upper Studio at the Old Bayside Schoolhouse, 2212 Jacoby Creek Road, Bayside (across from the Bayside Grange).

TangoLee & Jackie Turner ::: Argentine Tango
(707) 445-2655 or
Milonga hosts at Academy of Irish Dance and Music at 433 A Street, Eureka. Visit or

Iris Van AttaIris Van Atta ::: Ballet
(707) 442-7779 (NCD Studio) •
Teaches Ballet to children, teens and adult beginners. Also a Principal Dancer with North Coast Dance. Lover of yoga for adults and children. Classes at North Coast Dance at 426 F St, Eureka.

Maria VanderhorstMaria Vanderhorst ::: Samba and Other Brazilian Dance
(707) 845 -3225 •
Multi-Level Samba classes at Redwood Raks starting on Thursdays 5:30pm. Call / email to learn next session start date. Co-Director of Samba Na Chuva and the annual North Country Fair Samba parade!

Ann Youmans ::: Zumba Toning
(707) 845-1055
Zumba Mondays 5:30-6:30pm and Zumba Toning Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm at Redwood Raks World Dance Studio.

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