Susan's Studio Napa Valley
707 304-3403 

Susan's Studio Services
Group Classes or Private Lessons

Group classes are held at:

Napa Valley College (Monday evenings)
Yountville Community Center (Tuesday afternoons)

(please see Calendar page for more info)

Private Lessons are held at:
Susan's Studio in Brown's Valley, Napa, CA
​Night Club 2-step

Private Lessons
At Susan's Studio, we offer Ballroom Dance lessons for Weddings, Cruises, Special Celebrations and just for fun Social Dancing.  Private lessons are also helpful for someone who would feel more comfortable taking an intro lesson before they begin in a group setting.

Private Lesson Fee:  $60.00/hour for 1-2 people, $10.00 each additional person.

Susan Gai
Personal Summary 
I am a knowledgeable, experienced Ballroom Dance instructor who strives to make each student feel confident and successful. I care about my students and have a patient teaching style that has provided students quick success while creating a solid foundation for the their knowledge and understanding of dance. I have extensive experience teaching ballroom dancing in the Napa Valley since 2001.  My classes are fun and engaging with lessons that are aimed to empower my students by making them more self-confident in their abilities. I have a relaxed manner of teaching that makes the students feel comfortable and confident.  Throughout my career, I have taught many age levels: K-12, college and Adult school. My experience includes teaching Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Rumba, Salsa, Cha-Cha, Swing and Night-Club-Two-Step. 

Career History

Ballroom Dance Instructor – Sept 2002 – Present 
Napa Valley Community College – Main Campus
1088 College Ave. 
St. Helena, CA 95674

Ballroom Dance Instructor – Sept 2001 – Present
Napa Valley Adult Education 
1600 Lincoln Ave.
Napa, CA 94558 

Ballroom Dance Instructor - March 2015
St. Helena High School
St. Helena, CA 94590

Ballroom Dance Instructor – May 2017
Kolby Academy
1600 F. St.
Napa, CA 94558

Ballroom Dance Instructor - Sept 2016 – November 2016
University of Hawai’I at Hilo
200 W. Kawili St.
Hilo, HI 96720-4091

Duties include:

Planning and delivering ballroom dance lessons.
Demonstrating and explaining dance technique.
Strong emphasis on lead and follow technique.
Teaching ballroom dance etiquette.
Teaching students of all ages, abilities and diverse ethnic origins.
Teaching the history of dance.

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