step 1: private lessons 

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Private Lessons offer an individualized experience to get you ready for your first dance or dance with a guest of honor, whether it be a father-daughter dance, mother-son dance, sibling dance, or other combination.


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We offer several private packages tailored to your desires:


Wedding Dance Custom Package: Imagine a wedding dance that’s viral worthy.  One of those infectious moments you’ll enjoy sharing and reliving with friends and family for a lifetime!


Wedding Dance Lessons: 10 sessions

An original piece choreographed by your wedding dance specialist that incorporates your unique style for that one-of-a-kind moment.  


Wedding Dance Lessons: 5 sessions

A choreographed piece to your special song with an elegant entrance and a unforgettable ending that's tailored to your personalities.


Wedding Dance Lessons: 3 sessions 

We will get you photo-ready with an entrance, an ending, and some groovy moves in between.


Wedding Dance Lessons: 1 session

Dance on your own two feet together.


As wedding dance specialists we will tailor your experience so that it will best fit your needs. Every lesson starts with a discovery session so that we can learn more about your wedding day and tailor your sessions based on:

  • Your personality
  • Your wedding style
  • Venue and Dance Floor
  • Wedding Day Attire
  • Hair
  • Shoes
  • Cultural traditions or other norms you'd like included in your wedding dance experience.

Call us to book your private lessons!

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step 2: workshops

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Workshops provide a fun group environment to learn a new dance and  develop your skills. 


Dance Workshops

Whether you are preparing for your first dance, mother-son dance, father-daughter dance, attending a wedding, or just happen to feel like getting your dance on with someone wherever you find yourself, our dance instructors will share with you the secret skills to having not only a stress-free dance experience but also one you will remember for a lifetime.

Specialty workshops are held throughout the year, with a focus on a specific dance style. Check out our events page for upcoming workshops. 

WORKSHOPS INCLUDE

  • Learning dance style basics and memorable sequences to ease the fear of.... “what are we going to do?”
  • Tips for making your dance a fun and unforgettable part of the wedding day!
  • A fun group experience with instructors Alex Rowe and Lindsey Zan
  • 30-minute practice jams

 

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step 3: meet the team


 
Lindsey Zan & Olandra Lickter - From This Dance Forward

Lindsey Zan

Lindsey started dancing at age three in Texas, where she was born and raised. As a child she trained in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, modern and lyrical dance, and as a teen, her dance focused on ballet, jazz, pom, and high-kick. She won several 1st place titles at both regional and national competitions with her dance team. During this time, she also performed at several high profile events, including half-time shows for the Houston Rockets and at Disney World in Orlando.

Lindsey was first introduced to partner dancing during her time in San Diego where she learned Samba and Cha-Cha-Cha at Mary Murphy’s Champion Ballroom Academy. In 2012, she moved to New Orleans and began dancing Argentine Tango. Since that time, she has intensively trained in Tango, and she has traveled the world to take lessons from master teachers.  At the beginning of 2016, she co-founded Milonga Osada, an organization that hosts social events and visiting instructors, in order to support and continue the growth of the New Orleans Tango community.

Over the last 5 years, Lindsey has expanded her partner dancing training to include West coast swing, salsa, rumba, east coast swing, lindy hop, blues, foxtrot, and waltz. As a teacher, Lindsey has spent a decade choreographing and teaching how dance routines, facilitating workshops on interpersonal skills, leadership coaching, communication, giving feedback, and relationship management skills (Lindsey also studied psychology or 8 years, which has helped her understand the ways people learn, what motivates them, and how people communicate). Since 2016, she has been drawing on those experiences in teaching Argentine tango ballroom classes, as well as 1st dance lessons for wedding couples.

Olandra Lickter

Olandra has been interested in dance since an early age. Taking a wide array of theater and dance classes throughout her childhood and high school, it wasn’t until she was 19 years old at a Spanish language school in Honduras that she was first introduced to partner dancing. The Salsa intro class that she took there sparked her joy to communicate, connect and express through movement. As a licensed massage therapist and graduate of cultural anthropology, she is interested in using our bodies safely and with creative expression to cultivate communities of people and partnerships that honor and delight in music and dancing. 

After a few years of dancing salsa, she discovered blues dancing in the Fall of 2012 and began a new chapter of dance. Through attending classes and workshops all over the United States, training with the best teachers in the field, taking teacher training classes, and competing at different events, she found herself only wanting to learn more. She began training in tango and lindy hop as well, and in 2015 she moved to New Orleans to blend her passion for all dance forms with her love of live music. Her first year in New Orleans, she began working with Upturn Arts as a youth dance and visual arts instructor and completed teacher training in the Youth Program Quality Initiative to become a Lead Teaching Artist. She was also a Summer Dance Education Intern with the Bates Dance Festival 2016; completed training in the Dalcroz Method to blend movement with music theory; and participated in The Blues Experiment-a small group intensive training with high quality dancers and world class instructors. In 2016 she began teaching Blues classes to adults at Dance Quarter which led her to want to host events as well. She has been hosting private and public events, teaching at them, and sharing her love of dance ever since. You can follow her local dances by joining “Blues Dancing New Orleans” on Facebook-a group she created 4 years ago that now has over 900 members. She continues to learn, develop and teach in various other dance forms as well, most notably lindy hop and tango, but she will gladly hop in to opportunities to dance ballroom, West Coast Swing, or Latin dances.

Olandra loves blending her different training techniques to make the learning process fun and accessible. She practices a growth mindset with all her students that rewards practice and growth rather than innate “talent”. Applying this mindset to rhythm, movement and partnership, she has found that anyone can develop their dancing and have a great time along the way!



step 4: drop us a line

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We'd love to hear from you! 

Please fill out the form below and a Wedding Dance Specialist will be in touch with you soon. Or feel free to give us a ring at 504-507-0482. 

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