Consistent quality instruction, combined with a friendly upbeat learning environment have made his lessons popular among dancers throughout Hampton Roads. Even self-proclaimed "I can't dance" students have had great success in Rick's classes. With an uncanny ability to immediately identify different ways of teaching steps, students of every age are having fun learning to dance.
Rick Hockman is one of the most popular ballroom dance instructors in the Virginia Beach area. Rick specializes in social dance instruction and offers classes to suit any level dancer. His energetic style is designed to assist dancers of all levels in developing their abilities and techniques and helps students to rapidly progress through the skill levels. If you want to be a social dancer - Rick Hockman Dance is the studio for you. We are a great group of people who love to dance and have fun!
We welcome singles or couples to join classes. Couples can choose to stay as a pair in group lessons; however, we encourage all students to rotate and dance with different partners. By doing this, dancers are exposed to those with greater and lesser talents and it improves their ability to both lead and follow. Dancing with others is fun and makes you a better dancer.
Are you ready to learn to dance?
7:15 pm - Beginner 1 Group Class
8:00 pm - Intermediate Group Class
7:15 pm - Beginner 2 Group Class
8:00 pm - Advanced Group Class
Beginner 1 classes are designed for the never before or very new dancer who wants to learn the basic steps of each dance. Each month we fea...
Our Intermediate classes are definitely for the more experienced dancers. You must minimally know the basic steps to join the class, you mu...
Beginner 2 classes are designed for the beginner who wants to go a step beyond the basics. Each month we will continue where the Beginner c...
Advanced classes are for experienced dancers only. The pace of the class will be faster, the choreography will be more difficult, and there ...
You don't need a partner to take classes at Rick's (although it is fun learning with a friend!). Here is an example of steps students are learning in Beginner Level 1 class.
Likely progression is from Beginner 1 to Beginner 2 classes, then to Intermediate and finally Advanced. Here are some of the steps learned in our Intermediate Level class.
Advanced classes will challenge you to be your best. We are not competitive dancers, but we do like to add some spice to our steps that will impress both your friends and yourself.
For inquiries about classes, private instruction, wedding choreography, or upcoming event opportunities, please send us a message.
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