Dance To Connect

Opened in 2006. It is a quaint in home studio with a 1000 sq ft sprung dance floor.  It is a comfortable and fun environment to learn. You will feel very welcomed and right at home. 

$60 A month covers all classes
Drop ins $20 per class
Group classes are progressive
Material from the prior weeks are reviewed weekly
You do not need a partner to join

Private lessons are $85 per 55 minute session
Block of 5 private lessons $400
Block of 10 private lessons $750
For up to two people


Monday West Coast Swing Intermediate
Patterns & Play
6:30 Practice ~ 7:00 – 8:30 Lesson ~ 8:30 – 9:00 Practice
Tuesday West Coast Swing Beginning Level 1c
Learn your 4 count starter step, five standard whips,
and learn to cross the slot and float the post.
6:30 Arrive ~ 7:00 – 8:30 Lesson ~ 8:30 – 9:00 Practice
Wednesday West Coast Swing Intermediate
Patterns & Play
6:30 Practice ~ 7:00 – 8:30 Lesson ~ 8:30 – 9:00 Practice
Thursday West Coast Swing Beginning Level 1a
Learn the four basic patterns, posting,
anchoring back in a third foot position, leading to stretch and connection.
6:30 Practice ~ 7:00 – 8:30 Lesson ~ 8:30 – 9:00 Practice

April Morrow’s Bio

April began dancing over two decades ago and has been performing, competing, choreographing, and teaching ever since.  April is certified through the National Dance Council of America (NDCA) as a Pro/Am Teacher.  Her education and excelled training was propelled to the next level while being trained by Skippy Blair of Golden State Dance Teachers Association (GSDTA).

A large part of her furthered education and experience comes from her certification in the Universal Unit System. Widely respected for her ability to teach solid social dance basics, April specializes in leading & following techniques and diagnostic skills, and is quickly able to spot a dancer’s problem areas and suggest a change in technique, often resulting in immediate improvement.

April is able to break down patterns and concepts and teach fundamental dance techniques and strives to keep each one in its pure form.  April loves choreographing and teaching all styles and levels of dance, whether for beginners, wedding couples, social dancers or show case performance.  Her emphasis is on building strong technical dancers with a solid foundation of the fundamentals for all their dances.

Due to her GSDTA certification with Skippy Blair, coaching from world champions, and her passion for West Coast Swing April Morrow has a large demand and following for this dance. After fifteen years of Dance To Connect studio offering country and ballroom classes it has now evolved  primarily into a West Coast Swing Studio other than the weddings she does for engaged couples. She still teaches ballroom, country, and line dancing in private lessons and at PLU however all group classes at her studio have evolved into West Coast Swing.

April has worked with some world champions:
Jordan Frisbee & Tatiana Mollman,
West Coast Swing, US Champions.
Myles Monroe & Tessa Cunningham,
West Coast Swing, Canadian Champions.
Olga Foraponova, Ballroom and Latin,
USSR and World Champion.
Ronnie DeBenedetta,
UCWDC World Champion.

April’s dance tenure has included but is not limited to:
Pacific Lutheran University
Pacific Ballroom Dance
Dancing With The Stars Tacoma
Washington Dance Club
Abbey Ballroom
Rocking Horse Dance Barn
USA Dance
Northwest Dance Sport
Pierce, Highline, and Green River Community Colleges
Lacey & Olympia Parks & Recreation Departments