John Cassese the Dance Doctor

Downtown Santa Monica

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  • Appropriate for all levels
  • Many dances taught
  • Fun and great exercise

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For $7, today’s side deal gets you a one-hour group lesson in the dance of your choice at John Cassese The Dance Doctor Studio. The good doctor has his moves down pat and has a preternatural ability to transfer that knowledge directly into your hips with a magic wand he made out of lead pipe. He’s also appeared on many TV segments.

The Dance Doctor offers lessons for the most beginner-of-beginners and advanced dancers. Grow under the tutelage of this master dancer and never again fear that moment at dance clubs, wedding parties, or concerts when the floor opens up like some groovy Red Sea and your date’s feet start moving. Train your feet to move in rhythmic harmony with a group lesson in ballet, hip hop, salsa, ballroom, belly dancing, west coast swing, cardio salsa, or Argentine tango. Cassese's specialty is teaching hot wedding steps, and he's lent his steady hands and hips to a slew of celebrity nuptials, including the wedding joining Adam Sandler and U2’s The Edge.

Dancing and dance lessons offer an exhilarating and painless path to better cardiovascular, spiritual, and mental health, all while you gain a slinkier physique to show off under the disco ball. You can buy multiples of the celebrity Doc’s tickets to funky town as gifts, so invite friends or impress someone cute by totally moving past the shoulder dance.

Reviews

Google reviewers give the Dance Doctor 4.5 stars and Yelpers give five:

  • I think this is the best dance studio in Los Angeles. There’s a lot to rave about the facilities but the teachers are definitely worth raving about. Whether it’s swing, salsa, jazz or hip hop, the teachers are outstanding. – mkineda, Google Reviews

  • Everyone treated us so well, here. You’ll be encouraged to really try your best and relax and get into the groove for some hot dancing. John Cassese the Dance Doctor offers instruction in the full range, which helped me impress everyone at my wedding! – Arving, Google Reviews

  • These guys turned me from shy wallflower to smooth criminal…They gave me lots of compliments on my dancing skillz [sic]. I don’t care if they’re true or not. – Matt S., Yelp

John Cassese, The Dance Doctor

New York-native John Cassese's motto is, "If you can walk, you can dance." The celebrity dance instructor and choreographer's own quick-stepping career began at the tender age of 10, jumpstarting a passion that would eventually take him careening across the stages of off-Broadway productions, nightclubs, dance competitions, and the occasional monster-truck rally. It wasn't until he relocated to Los Angeles that an agent dubbed him "The Dance Doctor," and soon after, he found his fleet-footed prowess and teaching abilities in high demand amongst production studios such as Sony, Paramount, and 20th Century Fox.

Between choreographing a Charleston dance sequence on AMC's Mad Men and singing at the 50th birthday parties of Billy Crystal and Wolfgang Puck, John leads a team of instructors as they teach celebs and everyday Tinseltowners the finer points of styles ranging from ballet to hip-hop. Despite all the fanfare, his biggest praise comes from his work with soon-to-be-married couples, who seek his advice on everything from basic steps and song selection, to the length of the post-cake-cutting conga line.

Customer Reviews

Great ballet class but would love to see an adult class for beginners
Kelly H. · August 12, 2012
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    Downtown Santa Monica

    1440 4th St

    Santa Monica, California 90401

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