Why Dance?

Dr. Susan Quiring has been the touchstone for our community when seeking dance and etiquette instruction.  With her sparkling personality and warm heart, she makes learning fun and practical. Students are able to apply and benefit from their new-found skills almost immediately.  Why select Dr. Susan and her classes?

Age Range: Susan caters to all ages, from youngsters through retirement, teaching adult group classes, private lessons, father-daughter dances, wedding parties, etiquette camps, dance camps for children and teens, Texas A&M Ballroom competitive dance clubs, and line dancing for seniors.

Skill Range: Susan is directly behind competitive awards won by others.  Susan works with all dancers – from those who don’t know their right foot from their left, to those who compete at the silver or even gold level.

Dance Range: Susan teaches all the smooth Ballroom, Latin, Country Western, and several varieties of Swing.  Feel free to show up as a single.  There is strong emphasis on the basics to help give you confidence on the dance floor.

Why Etiquette?

Polished manners and superb social skills set you apart in professional and social settings. You have only ten seconds to make a lasting first impression. In Dr. Susan’s etiquette classes you will learn the skills necessary to be confident in any situation:

Dining: How to manipulate silverware properly from casual to formal, conduct yourself respectfully, and be gracious towards your host and other diners. Dining and social skills are essential in today’s business culture and will help you advance in your career.

Interview: How to impress the interviewer, make good eye contact, and give an appropriate handshake. How to appear professional, friendly, and capable.

Social: How to make events memorable and positive for yourself and those around you. How to be polite and courteous in difficult situations. How to be a good listener and public speaker.

Be it a job interview or a first date, manners and socials skills can calm your nerves and give you the edge you are looking for.

Learning these skills early in life will help them become habits. If you or your child want to feel more comfortable in social settings…

Try one of Susan’s Etiquette classes:

Etiquette Summer Camp or Cotillion for youth; Dining Etiquette Seminars for adults; Special requests for your group or organization.

Why Susan's Ballroom Dance?

Dr. Susan Quiring is an energetic etiquette and dance instructor with a commitment to educating people in the art of social graces and dance. She has a proven ability to teach all ages and skill levels. At Susan’s Ballroom Dance, we always have fun.  In every situation Susan helps students feel comfortable while they learn something new.   Feel free to show up as a single. There is strong emphasis on the basics.  You will learn not only the steps, but also understand how to link them together.  In addition, Susan is director of Class Act Etiquette, Dance & Social Skills as well as Susan’s Ballroom Dance. Known as Ms Manners of the Brazos Valley, Susan develops and presents a full range of programs in business, social and dining etiquette, in addition to dance instruction. Dr. Quiring creates a fun and interactive environment for learning good manners and respect for others while building character, confidence and courtesy.  Thank you for allowing me to share with you the art of manners and warm hospitality.


Friday, Dec 14, 7-10pm
A&M United Methodist Church Annex


Tuesdays, Oct 2-23

Friday, Oct 19, 7:30-10:00pm

Saturday, Oct 27, 7:15-9:45pm
Bachman Center, Rock Prairie Rd
for ages 10-18

Saturday, Sept 29, 6-10:30
Pebblecreek Country Club
Enjoy lovely dinner, 3 hours of dancing, and performances by teens and adults.
Email, call or go online for tickets.


Ballroom 2, Latin Basics:  Oct 2, 9, 16, 23
Quickstep, Intermediate Swing: Oct 3, 10, 17, 24
Country Waltz: Oct 5, 12, 17 at Rockies
Teen 2 & Intermediate Teen (check calendar)
Adult Dance Party:  Oct 20, 7:30-10:00pm
Teen Costume Dance:  Oct 28, 7:15-9:45pm – Bachman Center

Ballroom Basics, Quickstep, Swing 3: Tues, Sept 5, 12, 19, 26
Two Step at Rockies:  Thurs, Sept 7, 14, 21,  8:00
Society tempo Foxtrot: Mon, Sept 11,  7-8:30
TwoStep Foxtrot:  Mon, Sept 18, 7-8:30
Viennese Waltz 2:  Mon, Sept 25, 7-8:30
Teen Dance Class:  Thurs, Sept 14, 21, 28, Oct 5,  4:15-5:40



3rd annual Dinner, Open Dance, and performances by 16 teen and adult couples–Saturday, September 16.  Tickets on sale now.

Interm Ballroom, West Coast Swing: Mar 6, 13, 20, 27
Ballroom Basics, East Coast Swing, ChaCha/Rumba: Mar 7, 14, 21, 28
Intermediate Polka: Mar 9, 16 – Rockies
Adult Dance party/Social/Happy Hour:  March 18 – 7:30-10:00
Teen Dance Classes:  Wednesdays & Thursdays 4:30-6:00

Valentine Dance for Adults, Feb 10, 7:30-10:00pm; Studio
Two Step–Feb 2, 9, 16–8;00pm  Rockies
Interm Cha Cha — Feb 4, 11, 18, 25–11:00am
Advanced Ballroom, Interm Tango Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 7:00 & 8:15pm
Ballroom Basics, Interm Ballroom, Latin Basics–Feb 7, 14, 21, 28–6:00, 7:15, 8:15pm
Swing Basics–Feb 8, 15, 22–6:00pm
Cotillion Jan 26, Feb 2, 9, 16  4:30-6pm
Formal Ball for Teens:  Feb 17   6:15-10:30pm  Phillips Event Center

Dinner, Dance, Showcase
September 10
Pebblecreek Country Club
Reservations due Sept 5

Swing 2, Viennese Waltz Sept 5, 12, 19, 26
Samba, Intermediate Ballroom, West Coast Swing Sept 6, 13, 20, 27
Ballroom Basics Sept 7, 14, 21, 28
Two Step Sept 8, 15, 22 at Rockies
Cha Cha Sept 3, 10, 17, 24

Intermediate Polka at Rockies 8pm, Aug 4, 11, 18
Cha Cha 2 11am, Aug 6, 13
Latin Basics 6pm, Ballroom Basics 7pm Aug 8, 15, 22, 29
Swing 2 6pm, Intermediate BAllroom 7:15pm, Aug 9, 16, 23, 30
Teen Dance Party Fri, Aug 12, Southwood Community Center
Adult Dance Party Sat, Aug 13, Studio
DINNER, DANCE, SHOWCASE Saturday, SEPTEMBER 10 – Reserve soon!

Recent Blog Posts

Feb 22

Brazos Valley Cotillion Served Up Good Manners & Great Dancing at Ball

Sixty-three  local youth, ages 10-17, practiced their manners, their dining  and dance skills at the annual Brazos Valley Cotillion, held the month of February on Thursday evenings at Phillips Event Center. “We want to guide young people to focus on respect, consideration and awareness in all that they do and say,” says Dr. Susan Quiring. “Kids [...] Read More
Jul 13

2016 Class Act Etiquette Camp

63 children and teens, ages 6-18,  graduated from the 2016 Class Act Etiquette & Dance Camps. How thrilled I was to receive so many written and verbal thank you notes from mothers and students.  When a 10 year old tells her mom he is starting to save money so she can attend next summer’s camp, [...] Read More
Feb 22


62 children and teens just graduated from the 2016 Cotillion and Formal Ball. How rewarding to have so many individual young people express the fun they had while we learned about good Character, Confidence, and Courtesy! Here are a couple of photos from the weekly classes. The Class Act Etiquette/Dance Camp will be June 13-16, [...] Read More