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.


FAMILY CHRISTMAS DANCE, Dec 18, 7-10pm; A&M Methodist Church Annex; DJ Tom Byer

Bolero Workshop  Dec 9, 8-9:30 @ Studio

Two Step Dec 11, 8-9pm @ Rockies

Ballroom 2 Workshop  Dec 15, 7:30-9:15 @ Studio

Dance Party Oct 18 @ STudio  7:30-10:00pm

Ballroom Basics: Oct 29, Nov 5, 12, 19 @ Studio 6:00pm
Swing 2:  Oct 29, Nov 5, 12, 19 @ Studio 7:15pm
Quickstep: Oct 29, Nov 5, 12, 19 @ Studio  8:30pm

Country Western: Nov 6, 13, 20 TBA  8:00pm

Teen Ballroom Class: Oct 23, 30, Nov 6, 13 @ Studio  3:00 & 4:30pm

Dance Party Nov 14 @ Studio 7:30-10:00pm

Ballroom Basics: Sept 3, 10, 17, 24 @ Studio, 6:00pm
Cha Cha II: Sept 3, 10, 17, 24 @ Studio, 7:15pm
Rumba I and II: Sept 3, 10, 17, 24 @ Studio, 8:15pm
Foxtrot II: Sept 4, 11, 18, 25 @ Studio, 6:15pm
Country Two Step: Sept 4, 11, 18, 25 @ Rockies, 8:00pm
Cha Cha/Tango Basics: Sept 6, 20, 27 @ STudio, 9:00am
Teen/Pre-Teen Ballroom II: Sept 18, 25, Oct 2, 9 @ Studio, 3:00pm
Teen/Pre-Teen Ballroom I: Sept 18, 25, Oct 2, 9 @ Studio, 4:30pm
ance Party Sept 19 @ Studio, 7:30-10pm


Ballroom/Latin Basics: June 3, 10, 17, 24 @ Studio 5:45pm
Samba/Cha Cha:  June 3, 10, 17, 24 @ Studio 7:00pm
Tango 3: June 3, 10, 17, 24 @ Studio  8:15pm
Two Step:  June 5, 12, 19 @ Rockies 8:00pm
Dancercise: June 7, 14, 28 @ Studio, 10:00am
Dance Party:  June 14, @ Studio, 7:30-10:00pm RSVP
Etiquette/Dance Camps:  June 23-26, @ Philips Event Center

Dining Etiquette Seminar: May 7 @ The Hilton; 6-8:30
Country Western Class: May 1, 8, 15 @ Rockies; 8-9
Dancercise: May 3, 10, 17 @ The Studio; 10-11
Ballroom II: April 22 – May 13 @ The Studio; 5:45
Argentine Tango: April 29 - May 20 @ The Studio; 7
Advanced Waltz: April 29 - May 20 @ The Studio; 8:15
Ballroom Basics: April 28 – May 19 @ The Studio; 6
Teen Dance: May 9 @ Bachman Center; 7:30-10
Adult Dance Party: May 10 @ Bachman Center; 7:30-9:30

Arg Tango  Apr 1,8, 15, 22 @ Studio; 7pm
Intermed Cha Cha Apr 1, 8, 15, 22 @ Studio; 8pm
Teen Ballroom Apr 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1 @ Studio; 4:30pm
Country Waltz Apr 3, 10, 17 @ Rockies; 8pm
Samba, Rumba, Cha Mix Apr 10, 17, 24, May 1 @ Studio; 6:15pm
Dancercise Apr 5, 12, 19, 26 @ STudio; 10am
Dance Party April 11 @ Bachman Center; 7:30pm
Ballroom II April 22, 29, May 6, 13 @ Studio; 5:45pm



Viennese Waltz: Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 @ The Studio; 7pm

International Rumba: Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 @ The Studio; 8pm

Ballroom II: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 @ The Studio; 6:30pm

Two-Step & Waltz: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 @ Rockies; 8:00pm

Dancercise (Like Zumba): Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 @ The Studio; 10:00am

Dance Party: Feb. 21 @ Bachman Center; 7:00-9:15pm

Formal Ball for Teens: Feb. 22 @ Briarcrest CC; 6:30-10:00pm

Cotillion and Formal Ball will be held in February 2014. Click Here for more information

Etiquette and Dance Summer Camp will be held June 23-26 2014.

Recent Blog Posts

Feb 27


Saturday night’s Formal Ball was such a fun evening and nice conclusion to our 2014 Brazos Valley Cotillion held at Briarcrest Golf Club.  Thank you to all 65 who attended.  It is such a privilege to walk under the Saber Arch of the Tx A&M University Ross Volunteers. We love it that they come each [...] Read More
Dec 10

The Gift of Etiquette

It’s that time of year again! Brazos Valley Cotillion is fast approaching. This is an original and thoughtful gift idea for any young people in your life. I have never had any Cotillion student not enjoy their time in my class. Kids ages 10-19 are invited, and they will learn important social and life skills, [...] Read More
Dec 10

Office Party Entertainment

What a fun Holiday party yesterday! I was asked to provide the entertainment for the Office of Admissions Holiday Social.   We performed two dance numbers:  Paul Stiverson and Wendy Kreider danced an International Rumba to “Baby it’s Cold Outside”; Paul and I danced Cha Cha to “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Paul and I had 20 [...] Read More