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.


TEEN BALLROOM Adv & Interm; Dec 31,Jan 7, 14, 21; 3pm, 4:30pm; studio

COTILLION & FORMAL BALL Jan 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 19; 4:30-6pm; Phillips Event Center

ADULT DANCE PARTY Jan 22; 7:30-10; Studio

BALLROOM BASICS Jan 5, 12, 19, 26; 6pm; studio

LEVEL 2 BALLROOM Jan 5, 12, 19, 26; 7:00pm; studio

TWO STEP Jan 7, 15, 22; 8pm; Rockies

SWING  Jan 11, 18, 25; 6:30pm; studio

CHA CHA Jan 11, 18, 25; 7:45pm; studio

TEEN BALLROOM Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1; 4:30-5:50; Studio



TWO STEP  Oct 1, 8, 15; 8:00pm; Rockies

BALLROOM BASICS Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; 6:30pm Studio

TANGO REVIEW Oct 19, Nov 9; 8:00pm; Studio

VIENNESE WALTZ WORKSHOP Oct 26, Nov 16; 7:30pm Studio

BALLROOM BASICS Nov 2, 9, 16; 6:30pm; Studio

ADULT DANCE PARTY Nov 28; 7:30-10; Studio




BALLROOM BASICS, SWING, TANGO II: Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, 6-9:15pm

POLKA & WALTZ: Sept 3, 10, 17, 8-9pm  Rockies

TEEN BALLROOM: Sept 7, 14, 21, 28  4:30-5:50pm

DINNER, DANCE, SHOWCASE:  Sept 25  6:30pm  Pebblecreek CtryClub

MASQUERADE BALL:  Oct 9, 7:00-9:45pm  Bachman Center


BALLROOM BASICS, SWING, TANGO II: July 6, 13, 20, 27, 6-9:15pm

POLKA & WALTZ: July 9, 16, 23, 8-9pm  Rockies

TEEN BALLROOM: July 2, 9, 16,  2:30-5:30pm

TEEN DANCE: July 17, 7-9:45  Bachman Center

ADULT DANCE:  July 18 or 24, 7:30-10pm  Studio


DANCE CAMPS:  July 27-30

TEEN DANCE CLASSES: March 26, Apr 2, 9, 16  2:45pm & 4:15pm

TEEN DANCE PARTY: April 11, 7-9:30

TWO STEP: Mar 24-April 28  6-7pm (Pebblecreek CC)

POLKA: April 2, 9, 16  8-9pm (Rockies)

Ballroom 2, Ballroom Basics, West Coast Swing: April 8, 15, 22, 29  6-9:15pm

SALSA & VIENNESE WALTZ: April 4, 18, 25  12:00, 1:00

DANCE PARTY: April 17, 7:30-10pm


Ballroom 2: Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, 6:15-7:15pm
Cha Cha 2, Ballroom Basics, Quickstep 2: Feb 4, 11, 18, 25
Country Waltz & Polka: Feb 5, 12, 19, 8-9pm
Tango 2: Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, 10-11am
Viennese Waltz: Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, 11-12
Tango 2 Workshop: Feb 10, 24, 7:30-9pm

Teen Classes, Beginner to Intermediate:  Feb 19, 26, Mar 5, 12

Dance Party Feb 20, 7:30-10:00pm @ Studio
Teen Dance Party:  Feb 27, 7:15-9:45 @ Brian Bachman Center


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

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

Sep 26

Student Showcase and Dance Was Magical!

Ninety-six people enjoyed a delicious dinner, dancing to our wonderful DJ, Tom Byer, and over-the-top performances.  And what a privilege and a blessing to watch all of the teens and pre-teens, as well as the adults out on the dance floor.  I was in awe. Please congratulate all our performers: Grace Godfrey, Braeden Forsthoff, Karina [...] Read More
Mar 26

Things Money Can’t Buy

Things Money Can’t Buy 1.  Manners 2.  Morals 3.  Respect 4.  Character 5.  Common sense 6.  Trust 7.  Patience 8.  Class 9.  Integrity 10.  Love Read More
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