Dr. Susan Quiring has been the touchstone for our community when seeking dance, etiquette, and yoga instruction over the years. With her sparkling personality and caring for others she makes learning fun & practical in application. Many smiling students are able almost immediately to apply and benefit from their new-found skills in manners and dance. She has a proven ability to teach all ages and skill levels.
Susan has taught ballroom dancing in the Bryan-College Station region for the past twenty-one years. Her focus is on both private instruction and group classes for all ages and levels of ability. Susan teaches all the smooth ballroom dances, Latin dances, Country Western polka, two step, and waltz, and several varieties of Swing. Susan gives a strong emphasis on the basics to help give you confidence on the dance floor. You don’t need to know alot of steps, but you will please any partner if you execute those steps well. Her summer dance camps for children and teens have become quite popular. Susan offers an annual Formal Ball for Teens each winter. Susan has also developed dance programs for both College Station Parks and Recreation Department and Texas A&M Ballroom Dance Club. She helped form the TAMU Ballroom Dance Club in 1997 and now has both brand new dancers, a group of competitive dancers, and works with the performance team. In addition to dance classes, she has hosted dance students on ballroom dance cruises, giving dance instructions each day. So no matter your age or ability or agility, check out the group classes or try private instruction.
Susan is director of Class Act Etiquette, Dance & Social Skills as well as Susan’s Ballroom Dance. In her role as director, she develops and presents a full range of programs in business and social etiquette, international protocol, cultural awareness and dance instruction. Dr. Quiring instructs classes for children, youth and adults in both social and business etiquette.
She has taught seminars for Mays Business School, Animal Science, Vet Med, Health Science Center, a variety of departments, colleges, and sororities at Texas A&M University. She holds an annual etiquette summer camp for children and Brazos Valley Cotillion. Dr. Quiring also teaches etiquette and protocol for businesses and professional organizations and offers business and social etiquette consultations.
Susan earned her doctorate from Kansas State University, and was educated in dance at such prestigious schools as Brigham Young University, Arthur Murray and Fred Astaire Studios. Her broad-based career has included an associate professorship at Texas A&M University, and twelve years as a 4-H agent and Home Economist. Her experience includes live television and radio broadcasts, a weekly newspaper column in Kansas City, and as liaison to students for social and cultural events in numerous study-abroad programs. So, . . . Move over, Ms. Manners! Dr. Susan Quiring, creator of CLASS ACT, delivers meaty advice for the etiquette impaired. CLASS ACT is the natural result of 25 years of hands on interaction with young people, as well as her protocol training. Her greatest joy and fulfillment is being able to share her experience and knowledge with young people and watch them flourish.
Susan came to the practice of yoga in the 90's, as a way to complement her dancing and rid a lot of pain in her body. In early 2018 she completed her 200-hour certification from Om Grown Yoga in Bryan, TX and a second certification from Lex Gillan at The Yoga Institute in Houston.
Susan has seen her practice bring strength to her physical body, help rehab several injuries, but also connect her to her breath and bring balance. The overall health benefits always brings her back to her mat to practice. On a personal note, when Susan isn't teaching yoga, dance, or etiquette seminars, she loves volunteering at the Bush Library, at her church, hanging out with family. She loves anything outdoors, including hiking. She's never met a trail she didn't love. Her favorite hangout is sitting by the river reading in Red River, New Mexico.
Whether on the dance floor or at the dining table, Manners Matter. It’s all about building Character, Confidence, and Courtesy, helping her students grow in confidence and social skills.