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Dancing is one of the most enjoyable and healthy activities on the planet. It's social, good for your heart, mind and body. Done with great style and technique, it's even better. Check out my lessons in Syracuse, Syracuse University, Rochester, Ithaca and Binghamton. Classes are held throughout most of the year. Come out and have some fun!

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Here is what I teach:

  • West Coast Swing:

    West Coast Swing (WCS)

    is a popular, fun and compelling partner dance. It has a distinctive elastic look that results from its basic extension-compression technique of partner connection, and is danced primarily in a slotted area on the dance floor. The dance allows for both partners to improvise steps while dancing together. It's danced to a variety of medium tempo music that can be bluesy, playful and sultry.

  • Coaching


    It takes experince to coach well. For more than 25 years, I've competed, taught, advised. I keep up with the latest trends in dancing styles and teaching to make your time with me productive and sucessful.

  • Theatrical Lifts

    Theatrical Lifts

    You've seen them in Ballet and theatrical performances. These are dramatic movements that involve great balance and technique. See my video on the Gallery page for a sample.

  • Hustle:


    is the catchall name for disco dances which were extremely popular in the 1970s. Today it mostly refers to the unique partner dance done in ballrooms and nightclubs to contemporary pop music. It has some features in common with swing dance. Modern partner hustle is sometimes referred to as New York Hustle.

  • Group Lessons

    Group Lessons

    These are the most cost effecient way of learning... and a lot of social fun too! Check out my classes in Syracuse, Rochester, Ithaca and Syracuse University. I teach in Canada and Europe too. Contact me if you would enjoy group lessons.

  • Private Lessons

    Private Lessons

    There is no faster way of learning than 1:1 focus. You can also call what we you want to learn. Contact me for details!

About Steve:

Steven Ryan is a professional dancer who has been dancing for more than 25 years, and has won numerous dance competitions throughout that time in jazz, theatre arts, hustle &, west coast swing. He also won a full scholarship to the studios of Alvin Ailey in NYC. He is the only advanced male swing dancer in the Central New York. He also danced a feature roll in the Sleeping Beauty Ballet in February 2005. He has choreographed many swing dance routines that were performed by class members at local dances and at the Syracuse Symphony. He’s a firm believer in strong technique. He is also the founder of The Syracuse Swing Dance Society. He has been teaching swing for 17 years and stays current by attending and competing at National Events. Most recently, he won the local edition of Dancing with the Stars in Syracuse in April 2010.

Steve teaches classes in Syracuse, Rochester NY as well as internationally.


Here's a typical lesson review:

  • My lessons are fun!
  • You'll learn great technique.
  • ... and some of the latest styles.
  • In Rochester, all the lesson recaps are online in HD (for students only) Click HERE to view them!
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