★★★★★"Rebecca! Thank you so much for your patience while teaching Sam and me how to dance together. Dance lessons are so like marriage and counseling. You work together to make something beautiful. After it was said and done we truly felt like we left with something more than a dance. There was that one really tough day and you handled us so well. Thank you so much for that. Hope to see you in the future! I need your card to pass out to people!~Allison and Sam Reed, Houston, Texas

★★★★★"Thank you for the well wishes on our wedding and first dance. The day was better than we could have imagined. Joel and I were able to keep our first dance a secret and everyone was blown away.  We practiced for 45 minutes in the venue a few days before which really helped. We had a few mistakes, BUT no one knew! We wanted to thank you for your patience and help creating a dance that we will never forget. We have told our friends and they are coming your way! Thanks again!~Krista and Joel Nadeau, Houston, Texas

★★★★★"Dear Rebecca, thank you so much for choreographing our first dance and being so patient with us at each lesson. You turned us, people with two left feet, into people with actual rhythm. It was a pleasure being your dance students!~Tam and William Sung, Houston, Texas

★★★★★"Rebecca's been months since our August (2014) wedding, but we're still enjoying wonderful memories of our big day! We loved taking dance lessons with you and truly appreciate all the detailed care you spent teaching us. We had a great first dance at our wedding and it was such fun showing off our moves to Van Morrison's "These Are the Days". We will cherish the memory forever. Thank you so much! Wishing you all the best," ~Erin and Brad Michaelson, Houston, Texas

★★★★★"Rebecca, Kenny and I want to thank you so much for all the hard work you put into our first dance. It went perfectly and everyone was so surprised! Dancing to Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Pride and Joy" was all I ever wanted for my first dance, and you made that dream come true. Thank you so much! Love," ~Mary Lowrey and Kenneth Mericle, Pasadena, Texas

★★★★★"My wife and I were looking for some fun activities for a weekly date night during the summer and we were delighted to find Rebecca, The Dance Whisperer. We got started on some basic steps that soon morphed into the foxtrot and rhumba without us noticing the transition. The music selections are great and Rebecca is a patient and attentive tutor. It has been a great deal of fun and we've signed up for more!" ~Peter Foster, Houston, Texas, Yelp review

★★★★★"Thank you, Rebecca, for your clear, caring, individualized instruction. It seemed that in between sessions you had given thought to just what metaphor or instructional approach might work well with us. We are delighted both with your lessons and with the result at our wedding. What a knowledgeable, creative and patient instructor of dance you are! You not only think about dance but also about individual people AND about inter-relationships on numerous levels. Through our dance sessions you have blessed us on our way. Thank you from the bottom of our twinkling toes, through our hearts, and out the top of our blown away minds!" ~Susan Rippert and Stephen Blackmore, Houston, Texas

★★★★★"My fiancé and I hired Rebecca to teach us to dance and to help us design the choreography for our first dance. We also had a special request in that my sister (who lived far away) was going to design the framework of the choreography and Rebecca would help teach it to us as well as massage it into something really beautiful. In addition, we chose a song that was really unique and complex for a wedding dance. Given all these challenges, Rebecca still took us on as clients and did an amazing job. Both my fiancé and I didn't know what to expect when we first met Rebecca and were both nervous since we hadn't had any formal dance training, but Rebecca put us both at ease right away. I'm amazed at how quickly we picked up the steps. With our first introductory session, we had already learned the basic steps for several different dances. When it came to the choreography, Rebecca did a fantastic job of translating art and motion into something that two analytical minds could understand. Plus, she was always flexible to accommodate our busy schedules. I have loved every minute of our sessions together and am so happy with the results of our dance. I would recommend Rebecca to anyone who is learning to dance or who would like to continue with their dance practice.~Kristina Rojdev, Ph.D., NASA Aerospace Engineer, Los Angeles, California, LinkedIn recommendation

★★★★★"Rebecca, Gary and I thank you for helping us to learn the tango for our awesome sunset wedding. While we weren't perfect, your dancing instruction prior to our wedding was not only great fun, but enabled us to feel comfortable on the dance floor, which was very important to us. We would suggest to anyone to call upon you for dance lessons prior to any dancing event." ~Carol Artz-Bucek, President/CEO, Pearland Chamber of Commerce, Texas

★★★★★"We worked with Rebecca on our wedding dance in 2010. We had only a few weeks and a real busy schedule, but she was more than accommodating and worked out something optimum for us given the time frame and our next to nothing experience. In addition to their training value, the lessons are so fun and relaxing. They are great not only for special occasions but also as regular practice. Rebecca is a great dance instructor who is very organized, creative and passionate about her profession. She passes her enthusiasm on to you from the moment you walk in to her studio." ~Ezgi Can Eren, Scientist at PROS, Houston, Texas, LinkedIn recommendation

★★★★★"My wife and I have been taking weekly lessons from Rebecca (a/k/a The Dance Whisperer) and are very pleased with the results. Rebecca is an excellent teacher, offering much encouragement with the appropriate amount of criticism. She corrects mistakes early, and is careful to progress instruction at the proper pace for each individual. She is skilled in a wide variety of dance steps and styles, and takes much effort to structure the lessons around the goals and desires of her students." ~Jerry Gauthier, Laboratory Director, MLD Pathology, Houston, Texas, LinkedIn recommendation

★★★★★"We had talked about learning ballroom dancing for years, but had just never found the right teacher until we found The Dance Whisperer! Rebecca offers the perfect mix of instruction, innovation and fun to keep us coming back for more. We aren't Dancing-With-the-Stars material, but we have learned all of the ballroom basics in the foxtrot, swing, rumba, and tango. We love being able to dance at weddings, on cruises, and we are not too shabby at parties. Last Saturday we went to a dance and the hostess commented that we were actually great dancers. It's truly amazing. All of the credit goes to Rebecca. She is fantastic!" ~Jean M. Calloway, CPA, Calloway Stinson & Co., Houston, Texas

★★★★★"We thoroughly enjoy our dance lessons with Rebecca. She is very patient and supportive for beginners and creates an atmosphere that encourages students so they don't feel embarrassed. Rebecca is able to make dancing a reality for you and not just for other people. One of her strongest qualities is her ability to break down the dance patterns into manageable bite-size steps in terms that you will understand—she is sensitive to the students' needs, as well as being flexible with scheduling lessons around their busy lifestyles. So if you are like us who envied people on the ballroom dance floor—while on vacation cruises or at weddings, holiday parties, etc.—Rebecca is the one person who can get you out there feeling comfortable and looking good. For you guys, I've actually learned ballroom dancing! It took some time and practice along with patient instruction from Rebecca, but I have the confidence now to get up on any dance floor anywhere." ~Marian and Richard Dixon, Houston, Texas

★★★★★"My wife and I were getting married in July 2011 and were looking for someone to help us with our first dance. We found Rebecca's website and decided to check it out and we're glad we did. Rebecca is an excellent instructor, highly knowledgeable, and very personable. She helped us choreograph the perfect wedding dance based on our song selection. The lessons took place in her private studio, which allowed for one-on-one attention that you won't find in the larger commercial dance studios. Rebecca was not only personable, but also very professional. Each dance lesson was very structured and well prepared. We're glad we chose Rebecca. We loved our first dance, and so did our friends and family.~David Bradley, Engineering Manager at CB&I, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, LinkedIn recommendation

★★★★★"Dear Dance Whisperer, it seems like only yesterday that I arrived at your dance studio with Jay, my two left feet, and an overwhelming sense of foreboding. Since I had never taken dance lessons in my life, I had no idea what to expect. Luckily, you have an incredible ability to put people instantly at ease and I left that first lesson with the sense that I should have tried this many, many years ago. Now two years later, I'm still learning and, if possible, enjoying it more than ever. What a gift you have, not only of being able to adapt your teaching methods to each individual but also to make the experience so much fun. I think we had a preconceived notion that if we learned to 'dance', we would end up looking stilted or affected or just plain out of place. Now we've learned that we can master the steps of the waltz, tango, foxtrot, rumba and swing and still have a wonderful time. When we do mess up, which is often, we simply laugh and keep on moving. Thank you so very much for sharing your gift with us. I hope everyone reading this will take advantage of your skill and patience and have as many years with you as we plan to." ~Cathy A. West, J.D., Senior Vice President and Senior Associate Counsel for Regions Bank, Houston Texas

★★★★★"My husband and I have wanted to take up ballroom dancing for some time, and we started taking lessons with Rebecca just after Valentine's Day. So far, we have focused on foxtrot, waltz, and swing, and we are truly enjoying it. The private dance studio and expert, personalized instruction have really helped us to feel relaxed and to make the most of our time! Makes an excellent date-night activity." ~Laura Palmer, Owner, Calico Wedding Videos, Houston, Texas, Yelp review

★★★★★ "If you are looking for an AMAZING dance instructor, then look no further! From day one, Rebecca knew exactly how to make us feel comfortable. This coming from two people that have never danced in their lives. We were looking for someone to teach us a dance for our first dance at our wedding. She was very patient with us throughout all of the lessons. When we performed our dance at the wedding, everyone LOVED it. My husband and I believe that our money was very well spent. She will give you positive encouragement when you need it, and she will push you to do your best." ~Pooja Walker, Pearland, Texas, Yelp review

★★★★★"Very private and comfortable environment. Rebecca has a calm demeanor and is patient with instruction. She responds quickly via email and is flexible with rescheduling if things come up." ~Amber Campise, Houston, Texas, Foursquare review

★★★★★ "My husband gave me the best gift ever when he bought us private ballroom dance lessons for my birthday. I was so excited and on our first visit we both walked away loving it! We have not stopped going and we wished we would have known about this before we were married so that we could have been prepared to dance well for our wedding. We love that the lessons are private because we have Rebecca's full attention and we can work at our own pace. We feel very comfortable with her and her instruction is very easy to follow and learn. We have focused mainly on learning swing, salsa, and foxtrot, but we also tried tango, rumba, waltz and two step. Whatever you want to learn Rebecca will know it and will know it well. We would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to learn how to dance and dance well!" ~Keisha Momoh, Yelp reviews

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The Dance Whisperer (832) 429-4477

4710 Merwin Street • Houston Texas 77027

The Dance Whisperer dance studio is located in southwest Houston inside West Loop 610 South at Highway 59 South near the Galleria, Highland Village, Upper Kirby, River Oaks, and West University areas, and is a convenient straight shot from Sugar Land on 59 South.

All dance lessons are scheduled by appointment. 

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Less than a 24-hour cancellation notice before a scheduled dance lesson will result in a forfeit of that dance lesson and full charges will apply.