With Ikhlas, your goals come first. Whether you just want to feel comfortable at social gatherings with a dancefloor, or have ambitions of becoming the most amazing dancer wherever you go, lessons with Ikhlas are right for you! Ikhlas has successfully taught hundreds of students of all skill levels since 2008 and loves working with beginners! He knows that most people feel completely out of their element the first time they step onto a dancefloor, and he will work with you to make your first dance an amazing start of your journey into dancing. Dancing can fulfill a number of different goals including: fitness, fun, performance, competition, or even impressing a special someone... and Ikhlas will help you get there!

For new dancers, a personalized curriculm will be designed for you to introduce you to the dances of your choice. Ikhlas' teaching will mold to your learning style so that you continue to absorb the material with ease, getting the most out of every lesson. As you progress, you will continue to learn new patterns, techniques, and styling that will differentiate you from every other dancer on the dancefloor, while instilling confidence and bringing out the powerful dancer inside of you.


Congratulations on finding the person you want to spend your life with! Ikhlas can help choreograph the perfect First Dance for your special day! He has worked with many wedding couples and recommends six lessons as a minimum starting point. In six lessons, you will learn all of your dance steps while still leaving a little time to add polish and elegance to your choreography. You and your fiancee will be the talk of the town after your friends and family see how gracefully you both look during your First Dance. Ikhlas can help you decide what dance will best fit your song and even assist with editing your music if necessary.

Scheduling is flexible and can be done around your calendar. It is recommended that you begin taking lessons at least 4-6 weeks before your wedding (the more time you have, the more comfortable with your dance you will feel).

Ikhlas can also work with groups and offer services as an instructor for entertainment at your event.


I have NEVER danced before. Can I learn how to dance?

  • Of course you can! Ikhlas has worked with many beginner students of all types. In his experience, anyone can learn the basics of a dance within one lesson.

Do I need a partner?

  • No, you do not need a partner, but are welcome to bring one if you'd like. The price is the same for one or two persons.

Can I come without a partner?

  • Yes! For solo students, Ikhlas will be your dance partner during lessons and will give you feedback as you dance.

Do I need dance shoes?

  • Not at all! In fact, hold off on making the plunge into your first pair of dance shoes until you've been dancing a little while. Many dancers prefer to wear shoes specifically designed to help them feel the floor, however, they are unnecessary during the beginning stages. As you progress, you may eventually want to invest in a pair of dance shoes and Ikhlas can help you decide on an appropriate pair.

How is dancing good for my health?

  • Dancing offers both low-impact cardiovascular excercise for beginners and high-impact cardio and muscle toning for competitors and performers. Dancing has been linked to many health benefits including weight loss, improved posture and body alignment, and even reduced risk for Alzheimers. Most of the dancing you do will involve low-level cardiovascular exercise, and the best part is that you won't even realize you are getting a workout because of how much fun you'll have!

Is dancing expensive?

  • While private lessons may not be for everybody, dancing certainly is! Most dance parties cost as much as the price of a movie ticket. Ikhlas strongly encourages all students to get out there to practice what they are learning. Though not vital to your dancing, private lessons will definitely accelerate your dancing and the differences can be noticed immediately. Many students prefer to schedule weekly lessons, however, Ikhlas can work with you to find a plan that is both good for your dancing as well as your budget.

When are you available for lessons?

  • Ikhlas offers lessons most days of the week and will work around your availability. Many students prefer to take lessons in the evenings after work, while others prefer mornings and afternoons. Please contact Ikhlas to check on availability.