Ballroom Dancing with
Ben & Mark

Waltz performance with Ben.
Theater show, 1982.
Ben is now dancing with the Angels in Heaven

Bolero performance with Mark
University Club NYC, January,2020.
We are privileged to have Mark as our instructor.
Dance Classes, parties, events
Spring/Summer 2023
Dance Club Events, and Potos

Please note:

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What we do

With many years of teaching, choreographing, performing and lecturing experience, we offer:
  • private classes
  • arrange dance events and parties
  • offer dance-related lectures and dance demonstrations
  • visit different venues, provide dance music and get the audience on its feet with mixers, dance anecdotes and instructions

Parties and Events

Dance parties and events are announced during classes and in monthly email memos. Save the date for our "graduation" party on June 7th.

Celebrating Valentine's Day at a dinner dance. (02/12/2023)

Some of our guests at our annual Christmas Dance on December 8th

We love and honor our Dancing Angels and our wonderful teacher Mark

2023 Spring/Summer Dance Class Schedule

  • Date: Monday, April 17 (6 weeks)
    • Place: BOCES, Salt Point Center (SPC) gym, Boces Rd. POK.
    • Time: 6:00 pm Intermediate ballroom/Latin
      7:00 pm Basic ballroom/Latin
      8:00 pm Latin special
    • $82 pp. Call: Kate 486-4800 ex.6101 or 635-3341
    • To register online go to: Social Dance Classes (Ballroom, Latin, Swing)
    • no class 05/08;05/15; 05/29

  • Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023 (6 weeks)
    • Place: St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church Hall, 55 Wilbur Blvd.POK
    • Time: 6:00 Basic ballroom & Latin
      7:00 PM Advanced ballroom & Latin
      8:00 PM High/Intermediate ballroom & Latin $75 pp
    • To register call 845 635-3341 or
    • Summer semester starts: 07/08/2023
    • no class 04/06; 05/04;05/11

  • Date: Tuesday, April 18 (8 weeks)
    • Place: Arlington High School, Rt. 55, LaGrange
    • Time: 6:00 PM Basic ballroom/
      7:00 PM Intermediate/advanced ballroom/Latin
      8:00 PM Disco hustle special
    • $99 pp.
    • To register online: ?
      Call: Linda 486-4860 ex32102 or 635-3341

  • Date: Thursday, June 8, 2023 (6 weeks)
    • Place: St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church Hall, 55 Wilbur Blvd.POK
    • Time: 6:00 Basic ballroom & Latin
      7:00 PM Advanced ballroom & Latin
      8:00 PM High/Intermediate ballroom & Latin $75 pp
    • To register call 845 635-3341 or

  • Wedding Dance instruction and Wedding Choreography are ongoing all seasons - Contact Esther: 845 635-3341,
  • Private Classes are ongoing all seasons - Contact Esther: 845 635-3341,

    Guide to help you select the appropriate class.

    • Basic & low-intermediate ballroom, Latin and Swing are for you if you never danced before or took only one basic class. Also, if you did not dance for a while and want a refresher, you will be happy in this class. Dances covered include: waltz, foxtrot, rumba, merengue or any other dance students request;
    • Special dance class (swing, Latin, Tango, etc) concentrates on the selected dance and you will learn many different patterns in that dance
    • Intermediate ballroom, Latin and Swing. If you have taken several classes in the past, but don't consider yourself an advanced dancer, this class is for you.
    • Advanced ballroom, Latin and Swing. If you are well versed in several dances and go out dancing regularly, you will be conditioned to learn any of the advanced patterns we teach. During the session, we can either work on a variety of dances or select a special one that students select. The current class voted for the Rumba.
    Class Fees varie depending on the sponsoring organization. For information, please contact Esther 845 635-3341;
    Wedding dance instruction and private lessons are for all levels of dancers from basic to advanced. For information and reservation, contact Esther 845 535-3341,

  • Waiting for the class to start

    Some of our Arlington High School class of Fall 2022.

    More Arlington High Scool students

    Some of the BOCES students

    Part of the ARC winter class

    Fun stuff

    For recent Fun Stuff, click: Recent fun fun fun

    Formal affairs are always fun

    Some of us at the Strauss ball in February
    At the Strauss Ball - February 29

    Ballroom and Latin Dance Club of the Hudson Valley

    The Dance Club (BLDCHV) holds its monthly dance in various Locations in Dutchess Country. Mostly dinner dances, tea dances, "Biergarten", wine tastings and an annual Dancing Under the Stars Gala. All selected locations have hard-wood floors and lovely ambiance. Club members receive a discount at all affairs. Live music! Reservations required. Members and guests are most welcome!

    For Dance party pictures, click BLDCHV and Gallery of Photos

    Where can you go dancing?

    Area private Clubs have ballroom/Latin dances at regular intervals. Dances are announced during classes and via emails.
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    E & B Dance Academy
    Esther Kando Odescalchi, Ph.D.
    1020 Freedom Road
    Pleasant Valley, NY. 12569

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