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
Summer/Fall 2023
Dances and Dance Club Events

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

Spring into Summer Classes

Our Spring into Summer session was lots of fun. We even added an extra week (July 27th) and celebrated our talented instructor Mark's upcoming birthday

Happy Birthday Mark!

2023 Fall Dance Class Schedule

  • Date: Monday, October 2 (9 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)

  • Date: Tuesday, October 3(10 weeks)
    • Place: Arlington High School, Rt. 55, LaGrange
    • Time: 6:00 PM Basic ballroom/
      7:00 PM Intermediate/advanced ballroom/Latin
      8:00 PM Latin and swing special
    • To register online: ?
      Call: Linda 486-4860 ex32102 or 635-3341

  • Date: Thursday, October 5, 2023 (8 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
      student choice of dance 8:00 PM High/Intermediate ballroom & Latin $75 pp
    • To register call 845 635-3341 or


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, 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;

Waiting for the class to start

Our Arlington High School class of Winter 2023.

Parties and Events

Dance parties and events are announced during classes and in monthly email memos.
  • DINNER DANCE- Friday, August 11
    • Place: Germania Club, Degarmo Rd. Poughkeepsie
    • Event: Biergarten dinner dance (depending on what you order $6 to $14)
    • Date: Friday, August 11
    • Time: 6pm to 10pm
    • Entrance Fee for non-member guests: $3
    • Band: Live music by Joe Unger band
    • Menu: Bratwurst Dinner, and other choices
    • Reservation: we reserve a table for our students, so if you wish to join us, please call, or email me (Esther)in a timely manner: 845635-3341;

    At the July 14th Dinner Dance

Our dancing friends at Germania's Annual Gala April 1

Celebrating Valentine Day

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

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

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" 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?

Some Dutchess County 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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