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We offer Social Ballroom Dance Lessons, Acting Classes, Self-Defense, Improv Training, Special Events and so much more for adults, teens and kids.

 

Whether you want to learn new skills, build your confidence through practice or just have a great time, Follow My Lead Studios is the place to be.

 

Browse through our extensive list of classes and workshops to discover your new passion. And you’re sure to love the family friendly atmosphere at either of our two studios located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

We can't wait to meet you!

Dance Lessons & Workshops
This list is updated monthly.
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TEACHER’S CHOICE CLASS - Studio #1

Wednesday nights are a great way to help build and get to know the dance community. We start with a basic class in one of the many dance styles. Beginners love the slow comfortable pace and advanced dancers practice their lead and follow technique.

Days: Wednesday                 

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm 

Cost: $10.00 (includes social dance)        

Instructor: Crystal Reiber 

Registration:: Crystal Reiber (Text) 208-704-2767 

 

WEDNESDAY SOCIAL DANCE - Studio #1

This is our most popular dance drawing people from all over the northwest!

At 8:00pm after Teachers choice dance class we shift to the Mini Social Dance. You'll enjoy an amazing space and connect with your new dance family, listen to a variety of Ballroom, Swing, Latin & Country music for all styles of dance. 

Days: Wednesday                 

Time: 8:00pm - 9:30pm 

Cost: $5:00 (Free with Teacher’s Choice Class) 

Registration:: Crystal Reiber (Text) 208-704-2767 

TANGO TUESDAYS Mall - Studio #2 

Come practice your fun Argentine tango skills at this weekly practica. We will be playing a mix of traditional and alternative tango music. The Host will be available to offer helpful tips but this is not a lesson. Come enjoy the music and get to know your local tango dance family.

[* The Mall is closed after 6pm. Use back entrance between Macy's and Inspiron. Look for the sign on the door]

Days: Tuesdays

Time: 7:00pm - 7:30pm Introductory Class

7:30pm - 9:00+pm Social Dance Practica

Cost of Class: $5

Cost of Practica: $5

Specialty Nights: $10-15

Host: Kraig Lysek

Registration: Drop-In dance. No registration necessary

ARGENTINE Tango Class - Studio #1  

The walking warmth of a hug. Step into another world with each movement broken down section by section. Enjoy the connection you’ll find from the great focus on frame & flow. No Partner needed. Beginners will learn to shine!

Days: 2nd Saturday of the month   

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm 

Cost: $10.00                     

Instructors: Kraig Lysek & Crystal Reiber 

Registration: Kraig Lysek (Text) 208-699-2955 

LINDY HOP - Studio #1

A great drop-in class created for people looking to learn the basics as well as build upon their Lindy skills each week. After building a strong foundation of swingouts with turns and different variations, we will go over some classic Lindy Hop patterns, alternate footwork, Rhythm Turns, Send Outs as well as transitioning between 6 count and 8 count swing moves.

Days: 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month     

Time: 2:30pm  - 3:30pm 

Cost: $10.00                   

Instructors: Joshua Bobbitt & Crystal Reiber 

Registration:: Crystal Reiber (Text) 208-704-2767 

LILLY PADS 6 week Dance Class Ages 3 to 9 year olds - Mall Studio #2 

“Creative play dance” Watch your children blossom in our new Lilly Pads dance class. Children will learn the art of dance through creative movement & expression. Patty will be teaching ballroom basics and ballet while adding fun freestyle flare. We will be creating a fun and welcoming environment where children can make new friends, build confidence, and improve in their hand eye coordination. Parents are welcome to join the class or watch from the lounge. At the end of each class children will have the opportunity to dance with flags and listen to worship music. 

Days: Mondays            

Time:     3:30pm - 4:15pm (ages 3-5) 

Time:     4:30pm - 5:15pm (ages 6-9) 

Cost: $50 for 4 week session or $15/class (First class is free)

Must register to attend.   

Instructor: Patty Braunstein            

Register: Glenn (Text or Call) 509-217-0128

YOUTH EAST COAST SWING DANCE CLASS - Mall Studio #2:

Come out and dance with one of CDA’s best dance instructors! Lessons are specifically geared towards beginner East Coast Swing. No dance experience necessary. Starts at he beginning of each month.  You must register to join this class. 

Days: Mondays 

Time:    5:30pm - 6:15pm  (ages 10-17)

Cost: $45 (four classes) 

Instructor: Patty Braunstein            

Register: Glenn (Text or Call) 509-217-0128

SCOTTISH HIGHLAND DANCING - Mall Studio #2

Dancers will learn the art of Scottish Highland Dancing in an encouraging and positive environment. Each student will learn coordination, grace, and determination through specialized attention from a highly trained instructor. 

Instructor: Victoria Hawkins 

Register at: www.lakecityhighlanddance.com

SOFT SHOE TAP DANCE - Location TBA

Let’s take you back in time for the classiest style of Soft Shoe Tap-Dancing! Soft shoe is a form of tap-dancing originating from the turn of the century. Soft shoe is done with hard leather soles instead of the traditional tap shoes and emphasis the sound of the feet. Learn a dance that will make you stand out wherever you go!

 

Days: TBA                   

Time: TBA 

Cost: $80 (8 Weeks)              

Instructor: Joshua Bobbitt

Registration: Crystal Reiber (Text) 208-704-2767

Acting Classes & Workshops

THE AUDITION CLINIC - Mall Studio #2

This in-person workshop is a step-by-step breakdown of the auditioning process. It teaches actors how to get specific, pin down the first moment, make on-the-spot adjustments, and instantly connect to any audition material thrown their way. Feel free to bring your own material to work on as well. 

This workshop is taught by LA acting coach and talent agent Rick Kostenick. He has worked in the entertainment industry for over 25 years, and has had the opportunity to coach numerous stars including Kevin Bacon and his wife, Jamie Fox, Robert Downey Jr. and Steven Spielberg. 

Days: Call for class start dates 

Instructor: Rick Kostenick 

Registration: Call Lisa Skvarla at Playhouse Northwest Acting School at 206-919-7407

or Venmo Lisa-skvarla-1 

 

KIDS/TEENS ON CAMERA ACTING CLASS - Mall Studio #2

This class will encourage your child to use their imagination and to develop the techniques and confidence they need to create believable performances for the camera.

 

This class teaches the fundamentals of acting by using basic techniques and fun acting games. Children participate in class and work on improving their basic skills for auditions, improvisation, cold reading skills, martial arts/stage combat, and an Intro to the Meisner technique.

Days: Call for class start dates           

Instructor: Lisa Skvarla 

Registration: Call Lisa Skvarla at Playhouse Northwest Acting School at 206-919-7407

or send payments to Lisa Skvarla (Venmo) Lisa-Skvarla-1 or (Paypal) Lskvarla@aol.com

ACTING FOR FILM - Mall Studio #2

Acting for Film provides students an environment to become comfortable acting in front of the camera. The class emphasizes the practice of the subtlety and nuance of film acting including learning to adjust the performance for specific shot size, finding the arc of the character and learning to maintain the integrity of the script while shooting out of sequence. Students will also become familiar with film set terminology and etiquette. 

Call for class start dates 

Instructor: Rick Kostenick 

Registration: Call Lisa Skvarla at Playhouse Northwest Acting School at 206-919-7407

or send payments to Lisa Skvarla (Venmo) Lisa-Skvarla-1 or (Paypal) Lskvarla@aol.com

Self Defense Classes

WOMEN/GIRLS SELF-DEFENSE (Ages 11+) - Mall Studio #2

This is a class chock-full of hands-on training and techniques without all the lectures. This class is great for women and girls who have had prior self-defense classes and need a refresher course or folks who just want to learn physical techniques and get a great foundation in self-defense training. Includes verbal and physical self-defense, improvised weapons training, demonstrations, martial arts, ground fighting, and LOTS of hands on practice. Don't miss it! 

This class is great for women and girls who have had prior self-defense classes and need a refresher course or folks who just want to learn physical techniques and get a great foundation in self-defense training.

Day: Call for class start dates      

Time: 7:00-9:00pm 

Cost: $40.00 Scholarships, military, and sliding scale prices offered on request. 

Instructor: Lisa Skvarla 

Registration: Call Lisa Skvarla at Playhouse Northwest Acting School at 206-919-7407 

or Venmo Lisa-skvarla-1 

They have wonderful and in-depth teaching with AMAZING instructors!! Easy to learn and to progress in each of their dance classes! Great community! 10/10

Jaden

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