About Okay Dance

Debra competing

Meet Debra the Owner/Instructor

  

Debra Endres has over 18 years of teaching private and group classes. She received most of her training through Arthur Murray Dance Studio: competing professionally with Arthur Murray Dance Studio and In The Mood Dance Studio of Minneapolis, MN.  Her performances also included exhibitions for local TV programs, dance venues and malls, and promotions for Pickwick Records. 


 Debra managed her own community dance center in Northfield, MN.

Arriving in Colorado in 2003, Debra wasted no time integrating into the local arts community.  She has performed on-stage at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, and has performed and choreographed numbers in Loveland at both the Rialto Theater and city museum.  She started teaching in the area in 2004 and then created the Okay Dance Studio in 2007, including instructing the ballroom dance classes for Aims Community College at both the Loveland and Greeley campuses.


Well trained in the Ballroom, Swing, Latin, and Country dances, she  continues to train with top coaches, taking advantage of the many talented professionals in the area.  She teaches private and group lessons, for singles and couples, special events, and wedding couples first dance choreography.


Her passion is to bring couples together by introducing them to the beautiful world of dance. Dance is a physical and emotional form of communication that involves the whole self.  When you feel the rhythms of the music your body experiences the emotion- and in couples dancing you share that emotion. The leader creates the physical choreography and the follower creates the interpretation.   When couples learn to respond to each other they create an exhilaration that will last a lifetime.  Dance should be fun, it should bring out the best in a couple... so enjoy the experience and smile!

  

Testimonials

Nels and Patrice

  

Dear Debra, Thank you for your gift of dance. It was a real treat learning from you, and I'll be forever grateful. You have a marvelous skill for instructing. Best of luck in your future and in your competitions. Patrice and I are already plotting to have you come to Port Angeles, next year.

Carol O

  

I really enjoy taking classes with you. You are so positive, patient & encouraging when you teach. I never sense any judgement towards students who are just learning to dance or if a person is having trouble picking up a new dance step. Your passion for dancing comes through so strongly. Thank you for sharing your love of dancing! With appreciation. 

Corey

  

I decided to take dance lessons as a surprise for my wife, and I was a bit nervous as I had never had danced or taken lessons before. I found Debra after performing a search for dance lessons in northern Colorado and decided to request private lessons. I am so glad I did! Debra is a fantastic dance teacher that clearly is passionate about sharing her talent of dance with others. My impression with Debra is that she is without doubt an authority in dancing and teaching proper technique. She did a wonderful job of explaining dance steps and moves in a way I could understand and she was receptive to tailoring the lesson to accommodate my thoughts as to the best ways for me to learn. I feel that I have a good, solid foundation on the particular styles of dance I was instructed in and I now have the confidence to hit the dance floor. I look forward to enjoying the new skills I have and learning more. Thanks Debra! 

Jeff

  

I dance competitively as well as socially, and have taken classes, workshops and private lessons from many dance instructors in the Northern Colorado area and around the country. Debra is one of the best instructors that I have encountered. She is very knowledgeable, and her attitude is always friendly, warm, energetic and enthusiastic. Whether you're an advanced dancer, or just setting foot on a dance floor for the first time, Debra is always very patient and encouraging. She makes it fun to learn how to dance! I highly recommend that you give her classes a try. 

Bob and Mari

  

"Deb is terrific! She is vivacious, fun, and an excellent dancer - best of all, she is a great teacher! Deb makes learning to dance fun and easy - repeating the steps in simple combinations until you are ready to move on. She also takes the time to arrange dances, so that you get a chance to try out your new "moves" with other people that are learning to dance. If you've always wanted to learn to dance, don't be afraid - try it! You'll be glad you did! 

   

Ron

  

To all interested dance students. My wife and I have taken dance from a few different instructors and Debra has been one of the better instructors. She takes time to work with all of her students and recognizes that some are different styles of learners and will modify her techniques so as to be in tune (no pun intended) with how they learn. She will have partners switch which aids both the lead and the follower in recognizing different signals for different maneuvers. She is patient and also makes class fun, one of my regrets is that the classes are too short, and that my wife and I are unable to make enough time together to enjoy the dances we have been taught. I would recommend Debra as a dance instructor to all who want to learn to be better dancers and hopefully you can make the time to enjoy the dances that you learn from her. 

Introductory Special for Private Lessons

Get started today with your dancing!  This is for 2 - 55 minute private lessons for one person or couple for $110.00.  Just contact  me  at 970-988-4693 or Debra@Okaydance.com.

Gift Certificates Available

You can send the gift of Dance to a special person for any amount of lessons. You can purchase one lesson, the Intro Special or even more based on what your want.  Pay with check or credit card and  receive the certificate email.