Ray and Eileen have been a huge part of ballroom dancing in the Gainesville area for many years. They have done a superb job with recent launch of "Parris Dance". Ray and Eileen are both highly capable instructors skilled in all forms of ballroom dancing. They are fun and interesting teachers who are equally adept at teaching beginners - or intermediate dancers - or advanced ballroom advocates searching to advance to the next level. If you're looking for a fun experience with opportunity to improve as much as you might want - Parris Dance is the place to go! May 2102
Whether you're learning a new dance or working on your competitive routine, Ray instinctively knows what is needed next, that little thing that makes us better than we thought we could be.
Thanks for all the years of TLC
I've taken countless classes and private lessons with Ray, and I can't thank or praise him enough for how much he's taught me and improved my dancing. If I do something well on the dance floor, it's almost always because I'm doing what Ray taught me; if I do something poorly, it's because I've forgotten what Ray taught me. I can go out of town, dance with someone I've never met, and still lead her successfully. That's almost all thanks to Ray. I've taken classes and private lessons with Eileen as well; both she and Ray have helped me with technique, style, and steps for exhibitions. Both Ray and Eileen are excellent at diagnosing just why something isn't working.
Whether you've never danced before or have danced for decades, Ray and Eileen have something to teach you, and can take you to the next level. The Gainesville dance community is lucky to have two such exceptional teachers.
I have had the pleasure of being taught by Ray and Eileen for many years. As a beginner they patiently taught me the basics. But as I progressed as a dancer they showed me the beauty and grace of the movement in dance. The pursuit to capture this in my own dancing is a passion that will never leave me. And through every step Ray and Eileen were there to help me. Thanks for sharing this with me.
I have been taking lessons from Ray for over 5 years. He is a superb instructor and will get you to whatever level of ballroom dancing you desire. The only limitations you will face will be your own. Ray is up to the job - are you? 2012