Welcome To TC Dance Club of Appleton
A Premiere Ballroom Dance Club
Welcome to TC Dance Club - Appleton, a dance club that has created a profound impact on the Fox Cities since 1982. Focused on nurturing our community with exceptional standards of dance education for adults, our social dance club can be that place to relieve stress and learn a new skill. We offer a warm and positive environment to foster the growth that all dancers want and need. Reach out today to schedule your complimentary lesson.
What We Offer
Join Our Dance Community
Private Dance Lessons
One-on-One Learning Experience
Our highly trained specialist instructors customize their instruction to your learning. Well versed in all smooth and Latin dance, we will aid you in accomplishing your dancing goals. We are not a cookie cutter dance club, and we work hard to ensure we fulfill your needs and desires in dance while providing high caliber instruction.
Meet New People & Gain New Skills
Our members love taking the classes we offer five times a week, as it gives them the opportunity to learn new movements and easily showcase their talent. Beginner group classes will supplement your individual lessons in a fun and social setting. Open to couples and individuals, our qualified instructors are committed to giving each student attention while also moving the class forward.
Let’s Do It!
Part social mixer part practice, this is your "battle field condition" dance setting! We dim the lights and turn the mirror ball while playing a variety of dance songs. Offering light eats and drinks, our Tuesday and Friday dance parties are a spectacularly fun way to feel comfortable and confident on the dance floor.
We really enjoy our nights out together, and the people at TC Dance are so welcoming and friendly. Analeigh has been a wonderful instructor, and suited our training to our challenges, and now busy schedule. I like that the Dance Club can suit all who come. There are options for competition and special occasions, our just a fun couples’ night out. One of the benefits of TC Dance is the confidence the instructors have helped build for us.
Our advice for anyone considering to trying out TC Dance Club is this: Why not? If we can be open to trying something new, so can you. See you on the dance floor!
Scott and Tina Gafner
Dance lessons at TC have given me an opportunity to pick back up with a hobby that I love, and one that I can now share with my husband. It helps Caleb be more comfortable on a dance floor, and I love that. He keeps telling me that eventually he will reach a point where he has learned all that he wants to learn. I am crossing my fingers that it takes a long time to get there. Even if he does stop taking lessons, I am so glad to have found a hobby that will keep us both active and meeting new people for the rest of our lives. I have enjoyed getting to know the other dancers at the Club, and am looking forward to cheering everyone on in Oshkosh very soon.
Caleb and Amelia Knepel
Meet the Team
Meet our highly qualified and passionate instructors at TC Dance Club - Appleton. Focused on teaching exceptional technique and creating unforgettable experiences, our team is committed to our dancers’ satisfaction and success. Set up a complimentary private lesson, or attend a group class and party to get you started!
Club Owner and Instructor
On November 6th, 1980, Terry Irwin opened Adagio Dance Club. Just four months prior he’d been fired from Arthur Murray in town, but as the saying goes “When one door closes, a window opens”. Terry started with three non-experienced instructors and rapidly grew from no members whatsoever to over 100 today. The club’s focus was on competitive dancing and traveled across the country to many different events. In March of ’83 the club became part of the TC Dance Club International organization and shifted to an excellence in social dancing emphasis. “It was the best move I ever made”, says Terry. “Mr. Chapman and I went round and round about competitive versus social clubs, but he convinced me that a social club appeals to wider audience and is ultimately a much more satisfying business experience” Terry said. Terry went on to become TC’s Dance Director and believed in the organization so much that he ended up buying it with Dan Caballero and Barry Sandland. Adhering to a policy that anyone can learn and we learn through encouragement, TC Dance Club Appleton has garnered and eclectic membership that’s become Terry’s favorite part of running a dance club. “We have people from every social and economic background imaginable,” says Terry. “Coming to work is like attending the school of life. Who wouldn’t want to come to a party everyday?”
Analeigh Marie Sanderson
Analeigh has a BFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah. In less than two years that she has worked with TC Dance, she has become trained and certified in Bronze Standard smooth and rhythm Ballroom dance instruction. Her love of technique overlaps to other movement forms. She recently silvered in a Figure Bodybuilding competition.
Angela Cervantes arrived in the United States in 1993 from Sicily. Unimpressed with the American take on Italian cuisine she opened Angelina restaurant in Green Bay in 1998 with her family’s original recipes. This fulfilled her passion for cooking, but it took her until 2003 to discover TC Dance Club (formerly Adagio Dance Studio) in Appleton to let her explore her other passion, ballroom dancing. Since then she has won numerous competitions, become a beautiful dancer and evolved into a very popular professional dance teacher. Angela enjoys students of all types and personalities and says her teaching style is fun, fun, fun!
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1004 S Olde Oneida St, Appleton, WI 54915, USA