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Welcome to Slippers

photo of Ken and Julie casual dancing

We are excited to introduce you to Slippers where you can learn partner dancing in the Twin Cites and LaCrosse and surrounding areas.

Learn ballroom, latin and swing dancing

Slippers offers group and private dance lessons in ballroom, latin, and swing, with a commitment to using dance for joyful inspiration. Dancing is a wonderful expression of life. It is a creative way to express yourself, connect with others, and have fun while improving your health. Plus, explore how dance can enhance your life, by practicing:

    Jon and Julie dance the Cha Cha
  • Presence
  • Passion
  • Partnership
  • Purpose

Jonathon Erickson and Julie Delene dance the Cha Cha to “In these Shoes” during a semi-annual showcase held Nov. 21 at Retro Ballroom in St. Louis Park. (Photo courtesy Bruce Goodman)

About your instructor

Julie Delene is the owner of Slippers. She is a professional ballroom dance teacher who recently moved here from La Crosse, Wisconsin where she ran and operated a successful dance business and creative arts studio, Slippers. In its first year of business (2004), Slippers was nominated for Wisconsin's Main Street Business of the Year.

photo of group dancingJulie's dance experience includes American smooth and rhythm and International standard and latin. As a competitive dancer, she has received multiple 1st place awards in silver level competitions. She is currently working toward teacher certification at On Your Toes in St. Louis Park, MN.

Julie is passionate about dance and appreciates the opportunity to share the many jewels that dance has to offer. She is also a strategic life and business developer, founder of Move As One, LLC, and creator of the M-O-V-E method. Julie speaks within organizations on Embodied Leadership - lessons learned from ballroom dance. And she writes a monthly column in the Dancing Times called, Dance Into Your Best Life. She has taught numerous groups and individuals how to use breath and dance to increase their personal fulfillment; another way to learn the "art of connection".

photo of Julie and Ken competing

In addition, by developing this new language of communication, you will join a large network of people that are united throughout the world. Travel to other places to dance and find yourself in familiar expressions of dance styles and enthusiasm.

... so put on your favorite Slippers and join the fun!