Welcome to Joy Dance. This blog aims to make dance more accessible by creating online resources for people interested in dancing. Read more about me on the About page.

If it’s your first time here, check out our top posts each month below or go to:

MAY 2016
CoachingThere’s no one right way to dance or coach

While learning coaching and dancing at the same time, I drew a lot of parallels.

JUNE 2016
Dancer Spotlight – Lewis

Lewis describes himself as a “Nerdy Asian kid with 2 left feet” when he first took Social Dance 1

 JULY 2016
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Dance Spot – Friday Night Waltz

My favorite dance spot — especially if Richard Powers is teaching.

 AUGUST 2016
Dance Spot – Los Salseros de Stanford

Free salsa lessons and dancing at Stanford with a fun warmup routine.

Dancer Spotlight – Kristin

“Learning Lindy Hop gave me such a welcoming community. I’d never experienced that in my life. It literally changed my life.”

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Dancer Spotlight – Stephanie

Stephanie is the owner of Ballroom Connection and has been dancing all her life.

Dance Spot – South Bay Fusion

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Bob emphasizes the community wants to welcome everyone by ensuring they feel safe and comfortable.

Dance Spot – Los Salseros de Stanford


The instructors taught two similar routines, an easy version and a “cool, hand-toss” version.

Dance Spot – Stanford West Coast Swing

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A very friendly learning environment