Jae offers both group classes and private lessons, and a weekly practica.  No partner is required.


Every Thursday, 7:30 – 10:30pm, at the Triangle Dance Studio (TDS), in the “Upstairs Studio”, at 2603 S. Miami Blvd, Durham, NC.  The fee is $10 ($5 for students with ID), and proof of vaccination is required.

Students are strongly encouraged to attend; the practica will help develop your skills.  All experienced dancers throughout the Triangle are encouraged to participate to both refine their skills and contribute to the learning process of the newer dancers.

Group Classes

Jae teaches a Beginner class and an Intermediate class.  Each class meets weekly (on a weekday evening), and runs for six weeks.  The classes build skills cumulatively, so you should plan to register only if your schedule will permit you to attend all the classes (excepting emergencies, of course). 

The Intermediate class is by invitation only.  If you are interested in the class, contact Jae to determine whether or not you have the pre-requisites for the class.

The current class schedule and registration information are posted on the home page.  (If you do not find it, please contact Jae.) 

Classes are held at the Triangle Dance Studio (TDS), in the “Upstairs Studio”, at 2603 S. Miami Blvd, Durham, NC.

Classes are currently open only to vaccinated dancers.  Please be prepared to show your proof of vaccination on the first day of class.

Each class is $80 (for the six-week series), and $50 for students with an ID.

Beginner class

During the six-week course we will concentrate and work on the basics such as posture, embrace, body awareness, basic steps, pivots, connection, and walk in cross system. We will explore musicality, vals, and the milonga. This basic course will prepare the beginning dancer for the next level of creating and exploring the dance. All dance levels will be able to benefit from this experience.

Intermediate class

The Intermediate class is for developing techniques like core strength, extension, balance, open and close embrace, connection, walking in and out of cross and parallel system, pivoting, and expansion. This class is ideal for beginners to intermediate dancers and also advanced dancers who want to work on their technique and improve their basic element.

Private Lessons

A one-hour private lesson (either single or couple) at TDS is $90 = $70+$20.  (The $20 is the TDS studio rental fee.)  A one-hour private at Jae’s home studio (in Garner, NC) is $70.  Jae also offers semi-privates for small group.  To schedule a private, contact Jae.