Dean Paton | Seattle, WA 

Waltz, Foxtrot, Blues Two-Step


Dean Paton abandoned the baseball diamond for the dance hall in 1994, and fell so hopelessly in love with waltz that he founded the Valse Cafe Orchestra, an ensemble committed to the art of playing music for dancers. When he teaches rotary waltz, Dean stresses mastering the core of the dance - turning left, turning right, transitioning between the two -- then helps dancers use this foundation as a platform on which to build organic, graceful movement as well as a few elegant moves.

Dean teaches with Waltz Jo Ann Coker at Om Fusion and their weekly classes at Century Ballroom.