About this Vendor

Enjoy the simple pleasure of dancing with someone.

Welcome to Simply Social Dancing. I am an independent dance instructor in North Jersey. I offer group classses, private lessons, and dance events in the area. I have worked extensively with wedding couples on their first dance. You do not need to be experienced dancers to have a beautiful dance. Together we will create a dance perfect for the two of you. You choose the music. Then we build the dance, keeping only the movements that suit the two of you. You will have a dance that is natural and comfortable.


Music Genres

Classical, Dance, Disco, Jazz, Latin, Pop, R&B, Rock


Contact Info

84 Euclid Avenue, Hackensack , NJ (201) 694-7087

Reviewed on 10/12/2016 Fatima T

We got married in July 2016 and when I heard our wedding song on the radio today, I remembered the wonderful experience we had with Simply Social Dancing. Lisa is very pleasant and kind, and willingly worked with our work schedules to be able to fit 10 dance lessons before our... Read More wedding. When we decided on a song, Lisa gave us dance instructions and worked with us to create a choreographed dance. She was honest and made sure that our dance was exciting for our guests to watch, yet simple enough for us to complete and enjoy. As true beginners in any kind of dancing, we would practice on our own time so we can continually make improvements with each lesson. Lisa always had the best interest for us and explained the formations patiently and was very easy to get along with. We decided to take dance lessons not only to entertain our guests, but we also wanted to share in this dance experience together as a couple. We are truly grateful to have found Lisa and for her participation for such an important day of our lives! Our family and friends were surprised and happy watching our successful performance at our wedding and we cannot thank Lisa enough for helping us have the extra "wow" factor in our day!

2016-10-12T17:55:05 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for this beautiful review. Please tell me who you are. No name is given! Lisa

Reviewed on 7/28/2016 Sara N

Lisa is the best! My husband absolutely hates dancing of any kind and Lisa made us look great! She was so easy going and understanding in what we wanted and needed. The three of us clicked instantly! I was so nervous about having to have that first dance with my husband... I... Read More thought for sure that my toes would get stepped on and my dress would rip from me stepping on it in my high heels. She prepared us enough that we looked fantastic on our wedding day. It was a fun and elegant dance... I never thought my husband could ever move his feet like that. Our guests really enjoyed the dance as well. Everyone was surprised... especially my mother, she was so happy to see what we had learned during our lessons and was thoroughly impressed! Cheers to Lisa! I look forward to joining you in the future for a dinner and dance event! (that is when I can convince my husband to dance again. lol) Thank you!!!!

Reviewed on 6/13/2016 Victoria W

Lisa with Simply Social Dancing is a wonderful instructor. She is very warm, welcoming, and very professional. My partner and I snagged Lisa very last minute to help us finish our wedding dance after a bit of a disaster at another dance studio. She was very accommodating with... Read More fitting us into her schedule at the height of wedding season. She took us from feeling stressed and anxious about dancing to calm and confident in just two dance sessions. You get one hour of absolute privacy and the entire dance studio to yourself. Their are other dance studios that have multiple lessons going on at the same time on the same dance floor but that is not the case with Lisa. You have her undivided attention for the full hour of every lesson. She also has a way of teaching challenging dance moves to even the most inexperienced dancers and makes it feel easy. We are so lucky to have been introduced to Lisa and I know our wedding dance will be a memorable experience for many years to come. Thanks Lisa, ~Victoria and Molly

Reviewed on 5/21/2016

Lisa is fantastic...I cant dance, and really do not like dancing, but I will be able to get through 90 seconds of dancing needed at my wedding!

Amazing Experience!

Reviewed on 5/17/2015

We went to Lisa- Simply Social Dancing- for six sessions. We drove an hour each way just so we can have her as a teacher for our first dance at our wedding. She was a professional dancer and she was absolutely amazing. Her professionalism, expertise, and warmth made our... Read More experience wonderful. She knew what types of things would work for what we were asking for and was open to our input and ideas. The lessons were significantly cheaper than other places and it was one on one lessons. This experience was truly memorable and made us get even closer and helped my hubby become confident for our wedding dance. Thanks to Lisa we figured out he is actually quite skilled:)! She pointed things out to us that the untrained eye would never catch, and because of this our dance was perfect! We absolutely recommend her services- you will not be disappointed!

Meet The Owner

Lisa Skates

I am the owner and instructor for Simply Social Dancing. I have extensive training and experience in social dancing. As a child, I studied ballet and modern dance. In my twenties, I discovered partner dancing. I have taught for several studios in New York. Now I offer my own classes and privates lessons in Bergen County NJ. Social dancing is a natural form of communication between a man & woman. It is meant for all to enjoy! Because we know you have rhythm in your soul, And your heart wants to dance....