"Sultry Swing" Dance Studio is located in the HEART of beautiful West Palm Beach, Florida!
We are just 2.5 miles east of the Turnpike (Okeechobee Blvd exit) and just half a mile west of I-95
(Palm Beach Lakes Blvd exit). We are located on the southeastern side of Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, turn in at
Rain-Dancer Steakhouse off Palm Beach Lakes Blvd and follow service road to "Professional Plaza".
|John Harris (bio)
He is a professional dance
and judge. He has multiple
titles at national competitions
(including West Coast Swing,
Country, Salsa, and Hustle).
He is a retired Florida State
West Coast Swing Dance
Champion and All-Star J&J
Competitor in WCS. He
currently is competing in
Pro-Pro on the UCWDC
Country Circuit with Raquel
Reynolds. He has over 26+
years dancing and over 16+
years of experience teaching
West Coast Swing, Ballroom,
Country, Latin, Salsa, &
Hustle. He has been the
owner and head instructor
for 11+ years at Sultry Swing.
|Lead/Follow - Videos are ordered from newest to oldest!
Let me give you some backdrop to my (John Harris) dance story. When I was 15, my Dad left my Mother. For
about a year my Mom was a complete mess until she ran into a dance studio named "Dance Connection". It was
not a place filled with the prettiest or wealthiest of people, it was just filled with some of the nicest, caring people
you ever will meet. I will tell you that the family my Mother created with the members of that studio saved her
from her misery. They danced together, they would get together on holidays and celebrate together, they would
even get together to help move each other, they were a dance family.
Fast forward several years and I was turning 20. I was a shy kid with very little self-confidence when it came to
meeting new people or having conversations with groups of people (some of that had to do with the awkwardness
of going though high-school at 6'4" and rail thin and part of it had to do with the fact that I'm half deaf). My
Mother, looking for a second miracle, pushed me into going to "Dance Connection" (I was more than a bit
unwilling, as I was told frequently by people that I lacked talent in dance) with the hope that I would be able to
make some new friends. Over the next 6 months, I spent every single night dancing there, followed by a trip after
class to a local country dance bar for social dancing afterwards. Not only did I meet some awesome individuals and
find plenty of self-confidence; I also became quite the dancer. I had found a dance family of my own. We would
dance together, eat together, sometimes we'd go on vacations together, it was everything I needed, it was my
Now fast forward 26 years, I have my own dance studio (for 11+ years now) and I am hopeful that I can be half as
successful in creating an atmosphere that will allow each of you to find your dance family as Grant Austin's Dance
Connection down in Fort Lauderdale did for me and my Mom. With that in mind, we have created a schedule of
dance events that allow each of you to learn to dance, to make new friends, and become part of a community, part
of our dance family.
|Click on Calendar to see it full size!