John Harris (Owner of Sultry Swing)
He is a professional dance instructor, competitor, 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.
John is available for privates from Wednesday to Sunday, from 1pm to 7pm. His private lessons are 55 minutes each and start at the top of each hour. If you are interested in booking with him, text him at (561) 676-9989 for the quickest response. His privates are instructional, meaning they are a mix of instruction and dancing (both solo and as a couple). His lessons are currently just $80 per session!
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 miracle.
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.