Laurence Bonfoey ~ Teaching Since 1975

1360 W. Morning View Drive, Tucson, AZ 85704
Take Your First Step ~ 520-271-7099

Private and Group Dance Lessons in Tucson

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Two Step, Jitterbug, Waltz, Cha Cha, West Coast Swing,

Learn to lead & follow your partner  around the dance floor!

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1360 W. Morning View Drive, Tucson, AZ 85704,

(520) 271-7099

Louis O'Conner said: March 31st, 2016 12:39 pm

I recently moved to Tucson from out of  country. As luck would have it, I was within walking distance of The  Maverick. I took a group class or two and decided that I wanted to speed  up the process of learning the Arizona Two Step. Thats where Lawrence  came in. He is a craftsman of dance. You will learn the footwork that is  the basis of the dance long before you do any fancy moves. The  footwork, the lead, the timing, following the beat. Once you have these  everything else just seems to fall into place. And it looks great on the  dance floor! Thanks Lawrence 

Becky Clark said: March 25th, 2016 12:21 pm

 I can't believe we have to wait till  January 2017 to see you again! We are going to miss you, Lawrence! You  have made out time in Tucson so much more , because of your great  instruction. We now have the confidence to dance in an authentic country  western bar and not stick out like the East Coasters we are. Your dance  lessons should be a whole new kind of marital therapy for all the good  vibes they create! Thanks for everything. You are a good man.

Marianne and Dave Parmenter said: March 21st, 2016 11:18 pm

We first took group dance lessons from  Laurence eight years ago thru Pima College because we wanted to dance  at our wedding (without embarrassing ourselves). After a long layoff  from it, we started taking private lessons from Laurence seven months  ago and are really enjoying it and getting a lot better. He is very  patient with questions and gives us detailed answers to explain the  intricacies of each move. He also does a terrific job of laying a solid  foundation in the basics so that we were fully ready for the trickier  stuff when we got to it. Laurence emphasizes that this experience should  be fun. He has a good sense of humor, explains things well, and does a  really good job of deciding what we are ready to learn next. He makes  dancing fun instead of intimidating even if you don’t feel like you’re a  natural. 

Diane H said: March 10th, 2015 8:07 pm

Laurence, you are the best dance  instructor ever! You make learning fun - and you are the most patient  person I have ever seen! Thank you for those fun Friday and Saturday  night lessons at the Maverick. The classes at your studio help us all  work on that "dancing bug" we catch at the Maverick. Keep dancing!

Colleen said: February 26th, 2015 5:52 pm

Dancing in your classes is such fun! I  always learn something new. And I love meeting the other dancers and  sharing this great art. You are a dedicated, patient Dance Instructor -  the best in town! No wonder you have such a big faithful following!!  Look forward to seeing you on the Dance Floor!!

Gary Burns said: January 31st, 2015 9:14 pm

 I wanted to thank you for the  excellent lessons you have given to me and my girlfriend. (beginners two  step and beginners waltz) I've always wanted to learn how to dance,  just didn't have the partner or real desire to learn alone. I now have  both, an amazing girlfriend and a shared passion to dance. We are  looking forward to learning more lessons. You have a way explaining it  to me that works.

Gene Bonfoey said: July 11th, 2014 6:45 am

 Hey Cousin,You dance and train horses,you are so talented.Got the picture on Facebook book what a beautiful horse

Nancy said: November 4th, 2013 4:26 pm

 Laurence, thank you for your dance  instructions at my birthday party! Everyone really enjoyed the special  treat. You were terrific and I couldn't believe even my shy guests were  up there swinging! I hope we can do it again.

Diane H. said: August 19th, 2013 3:04 am

 Laurence, you are an AMAZING dance  instructor!! I never in a million years pictured myself dancing (much as  I always wished I could), but thanks you to I can say: I AM A DANCER!!!  Your amazing patience and positive attitude have been a life-saver for  me, you have taught me to DANCE and have given me a self-confidence I  don't think I could have gained without dancing. Thank you for  everything!!! :)

John Benson said: August 4th, 2013 11:07 pm

Lawrence, I have known you for over 25  years. Your mother was an inspiration to us all and it is obvious that  you have her passion for the Arts. Memories of the Tucson Art Institute,  which your mother founded, that contributed to your Dance Studio and  Instructional endeavor, will always be amongst my most happy thoughts. I  am not surprised to see you are successfully doing what you were meant  to do in life- which is being a life motivator! Your ability to endure  life's hardest challenges with a smile on your face is commendable! Keep  up the good works and keep America dancing! John B. Maryland

Phil and Kathleen Rose said: April 23rd, 2013 12:54 am

We are in our third month of dancing  with you...Thank you so much Laurence, Colleen and the friends we've  made in our classes. It is so much fun. You see I was promised by my  husband that he would learn to dance and this is fulfilling a part of us  that I have longed for. Tears of joy last week for me when we practiced  the waltz we were learning. It felt beautiful! Of course we went on the  dance floor Friday night and could not get our waltz going, so more  practice and more fun...I can't wait to hear Phil say, "why did we wait  so long". Don't today!! See you tomorrow night!

John said: January 21st, 2013 5:01 pm

 I would like to sincerely thank  Laurence for his 2-step beginner dance class. Having two left feet and  after taking one group country dance lesson in the past without learning  anything, I was not very optimistic, however Laurence's 2-step class  FAR exceeded my expectations. After only one class, my beautiful dance  partner and I were able to independently 2-step country dance for the  rest of the night. THANK YOU for giving me the ability to country dance  with the prettiest lady in the Maverick! I am so impressed with  Laurence's level of instruction, that I look forward to learning the  Jitterbug as well. Thank you again Laurence and see you next time

Dorothy said: September 12th, 2012 8:21 am

 Laurence, I so enjoy the classes. Thank you for your patience and understanding -- you are a great teacher. Thanks!!

Jeff Mather said: August 28th, 2012 11:45 pm

 More and more, Laurence is to whom Tucson goes to learn how to dance, because he makes it fun and exciting!

Sandi said: August 28th, 2012 6:07 pm


Hey Lawrence! Bobby and I are having a  great time learning to dance in our group lessons with you and at the  Maverick. We are really excited about starting our private lessons with  you tonight. You are a great teacher and we love you. Thanks!

Chuck Shera said: August 26th, 2012 8:45 pm

 Laurence, I am enjoying and greatly  benefiting from taking individual private lessons. Your prices for  private lessons are the lowest I know of in Tucson. For me private  lessons are the only way to really learn to dance well, and you are an  excellent and patient teacher.

Colleen said: August 25th, 2012 7:41 pm

 I am having a blast at the Maverick  every Friday night for dance class! And now that you've added the  Saturday night West Coast Swing class it's double the fun! I am meeting  so many nice people and improving my dancing too. You bring joy and  happiness to so many people with your dance instructions. I look around  and everyone is smiling!! You make dancing fun and easy!

Grazia Smith said: August 22nd, 2012 3:53 pm

 Wow!! Wonderful new, fun and 'swingin' website! Doesn't make me 'spin' out of control! Just like our wonderful teacher Laurence!

John and Renee johnson said: August 22nd, 2012 5:45 am

 Laurence, we love your website! We  have had so much fun in your Friday night class over the last year and  have learned a lot from you! We are very excited that you're teaching  the west coast swing class too. We had alot of fun on Saturday and look  forward to learning more from you. Thanks for your patience and humor!

Jan Quintero said: August 22nd, 2012 3:24 am

Hi Laurence, The new website looks  great!! We're looking forward to getting back into classes after taking  the summer off. I was very excited to see that you're doing West Coast  Swing on Saturday evenings at The Mavrick. I hope to see you this  Saturday. Jan Q

Diane Hagan said: August 21st, 2012 8:51 pm

 Laurence, the website looks great!  Miss your classes, now that I'm out of commission for a few weeks. Can't  wait to get back in tbe swing of things - literally! Take care, see  everybody at those Friday & Saturday classes at the Maverick as soon  as possible.

Diane Hagen said: May 17th, 2012 8:24 pm

 PERFECT timing!! Thank you for your  always-positive attitude & for your infinite are THE  BEST dance instructor on the planet!! :)

Tina & Frank Moore said: May 3rd, 2012 6:50 am

 Laurence: We will miss you as our WCS  Instructor! Frank & I have had so much fun and you've re-invigorated  our enthusiasm for dancing. You are detailed in your instructions and  have such an strong intuitive sense. We look forward to coming back next  winter and having more time with you for WCS. All the best, Tina &  Frank

Roberta Okey said: April 10th, 2012 3:34 am

Lawrence, Just a note to say how much  we enjoy your dance class. You are such a nice man and we look forward  to each Fri. Thank you for spinning me around-what fun, and giving us  new moves each week.