Couples Instruction

Instead of memorizing a choreographed first dance,

you will gain essential skills to dance your whole lives!

Discover the joy of Zipper Dance: balanced partner dancing through co-leadership, rather than with lead/follow roles.  Instead of memorizing a choreographed sequence, you’ll be empowered with the skills to create your own unique dances.

Your first lesson will provide you with personal instruction of the Zipper Dance method that will give you the tools and confidence to dance to all types of music.  In just two hours, you will discover how to dance not only to your first song, but throughout your whole wedding reception and for the rest of your lives.

Schedule additional lessons at a discounted price to gain further skill.  The Zipper instructors can also work with you on your specific “first dance” song: finding the movements that will make you look even more stunning, comfortable, and connected.

All lessons are two hours long and include two instructors teaching together.   You will receive a gift of the Zipper Dance Book with detailed instructions and pictures of the exercises and movements you will learn.

Lessons are taught at your location or a local venue.  Travel expenses within 60 miles of Traverse City, Michigan are included.  The instructors are happy to travel further for additional fees.

James and Maia teach Sandra and Isaac in Portland, OR

Two for One


Dancing with two instructors will give you twice the learning and double the fun for your investment!  In a private lessons, you and your partner will both be dancing continuously, switching between being with each other or paired up with the instructors James and Maia Schaberg.  Zipper Dance brought James and Maia together in 2012 and they are passionate about sharing this playful dance of balance, connection, and creativity.

Book a Lesson!

What are your wedding dance needs?  Schedule a FREE consultation!

Contact: 231.631.2172 or

2-Hour Lesson: $180

Book two or more lessons: $160 each

Receive 20% off Group Lessons, Reception Dance Facilitation, or Wedding Day Yoga if you book at the same time as Couples Instruction!