While I dance I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole. That is why I dance.

— Hans Bos

I offer private and group dance lessons in Salsa, Ballroom, Swing, Country Western and many more at two convenient Houston locations.

I also specialize in wedding dance choreography for engaged couples who want to learn and master that special first dance for their wedding day!

My name is Martha Cockrell and dance is my passion!  I love to dance and I love to teach people to dance. I started dancing at the age of three and have taught latin and ballroom dancing in Houston for more than 12 years..

I’ve come to realize that many dancing schools use a “one-size-fits-all” approach to teaching dance lessons. I firmly believe, however, that each student is unique, and as such, requires a unique style of instruction. I tailor each student’s program according to his or her level of natural ability and at a pace at which they are comfortable and capable.

One of my goals as an instructor is to help beginners develop the skills to become confident on the dance floor so that they look forward to social events that include dancing, rather than dread them! Whether you’re learning to dance for a specific event such as a wedding or gala, or you just want to develop and improve your skills as a social dancer, together we will design a custom program to help you meet your dancing goals.

I teach:

  • Foxtrot
  • Waltz
  • Swing
  • Two-Step
  • Polka
  • Salsa
  • Merengue
  • Tango
  • Rhumba
  • Cha Cha

Check out what my students have to say about learning to dance with me.

Contact me today to discuss how we can design a custom lesson plan just
for you that will get you up and on the dance floor before you know it!

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couple learning to dance the tango
Dancing with Martha - Martha Cockrell couple learning to dance the tango