💃🏻🎁🕺🏻Let DANCE LESSONS with Rita O’Connor @RitaPrivateImage 💃🏻 be your gift-giving secret!

Here are my secrets to simplifying your holiday season gift-giving … it’s as easy as 1-2-3!

1– The recipient  choses the dance (or dances) – no need to commit now and don’t worry, they can change their mind later. Remember, there’s no pre-planned studio program to follow. 

2– The recipient  schedules their lessons according to their schedule – open 7 days/week, flexible hours, and a generous timeline to use gift certificates & special offers.

3– The recipient  learns what they want to learn: beginner to advanced, wedding dance, social dance to competitor, American style or International style, Ballroom, Latin, Tango, Swing, Hustle, and Club Dances (Bachata-Salsa), styling, fun tricks, variations, etc.

My dance gifts are unisex, fits all shapes & sizes and are loaded with FUN🎉!

Private Lessons

Private Group Classes

It’s more fun with friends, so share the love of dance! You choose the dance, the day and the friends!Private Group Class with 5 of your Friends (plus you = 6 people)

Dance Express – 30 Minute Private Lessons 

From first-time dancers (learn a step in a dance of your choice and be dancing that same night) to novice dancers (solve challenges you’ve been encountering in your dancing) to the veteran dancers (be ready to take your dancing to the next level).

Online Dance Lessons

Ideal for students who aren’t on Maui right now (or would rather learn in their own living room). Virtual Private Lessons (1 person or 1 couple)

Gift Certificates

Any denomination, customized gift certificate –include a personal message to recipient

🎁I can GUARANTEE DELIVERY of Gift Certificates within 24 hours of purchase, but I’ll leave the gift-wrapping to you!🎁

Why learn to dance with me?

The short “resume” answer: 

I’ve been a Professional Ballroom & Latin (et al) dance teacher for 35 years, turning “pro” after 8 years as a titled amateur dance competitor. I was a resident teacher at some of New York City’s top dance studios and have taught, competed, performed and choreographed Ballroom/Latin/Tango/Swing and all the social dances for beginners through competitive dancers. Since 1997, I’ve taught thousands of kama’aina on Maui, as well as visitors to our beautiful island (from London to Tokyo to Ukraine to South Africa)! With heartfelt gratitude and accolades to the dance participants of Maui, together we broke the World Record for the largest ballroom dance class in the world (2007)!


I believe that learning to dance through my teaching method is much more about youwaking up your inner dancer; your body knows that you can dance, now to convince your mind of that (35 years of teaching people just like you has given me that wisdom)!

Part of my mission is to inspire positive changes in people’s lives through partnership dance. I have dedicated my life to the art of self-expression and self-awareness through dancing and other creative practices. I truly love teaching dance while working with people of all ages and walks of life to help them realize new things about themselves while building confidence on the dance floor.

I’d be honored to guide you on your dance journey …every step of the way!

Did You Know…It only takes a limited number of hours to learn the basic of any given dance, and that the rest of the dance journey is filled with pure joy? It’s your childlike curiosity and open-minded attitude as a student which will help you reach your ideal and confident competency (or mastery)! So, let’s dance!

My secret is… keeping my teaching as simple as it needs to be. I sincerely want to know whyyou want to learn to dance because everyone learns in a different way, at a different pace and by a different style of learning. My way of teaching is personalized and focuses on your dance goals and needs. I touch on all aspects of dance and I’m always adapting to your needs as a student. I generously give of all the dance skills I have to help you excel and reach your dance goals quickly, so that, in a short amount of time, you can be on the dance floor with authentic self-confidence. 

I strive to provide a fun and relaxing atmosphere and my goal is that you are not only able to dance popular sequences, but that you are able to express yourself “naturally” through dance, creating your own combinations and enjoying the dance without “thinking” about trying to dance!  Dance is a state of being, not intellectualizing! I’ll help your body learn to dance with ease, speed, and enthusiasm to create an connection of trust with your partner(s) and enjoy yourself on the dance floor!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS, Aloha &Happy Dancing!

Rita O’Connor, N.D.C.A. – License #5546

Ballroom & Latin Dance Professional Member, Instructor & Competitor with the National Dance Council of America
Cell: 808-344-4452

Maui’s Dance Professional with 35 years of Ballroom & Latin Dance Teaching Experience from New York City to Maui 

Proudly Serving the Maui Community since 1997; New York City since 1987


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*  Owner of Private Image, Inc. – Dance Studio – Private Lessons from social to competitive dancing for singles or couples; American & International Styles, Solo and Team Formation Dance Performances. 
*  Co-Founder Aloha Ballroom Dance Academy, State of Hawaii’s & World’s Largest Latin & Ballroom Dance Classes (February 2007), a charitable, 501-c3, non-profit whose purpose is to provide professional instruction in latin & ballroom dancing.

*  Professional Instructor, Competitor & Costume Designer formerly with top New York area studios: Pierre Dulaine’s, Paul Pellicoro’s DanceSport & Stepping Out Dance Studios.

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