Monday, December 1, 2014

Happy Holidays!

Greetings dancers,

I will be out of town, and unable to teach lessons between December 19th and January 3rd. If you have purchased lessons that you would like to use before the end of the year, please contact me to schedule your appointments.

Thank you, and happy holidays!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Milonga Cristál - Grand Opening with LIVE MUSIC

Event link:

A short time from now, come 19th of September, 
Milonga Cristál will be a dance to remember. 

Surrounded by facets of Amethyst and Citrine, 
Come trace Tango figures on marble floors pristine. 

What's better than music to make it all magical, 
By our friends Mark and Thiago, from Open Classical! 

Wear shades of ruby, emerald, sapphire or gold, 
The brighter the better, I say, be bold! 

So come if you can, I promise there's more! 
Let's dance a tanda, see you on the dance floor! 


Milonga Cristál

Live music from Mark Landson and Thiago Nascimento of Open Classical.

September 19th

Admission: $10
BYOB, light snacks provided

Location: Empressive GeoDesigns
1339 E. Levee St. Dallas, TX 75207

Third Friday each month
Music: Mostly traditional (requests welcome!), occasional nuevo/alternative by request

For more information, contact Melissa at 214-814-0205 or at

Monday, August 25, 2014

Important changes to cancellation policy.....

Dear dance students,

Please take note of the following information regarding certain policy changes.

Up until now, Melissa Rose Dance has not had an official cancellation policy, and I have been very lenient and accomodating when clients find the need to cancel. However, as demand increases and my availability becomes limited, I must make sure to respect the needs of all my students.

This past weekend I received no less than four last-minute, same-day appointment cancellations.

Each one of these appointments could have gone to other clients. In fact, I had told several other students asking for these very same sessions that I was unavailable, as lesson times are first come, first serve.

I still pay fees to rent the studio floor for the times that I reserve, and it is not fair to my students, or to other instructors sharing the studio space.

In the future, lessons not cancelled at least 24 hours in advance will be subject to forfeiture. Please take this into consideration when scheduling appointments.

I thank you for your understanding, and please let me know if you have any questions.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Farewell Sandunga...

Hello Tangueros,

I regret to inform you that as of today, just one month shy of its third anniversary, Milonga Sandunga is no more. The studio owner has decided to schedule another event in its place. I apologize for the late notice, but I was only just informed of the decision this evening.

However, this piece of news does not come without a bright side. I am currently in the process of arranging an absolutely FABULOUS new venue for the "third Friday" milonga. I will announce the details once the final arrangements have been made.

Stay tuned for more information, and keep on dancing!

See you soon,


Saturday, July 26, 2014

I'm back!

Hello dancers,

I've returned from my travels and my teaching schedule has reopened.

I'm currently available (typically) anytime on Mondays and Wednesdays, as well as Saturdays and Sundays between 1pm and 4pm.

Contact me to schedule your appointment. Also, please "like" my facebook page at: for more updates.

Thank you,


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Melissa Rose Dance

Hello, and thank you for visiting Melissa Rose Dance.

My website is currently in transition, so I thank you for your patience and invite you to explore while my site gets comfy at its new home.

Please visit the "Lessons" and "Weddings" pages above for information about dance lessons, and the "Home" page to learn a little about me.

*Please note: I will be out of town, and unable to teach lessons between July 9th and July 22nd. If you have purchased lessons and need to take them before these dates, please contact me and we will schedule them as soon as possible. Thank you!*

I can be contacted by email at or by phone at 214-814-0205.

Thank you!


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Fundraiser for Tony's volunteering trip to Ecuador

My good friend and fantastic dance instructor Tony Gavinito ( will be hosting an event on Saturday, April 26 to raise funds for his upcoming trip to Ecuador, where he will be helping children and communities in need.

The event is free, but donations are much appreciated. There will be dancing, music, performances, food, a free dance class or two, and three dance floors.

Event link:

Date and time:
Saturday, April 26 at 6:00pm

Pure Movement and Dance Fitness
1210 Main St, #160
Allen, TX 75002

According to the latest update from Tony's event page:

Jay Stylz will be teaching a sexy group class.
Tony Gavinito will be teaching a second group class.

Roberto Lay and Tamara Valle - Latin
Melissa Rose and Andrey Skripnikov - Argentine Tango
April Tyson and Mike McKinney - Country Western and Freestyle Push
Other performances to be announced.

Please join us, and invite your friends!

Monday, March 3, 2014

TangoAmor at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

This weekend, March 7th and 8th: Andrey and I have been invited to dance with TangoAmor before the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's presentation of "ReMix: Astor Piazzolla - Tango to Argentina."

Join us from 6:00-7:00 in the lobby before the concert to see some open tango dancing along with performances from TangoAmor.

For more information and a full description of the event, visit


Dallas Symphony Orchestra Presents
ReMix: Ástor Piazzolla - Tango to Argentina

Local Group Tango Amor to Provide Pre-Concert Performance and Lead Open Dance 

Dallas, TX (February 21, 2014) - The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announces ReMix: Ástor Piazzolla - Tango to Argentina, featuring the tango-infused The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. DSO Co-Concertmaster Nathan Olson will perform the solo violin part in this red-hot take on Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. The program also includes Stravinsky's Dumbarton Oaks Concerto and Schumann's Symphony No. 1, Spring.
The concert at 7 p.m. March 7-8, 2014 at Dallas City Performance Hall will feature free tango dancing and tango demonstrations in the lobby one hour before the performance. The dancing will be led by Dallas-area group Tango Amor.
ReMix is the Dallas Symphony's own new-style concert series featuring a chic, casual concert experience, an earlier start time, drinks you can bring into the concert hall and a chance to meet and mingle with musicians after the performance. Three ReMix concerts are scheduled in the Dallas Symphony's 2014/15 season.
About the concert:
ReMix: Ástor Piazzolla: Tango to Argentina
Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora Street, Dallas
Friday, March 7 at 7:00pm
Saturday, March 8 at 7:00pm
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Tito Muñoz conducts
Nathan Olson, violin

STRAVINSKY Dumbarton Oaks
 The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas)
 Symphony No. 1, Spring

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year's Resolution Special Offer: 3 lessons for $99 - January only

New Year's Resolution Offer

Through January 2014, get your first three private lessons for $99! ($180 Value)

Contact me at for more information.