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Over a Dozen Styles

Swing &

West Coast-Swing
East Coast Swing
Country 2 Step
Nightclub 2 Step



Cha Cha
Viennese Waltz








Wedding Dances

Private Lessons

Group Lessons


About Us

What We Teach

Swing: West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, Jitterbug, Hustle...

Country: Country Swing, Country 2 Step, Nightclub Two..

Ballroom: Rumba, Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Tango, Waltz, Viennese Waltz...

Latin: Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Bolero, Mambo, Samba...

 Where We Teach

At our home-based dance studio: Group lessons, private lessons, private group lessons, and wedding dance lessons. 

At NTC (Northcentral Technical College-Wausau Campus): Swing, Country, & Ballroom Dance Lessons on Tuesdays (Sep-May) 

At Whitewater Music Hall, Wausau: We host a monthly Swing Dance Night with Lesson & Dance

At Bantr Rothschild: We offer a 3-wks progressive Jitterbug lesson & dance for 3 Tuesdays (6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 2024)

What We Believe

We believe learning to dance should be Fun.

We believe anyone can learn to dance if the instruction is simple, easy, and individualized. 

 We believe dancing can bring so much joy to life. 

Our goal is to get you dancing at your first lesson!

You'll have fun, and will be dancing confidently in no time!

Our Dance Community

Our dance community is nonjudgmental, friendly, & welcoming! We welcome dancers of all ages, singles or couples! 

We love dancing, especially Swing dance.  Swing Dance is so versatile, it allows you to dance to most music from Contemporary to Blues, Jazz, and everything in between... You can swing dance at almost anywhere: weddings, parties, concerts... 

We also specialize in West Coast Swing (WCS, aka Modern Swing ). If you are wondering "What is West Coast Swing?" then be sure to click here for an example!

Please Join "Swing Dance Wausau" group (Facebook group link: ) to connect with dancers in Wausau and surrounding areas. 

Please join our monthly "Swing Dance Night @Whitewater Music Hall".  We always have a fun time! You will too!



Leanne Henriksen
Certified Swing & Ballroom Dance Instructor

Leanne is a retired pharmacist who has studied dancing with various coaches for 10 plus years. Her passion to spread the joy of social dancing prompted her to pursue an intensive dance instructor training program to further equip herself for teaching. She loves teaching and enjoys watching the smiles beaming from her students faces.


Her love of West Coast Swing (WCS) continue to motivating her to expand her training in West Coast Swing to keep up with the evolution of the dance.  She was trained by great Instructor Jean Guild, and Swing Literacy Dancer Development and Teacher's Track Program online, coached by Canadian Swing Champions Myles Munroe & Tessa Cunningham Munroe. Leanne is excited to promote this popular and versatile dance (West Coast Swing) to our community.

She can't wait to introduce you to the joy of dancing! Whether you are a single who is looking for a fun social activity or a couple who is looking for a fun hobby to share, this is the place for you. Not only will she teach you how to dance, but also how to lead and follow. With her instruction, you will be dancing confidently in no time.


Contact Us

Sunshine Social Dance

Wausau, WI 54401

Tel: 616-780-2118 call or text


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“I'm actually dancing!” “ Love it!, the class is always fun, and Leanne was fun, very patient with us while we were learning the steps and connections!" -Krista

"Thank you again for the wedding dance lessons, the dance was a HUGE success at our wedding!  We absolutely loved the experience! Dance is a way that we were able to grow closer together and helps us connect as a couple!" - Jonathan & Jordan

“The pace we were taught was perfect.” “Best dance teacher ever!” - Rosie

“The wonderful energy Leanne has while teaching, very good demonstration, fun environment for learning.” - Michelle

“I liked everything about the class, Leanne's energy, I can tell she wants us to learn.”           -Lauren

“I like everything! Love learning all the combinations of different steps and following the rhythm. The instructions are so clear that it is fun and easy to follow.” -Katie

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