What people are saying about Steele:
"Steele Shane is probably one of the best "people person" oriented dance teachers in the Boston area. Not only is he knowledgeable about his dance subject matter, but he makes his students feel at ease which is important. Lead and follow dance is difficult and it's therefore a bonus to be taught by a person who is supportive and encouraging and makes you feel positive about the progress you make, no matter how small ...
"Trudy & I have known Steele for 18+ years. He joined us at Carpenter's in Southboro taking every class that we taught. We instructed and coached him to compete at UCWDC Country Dance events at the Intermediate level. Over the years, we have known that Steele went on to teach at Longfellow's with a lot of success. I (Bill) have taken several of his classes there and was impressed with his technical skill level and ability to pass that along to his students. We are aware that he is now teaching Swing & other Ballroom dances. We wish him well and are proud to know him as a fellow dancer, instructor, competitor, and most important as a long term friend."
Bill & Trudy Williams
"My husband and I (the couple w/two left feet) highly recommend Steele Shane as a dance instructor... his patience and expertise are beyond words, you have to work with him to understand how excellent his techniques are. Whether you're a beginner, intermediate or advanced dancer you can feel confident stepping into any one of his classes. Steele can make a beginner realize yes they can do it and an advanced dancer expand on their current moves and/or style. Do something special for yourself...learn to dance and make new friends!"
D&J the happy dancers from Worcester County
(started dancing at age 55...it's never too late)
"Steele was my first instructor at ABL. He is artistic, creative, patient and a true professional in every sense of the word. Steele brings enthusiasm to every class. He provides strong guidance and reinforcement during each lesson. If you are fortunate enough to work with him in either a group or private lesson, you will be learning from a great performer and superb teacher."
"Steele makes the class fun and easy to learn the steps. I found myself looking forward to going to the dance class every week."
"I have taken dancing lessons from Steele at the Longfellow Club in Wayland on and off through the years. Steele always made the lessons fun and along with learning new dances, you get a great workout!"
"My wife and I have taken lessons from Steele in a number of ballroom and country/western dances. Although we do not remember all of what he taught us, we do remember and dance most of what we learned from him. I am sure that most people have taken numbers of lessons and it is not how many lessons you have taken, but how many you remember and do regularly. The ones we took with Steele we seem to remember."
"I have taken many group classes with Steele (including Cha Cha Cha, Rumba and Two Step). He has a great sense of humor. I have recommended his classes to many folks and will continue too."
Peter Kabir Hill