Private Lessons are available 4 days a week (Tuesday - Friday) at Tess's home studio (House of Art) in

South Medford, Oregon. 

Want to schedule a Private Lesson? Please contact Tess by phone, email, or Facebook. When texting, please make sure to include your first name in the initial text. Thank you!

Phone # - 512-568-6152 (Text preferred)


Full Private Session (50 minutes)

  • Single Session: $100

  • 5-Session Package: $475

  • 10-Session Package: $900


At The House Of ART






*New Schedule for 2020*

One Night, Two Options!


Fusion WCS with Tess *

Fusion Blues with JJ

(4-Wk Session begins February 4, 2020)

**Week One will be held at the Copper Plank**

$90 per person

6 person maximum per class

*WCS Prerequisite: Any 2019 House of Art class

We're doubling down in February with a fun format update at House of Art! Join Tess & JJ for Fusion Tuesdays: we'll spend some elements of class as a group and then split off into a WCS focus with Tess and a Blues focus with JJ. The WCS focus requires that you have already attended at least one class session at House of Art. The Blues focus is open to all levels and will be a foundational session with a focus on Blues music and a deep understanding of the basics.


As an added bonus, we're heading out into the community for our first week of class:

*February 4 at The Copper Plank*

The rest of the class session will be held at our home studio as usual. 

Better yet, come early to listen to live music and warm up on the dance floor with The Little Giantess.



*New Day, New Focus!*

(New Session begins March 4 - stay tuned!)

$150 per person

6 person maximum

We're so excited to explore the possibilities of partner dance by breaking down the barriers that keep us from the deep joy of dance.


This series is designed for all types of dancers, regardless of dance style or experience, and sets a solid foundation and shared vocabulary for all other House of Art classes. Our goals include:


1. Take you to the heart of partner dancing by focusing on two styles. In January, we will work with Blues and Salsa (and we'll touch on more styles and universal skills, too!)

2. Dig in with two-hour sessions over a two-month session to accelerate your confidence and skill set, preparing you to dance to nearly any type of music that inspires you to move.

3. Spread the love and knowledge of MANY social dance styles. Can you imagine a unified dance community that celebrates all different types of partner dance and music? We can!


~ DJ LochTessMonster 2 Dance Floors All Styles of Music ~


9-10:30pm or later :)

FREE for current students in any House of Art class!

Dropping in? Drop $5 in the Jar of Honor!

We open up both dance floors with a variety of music so you can practice and social dance to your heart's content! DJ LochTessMonster will offer up music to inspire your inner fusion dancer in our unique home studio environment where we are all about creating safe space for expression and community!

* PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Fusion Social Dance the last week of February *


All classes are limited to 6-8 people. This intimate class setting allows us to give you more individual feedback as well as create a thorough and customized learning environment that helps build confident and competent social dancers who are speaking the same dance language.

All classes are progressive 4-8 week series (series length with vary - see current series options above). Advanced sign-up is required and no drop-ins are available. We ask that you do not sign up for a series if you cannot commit to attending all sessions in full. To reserve your spot, you must purchase the class via Paypal (see link below). Classes are non-refundable and do not roll over into the next series. If you would like to transfer your series pass to another dancer before the series begins, please contact us.


All classes are role-neutral! This means that when you come to class we ask you to leave any preconceived notions of gender-aligned roles at the door and open yourself to a 360-degree understanding of partner dance: all students will practice both leading and following. As far as we know, there are no other classes like this being taught in Southern Oregon and we are deeply excited to help each of you discover the depth of understanding that comes with practicing both roles and are prepared to offer you a supportive and informative environment in which to do this.


Ready to commit to learning the language of partner dance? We're so excited to welcome you!

Please read class descriptions before enrolling! For any additional questions, please contact us at or through our facebook page/TessMinnickDance. 


Enrollment Options:


(February 4 at The Copper Plank

February 11,18, 25 at House of Art)

4-week Fusion Series

Choose WCS or BLUES

7-9pm ~ $90 per person

Limited to 6 people per style focus


(Enrollment coming mid-February)

7-week Fusion Foundation Series

~ March/April Session open soon ~

7-9pm ~ $150 per person (limit 6)

*All classes include FREE entry to the Fusion social/practice every Wednesday 9-10:30pm*


The House Of Art is located at

601 Willamette Avenue

Medford, Oregon 97504