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










*Special 6-week Session*

(Nov. 5, 12, 19 & Dec. 3, 10, 17)

$120 per person

10 person maximum

What is Fusion Foundation?

This is an accelerated class series for ALL STYLES of partner dance! 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 every partner dance style, including (but not limited to!) West Coast Swing, Salsa, Bachata, Tango, Blues, Ballroom, and more.

2. Dig in with two-hour sessions 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!


After you have completed a month of Fusion Foundation we invite you to sign up for our other classes!



*Special 6-week Session*

(Nov. 6, 13, 20 & Dec. 4, 11, 18)

$60 per person

10 person maximum

*Prerequisite: 1 Month in Fusion Foundation*

With a special emphasis on Blues music, we'll explore dancing to a variety of tempos of music individually and with partners. If you dig partner dancing & love Blues music, this class is for you!

Please take at least one month of our ongoing Fusion Foundation class before signing up for Blues Fusion Dance.




*Special 6-week Session*

(Nov. 6, 13, 20 & Dec. 4, 11, 18)

$60 per person

10 person maximum

*Prerequisite: 1 Month in Fusion Foundation*

West Coast Swing is an extremely versatile dance style that's a ton of fun to learn. This all-levels class takes a deeply foundational approach whether you're just starting out or have been dancing for years. Learn and solidify the basics by understanding both roles in an intimate and supportive class setting.

Please take at least one month of our ongoing Fusion Foundation class before signing up for West Coast Swing.


~ 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 on Nov. 27 or Dec. 25 *


All classes are limited to 8-10 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 dance? We're so excited to welcome you!

Enrollment for Nov/Dec is now closed! Check back in late December for enrollment in 2020!

November/December enrollment options:


(Nov. 6, 13, 20 & Dec. 4, 11, 18)

6-week Blues Fusion Dance Series

7-8pm ~ $60

6-week West Coast Swing Series

8-9pm ~ $60


(Nov. 5, 12, 19 & Dec. 3, 10, 17)

6-week Fusion Foundation Series

7-9pm ~ $120


The House Of Art is located at

601 Willamette Avenue

Medford, Oregon 97504

House rules and information coming soon!

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