Dance With Travis Dance Studio

Dance With Travis Dance Studio


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Private Dance Lessons, Wedding Dance Instruction, Competition Training, Performance Choreography, Private Event Classes in Bend, Oregon. Dance With Travis Dance Studio is located in Bend, Oregon and teaches all forms of Social-Competitive Ballroom/Partner Dancing.

We offer Private Lessons, Group Classes, Wedding Dance Lessons, Private Function Classes, Team Building Classes, Dance Floor Rental with or without Group Class Instruction at your event. Beginners through Advanced levels, Social through Competitive American and International Ballroom Dance Instruction. The studio is open for in-person lessons, as well as virtual, or at your own venue off-site. DWTDS started as Deschutes County Ballroom Dance Club in 2001. In 2011, Travis decided to make the change from being a "public studio" that offered drop-in group classes, lessons & dances, to being a "private studio"- by pre-registration only, for new students, wedding lessons, and advanced level dance training. Travis Kokkeler, DWTDS's Owner / Instructor, has been dancing and teaching since 1995. He was originally taught and trained through the Fred Astaire System. In addition, he has also studied and achieved his Associates Dance Director Certification with High Honors. Travis has performed and competed both professionally and with students in and out of the United States in the 26 plus years he has been dancing. He has taken numerous professional coaching and training classes with various top-level ballroom and tango dance coaches.

Operating as usual

Photos from Dance With Travis Dance Studio's post 05/17/2022

A few photos from the Avalon Ball. The Lunar eclipse was unique to see. What a beautiful time. If interested to go next year please let me know before December of 2022.There are 10 rooms available.

Photos from Dance With Travis Dance Studio's post 05/15/2022

For anyone interested, here are a few photos of the Casino/Avalon Ballroom on Catalina Island where the group went dancing last night. Beautiful place!


At the Casino/Avalon Ballroom on Catalina Island. Looking great all! 😊


Happy Birthday, Travis!


DWTDS will be closed Fri-Sun (13-15) regular business hours due to Catalina Island trip.
Have fun Dancers!! 😊


Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms! Thanks for being amazing!

CommunityVotes Bend 2022 04/09/2022

CommunityVotes Bend 2022

Hey Dancers, Travis/DWTDS got on the nominee list for the Community Votes "Best of" for Bend. If the studio gets enough nominations, then it gets a chance to be in the running for a best of award for dance studio and/or wedding lessons.

Sooo, if you love dancing with DWTDS, maybe you'd like to nominate the Studio as well. DWTDS is the the Recreation/Dance Studios and Services/Wedding Planner sections.

CommunityVotes Bend 2022 Official 2022 Community Voting Awards Platform for Bend, OR. Where the community votes for their favourites every year.

Derek Hough - Natural 02/27/2022

Derek Hough - Natural

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Dance With Travis Dance Studio updated their business hours. 02/25/2022

Dance With Travis Dance Studio updated their business hours.

Dance With Travis Dance Studio updated their business hours.


New Hours! We're officially adding Sundays from 9-3 to the schedule!
Mon-Tues: Closed
Weds-Sun: 9-3
Yay! 🥰

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Shop | Dance With Travis Dance Studio 02/09/2022

Shop | Dance With Travis Dance Studio

Celebrate your special someone with dancing! ❤

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Cascades Wedding Show 01/20/2022

Cascades Wedding Show

Come by the Cascades Wedding Show ( this Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Riverhouse, from 10:00-3:00!

We will be there along with MANY other local wedding vendors and businesses that will help to make your wedding fabulous!

Free Dance Floor Rental giveaway, as well as special show-only pricing too!

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Happy New Year! 01/15/2022

Happy New Year!

Hello Dancers, and Happy 2022!

As we head into another new year full of unknown and exciting possibilities, we also unfortunately head into another year directly affected by COVID.

Here is what this means for DWT:

-We are all required to wear masks on any lesson or at any studio function.

-We will still require all students to be fully vaccinated.

-We will still take your temperature when you come in.

-We will still ask you to sanitize your hands before, during, and after your lessons.

-We will still take extra cleaning precautions after each lesson.

-We will continue to follow the State of Oregon requirements and guidelines and we will continue to try to make the best decisions as business owners for the good of the studio/students as a whole.

-We will post updates to COVID policies or changes for the studio on our website and on Facebook, as well as informing you at lessons and/or or by email when warranted.

There will be some other changes as well that you will see in the 2022 Enrollment Agreement as well as potential scheduling changes that have been implemented as a result of COVID. We simply cannot go back to the way we have always done things "pre-COVID", and will not be able to until this is a thing of the past- here's hoping. 🤞🙏

Thank you for your continued support and patience. We truly are all in this together, while maybe not being affected the same, and not always agreeing on the specifics, COVID has affected each and every one of us in some way. Like I have said before, sometimes the best solution is to simply not be part of the problem.

On another note, we have plans to try to bring back some of the more "social" aspects of social dancing- while still adhering to COVID guidelines. Who knows how long this will last, and I think we are all ready to try to find some normalcy in dance that we all can enjoy and appreciate together!

Specifically in the works for 2022 is a dance clinic, some small-group group classes, and some type of awards event. We are even considering a potential competition and/or a fun trip but, we will see as things unfold.

We look forward to a new year, and new possibilities with you all,


Happy New Year! Hello Dancers, and Happy 2022! As we head into another new year full of unknown and exciting possibilities, we also unfortunately head into another year directly affected by COVID. Here is what this means for DWT: We are all required to wear masks on any lesson or at any studio function. We will sti...



A dance a day helps keep the Dr. away....or was that an apple? We think dancing is just as important as apples! 😉 💃 🍎

Seriously though, take time out of each day to prioritize yourself! YOU ARE IMPORTANT! Small moments can add up to big differences!

Photos from Dance With Travis Dance Studio's post 01/06/2022

Take a look at our new listing on! Not only are they super nice to work with, they have so much wedding info listed on their site. If you, or someone you know is getting married, definitely check them out to make the process as easy as possible!

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The Terpsichorean Dance Studio is hosting the Central Oregon Dance Showcase on January 15th @ 7:00PM at the Tower Theatre. This Showcase will feature many studios here in Central Oregon. Come on out to support your local dance studios and see the awesome talent in the area. Our own Trish and Sean (the beautiful couple in the middle of the poster) will be dancing their waltz solo!

Tickets are available, here:

From Tower Theatre: "The safety of Tower patrons, staff, volunteers and performers is of paramount importance. With the increase in COVID-19 cases and illness, and evolving industry norms and best practices, the Tower Theatre requires proof of full vaccination for entry to all performances. Those not fully vaccinated ages 12 and up must show proof of a negative result from an approved COVID test taken within 72 hours of the performance."


Timeline photos 01/05/2022

Are you ready to add dancing to your list of new experiences for 2022? Give it a try with our $59 Introductory Special to get you started! 😁

More info at


Happy New Year, Dancers!
Just a heads up- some of you might not be able to view our website, and are getting the error message "This site can’t provide a secure connection". We are aware, there is nothing actually un-secure, nothing nefarious is happening, this is actually a planned situation. It will be back up shortly! Thanks for your patience 😉

Photos from Dance With Travis Dance Studio's post 12/02/2021

Dance Floor Rental is now available for your next event! Available with or without group class instruction.

More Info:

Dance With Travis Dance Studio updated their information in their About section. 12/02/2021

Dance With Travis Dance Studio updated their information in their About section.

Dance With Travis Dance Studio updated their information in their About section.


As of 8/13/2021, Oregon's Indoor Mask Mandate is in effect. What this means for DWTDS is that everyone will be required to mask up indoors on your lessons (Travis included of course).

Yes, we understand this is inconvenient. 😷

Yes, we understand you are all vaccinated. 😉

Hopefully, this won't last too long. We appreciate your patience and support as we continue to go forward. ❤️

Studio Changes re: COVID 08/06/2021

Studio Changes re: COVID

Hi all,

We have made the decision to require new and current students to be fully vaccinated to take lessons at this time. What this means is that you will need to have ALL doses of whatever vaccine you have received or are receiving AND gotten through the 2-week waiting period that follows see below; (please see the original post on our website using the link below to view links to CDC and HIPAA info)

From the CDC:

Have You Been Fully Vaccinated?
In general, people are considered fully vaccinated: ±

2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

If you don’t meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are NOT fully vaccinated.

In addition, please bring a COPY of your vaccine card to your first lesson for your student file. Yes, we can ask you for this. No, it is not a HIPAA violation. (See the links for info on HIPAA/COVID on the post on our webpage- link below)

Lastly, we recommend if you have a weakened immune system or if, because of your age or an underlying medical condition, you are at increased risk for severe disease, or if a member of your household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, or is unvaccinated, that you consider wearing a mask indoors during your lesson, as Deschutes County is currently in an area considered "high transmission" to reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others. You are ALWAYS welcome to ask Travis to "mask up" at your lesson (if he is not already- yes he is fully vaccinated, and yes, you are welcome to see his vaccine card- it's posted on the front door) and he will gladly oblige. 😷

Studio Changes re: COVID Hi all,


New Studio Guidelines, beginning JUNE 2, 2021 (see links below):

(for purposes outlined below *FULLY VACCINATED 💉 means one (Johnson & Johnson) or both (Pfizer/Moderna) shots plus 2 week waiting period after final shot. This must be able to be verified.)

All new and current students who are *FULLY VACCINATED 💉 have the option to take their dance lessons without a mask, provided;
--You have no fever and are not exhibiting any Covid-19 symptoms and are not sick.
--You provide (or have already provided) a copy of your vaccine card for your student file.
--You wear your mask prior to entering and when exiting the studio itself (DWT is in an area you must pass through another business to get to)

We will also be continuing the following guidelines:

--All new and current students who are *FULLY VACCINATED 💉 can dance in regular body contact with Travis.

--All new and current students who are NOT *fully vaccinated must continue to wear a mask 😷 at your lesson and will need to maintain 6 feet of distance from Travis. There will be no body contact between student and Travis.

Regarding those who have had COVID-19 and not had the vaccine: Because there is no specific state-issued guidance as yet, we must continue to follow the guidelines that have been set forth at this time. (see links below)

Please note that DWTDS will continue to err on the side of caution when it comes to COVID-19. We will move forward as the rules change, but, we will continue to move forward slowly and cautiously. We will continue to comply with the guidelines and laws for businesses set forth by the government. (see links below) Our personal feelings do not matter in this regard.

Huge THANKS to every one of you who has been supportive, and patient, and understanding through the entire COVID "thing". Thank you for the Zoom lessons, the lessons outside in the cold at the park, the lessons where we have to stay 6 feet away from each other, respectfully wearing your masks and not blaming us for the rules, being flexible during all the times we got to open, and then had to shut, and got to open, and then had to shut....😋. For being amazing through a tough time. We are grateful. 🥰

Executive Order:

HIPAA & Asking for Vaccination Proof: 💉

Vaccinated Individuals:

Regarding Masks:

Our Story

Dance With Travis Dance Studio teaches all forms partner dancing to Beginning-Advanced level dancers, which includes; Swing, Latin, Ballroom, and Tango in both American and International styles.

Travis is a professional ballroom dance instructor and choreographer teaching private lessons, wedding lessons, performance choreography, competition training, private event classes and more, in Bend, Oregon.

If you are interested in the possibility of a private lesson, private group instruction for a function, wedding dance instruction, or choreography, please contact D.W.T. at 541-600-2500 to inquire about current availability.

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Private Dance Lessons, Wedding Dance Instruction, Private Event Group Classes, Competition Training, Performance Choreography.



62880 Peerless Court (By Appt Only)
Bend, OR

Opening Hours

Wednesday 9am - 3pm
Thursday 9am - 3pm
Friday 9am - 3pm
Saturday 9am - 3pm
Sunday 9am - 3pm

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