Some of the dance styles we specialize in are: *Carolina Shag*Line Dance *Country Other notable styles of dance we teach: *Two-Step *Waltz *Nightclub Two-Step *Triple Two-Step and much more!
We teach all levels from very Beginner to very Advanced and offer a wide variety of ways to learn! Matt is available for Private and Group lessons, Coaching, Events, Workshops, Parties, Weddings, and much more!
***For available lessons times*** contact us directly by phone: 864.280.0305
Matt Krabbe has been competing, performing and teaching dance since the age of eight. He has won numerous titles in Line Dance and Couples competition and continues to teach, perform and coach today. Matt was born in Seneca, SC (Just up the road from Clemson...GO TIGERS!) He first started going to Scuffletown Dance Barn in Greenville, SC with his Family and really enjoyed the Line Dancing he saw everyone doing so he got on the floor and was instantly hooked! He was a very shy kid at first growing up but the Dancing brought out another side of him no one had ever seen before! All of the dances came very natural to him and he really enjoyed it. Within just a few months he was learning all the coolest new Line Dances, plus variations, and progressing very quickly! He then began competing in Line Dance. His very first competition was at the age of 9 and it was a fully sanctioned Line Dance event at Scuffletown where he competed against all adults. (There were no junior divisions at the time...but there would be a few years later.) There we’re no nerves, just excitement! As soon as he got off the floor he couldn't wait to get back on! He took 3rd place his 1st time out and also won the “Spirit of Competition” Award. He went on to compete in several other Line Dance events over the next few years learning more dances, becoming a better dancer, and eventually even choreographing award winning dances that would be danced all over the country and worldwide! He has also choreographed award winning routines for Dance teams and performed with a few different Dance teams as well. He became one of the youngest teachers around when he started teaching when he was only 13 at the Crystal Pistol in Seneca, SC. He also taught at many other large events growing up including workshops, competitions, festivals, and performing on television several times. While still continuing to do a lot with Line Dancing, he decided to branch out and start couples dancing as well. He began competing in Jr. Competitions and taking lessons from World Champion Instructors. He then went on to win several National Titles at UCWDC (United Country Western Dance Council) Events all across the country. He later went on to dance in Advanced level Pro-am in his teen years and went on to win several titles in that as well. After that, he began training and teaching for a couple of years in Ballroom while still continuing to hone his other dance skills. In his late teen’s and beyond he began training with some of the top professionals in the World in Country, Swing, and Ballroom. He continued to compete across the country with several different partners and winning several events. Also winning several "Jack and Jill" a.ka. "mixed doubles" competitions at several events in both Country and Swing. After traveling for a few years across the country he decided to settle back down in the Upstate of South Carolina where he began teaching group lessons at The Blindhorse Saloon in Greenville on Wednesday nights for about 9 years. He currently teaches several private and group lessons. He is also a teacher at Clemson University in Leisure Skills teaching several dance classes to hundreds of students every semester. Join us in helping grow the dance community throughout all of the Upstate South Carolina area! We are always adding new dances and events! Matt has now been dancing, teaching, and performing for almost 25 years and still loves what he does! He has traveled all around the country competing, teaching, performing, and has been featured on television many times. As we continue to grow please join us at any of the local events, private and group classes, or check out some of the videos and photos online as well. There's something for everyone! Thanks!!!
A few accolades: 2016 USA Grand National Dance Championships Jack & Jill Shag Non-Professional 1st Place Champion 56th Annual S.C. Farm Bureau’s National Talent Contest 1st place. AMC’s “From Grit to Grace” 1st place talent contest. Finalist on “So You Think You Can Dance?” Atlanta Auditions and featured on television in 2005. 1st place in the Smokey Mountain Jubilee talent contest in Pigeon Forge, TN at age 14. CWLDA(Country Western Line Dance Association) Line Dance Champion from ages 12-14. CDA (Country Dance Association) multi-time Line Dance Champion and “Competitor of the Year” at ages 13 and 14. Multi-time UCWDC (United Country Western Dance Council) Grand Championships in Line Dance and Couples Competition several years. Many more Dance Events all across the country for the past 20 + years with competition experience. Many other Television appearances for many years.
To schedule a Private or Group lesson with Matt or book us for anything else please contact us! Matt is also available for weddings, parties, and lots of special occasions. Also check out some of our photos, videos, and check back for weekly classes, and new events! Thanks and God Bless!!!