Ryan Palmer

Ryan Palmer

Ryan Palmer grew up in Utah County, where his interest in dance began. He has been studying and teaching dance for more than seventeen years. While in college, he competed with the Utah Valley State College Touring Team (now Utah Valley University) and competed at the prestigious Blackpool Championships, coming back with a championship in Ballroom Formation. Ryan moved to Idaho and began teaching at Extreme Ballroom in 2011. He has coached multiple teams through the years. One of his favorites to teach is the Showcase team. This team provides the opportunity for Ryan and the dancers to explore and branch out from traditional medley formations and expand into other dances and styles. While in college, he received training in country dance and helped teach a number of classes as well. While he enjoys helping students excel at dance, Ryan understands there is a bigger picture in what he does. He seeks not only to help his students become better dancers but also—and, more importantly—to help them become better people, too.

All Sessions by Ryan Palmer

SLC Youth Day 2 05/30/2024
11:00 am - 11:45 am

Social Two-Step Dance (Ryan Palmer)

Social dance is a great way to meet new people as well as show off your fancy skills on the dance floor. This class will begin with the basics of the Two-Step (also known as Night Club Two-Step so as not to be confused with Country Two Step), and then work through some more experienced figures and steps. Two-Step songs can be found everywhere, so this dance comes in very handy at school, church, and social dances and gatherings.