Meet Arica Lipp,
Instructor and Creator of
THE BEAT BALLROOM COMPANY.
Arica has been teaching ballroom dance for over 15 years. She was a former International Latin and Standard Ballroom competitor, as well as a member of the Brigham Young University-Idaho Ballroom Dance Touring Team where she also taught for 5 years. Arica has coached several youth ballroom programs and has taken teams to tour in L.A. and compete in nationally ranked competitions.
Arica’s dance training also includes ballet, cheer, jazz, hip hop, modern, and lyrical. For two years she performed professionally for The Dance Collaborative, a professional contemporary dance company.
Arica has trained several national and international champions over the years. Her students have appeared on Dancing with the Stars and America’s got talent. Even though she works with highly competitive dancers, her love and passion for teaching has brought skill and confidence to even the most timid beginner. Arica's theory is that "if you have the desire to learn to dance and a high quality instructor, thats all you need!."
Her energy and passion is infectious and a defining characteristic of her teaching style. Arica teaches both group and private lessons for ages 6 years and up in the International Latin, Standard Ballroom, American Rhythm, Smooth, Swing, Salsa, and Country Western. She also specializes in Wedding Choreography. Whether a beginner or a seasoned competitor, Arica will have you looking like a pro and feeling confident on the dance floor.
"I hired Arica for an hour to ready me for a wedding. It was a last minute plan on my part as I realized I would be traveling through Billings just the one day. She was prompt and understanding replying to my email and phone cal inquiries. When I arrived for the class she was fully prepared for me and immaculate in appearance and manner. She immediately made me feel comforable and was patient and encouraging all through the class. I felt she really listened to me and quieted my fears. She is the kind of person you would wan tfor a friend. Arica loves what she does, is widely experienced and a lifelong student of dance. I highly recommend her no matter what your dance needs. I will seek her out for more instruction in the future!"-Pam Knudsen, Saco, MT
"Having a great time looking forward to learning more!!!" -Zachariah K.
"We've only had one dance lesson, but my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the lesson and Arica's teaching style. We have scheduled another lesson and look forward to leaning everything we can about ballroom dance in the next few months. We also think her private lessons are reasonably priced and prefer this method to classroom lessons."-Colleen P.
"As a total beginner I was very nervous, I was made to feel at ease and with Arica's teaching I was leraning to country dance with confidence in no time. I can see she loves to teach and i'm looking forward to the next lesson." -Andy S.
"Arica was awesome! Good job!" -Brooke J.