About Us


Our Mission:Dance with Debbie provides quality social and ballroom dance instruction to youth and adults in Humboldt & Del Norte Counties, and strives to support arts in the community though creative partnerships and participation in public events.

Who are we? 

Owner, Debbie Weist was blessed with childhood of dance, gymnastics, and piano lessons, which lead to a BA in Dance Kinesiology and a music minor from the University of Northern Colorado.  In New York City and Seattle, she earned a living doing backstage work for both theatrical and dance productions.  Debbie brings her enthusiasm and diverse background into her ballroom classes to make the technique-based classes fun. With performance experience as a dancer, musician, and thespian, she also creates memorable choreography for weddings and other special occasions and thoroughly enjoys the challenge each project brings.

Justin Golnik experienced ballroom dance through team and solo competitions and cotillions in Los Angeles during his teen years.  Then his love for surfing took him away from serious dancing until he found Dance with Debbie Studio in 2008.