Monthly Group and Private Dance Lessons in Downtown Houma

​371 School Street, Houma, LA 70360

have fun Learning to dance !

Beginners ARE ALWAYS welcome !

brad petrie 

Ballroom, Latin, Country Western

In 2005, after 27 years of marriage, Carrie and Ed DeLorge began taking ballroom dance lessons as a leisure time activity. It didn’t take long for them to experience the benefits of dance in both their social life and in their health. Since then they have competed in many State, Regional and National Competitions. In 2015, Ed and Carrie cinched a first place in Bronze Fox Trot at USA Dance National DanceSport in Baltimore, along with a third place on the National Stage in Bronze Waltz. Recently Retired from Terrebonne Parish School District and as the new owner of Studio 371, Carrie has combined her two passions, education and dance, to promote the benefits of social and ballroom to the young and young at heart. To accomplish this mission, Carrie and Ed have been instrumental in bringing Dancing Classrooms to Terrebonne schools. They also have been helping others discover the hidden gem in the heart of downtown Houma, Studio 371. As new owners, they extent a sincere welcome to everyone and hope to see you join them on the dance floor.

carrie delorge 

Owner, Instructor

owners carrie & Ed delorge

Carrie is Director of Studio 371 & Dance Instructor

studio 371  students have fun

Carrie specializes in basic ballroom for the social dancer.As a competitive dancer she has won numerous awards on the local, regional and national circuit. Her belief that the joy of dance should not be limited to those who strive for the gold, but also for those who are tired of sitting on the sidelines of life at receptions, festivals, and community events

partnership dances including Swing, Salsa, Cha Cha, Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Rumba, Slow Dance, Wedding Dances, and more! We offer private lessons, group classes and practice parties for all ages and skill levels with well-trained, professional instructors. Walk-ins are always welcome. If you come alone, don't worry! We'll provide you with a dance partner.

Our studio offers a large, floating dance floor, and dynamic sound system all in a convenient and safe location. Our instructors keep up-to-date on the changing trends in ballroom and social dancing. Our students have the opportunity to participate in local and regional ballroom events such as showcases, team matches and competitions.

We strive to provide a positive and encouraging environment that makes for a fun learning experience with guaranteed results, despite how many left feet you have! We use a variety of teaching techniques to help tailor sessions to best meet everyone’s individual learning needs. 

Studio 371 also provides an elegant and charming atmosphere for private parties, receptions, school dances and reunions. Contact Studio 371 to host your next event in the heart of beautiful downtown Houma.

studio 371  owners & Team


Brad has been teaching partner dance for over 30 years. He is also the “go-to” guy for other dance professionals when they want some fine tuning. Brad currently attends and continues to win awards and titles at dance competitions throughout the country.

Jesse Theriot

Ballroom & Latin

Studio 371 its delighted to have Jesse Theriot join our staff. Jesse Theriot, originally from Houma, spent years as an Arthur Murray instructor in Florida. He has returned home and has joined our staff. Jess