Both social and competitive dancing should be fun; however, as their titles imply, the end goal is much different. If you dream of competing, there is no better feeling than training and performing for an audience, a judge and a score.
Dreaming to win it?
As a competition dance studio, we provide coaching for advanced dancers. We are lucky to have a top-ranked and winning instructor, David Scherer, overseeing our competitive ballroom training. David has decades of experience as a professional dancer and a competition dance instructor. As a coach, he helps serious amateur dance couples and individuals compete at their highest level.
Dreaming to try it?
Like the popular TV show, Dancing With the Stars, many people who want to be a competitive dancer don't start out ready to compete. This is perfectly okay. It is a misnomer that you have to be a professional dancer to compete. There are even a growing number of national competitions that incorporate various levels, divisions, categories and ages. If you’ve always dreamt of competing, do it!
Whether you want to try it out or are in it to win it, competition dancing is a great way to challenge yourself, meet people, travel and dive deeper into a hobby you enjoy.
Private Lessons: Training to Compete
With private ballroom lessons, competition-bound dancers get in-depth coaching tailored to their specific goals and abilities. Private lessons are individual, personal and ultimately the most effective way to compete at your highest level.
Most competitions offer the option to compete with a fellow student (amateur) or a professional instructor as your partner (pro/am). Since our studio encourages both, we give you the option of a one-on-one private lesson with an instructor as your partner, or a private lesson for you and another amateur dance partner.
competitive & social ballroom, Tango, Salsa, Salsa Rueda, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia, Cha-Cha, Folkloric, swing, belly dancing
Tango is a partner dance originating from the 1800s with influences of African, Native American and European cultures. While there are many variations, the popular dance style is characterized by sensual or emotional movement set to the distinctive style of music that bears its name.
With Caribbean and Puerto Rican origins, Salsa is a ballroom dance set to the lively style of music for which it is named. It is a lead and follow partner dance with many recognized variations. It has taken on a modern flair, fusing old and new styles alike.
Ballroom dance is a set of partner dances that encompass a number of older, folk dances such as the waltz, tango, rumba and cha-cha along with newer styles such as the foxtrot and quickstep. While formal, these dances can be enjoyed socially or competitively.
Swing dance is a group of dances that emerged with a particular style of jazz music in the 1920s–1940s. It is a high-energy style of dance distinguished by lots of bounce, spins and turns.
The Cha-Cha is a fast-paced, Latin ballroom dance similar to the mambo. it follows the quick, three-step rhythm and is danced to the music of the same named introduced by a Cuban composer in the 1950s.