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Dance Instructor Listing (Michigan)

Updated 2/29/16

 

Almeida, Vanessa - Farmington Hills, MI / (248) 885-2935 - Email: Vanessadealmeida@gmail.com. I have taught Samba, Lambada, Ballet, Jazz and Braziian Rhythms in Sao Paulo, Brazil, my home town. I have appeared in modern dance concerts and ballet performances in the U.S. and Latin America.
Anders DiPonio, Melissa - Metro Detroit Area, MI / 248-719-7277. Email: melissa@detroitdancesport.net. Web Site: http://www.detroitdancesport.net.  Dance, Dance Instructor, Disc Jockey. Melissa Anders DiPonio entered the professional circuit at age 19, consistently placing in the top three throughout the Midwest and in Pacific-West competitions. Currently, under Detroit Dancesport, she teaches classes and offers private lessons in American and international Latin, smooth, and standard styles at studios throughout the metro Detroit area. She also offers competitive coaching, private group classes, and specialized choreography.  In addition, Melissa can be booked for lessons, showdances, exhibitions, and DJ services for any special event, including weddings, anniversaries, parties, and corporate and school functions.
Baker, Theresa - Bay City, MI. / Telephone: 989-671-DANCE (3262) or 989-891-7635. Email: ExpressInMotion@aol.com.   Certified through Dance Masters of America Teachers' Training School.  I teach social dance basics; Waltz, Fox Trot & Box Step, Swing, Cha-Cha, Mambo (Salsa), Rumba, Merengue, and Polka.
Bayman, John - Rockford, MI.  / Telephone: 616-433-2381  E-mail: jcaribe@aol.com.  Web Site: http://www.grandrapidstango.com. Dancer Dance Instructor.   John Bayman Argentine Tango Teacher in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. Ongoing classes at "Sharons Dance Studio" and "Social Dance Studio".
  Borgstrom, Isabael - "Christina B" - Cadillac, MI / 231-779-1286.   Email: isbbrgst@aol.com. Salsa and Latin Instructor originally from Columbia.  Regularly teaches group dance classes in Cadillac.
  Brecht, Suzy 248-613-4419 .Email: suzybdancin@yahoo.com Dancer, Dance Instructor, Event Coordinator, Emcee.  Suzy has been teaching Ballroom and Latin style dances since 1988. She is certified in both the American and International style dances. Currently, Suzy is an Independent Contractor working with local dance studios, and Co-host of the Royal Ballroom Dance Cruise tours. Suzy has won many top teacher awards throughout the U.S.A. and Canada. In the past, Suzy has hosted her own TV show called Spotlight Dancing, taught for many years on cruise ships, been Dance Director, coach and GM for some of the largest studios in Michigan. Suzy also has taught Stage and Theatre movement at WSU in Detroit, MI, and has traveled all over the world entertaining.
Brock, Mark - Berkley, MI. (248) 561-7711 - Email: mark_brock25@yahoo.com.   Dance Instructor.  15 time United States Pro-am Champion, 14 time winner of top teacher award at Ohio Star Ball, member of Challenge of Champions Hall of Fame, ballroom coach to Olympic Silver Medalists, Ben Agusto& Tanith Belbin and World Junior Ice Dance Champions Scott Moir& Tessa Virtue. Teaches all styles of ballroom and travels to many states to teach and coach. Listed as an adjudicator with NDCA and also emcees many competitions. 
Brockington, Paulette -  Detroit MI / (313) 790-2311- E-mail: hoofer2@att.net. Web Page: http://www.artspectrum.org.  Dancer, Dance Instructor, Disc Jockey, Event Coordinator. I am an event coordinator presenting several Detroit events and the national events The American Lindy Hop Championships and American Open. In addition, I teach in the US and internationally ECS, WCS, Lindy, Salsa, Blues and Hip Hop Lindy. I am also a choreographer who works in musical theater, with dance teams and with professional dance companies.
Brown, Ron - Ypsilanti, MI / (734) 369-9700. Email:   mjspence32@msn.com.  Web Page: http://www.thedancepavilion.com.  Dancer, Dance Instructor Disc Jockey, Studio Owner.  Ron has been dancing for 40 years and teaching dance for over 30 in all parts of the country including Alaska, Ohio, Texas and Michigan. His dance background started with 13 years of ballet, studying from New York to Michigan. In the early 70's he moved onto ballroom and latin/rhythm. Ron owned his first studio at the age of 25.  His one-on-one passionate approach is distinctively customized for the dance enthusiastic, whether as a single, couple or member of a group. Ron teaches a variety of styles in both private and group lessons, specializing in couples coaching.  Suggestions: Featuring a 2,800 sq. ft. dance floor, as seen on "Dancing with the Stars". We teach a variety of dances including the breath-taking classics to the hip-moving modern styles. We present elite Pavilion dance instructors, offering some specialty classes by noted champions. Group & individualized private lessons available, with open social dance parties most Friday & Saturday evenings.
Brecht, Suzy - Metro Detroit Area, MI / 248-613-4419.  Email: Suzybdancing@yahoo.com.  Dancer, Dance Instructor, Event Coordinator, Emcee.  Suzy has been teaching Ballroom and Latin style dances since 1988. She is certified in both the American and International style dances. Currently, Suzy is working as an Independent Contractor with many local dance studios and Co-host of the Royal Ballroom Dance Cruise tours. Suzy has won many top teacher awards throughout the U.S.A. and Canada. In the past, Suzy has hosted her own TV show called Spotlight Dancing, taught for many years on cruise ships, been Dance Director, coach and GM for some of the largest studios in Michigan. Suzy also has taught Stage and Theatre movement at WSU in Detroit, MI, and has traveled all over the world entertaining.   
Caducio, Fernando (Fred) - Metro Detroit Area, MI / 248-470-9989 - Email: fernandoshideaway@yahoo.com.  Web Site: http://www.fernandos-hideaway.com.   Fernando (Fred Caducio) has taught and competed in Pro-Am Competitions for American Smooth and Rhythm since 1996.  Fred has an exuberant personality and 20 years plus of experience.  He has also taught and competed in Pro-Am Competitions for Country Western Dancing and has earned top teacher awards at the Midwest Invitational Dance Competition and Michigan Dance Challenge.  He has taught for the city of Southfield, Michigan for six years in Smooth, Rhythm, Hustle and Salsa.  From 1985-1987, Fred was a staff member of the Arthur Murray Franchise where he began his Pro-Am Ballroom competitive career.  He was as dance major at Eastern Michigan University and University of Michigan studying Ballet, Modern Jazz, and African Dance.  He studied in Toronto with the Toronto Dance Theatre.  While in New York, he studied with Phyllis Lamhut, Murray Lewis, Paul Taylor, Alvin Ailey and Martha Graham.  During his five years touring with the Ice Capades, he did understudy, step outs and Chorus line work.  He was assistant director and assistant choreographer for the Ice Company of Southfield.
  Carryer, Paul - Troy, MI / (248) 804-8998 - Email: Paul@SwingDetroit.com.   Web Site: http://www.SwingDetroit.com.   Dancer, Dance Instructor, Dance Club, Event Coordinator, Disc Jockey. A regional level dance instructor and performer in Swing, Lindy Hop, Blues, Balboa and Charleston. Paul has been teaching, performing, and coordinating events for over seven years.  As an organizer of weekly dances and owner of www.swingdetroit.com, he has focused on swing genres, but also teaches Salsa, Merengue, Waltz, and many other dance forms. His DJ experience includes working as a wedding DJ, in addition to hosting numerous ballroom, swing, and salsa events.  Performances can include aerials, costume changes, and themes.
Contact paul@swingdetroit.com or visit our website for more information.
Clark, Glenn -  Stardust Ballroom /  Tel: 248.343.8337. Website: www.glennclark.com, email: glennclark@glennclark.com. Glenn teaches private lessons and group classes in a number of convenient locations throughout Metro Detroit. Please click on the website link above to view the most recent calendar, schedule of events, locations & maps, dance instruction information (social & competitive), wedding package information, special event information, photo memories, newspaper and TV dance articles, gift certificate information, and the direct e-mail link to Glenn. On the Dance Instruction Page, you will find answers to commonly-asked questions. Sign up for e-mail notices that will inform you about special events, monthly calendars, and other fun stuff! 
For those of you new to Stardust Ballroom, Glenn Clark has been a top coach and competitor for more than 20 years. Owner of Stardust Ballroom, Glenn is certified in all four styles (American smooth and rhythm & International standard and latin-24 dance styles) with instruction based on the school syllabi. 
In addition to his professional competitor experience, Glenn has been ranked consistently as one of the top pro-am instructors in the U.S., competing in all four styles. He competes across the U.S. with his students, winning many top awards and championships. Glenn enjoys working with all levels and ages of dancers -- from the beginning wedding couple to those retired with energy and zest to spare! Singles, couples and groups can be taught in a private lesson. Glenn and his partners are also available for dance shows for private and charity events. Call Glenn to arrange a lesson time convenient for you (lesson hours: 10AM-11PM -- 7 days a week).
Collins, Buford G. - Ferndale, MI - Telephone: (313) 204-7800 or (248) 968-2680. Email: mistalocks@yahoo.com.  Web Site: http://Mistalocks.com.  Mistalocks Chicago Style Steppin'
Full time Chicago Step Instructor. Detroit Ballroom & Bop, Club Latin Hustle Instructions Available.

Constant, Tim -  Wyandotte, Ann Arbor, Plymouth, MI – Email:  wcslindy@yahoo.com - Dancer, Dance Instructor. Tim began studying social dance with the Swing and Lindy Hop.  He has traveled extensively across the U.S. studying with one of the originators of the Lindy Hop, Frankie Manning, and the great contemporary Lindy Hopper, Steven Mitchell.  Tim has taught thousands of students and taught numerous workshops.  In 1999 and 2000, he won the award of “Best Instructor” at the Michigan Dance Teachers Expo.  Also in 1999, Tim was a top finalist in the Fiesta De Hemingway Centennial Swing contest in Chicago, IL.  Currently Tim is a resident dance instructor in Swing, Hustle, Shag and Latin for Rhythm –N- Ballroom Dance Studio (in Bloomfield Hills), DanceSport Academy of Michigan (in Dearborn), The Amber House (in Warren) and for Canton/Plymouth Community Education.  He is a current workshop instructor for Swing Time Dance Studio in Flint, The MI Swing Dance Association, and for the Cleveland Swing Society.  Tim is also an active member of the Steele City Boogie Club in Pittsburgh, PA. 

Deliz, Tonia - Wyandotte, MI.  Email: delizdance@aol.com. Tonia Deliz has been a professional dance instructor for Twenty plus years. Specializing in all of the Ballroom and Latin dances,Wedding couples and Salsa. Owned and operated her own studio for 20 years. Is currently teaching at Henry Ford Community College and several places in the downriver area.
Dimmer, Sherry - Lansing, MI.  E-mail: dimmers@msu.edu.  Teach dance at Lansing Community College. Classes include: Swing Ballroom, Latin I, Latin II. Dances taught in my Latin classes include: Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Argentine Tango, Cha Cha.  I teacn Salsa & Merengue Saturdays (10 to 11 PM) at the Metro Bowl (5141 MLK, Lansing, 48910). I teach Cuban Salsa: with one partner & Rueda (a group of dancers who respond to the steps called. includes many partner changes). It is fun & high energy. Swing class includes East Coast, West Coast, Shag, Fox Trot. Private lessons can be scheduled. Dancer Dance Instructor.
  Daugherty, Carole - Applegate, MI / 810-633-9019 or 810-334-2644. Email: carole@greatlakes.net. Web Site: http://pages.zdnet.com/oeeoeeo/chancetodance Instruction and Choreography for Line Dancing & Partner Dancing, Newcomer to Advanced levels. Currently holding classes at High Kicker Saloon in Pontiac, and Diamonds & Spurs in Chesterfield, multiple evenings. For further information, see website or contact Carole.
 Dobry-Hunt, Ryan - Traverse City, MI /  (231) 947-3220,  Email:  ryandancer@aol.com, Dancer, Dance Instructor, Disc Jockey & Event Coordinator. I have taught line, country and swing dancing in the Traverse City area since 1983.
  Douglas, Barry - Veteran Dancer with over 35 years of dance training in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Adagio, Ballroom, Swing, Hustle, and American Rhythm.  He is certified by Dance Masters of America, American Dance Council, National Dance Council of America and The National Swing Council.  He travels all over the US and around the world teaching, competing and performing.  Barry is available through his email address: swusler@sbcglobal.net
 Dunnam, Karen - Grand Rapids, MI /  (616) 304-8306,  Dance Instructor, Event Coordinator. Let's have a hoedown! I lead traditional country dancing...squares and contras for a barn dance. Great fun for a special event, private party, fund-raiser, schools, Scouts, singles. Also, Civil War military balls and Regency/Federal grand balls. Been doing this type of dancing since 1981, and calling dances since 1990. I can help you plan and organize your event, too!
Harris, Anita - Oak Park, MI. I have been teaching since the age of 14. I have had training from the late Gregory Hines, the late Nicolas Brothers, Savion Glover, and Debbie Allen just to name a few. I have an expertise in working with children. I teach at Fem Fatale Dance Studio in Oak Park, Mi where we have trained national and international award winners. I am currently serving as the event co-coordinator and the assistant director. If you need anything for your studio or business I can be reached at 248-388-9689. Our studio offers all disciplines of dance including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Pointe, Salsa, Ballroom, Break dancing, Lyrical, and Liturgical for adults.  Antia is a Dancer, Dance Instructor, Event Coordinator.
Ferko, Bart - Centerline, MI.   (586) 757-6300 - Email: bartferko@yahoo.com. Web Site: http://www.dancescene.org.   Ballroom Dance Instructor - International,American and Social Style. 30 years experiance. Owner of Dance Scene studio in Centerline, MI. 
  Filipiak, Susan - Ann Arbor, MI.   (734) 668-7782 - Email:  sfilipiak@earthlink.net,
Web Site: http://www.swingcitydance.com.   Director of Swing City Dance Studio.  I teach the swing and ballroom instruction at the studio. During the school year (Sept - June) we offer monthly mini-courses with Ballroom on Sundays from 6:00-7:00 and Swing on Fridays from 6:00-7:00.   I emphasize the simple basics of social dance for my clientele who are interested in quickly learning how to get onto the dance floor. Our small group classes specialize in adult beginners. But I also guest teach in Ann Arbor schools, bringing dance into the curriculum. I'm also available to facilitate dance evenings for area organizations and churches - I begin the evening with basic instruction and then play music for everyone's dancing pleasure.  I've been a life-long social dancer, learning at the feet of my parents who met while out dancing at Chicago's Trianon and Aragon ballrooms.
  Finch, Jim & Jennifer - Grand Blanc, MI.   Telephone: 810-694-7917 or 810-606-7300. Email: JFinch42@comcast.com. Jim began his ballroom career in Toledo, Ohio at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio competing and teaching for 3 years. He then moved to Flint, MI where he opened his own studio called Touch Dance. He owned and operated Touch Dance for 10 years.  Jennifer was teaching at Arthur Murray in Flint, Michigan when she met Jim. They both taught at Arthur Murray for one year. They got married and have been dancing and teaching together now for over 16 years, currently teaching at Genesys Athletic Club in Grand Blanc, MI on Wednesday nights from 7:30-8:30pm.
Fisher, Sharon - Oshtemo, MI / (269)-544-2420 - Web site: http://sharonsdancestudio.com.  Email: dancestudio@earthlink.net.   Dance instructor and Owner of Sharon's Dance Studio. Dancer, Dance Instructor.  NDCA Registered Pro-Am instructor, competing professional. I have been dancing all my life with 14 years experience teaching experience of social and competitive dancers - individuals as well as couples. I am also a former manager of other dance studios prior to opening and operating my current studio. I continue my ongoing training with both recent former champions and seasoned masters. Dances and workshops are scheduled at the studio.
Fondren, Bryon - Midland, MI / Best to reach by email. (989) 395-4053 or 989-430-6666. Email: step-n-style@hotmail.com. Dancer, Dance Instructor.  I am a Nationally acclaimed Instructor, coach, competitor and choreographer. Have taught for 18 years in ballroom, latin, swing, country line, country couples. have had top awards for competitions both myself and have had students take top awards in both professional and pro am competitions. Was a top finalist in world championships. Have traveled throughout the United States and Canada teaching, coaching and competing. Have traveled throughout the United states with master level dancers teaching and competing.
Fonseca, Michael -  Dearborn to Ann Arbor area. Also the downriver area. 313-478-7622. E-Mail: Mikefonseca12@gmail.com . Website: DancetonightAnnArbor.com  I specialize in teaching Ballroom, Latin, East coast Swing, and lindy hop.  I have worked for the Arthur Murray and Fred Astaire franchises for 4 years and then decided to hit the Independent scene! I have been certified to teach through Arthur Murray franchises, Fred Astaire franchises, and also am certified to teach children through the Dancing Classrooms NY syllabus as seen in movies like "Mad Hot Ballroom" and "dancing in Jaffa"  I mainly teach out of Dance Tonight and jazzercise in AA but will also travel/make house calls for lessons. I am interested in both newcomer and experienced students alike. My goal is to show people that ANYONE can become a comfortable confident social dancer while having fun learning it. There are even opportunities to compete if you have the desire to do so, which I can help create. I also have competed in several Professional competitions and performed for several occasions. Please contact me if your interested in having fun learning to dance from a professional.  
Forrester, Susan K. Stocken  - Kalamazoo, MI - (269) 349-4442 or (269) 808-5422. Email: luvs.dance@hotmail.com. Dancer, Dance Instructor, and retired Studio Owner of Academy of Dance Arts, Director of Academy of Dance Arts Performing Troupe, which has performed both nationally and as faraway as Spain.  Sue currently teaches Ballroom for the Kalamazoo Public Schools, as well as private lessons helping couples to learn their "FIRST DANCE", or assisting couples as they get ready for their special anniversary or event. Sue teaches all partnering dances A to Z. Questions? Sue welcomes emails! Susan has been a member of Dance Masters of America since 1981, she is a graduate of Michigan State University with a BA in Fine Arts Education, and is DMA graduate. and She has been teaching in the Kalamazoo area since 1971. Trained in all facets of dance, tap and ballroom remain her favorites. Susan currently directs a Tap dance group called the Timesteppers. (A group of Seniors age 70-84 years young) Sue also travels throughout lower Michigan offering private and group lessons.
Hansen, Claire - Windsor, Ontario (Now teaching in Michigan) - Email: info@ballroomatitsbest.com.  Phone: 519-991-3000.  Partner to Richard Tonizzo. Ohio Star Ball Professional Standard Finalists, World Professional Standard Quarter-Finalists, Blackpool Professional Standard Quarter-Finalists.  Web Site: http://ballroomatitsbest.com.
Haremza, Curtis - Lake Orion, MI / (248) 393-4273 -  E-mail: sarah@eleganceinmotion.com, Web Site: http://www.eleganceinmotion.com. Dancer, Dance Instructor, Dance Club.  I am a Professional  Instructor. I teach ballroom dancing in Lake Orion, at my studio, Elegance in Motion. Former competitor. I instructed at a Arthur Murray studio for 4 years as well. We have a very active and social group of students.  Pay for lessons weekly.  We have a monthly dance in Waterford, MI at the CAI Building open to the public.  Our studio dances in Lake Orion are only open to students.  
Jackson, Ron -  Detroit, MI.  (313) 345-5532. E-mail: djron45@yahoo.com.  Dancer, Dance Instructor,   Disc Jockey,  Band.  Teaching Dance is also one of my God Given gifts. This includes Latin Ballroom, Hustles, Chicago Step, Bop, and Ballroom.
  Johnson, Tim - AKA DJ Timothy Michael - Sterling Heights, MI / Dance Fanatics (586) 446-8888. Email: DJTimothyMichael@DanceFanatics.com.  Web Site: http://www.DanceFanatics.com.  Teaches both group and private lessons. Dancer, Dance Instructor, Disc Jockey, Event Coordinator. Tim specializes in West Coast Swing.  Tim also specializes in lead and follow techniques.  
Krista Ann -  Utica, MI / 989-413-3055 or 586-254-0560.
Email:
dancing.the.dream@hotmail.com.  Web Site: http://www.argentinetangodetroit.com/Dance Instructor. Training in Italy, California, and Michigan she now teaches Ballroom, Latin, Social, and Argentine Tango at the Argentine Tango Detroit Studio in Utica. Offering group lessons for children, teen, adults, and seniors. She is also available for private lessons and choreographing wedding dances.
Larson, Becky - Macomb, MI / 587-871-8351.   E-mail: wcswingdance@yahoo.com.  Web Site: http://www.dancefanatics.com/becky.  Becky is an advanced division national competitor, instructor and choreographer for West Coast Swing. She also teaches Nightclub Two Step, beginning ballroom, and wedding dances. Her wedding choreography will be sure to amaze your family. Her lessons are taught at an easy pace with clear instruction including technique, movement and more. She teaches private lessons in Keego Harbor, Flint and other various places. Call for more information on group and private lessons.  
  Madrigal, Chais & Rosie - Detroit, MI /  (313) 843-1116 or  (313) 220-2595. E-mail: rmadrigal@bailarythms.com, Website: http://bailarythms.com. Chais Madrigal & Rosie Madrigal (owners) introduce "Baila Rythms Dance Sport" in the heart of Detroit's Mexican Town. Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Ballroom, Salsa and Mexican Folk dance instruction will be offered as well as Wedding and Quinceanera planning. A combination of Yoga/Tai-Chi/Pilates will also be available and Pilates based Aerobics.  Private and Class instruction for all ages. Will host Studio dance parties. Dance space available for rent.  A message Therapist and a Weight Loss Management and Nutrition Fitness Specialist are available by appointment as an added service at Baila Rythms Dance Studio.
Marlinga-Baker, Theresa - Linwood, MI / (989) 891-7635 or (989) 697-3326.  E-mail: ExpressInMotion@aol.com.   Dance Instructor & Choreographer for 29 years. Teach and Choreograph tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, acro/gymnastics, ballroom & couples basics, line dance, aerobics, pilates. Member of Dance Masters of Michigan and Dance Masters of America. Graduate of Dance Masters' of America Teachers' Training School. Currently offering workshops or private lessons on a contract basis in the Saginaw-Bay City-Midland Area. Call or E-mail for Info.
  Markle, Angela - Saginaw, MI / (989) 921-0262.   Angela presently teaches out of the studio located in the lower level of Serenity Spa in Saginaw.  She also teaches at special events, club & business functions etc., private and group lessons available. Angela teaches Ballroom dances, Swing, Salsa, Nightclub 2-Step, Merengue.  She has been teaching in the Saginaw area since 1990.   Formerly adjunct Professor of Ballroom Dance at Saginaw Valley State University and Latin Dance at Central Michigan University. Professionally trained by Rick and Vicki Popp, competitive Ballroom Dancers and taught at their studio. Coached by Benoit Papineau, Canadian Standard Champion. Member of the United States Amateur Ballroom Dance Association and DanceSport America.

McDonnell, Sean "Cochese" - Troy, MI /  (248) 879-3706 - E-mail: sean@djanddance.com  Website: www.djanddance.com/indexdance.html  "Swing Detroit" Dancer, Dance Instructor, Disc Jockey, Dance instruction -- Savoy & Hollywood Lindy, East Coast Swing, and Salsa. Swing lessons at various Nite Clubs and other community lessons.  Quarterly "Big 3" dance.

McFerran, Steven & Susan - Ann Arbor, MI / (734) 677-8000. Email: XLUnltd@aol.com. Former Owners of Ann Arbor Arthur Murray Franchise, now teaching in various locations in Ann Arbor area.
Mitchell, Shirley - Detroit, MI / (313) 272-9832 or (313) 415-8484.  E-mail: smitc87213@aol.com.  Web Site: http://www.dwicdancingindetroit.com.    I teach a Hustle Line Dance Detroit Style class. Our class is for all levels of students. I have been teaching in Detroit for seven years. I use a method of teaching I developed that has been successfully used by many Beginners for the Hustle and to move successfully into other dances. I teach my classes for fun and fitness.
Murphy, Mari - West Bloomfield, MI / (810) 931-9866.  Email: AutumnRain98@aol.com.  Dance Instruction, Choreography, Performances. Enter the exciting world of dance with Dance Champion Mari Murphy, now providing excellent dance lessons at Dance Elite Studio! Specializing in Salsa, Bachata and Latin flavor styles of dance, Mari was recently honored in Michigan’s Salsa community with 3 prestigious Top Instructor nominations and won the 2011 Detroit Salsa DSA Award! In addition, her dance background consists of Ballroom/Swing, Jazz/Contemporary and Belly/Gypsy/Flamenco which all add to her unique and beautiful style on the dance floor. As a trained dance instructor, she enjoys teaching all levels of dancers and of all ages. As the founder of “Autumn Rain Productions - Entertainment & Talent” which she started in 2008, Mari believes that dance above all else should be fun. This is the foundation for her entertainment organization now consisting of over 40 members all dedicated to Dance Productions. Mari Murphy is an exciting addition to Dance Elite Studio, www.eliteballroom.com, where she provides weekly Groups & Practices and quality dance lessons customized exclusively for you! Contact Mari Murphy today to get started!  Facebook: www.facebook.com/autumnrain98.  Teaching Individuals/Couples /Teams/Groups/Parties. ALL Levels Encouraged: Beginner • Intermediate • Advanced
Nader, Nora - Westland, MI -  (734) 522-8896.  Dance Instructor, American and Latin Dances, Ballroom, Social, Argentine Tango.  Private Lessons Available. I also teach group lessons at Schoolcraft College - beginning and continuing levels.  
Pappas, Patricia - Sterling Heights, MI -  (586) 264-7948.  Email: indehtah@yahoo.com. Dancer, Dance Instructor.  I have studied both ballet styles, Cecchetti and Russian. I began teaching with the Fred Astaire Studio in Hampton, Virginia. Upon returning to Michigan, I continued with the Fred Astaire organization as a teacher and eventually became owner of the studio. My competition students consistently took top student awards. After selling my studio, I went to work for the Arthur Murray organization and remained there for many years. While working at Arthur Murray, I became interested in Spanish Dance and started studying with Dame Maria del Carmen and was a member of her dance company, Grupo Espana, for 20 years. During that time, I made numerous television appearances, stage performances with numerous local and Canadian symphonies and performed with the Michigan Opera Theatre's production of Carmen. I have coached and choreographed routines for local competitive roller skaters. I have also performed on stage with Jane Powell and Former First Lady Betty Ford. In addition to Ballroom and Spanish dancing, I have competed in Native American Powwows, which are like ballroom competitions, locally and nationally. I continue to pass this dance tradition to young Native Americans by working with local Indian centers. I also hope to educate non Native American young people about Native American song, dance and culture by working via inner city school cultural programs through Omni Arts and Young Audiences. I was the resident house dancer for 15 years at the now gone, Case de Espana in Detroit. My guitarist, Garialan Blugraye and myself perform (Flamenco)  as a team called "Fire Rose", and are available for parties or special events.  I am also available to teach private and group lessons in either Ballroom, Spanish or Coaching. Currently teaching Spanish/Flamenco through the Adult education programs at Macomb Community College Continuing Education and Utica Community Schools, these classes are offered in the Fall.  Currently I am teaching  from a location in Sterling Heights.  Students may call me directly for further information.
  Popp, Rick - Saginaw, MI -(989) 992-3309. Email: prodancemich@gmail.com.   Former professional & pro/am competitor in all styles of Ballroom and Latin dance for over 30 years. Trained by several American & Canadian dance champions. Former organizer of the Michigan Ballroom Dance Festival and former owner of Dance Magic Dance Studio in Saginaw, MI. Currently teaching private lessons out of Serenity Spa on Midland Rd. in Saginaw and currently the Ballroom Dance Director for the Midland Community Center. You can see current dance class schedule at www.mymcc.org. Available for private and group lessons by appointment.  If you tried the rest and would like to discover the "Natural Way To Dance", please contact me for private one on one, group, wedding, special events, etc.
Rea, Natalie - Macomb, MI / (248) 689-3393 or (586) 201-4589. Email: nataliescott28@hotmail.com.   Dancer, Dance Instructor, Choreographer. BA in Performing Arts, began dance training at age 5, experience teaching ages 3-Senior. East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Salsa, Hustle, Merengue, Cha-cha, Rumba, Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, and many other partner and individual dance styles. Motivated to teach excellence with patience and fun. Studio: Troy Dance Studio Call Troy Dance Studio for more information at (248) 689-3393.
  Reed, Casey - Grand Rapids, MI / (616) 514-1400. Email: DanceSDA@gmail.com.  Dancer Dance, Instructor, Disc Jockey, Dance Club, Band.  Casey Reed the Founder of Salsalogy Dance Academy, is a Salsa and Latin Specialist with over 11+ years of professional teaching experience. He is also a certified American and International Style Ballroom Instructor. Latin Dancing is Casey's specialty, but he has a wide repertoire including; West Coast Swing, Tango, Night Club 2-Step, and Hip-Hop. Salsalogy Dance Academy host the biggest Latin Dances in Grand Rapids (including the Salsa Pachanga)at the JW Marriot, downtown GR as well as many other great locations biweekly for socail dances and workshops.   Studio:  Salsalogy Dance Academy, 2228 28th st. SE., Grand Rapids, MI 49509. www.SalsalogyDance.com.  SalsalogyDncAcd on Twitter also on Facebook.  Web Site: http://SalsalogyDance.com.
Reed, Celeste - Allen Park, MI /  (313) 516-2751.   E-mail: Cieuxetoile@hotmail.com.
Dancer Dance Instructor.   I have been dancing for 20 years. I have been classically trained for 15 years in ballet, tap, jazz, gymnastics, hawiian, and tahitian dance. I have studied Ballroom Dancing with Arthur Murrays Studio in Royal Oak, Mi. I have won several Pro-am ameteur awards as a student at Arthur Murrays. I am Certified with High Honors in American Style Smooth and Latin Ballroom. I have instructed at the largest ballroom studio in MI., under the management of Suzy Brecht. I continue my ongoing training under the instruction of Suzy Brecht and world champion coaches. I currently teach at a few different locations. I provide private and group lessons, and wedding packages. Please call or email me for more information.
Reves, Jacob - Royal Oak, MI / (248) 752-3930. Email: JMReves@comcast.net. European Latin dance champion. Available for coaching in Am. Smooth, Am. Rhythm, Intn'l. Modern, Intn'l. Latin. Available for coaching at Rhythm and Shoes (Bloomfield HIlls) and Energetic Soul (Clawson) Dance Studios.
 Schwind, Betty & Houghton, Jerry - Clio, MI /  (810) 564-0605 - E-mail:  bjschwind@hotmail.com.  Web site: http://www.bj.linedancer.com. Dancer, Dance Instructor, Dance Club, Country Western Dance Instructor, both line and partner/couple dances. Teach through Community Ed's. Host and DJ dances at Spurs Dance Club in Midland, MI.
Seeley, Alan   – St. Clair Shores, Mi / (586) 405-8776 - Email: AlanSeeley@wowway.com.  United States and Canadian Champion; Past Instructor at Wayne State University in Detroit, Currently teaching at Dance Expressions in St Clair Shores.  I had a Smooth and Latin Dance Club at WSU and  my own TV show on West Bloomfield cable.  Have training Video’s for sale. Currently I am teaching competitive and Showcase students only; At this time I am accepting students
Sobiechart, Anna - Royal Oak, MI / (586) 757-6300 or (248-722-6311. Email: asobiechart@yahoo.com. Web Site: http://www.michigandancelessons.com or http://www.dancescene.org.  Ballroom Dance instructor - International, American, Social Ballroom. 
Soma, Louis - Grand Ledge, MI / 517-622-8588 or 517-204-3864. E-mail: Louis@OurDanceStudio.com. Web Site: http://www.OurDanceStudio.com.   Louis has been teaching competitive and social dancing for over 25 years. Ballroom coach to Olympic Silver Medalists, Ben Agusto & Tanith Belbin. World Junior Ice Dance Champions Scott Moir & Tessa Virtue, National Champions Jerod Swallow and Elizabeth Punsalan, Peter Tchernyshev and Naomi Lang.
First Private Lesson is Free.
Stafford, Vivian -  Midland, MI / ( 989)  631-1495.   I teach ballroom dance. Foxtrot, Waltz, Swing, American Tango, Polka, Salsa, Cha-cha, Rumba, Mambo, Samba plus Slow dance and beginning Texas Two-step.  Leading and following are me specialites. I can see where a couple is going wrong in their dancing clues. I have had many years experience. I have taught for a number of schools and used to belong to Dance Masters of America. I prefer classes that are at least an hour and a half unless it is a private lesson. I reveiw a lot and I can get people dancing fairly quickly with explanations and repetition. If you form your own group, I will consider traveling some to teach at your location.  E-mail: vstafforddance@sbcglobal.net.   Dance Instructor
Stephens, Cathy - Ann Arbor, MI / (734) 769-0041 or (734) 426-0241.  I have served as the Artistic Director, Instructor and Dance Mistress for Grand Traditions since it was founded. I am also the founder and Director of the Pleasant Moments Vintage Dancers performance company.
One of the most popular and skillful dance teachers in North America today. As a professional dance instructor, choreographer ,and historical dance specialist since 1984, I has traveled extensively teaching and conducting hundreds of dance events for museums and historical sites, festivals, universities and many arts, educational, and recreational organizations. My ability to create enjoyable and enriching programs and classes in a wide range of dance forms pleases dancers of all levels.
You can contact me at: itinerantdancemistress@yahoo.ca.  
Stines, Ian -  Howell, MI /  (517) 552-9810 -  E-mail: Stines@aol.com Dancer, Dance Instructor. I am a dance instructor and performer specializing in East Coast Swing and Lindy Hop. I've - been teaching in the Ann Arbor, Howell, and Flint areas for 8 years. I am also a member of the Swing Ann Arbor Performance Troop.
Sweet, Terri - Grand Blanc, MI / ( 810) 655-5898 -   Email: terrisweet@sweetdancespot.com. Web Site: http://sweetdancespot.com/   Dancer, Dance Instructor.  Professionally trained pro-am instructor. Specializing in Latin,Ballroom,Swing (East & West Coast), as well as Hustle. Introduced to dancing at the age of four.Started teaching and studying dance with a well known studio franchise in 1991/92. Owned and operated Swing Time Dance Studio for 6-7 years. Most private lessons are taught out of the American Dance Center located in Flint. Currently teaching group classes and private lessons in 5 counties across Michigan. Email me for information or contact me by phone for more information.
  Tolly, Mary Ann  LPN ( Mariana) - Midland, MI.  (989) 837-9638.  E-mail: mtolly@tm.net.  
Web Page- http://users.tm.net/ptolly.  American Belly Dance instructor / performer/ director of "To know a Veil Dance Troupe" Midland Michigan. 25 years experience in instruction and performance. Focus on Female Empowerment/ history / technique includes Lebanese/ Egyptian? Turkish/Isadora Duncan Modern Technique. Props include veil work, cane, sword, Finger cymbals ( zills). Cabaret, Folkloric, American Tribal, Rome( Gypsy) Styles. Has experience working with Wheel Chair Students, Also Dance Therapy empowerment workshop available. The "word Can't not in my Vocabulary, we are ALL dancers , we just need to find the dancer with in each of us!" Dancer, Dance Instructor.  
  Tonizzo, Richard - Windsor, Ontario (now teaching in Michigan) - Email: info@ballroomatitsbest.com.  Phone: 519-991-3000.  Partner to Claire Hansen. Ohio Star Ball Professional Standard Finalists, World Professional Standard Quarter-Finalists, Blackpool Professional Standard Quarter-Finalists.  Web Site: http://ballroomatitsbest.com.

Tranchida, Amy brings 36 years of experience, a diverse dance background, and a great sense of humor to her classes. She teaches seventeen Ballroom and Rhythm dance styles–and also offers a Latin Dance Workout class. Beyond her group and private lessons, she often works with wedding couples and wedding parties, guest teaches at dance intensives, and is hired for choreography for numerous performance projects. Amy has been classically trained for 16 years in ballet, tap and jazz dance. She was a member of the Romeo Civic Ballet Company for 6 years and Amy has also studied and instructed African Dance at Prescott College in Prescott, AZ. In addition, she has taught Hatha Yoga for the past 26 years. Amy holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goddard College, a BA in Creative Writing and Literature with a minor in Performing Arts from Prescott College, and teaches various English, Literature, and Argument and Research classes at Macomb Community College.  Amy  offers both private and group lessons, as well as various dance and writing workshops across Metro Detroit. She celebrates moments of discovery, explores the globe every chance she gets, and writes about what connects us all: LOVE.  Please email Amy at: atranchida@hotmail.com for class details or to book a private lesson.

Trombley, Traci Traverse City, MI / (231) 313-2846 or (231) 947-6820 -  Email: tracijohnandi@yahoo.com.  Dancer; Dance Instructor.  I have been teaching since 1983, Competed professionally in the American Rhythm division all across the country. I also teach latin, jazz, tap, celtic and hip hop. I performed with an entertainment company all over New York and in Bogata, Columbia.
Urbaniak, Garret - 9017 Satelite, White Lake, MI 48386 /  Telephone: (248) 249-6904 or (248) 248-698-3528. Disc Jockey and Dance Instructor in the White Lake area. Will travel.  Would like to teach regularly in the White Lake/Walled Lake/Novi area. Regular at the Velvet Lounge, dancing over two years. I teach East Coast Swing and Lindy Hop in either private/large group settings. Currently teaching in Mt. Pleasant for the Youth Church.
Ulven, Denise - Grand Rapids, MI / (616) 583-000. Email: dragonlvrs660@yahoo.com.
I have been teaching dance since 1979 in the greater Grand Rapids area. I teach smooth dances such as, Waltz, Foxtrot,Tango,Swing and hustle. Latin dances,Cha Cha,Rumba,Mambo and Samba. Contact me at dragonlvrs660@yahoo.com. Have fun while you learn to dance.
Warren, Amanda - Chelsea, MI /  (734) 475-3501, E-mail: DanzinWCS@aol.com. Dancer, Dance Instructor, Instructor in "Retro-Swing", EC Swing, WC Swing, Hustle, Foxtrot, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Mambo, & Waltz. Educator in Ann Arbor, Dexter, Chelsea, etc. Performer throughout the U.S. (living in Chelsea area.)
White, Ed - Columbiaville, MI / (810) 793-8170 - I have a dance and teach at Studio 110, 112 W. Vienna Road, Clio, MI.  I instruct and DJ for the dance.  Call or write for the schedule.  Have taught lesson in Frankenmuth, Lapeer, Millington and Otisville area.  I also choreograph dances. 
Willis, Will Grand Rapids, MI - E-mail: willwillis@yahoo.com.  Arthur Murray Schooled since 1978, Patti Silvester since 1980.  I currently teach beginner Carolina Shag, Cha Cha, Rumba and East Coast Swing.  I have taught group and private lessons at Lincoln Country Club Singles Dance In Grand Rapids in the for Marrie & Rich Little.  You can contact me by email only.  

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