Dance Instructors

Meet Michelle

IMG-20150403-WA0000 Michelle has been dancing for 36 years and loves to change people’s lives through dancing. She is a former European, International, Open British and Irish Champion. She is excited to meet you and show you her love of dance.



Meet Karena

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Being introduced to ballroom dancing in college, I found my passion and soared to the top. Through teaching and competing, I have shared my passion with thousands. I look forward to sharing it with you. So come in to cha cha, rumba, waltz, and tango, and I’ll show you how to be the people of the party! We could be dancing today – can’t wait to see you at the studio!

 Meet Danilo

Danio Forte Bio Pic Danilo, born in Ireland, began dancing at the age of 8 in Italy. He began his successful competitive career in Ireland at the age of 13. Danilo has specialized in Latin American  Style dancing and
trained with many of the great Latin American coaches of the world. He frequently represented Ireland in many countries including, Russia, USA, Spain, Italy, Hungary,  Latvia, Denmark, Holland, England, Germany, Lithuania, and Austria.

Danilo and his former dance partner were recognized as Ireland’s top couple in multiple categories for several years. Some of his past accomplishments include: Finalists in  the British Open to the World Championships in Blackpool * Top 12 in the International Open to the World under 21 age category * Russian Open Semi-Finalists * Celtic Classic Champions * Top 24 in the UK Open Rising Star Latin Championships * 3rd in the Yankee Classic Latin Championships * Semi-Finalists for the US Open under 21 age category * Quarter-Finalists in the over 16 British Open Championships * Participant in the Eurovision 2008 Dance Contest

Danilo has been teaching all ages for close to 7 years and in 2008, he taught three finalists couples including the winner of the Irish Open Championships and also the winner of the Irish Open
under 12 championship. In 2009, he coached the winning couple of the British Open to the World Championship.


Meet HideHide 2015

Hi My name is Hide (pronounced Hid-day) :)

I began dancing at the age of 5 in Japan. My parents have a studio there so it is a big part of my life.

I have specialized in International Latin and Ballroom and have had many opportunities to take lessons from great coaches in the world to gain knowledge and improve my dancing. The great thing is I can now pass it on to others through teaching. I have competed for many years and continue to compete now. I have been a finalist in many championships like Japan International Championships, JDC Japan Open, Embassy Ball Professional Latin Championship, World Asian Ballroom Championship and All Japan Championship.

I am really looking forward to meeting you and introducing you to the great world of ballroom dancing were you will have a great time on the dance floor with me :)