Our Mission is

To foster, promote, encourage, train, instruct, teach, coach, offer dance lessons and educate the members and non-members in ballroom dancing.

Class Instructors

Terry Cavanaugh

Terry is the instructor for the Basic Class and is the owner of Elegance in Dance
Located at 8967 Kingsridge Drive in the First Day Plaza near the Dayton Mall - Phone:(937)-438-6862

Doug Shafner

Doug is the instructor for the Bronze I class. Doug started dancing in the mid-1970's when Disco was all the rage.
He began learning ballroom at the YWCA and Gilmore's. In 1991 he and his wife opened a new studio called Tanya's School of Dance
at 2100 Diller Rd Lima, OH 45807 Between Debbie Dr and N Cable Rd Phone:(419)-331-4607
He still teaches both private and group lessons there. He is certified to teach American style Bronze and Silver ballroom dancing.

Larry May

Larry does the instruction for the Bronze II/Silver class. Larry has been teaching dance for 41 years and is fully certified in all styles of ballroom dancing,
including American, International Standard, International Latin, and Theatrical. He is a member of the NDCA and the Fred Astaire National Council of Dance.
He is listed as a Championship Adjudicator, Scrutineer, Emcee and Chairman of Judges with the NDCA. And currently teaches students at Elegance in Dance.

Jill Christy

Jill is the instructor for the Silver/Gold and Add-On Classes each Monday. Jill first started teaching for the Dayton Ballroom Dance Club in 1983.
She's been ballroom dancing since she was 18. That year she went into the local Fred Astaire Studio and applied to be trained as an instructor.
She fell in love with it right away and three months later she was ready to teach, and has been teaching for 35 years. She's now a certified Bronze,
Silver and Gold instructor. She has competed for five years and was once the Ohio State Champion, other notable awards to her credit she is a
Country Dance Professional and is a UCWDC World Champion. For ten years she ran a dance studio in Dayton with Larry May.

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