Dayton Ballroom Dance Club
Dayton Ballroom Dance Club
Our Mission
To foster, promote, encourage, train, instruct, teach, coach, offer dance lessons and educate the members and non-members in ballroom dancing.

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Jill Christy 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.
Terry Cavanaugh 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
Doug Shafner 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. He still teaches both private and group lessons there. He is certified to teach American style Bronze and Silver ballroom dancing.
Amy Suber

Amy is the Beginner's instructor. She trained with Fred Astaire Dance Studio in the mid nineties and had only had begun her professional dance career winning Third place in Pro Pre-Championship Closed in 1995 when she took a long break to raise her children. She now teaches independently at Elegance in Dance and enjoys sharing her passion of partnership dancing with others. In 2017, competing with her student, they won the Championship for Ballroom in Blackpool Pro-Am Dance Festival, England.
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