Ballroom Dance Schools

Tucson, AZ

No matter your age, body or ability… give us your focus, time and effort and we will transform you into a dancer.

Quality Education

We strive for your premier education and ours too. Progressively mastering our skills with professionals all around the world so we can bring it directly, to you.

Special Events

Experiences and events that are unique to our community. From the real Dancing with the Stars to celebrity stage shows, we step it up a notch and put Tucson on the map of stardom.

Full Service

From dance shoes to dance competitions, we provide opportunities for you to experience the full spectrum of dancing. Every step of the way we will ensure your service is none other than VIP.

Our Training

We teach from the Dance Vision International Dance Association Syllabus (DVIDA ©). This sanctioned education program is recognized by the National Dance Council of America and United Country Western Dance Council.

Training everyday to be the most qualified instructors, dancers and competitors, not just in Tucson but in the entire industry.

Your teachers our passionate about this craft and having a good time.

However, our lessons do begin to fully book out one to two weeks in advance. Reach out to us now, and we can put something on the books a few weeks out.

  • Private Lessons 60%
  • Performance/Competitions 20%
  • Social Dancing 15%
  • Group Classes 5%

Good dance education consists primarily of private dance lessons with education tailored directly to what you want to do, how you want to use your dancing and what kind of dancer you want to be (functional, comfortable, confident or competitive).

Most students never think they would want to compete or even perform. Nonetheless ask a stranger to cut a rug. You will find that the fear of those things quickly fade. Your training will prepare you to achieve anything your heart desires. Whether that is dancing with the one you love or socializing with new found friends. Performing to your favorite song, or striving to be the very best at a world class event.

We are practitioners.

We DO what we teach every, single, day.

Stacey Ellen Newman

Stacey Ellen Newman


A Tucson native, she is founder, owner and President of Ballroom Dance Schools. Stacey’s life’s passion is to educate students, instructors and studios around the world in all things dance. A veteran of the entertainment industry, Stacey works with proficient dancers famed by Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance and the world renowned stage show Burn the Floor, to bring Tucson some of the best dance experiences in the world.

Lucas Tanner Aldrich

Lucas Tanner Aldrich

Dance Director

Lucas Aldrich is a full time dance professional with over a decade of competition and teaching experience. After years in musical theater and show choir he desired to pursue an education in medicine, psychology and the study of the human body in motion. It was in 2005 when Lucas discovered that Ballroom Dancing gave him the opportunity to use all three areas of study. In a rare combination of his passions for the arts, medicine and music; Lucas combined them to form his philospies on movement mastery.

Melissa Stirton

Melissa Stirton

Apprentice Dance Instructor

She  began her passion in West Coast Swing after years in the U of A Ballroom program. Travelling, training and competing monthly, Melissa has ranked up very quickly in the current NSDC Jack and Jill circuit. Due to a high demand by other competitive dancers asking to follow in Melissa’s footsteps, we are proud to announce she is the newest addition to the Ballroom Dance Schools Cast Members.

Kelli Iannarino

Kelli Iannarino

Apprentice Dance Instructor

Kelli is super awesome!

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