So what makes good ballroom dance teachers?
A good ballroom dance teacher is one who will guide you to your goals and not their own. Recommending goals for a student is a very important task for a ballroom dance teacher. They must use their knowledge of the dance craft to lead you towards your non-dance ambitions. For example: You want to exercise in a way that is fun so you try taking some dance lessons. So your awesome teacher recommends dances that will further that wish in a way that stays fun so you forget you are exercising.
Stacey Ellen Newman
A Tucson native, she is the founder, owner and dean of the Ballroom Dance Schools. Stacey’s life’s passion is to educate students, instructors and studios around the world in all things dance. She has personally focused the company to simplify the art of learning to partner dance and grow the overall dance business community.
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 YOU some of the best dance experiences in the world.
Teaching over 20 styles of partner dancing, Stacey is proficient in both the lead and follow of these styles. She is known for her kind disposition that gets students to yield excellent results for the sole purpose of having fun. Stacey occasionally tours around the country to coach dancers and studio owners of all levels. Some of her specialties include: dance studio marketing, natural dance movement, masculine & feminine styling, theatrical choreography and character movement.
“Our job is to demonstrate, develop, direct, interpret and enlighten students to what they can do and be there to witness it.” – Stacey E Newman
Whether it is to make new friends, spend quality time with your loved ones or to check off that bucket list; a good ballroom dance teacher will guide you to it, through the medium of dance.
A proud veteran of the U.S. Navy, Sierra Vista resident, Tim Gregory is the leading authority on Ballroom Dancing in this Southern Arizona town. Not only is he the primary ballroom dance teacher for the Alma Dolores International Dance Center he is also the main instructor and undefeated champion for the Real Wishes Foundation “Dancing like the Stars”
Tim has been teaching all ages to dance for over 10 years; he has personally taught over 3,000 dance lessons. No matter if you’re a solo student looking to Salsa or a couple looking to spice up their nights with a little Tango, Tim is a proficient teacher of the dances you want to learn.
With international recognized advance silver certifications through Arthur Murray Dance, Tim Gregory’s specialties include: Hustle, Traditional Lindy Hop, Professional Dance Sport Competitions and Choreography. He is known for his fun and joking style and getting males with two left feet to shut up and dance!
“People find out very quickly that they do not dance to dance… They dance for the benefits of it! To live.” -Tim Gregory, independent teacher under Ballroom Dance Schools.
Our Staff currently teaches ballroom dance in Tucson, Sierra Vista and occasionally in Sahuarita. We teach the competitive and social dances: Salsa, Swing, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Country Western, Progressive Two-Step, Rhythm Two-Step, Nightclub Two-Step, Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, Foxy, Quickstep, Rumba, Cha Cha, Bolero, Merengue, Samba, Mambo and Hustle out of the DVIDA Syllabus.
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