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Weddings

Private instruction for every occasion

No matter your level of skill or experience, you’ll gain a lot from taking private lessons for your special event. Don't just rock back and forth! Learn how to move confidently to many different styles of music.  Each class includes practical and theoretical instruction, along with plenty of time to put your new knowledge into practice. Contact me to book your first lesson.

Ballroom Connection

In-School Programs

Bring the Ballroom to your Classroom! We provide both in-school and after-school programs catered to grades 4-12.

Manners

Respect

Partnership

Silver Shoes Dance Club

Dance instruction for Seniors

The Silver Shoes Dance Club is a health and wellness program for active Senior Citizens whose purpose is to encourage good health, longevity, community, and connection through social dance.

We target underserved neighborhoods and at-risk populations while providing jobs to local artists and stipends to host facilities.

Contact me to find out how to bring The Silver Shoes Dance Club to your Senior Center or Senior Community!

 

About Daniela

Patience. Experience. Dedication. Heart.

I’ve been working as a professional Ballroom & Latin Dance Instructor since 2002 and can honestly say I can’t think of anything else that would bring me such joy every day. I love working with students of all ages and abilities and get so much satisfaction from seeing how they grow and develop in their skills and love of social dance. 

I'm a graduate of AMDA College & Conservatory where I studied dance and musical theater. Shortly, thereafter I pursued my passion for Ballroom Dancing and had the wonderful opportunity to work as a Teaching Artist in the NYC Public Schools for eight years. I've continued to teach adults and wedding couples throughout my career and have worked for studios both in New York City and Westchester. I'm also thrilled to be a 2019 and 2020 SU-CASA Grant Award recipient from the Bronx Council on the Arts.

I can be seen in the documentary film "Mad Hot Ballroom" which highlighted the importance of bringing Ballroom Dance to Elementary School children. I believe passionately in arts education and the benefits of teaching children how to interact socially without technology. I've seen the camaraderie that Ballroom dance brings to a classroom as well as the confidence it can instill for a lifetime. 

 

Daniela was amazing! Neither one of us had any ballroom experience and she was such a great teacher. Not only did she help us nail our first dance, but we were able to use the basics to dance together for the rest of the evening. Dancing had been a major source of anxiety for me, but I ended up having SO much fun and we were out on the floor all night. Throughout all the wedding planning, I think my favorite memories are practicing our steps with my (now) husband in our basement – truly a special time together for us! Thank you, Daniela!!

Kelsie C. 12/27/2019

 

Contact Me

I look forward to hearing from you!

(860) 365-9205

 

New York City   Bronx   Westchester, NY

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