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We scored 169 Dance Teachers in Charlotte, NC and Picked the Top 16

Ballantyne Ballroom South Charlotte specializes in ballroom and Latin dance lessons for Charlotte-area students, from social to competitive dancers. Owners Lyudmila Borodulina and Vitaliy Vdovichenko have won several championship titles, dancing together since 1992. They opened Ballanytyne Ballroom in 2008. The studio offers lessons in many dance styles as well as a wedding dance program.

Bellydance by Nayna offers new bellydance sessions every month for students in the greater Charlotte area and has recently expanded to include online instruction. Nayna began bellydancing in 2002 and now performs and teaches both Egyptian and American Cabaret, and World Fusion styles. She is also a Fire Arts performer and she brings 18 years of experience and students find her classes to be productive and challenging. Her goal as an instructor is to nurture the power and beauty that bellydance brings out in every person.


Dance Center USA offers recreational, social, and competitive ballroom dance programs with studio locations in Charlotte and Fort Mill. Other services include membership plans and personalized packages. Dance Center USA is affiliated with the National Dance Council of America, Inc., the World DanceSport Federation, and World Dance Council.

Dynamic Ballroom is a dance studio based in Lake Norman and serving students from throughout the greater Charlotte area with lessons, classes, and social events. The studio specializes in dynamic ballroom styles but also teaches Latin, night club, and more. The instructors schedule private lessons at any time, seven days a week.

First Dance Charlotte specializes in private wedding dance lessons and first dance choreography in the Charlotte Metro area. The studio won The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2016 pick. Alex Zsoldos, the dance instructor and choreographer, has a diverse dance background and experience working with clients of all skill levels. She has prepared over 150 couples to dance at their weddings.

Infinity Ballroom Charlotte is a ballroom and Latin dance studio serving students of all levels and ability in the Charlotte Metro area. The teachers have over 40 years of combined instruction experience and provide customized dance programs for beginners to competitive dancers. Students recommend Infinity Ballroom Charlotte for the large dance floor, comfortable atmosphere, and approachable instructors.

J’Adore Ballroom teaches a wide range of dance styles, with studios in Charlotte and Gastonia. Lessons include salsa, tango, swing, waltz, Latin, foxtrot, bachata, wedding dances, and more. The instructors help students achieve a variety of goals, from social dancing to wedding preparation or competitive performances. Students praise J’Adore Ballroom for its friendly staff and comfortable atmosphere.

Midtown Ballroom provides private lessons, group classes, wedding dances, and children’s programs for the Charlotte Metro area. New students receive a complimentary lesson. Founder Erica Millarc competed nationally and internationally for 13 years, being ranked among the top 12 dancers in the nation. The 5,200-square-foot venue is also available for event rentals.

MoveStudio Charlotte teaches Pilates, dance, barre, yoga, and more, with classes for both adults and youth in Charlotte. The dance classes include ballet, hip-hop, and jazz. Other services available are private lessons, wedding preparation, choreography, and rental of the studio. Students of MoveStudio Charlotte recommend the studio for its enjoyable classes, personal attention, and custom movement programs.

Positively Ballroom offers social dance lessons in the greater Charlotte area. The instructors teach a wide variety of ballroom, Latin, and club dance styles. Owners Ryan and Mary Knight have nearly 40 years of combined experience in ballroom dancing. They are three-time Olympian award winners for teaching excellence. Positively Ballroom includes private lessons, group classes, ballroom dance camps, and special occasion packages.

Queen City Ballroom was Charlotte’s first grand ballroom and is a five-time Best of Charlotte award winner. With 30 years of experience, the studio’s instructors teach all dance styles, including ballroom, Latin, and night club. Owner Dana Glandon is a champion ballroom dancer nationwide.

Rumbao Latin Dance Company offers group classes, private lessons, corporate events, and private dance parties for the greater Charlotte area. Rumbao was founded by five Charlotte-based Latin dancers. They specialize in salsa and are also experienced in Cha-Cha, Merengue, Bachata, and Brazilian Samba.

Showcase Dance Centre specializes in dance classes for students 2.5-years-old to adults in the Charlotte and Mint Hill area. Classes include ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, acrobatics, and adult fitness. Owner Jennifer Schillo is an Acrobatic Arts Certified Instructor and CIZE Live Certified Instructor.

The Ballroom at Quail Hollow offers dance lessons, events, and venue rental in the Charlotte Metro area. Students of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Co-founders Kristie Simmonds and Andrea Zaramella have won several titles since 2011. At Blackpool Dance Festival in the United Kingdom, Kristie and Andrea were ranked among the world’s top 10 professional ballroom dancers. Students highly recommend The Ballroom at Quail Hollow for the beautiful ballroom, fun experience, and professional instructors.

The Charlotte School of Ballet has specialized in classical ballet training for the Charlotte Metro area since 1968. The class curriculum follows The Cecchetti Council of America and The Royal Academy of Dance. In addition to ballet, students study modern, jazz, tap, and hip-hop. Many students have continued on to careers in New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, and other elite companies.

The Dance District features Charlotte’s first hip hop dance studio and performance company of adults. The company offers dance programs as well as industry training for both recreational and professional dancers. Services include group classes, private lessons, master classes, conventions, and rehearsal venue rental. Founder Ana Ogbueze is a professional dancer, choreographer, and creative director with extensive experience in performance dance.

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