You don't stop dancing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop dancing

Competitive Private Lessons

So, you think you might be interested in competitive ballroom & latin dancing? Well, you have come to the right place!  

We have a robust student body of about 60 competitive dancers who travel regionally and nationally to compete against other Pro/Am couples. 

No matter your age or skill level, our world has a place for you to wear those fancy outfits! 

We start with an introduction to the style of dance that pulls most on your heart, then we move onto choreography and technique.  

Next, you present your newfound skills, either at an in-studio showcase or a local competition, with plenty of cheering support from fellow dancers! (We will help you with finding shoes and an outfit the best suits you). Following this experience, you may choose to have some coaching with one – or more! – of the very talented, traveling coaches/judges we bring to the studio. Eventually, you may wish to attend larger competitions, some of which may involve air travel to distant cities!

Competitive ballroom dancing is an exciting world! Some of our dancers have been competing for over 20 years and still love the thrill of showcasing their technical and expressive abilities that move an audience.  

The Pro/Am couple becomes a partnership, so it is important to find a pro with whom you enjoy working  with  and sometimes that isn’t the first pro you dance with. Look at our pro page and see what interests you and try a few lessons with one of the pros. If it is a match, great! If not, ask to try a lesson with another pro. We are a team here at Ballroom Fever and we all want you to succeed on your dancing journey.  

Every Champion was once a beginner!

Contact us today and let us help you start dancing and discover if you enjoy competitive dancing as much as we do.

More Information

Pro/Am Couple: 

Where one partner is a professional dancer and the other an amateur dancer, sometimes called  teacher and student. We feel that a partnership is essential to achieve good dancing, so we like to call it a Pro/Am Partnership. 

4 Styles of dance to choose from:

American Smooth:

4 dances (Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz) 

Ladies wear a long dress, and the Gentleman wears a suit. 

Characterized by beautiful flowing movements across the floor with some dramatic arm movements.

Pro Smooth video Video

American Rhythm:

5 Dances (Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Bolero, Mambo)

Ladies wear short dresses and the Gentleman wears pants and shirt. 

3 fast dances and 2 slow dances that focus on foot articulation, arm styling and body rhythm.

Pro Rhythm video - Video

International Ballroom:

5 Dances (Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep)

Ladies wear a long dress, and the Gentleman wears a suit or tail suit. 

Similar to American Smooth, but once the couple takes up hold, they are required to stay in hold until the music ends.

Pro Ballroom video Video

International Latin:

5 Dances (Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive)

Ladies wear a short dress and the Gentleman wears pants and shirt. 

Similar to the Rhythm in feet articulation, arm styling and body rhythm but with slightly different dances. 

Pro Latin video Video 

Our Ballroom world has levels that allows dancers to compete against other dancers who are similar in skill. Each dancer moves through the levels at their own speed and move up based on time, skill and competition results. 

Each level has increasingly skilled dancers in quality and performance ability. Here are some of the other differences:

Bronze Level:

Basic choreography that still represents the essence (character) of the dance.  

The most important level for building a solid foundation for future growth. 

Silver Level:

Introduction into more complicated choreography through timing and rotational changes. 

Gold Level:

First level when the choreography is tailored to the dancer’s individual expression and abilities. 

Open Level:

Unique choreography for the dancer to build an individual style and identity.  

Separate age groups also help dancers compete against dancers similar to themselves.  We are allowed to dance “down” an age group, but not up, unless you are under the age of 18.  The most common age groups are:

Under 16

A 16-35

B 36-50

C 51-60

D 61-70

E 70+

F 76+

It may seem to be a different language, but it is normal for us to say or hear:

“I dance Bronze Smooth in C (51-60)”

Silver Rhythm in A (16-35)”  

Gold Ballroom in E (70+)”  

Open Latin in D (61-70)” 

Any combination of style, level or age group - and that means something to us.