DSS is an athletic ballroom dance studio for dancers of all ages and levels that encompasses education in all aspects of fitness, health, and wellbeing.
What is DanceSport
DanceSport is the official term for competitive Ballroom Dancing. It includes various styles and techniques that most of us have seen on television shows, such as Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance.
Who Can Ballroom Dance
Here at DanceSport Studio (DSS), anybody can learn and experience the wonderful world of Ballroom and Latin dancing. Whether you are ready to compete or want to pursue it for your pleasure, DSS is the right place to start. Learn Latin-style ballroom dances such as the Cha-Cha-Cha, the Samba, the Rumba, Jive, and Paso Doble. Or take your time diving into the Waltz, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, Tango, or Quickstep. Meet new friends, rekindle relationships, or open your child up to a new world that combines sport with glamour. Once you take a step inside, you will be mesmerized.
Experience the wonderful world of Ballroom and Latin dancing with DanceSport Studio (DSS)
The Athletic Ballroom Dance School
DanceSport Studio is an athletic dance school. The owners of DSS have created The Art of DanceSport Training System for competitive and social dancers alike. It encompasses education in all aspects of fitness, health, and wellbeing (physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual) for dancers of all ages and levels.
Igor Golovach & Michelle-Angela Blank, current DanceSport athletes representing the United States of America in the world arena, founded the first location of DSS in Medford, NJ, in 2018. They aim to spread the art and sport of Ballroom Dancing to the American culture, exposing the beauty and athleticism that DanceSport offers to children and adults of all ages.
Benefits of Ballroom Dancing
The benefits of Ballroom Dancing are endless. Just as in figure skating and gymnastics, the combination of art and sport establishes many study points that students must master to provide strong results in competition. Children love the rush of competition and work hard to show their best and improve daily with dedication and discipline, shaping their lives in all aspects of communication, determination, relationships, hard work, and passion.
Improvements in physical health in just a few weeks, with the addition of a balanced diet
Improvements in mental health and perfect stress relief
Boost in self-confidence, positive feelings, and cheerfulness
Added glamor to your life, which will help dilute the daily routine of day to day activities
Upcoming Ballroom Dance Events
The 3rd GrandSlam of the WDSF calendar year has officially concluded here in Rimini, Italy, and we found ourselves face to face with some intriguing occurrences!
Just this previous weekend, our very own Igor Golovach and Michelle-Angela Blank took home the title of Latin Showdance World Championship Finalists!
DSS offers programs for both children and adults and social dancing programs and competitive programs - there is an option for everyone.
Take advantage of our first-month school classes special offer and enroll your child into our Athletics Ballroom Dance School.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
5pm – 8pm
Active DanceSport athlete specializing in the Amateur Latin division, representing the United States of America. Two-time US National Vice-Champion in the Amateur Latin Showdance division, US National Vice-Champion in the Adult Amateur Latin division, World Finalist of the 2019 WDSF World Showdance Latin Championship. NADTA Certified DanceSport Instructor, owner of DanceSport Studio (DSS). Sponsored by Freed of London
Michelle Angela Blank
Active DanceSport athlete specializing in the Amateur Latin division, representing the United States of America. Founder of WikiDanceSport, owner of the DanceSport Studio (DSS), owner of fashion brand, Michellino. Two-time US National Vice-Champion in the Amateur Latin Showdance division, US National Vice-Champion in the Adult Amateur Latin division, World Finalist of the 2019 WDSF World Showdance Latin Championship. NADTA Certified DanceSport Instructor, owner of DanceSport Studio (DSS). Sponsored by Freed of London
What kids say about dancing
As a fun experiment, we decided to ask our DSS Children & Teens what they believe dancing gives them, essentially what dancing means to them. Here is a small assortment of answers our Rising Stars gave.
- “Dance gives me strength and power.” – Giana (8)
- “Dancing gives me a stronger body and happiness.” – Sierra (13)
- “Dancing gives people joy and happiness” – Natalie (5)
- “It gives me power.” – Trip (7)
- “It gives me freedom.” – Brayden (8)