Michèle Marie Paré - Ballroom Dance Instructor
If you've ever wanted to approach the dance floor with confidence, as opposed to hugging the walls, then this is the right step for you! From the Waltz to the Rumba to Cha-Cha, you can cross them all and more off your list with instruction from Ballroom at Tradition Social Dancing by Michèle.
Michèle offers private and group instruction and welcomes beginners and low-commitment dancers, seeking fun over fame, with an enthusiastic, encouraging approach to teaching. Rhythmic beats will whisk anyone off their feet in Salsa, Rumba, Hustle, Mambo & more! Who knows? You just might be adding a sexy Cha-Cha or Rumba into your arsenal of party tricks!
Michèle has been teaching ballroom dance for more than 13 years. She was previously a specialist instructor for the Arthur Murray School of Dance in Syracuse and Latham NY, as well as the Fred Astaire Studio in Latham NY, teaching social, competitive and exhibition ballroom dance. In 2005, she decided to leave the franchises that primarily focus on expensive "competitive" ballroom dancing and costly packages and instead focus on teaching "social" ballroom dancing for couples by way of private instruction. She opened the Albany Ballroom Social Dance Studio in Albany New York and ran the studio for 10 years until relocating to the state of Florida in 2016 where she has now opened "Ballroom at Tradition" in Port Saint Lucie.
What is social ballroom dancing? Think of social ballroom dancing as a "toned down" version of traditional ballroom dance. Michèle teaches realistic and useable movements that work well on a crowded dance floor. She also trains her students in the art of looking stylish and charismatic while using a very small amount of space on the dance floor. Her instruction emphasizes the importance of not intimidating other couples on the floor and proper dance floor etiquette.
"I have found that a large majority of people walking in the door simply want to look stylish and confident when dancing at a wedding, on a cruise, at a holiday event or just a night out on the town. So, I decided to cater to that exclusively and have had amazing results. So often, people are afraid of getting on the dance floor. My favorite thing is to cure that fear! As a result, my students often refer to me as the "Dance Doctor". I truly enjoy adding confidence, style and fun to people's lives. I've also found that for couples, dancing is a hobby that allows them to reconnect with each other romantically. Who doesn't want to be swept, spun and dipped on the dance floor? I get to be a part of that and it's truly an honor to help add more spark into a couple's relationship. I love what I do!"
Schedule your introductory lesson with Michèle today to start learning how to make all the right moves!