is the instructor for the Silver/Gold and Add-On Classes each Monday.
Jill first started teaching for the Dayton Ballroom Dance Club in
1983. She's been ballroom dancing since she was 18. That year she
went into the local Fred Astaire Studio and applied to be trained as
an instructor. She fell in love with it right away and three months
later she was ready to teach, and has been teaching for 35 years.
She's now a certified Bronze, Silver and Gold instructor. She has
competed for five years and was once the Ohio State Champion, other
notable awards to her credit she is a Country Dance Professional and
is a UCWDC World Champion. For ten years she ran a dance studio in
Dayton with Larry May.
is the instructor for the Bronze II class. Michael started teaching
dance in college in 1988 and turned pro in 1990. He holds multiple
certifications from both the Fred Astaire and the Arthur Murray
schools of dance, and has put his knowledge into practice as well,
competing for and winning multiple championships in both smooth and
rhythm categories, and retiring on a gold medal from Can-American
championships open rhythm division. He has also successfully taught
and competed with different types of handicapped individuals in open
division competitions. Michael enjoys teaching all dances and
dancers, and hopes to see you in his class soon.
is the instructor for the Bronze I class. Doug started dancing in the
mid-1970's when Disco was all the rage. He began learning ballroom at
the YWCA and Gilmore's. In 1991 he and his wife opened a new studio
School of Dance at 2100 Diller Rd Lima, OH 45807. Between Debbie
Dr and N Cable Rd. He still teaches both private and group lessons
there. He is certified to teach American style Bronze and Silver
teaches the Basic class for those new to partner dancing.Jessie
Gregorio, a former student at DBDC in the pre-COVID times. Jessie
started dancing at the age of 11 in Los Angeles CA, competing in the
Emerald Ball as an amateur representative of Fred Astaire Studios. He
taught dance for a year at A Touch of Rhythm in Redondo Beach CA
before joining the USAF. Since retiring from the Air Force four years
ago, he has returned to his first love and resumed teaching dance at
Always Ballroom and VK Ballroom studios in the Dayton area. Jessie
has already made an impact at DBDC, as his Basic dance class has been
the largest class over the past several weeks.