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Metro Detroit Ballroom invites you to have fun while learning how to Ballroom and Latin dance!

We combine superior quality, professional instruction, and affordability all in one.There are no contractual obligations; just pay as you go. With group lessons, we pride ourselves in our unique services by making your experience professional, fun, and rewarding.

INSTRUCTORS

Meredith Gagnier

Meredith Gagnier is a certified professional pro/am competitive teacher and professional dance competitor. Meredith’s professional achievements & training include:

  • 2012 Champion Dancing With The Stars: South Oakland Shelter with student David Clapper.
  • 2013 1st Runner Up Warren Consolidated Night of Stars with student Brian Walmsley
  • Choreographer and Principal Dancer for “Let’s Mambo” a music video by Sean Forbes that stars Academy Award Winning Actress Marlee Matlin and Professional Dancer Fabian Sanchez from ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.
  • DVIDA certified pro/am competitive instructor who teaches both American and International ballroom and Latin styles of dance
  • Intensive training in American Rhythm, Smooth, Salsa & Performance under World Champion Theatre Arts dancers Tommye Giacchino & Gregory Day
  • Collaborative partnership with Champion Gregory Day to help create the fresh & innovative Advanced Salsa Syllabus for Chicago’s famous Chicago Dance studio
  • Specializing in Pro/Am Competitions & Showcases
  • Dancing since the age of 3 studying jazz, tap, ballet, and contemporary styles of dance. While in high school she danced competitively with Juliana’s Academy of Dance

Meredith is very happy to be back in Michigan after her intensive training in Chicago. She enjoys working with dancers of all ages and skill levels. She loves to teach because dance has been her long time passion, and she cannot imagine doing anything else. Meredith’s greatest joy is watching others fall in love with dancing just like she did. Meredith believes there is nothing more rewarding than watching even the most “dance-challenged” individual turn into a winner on the dance floor, whose newfound confidence and style can light up an entire room.

Dwight Davis

Dwight Davis started his training in 1994 to present in Hung Gar kung fu,Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong (breath work, meditative health exercises) becoming one of the youngest master teachers (Sifu) in the “Arts”. In 2005-2012 Dwight taught and directed other teachers Ballroom Dancing at a well-established dance franchise and has learned all over the United States and Italy from many dance champions. Through 2007-2008 he and his partner placed in the open finals in multiple dance sport comps and won the rising star rhythm in Washington Dc, as well as winning multiple pro-am divisions (2007-2011). In 2011 Dwight and Mrs. Michigan won 1st place in the “Local Dancing With The Stars” and placed top three 2012-2013 with different partners. Dwight Davis continues to teach/coach the “Arts” and “Ballroom dancing” as well as choreograph his own routines all over Michigan.

Ballroom &
Latin Dance

Whether you are looking for a new hobby, fairytale wedding dance, or to become the next competitive dance superstar, Metro Detroit Ballroom provides a unique dance experience that is friendly, fun, and affordable. Our certified dance instructors offer dance and Zumba lessons throughout Metro Detroit. Styles of dance taught are
  • American Smooth – Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Viennese Waltz
  • American Rhythm – Rumba, Cha Cha, Mambo, East Coast Swing, Bolero
  • International Standard – Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep
  • International Latin – Rumba, Cha Cha, Samba, Paso Doble, Jive
  • Club – Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Argentine Tango, Hustle, West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Two-Step, Night Club – Two Step, Polka
  • Other – Theatre Arts
  • Introductory Private Lesson
  • Group Lessons
Private lessons are by appointment only, you DO NOT need a partner to participate in either private or group lessons. Metro Detroit Ballroom’s Wedding Dance Packages Our wedding dance package includes: Social dance skills Wedding song consultation Entrance and exit to and from the dance floor Custom choreography to the music of your choice Final pose or dip ending for optimal wedding dance photos

Wedding Packages

Have you always dreamed of having a fairytale wedding dance? Do you need an emergency last-minute wedding dance lesson? Metro Detroit Ballroom offers wedding dance lessons that will suit every bride and grooms’ needs. Daddy/Daughter and Mother/Son dance lessons and packages are also available. Want everyone to dance? Private group lessons are great for bachelor/bachelorette parties! Metro Detroit Ballroom offers private group lessons where your entire wedding party can learn how to social ballroom dance. Contact Metro Detroit Ballroom for details. Our wedding dance package includes:
  1. Social dance skills
  2. Wedding song consultation
  3. Entrance and exit to and from the dance floor
  4. Custom choreography to the music of your choice
  5. Final pose or dip ending designed for optimal wedding dance photos.

Locations

Metro Detroit Ballroom offers dance lessons the following locations

Loretta’s Dance Boutique and Ballroom
3065 Orchard Lake Rd
Keego Harbor, MI 48320

City Style Tango
164 E. Maple Rd.
Troy, MI  48083

Franklin Athletic Club
29350 Northwestern Hwy.
Southfield, MI 48034

Special Events

Meredith and Dwight are available to perform on site for your special events. Ballroom and Latin dance performances are a great way to spice up your corporate parties, charity functions, weddings, and other special occasions. Contact Metro Detroit Ballroom for details.

Contact Metro Detroit Ballroom:
(248) 890-5198