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Meet the people who make dancing at Strictly Ballroom possible!

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Michael Scott  ~ Owner/Instructor
Michael founded Strictly Ballroom Dance Studio in 2002 and is thrilled to be able to dance with his students each day. His goal is to share the love and benefits of dancing by providing a family-oriented, positive and knowledgeable atmosphere that allows you to interact with others and learn a lifelong skill. Professionally, Michael is an American Smooth Champion finalist; has coached many successful competitive students; earned multiple top-teacher and studio awards; and provided his expertise at Dancing with the Fredericksburg Stars events from 2013 to 2015.  He also thoroughly enjoys helping people connect and communicate through group classes, social dancing, and wedding dance preparation.  


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Emily Grimes ~ Staff Instructor
Emily has been an artist her whole life; from painting to jewelry making to interior design to music to dance. In 2017, she discovered her love for Ballroom dance and hasn't looked back since. She has achieved certification in Bronze American Smooth and Rhythm through the Central Virginia Ballroom Dance Teacher College and is continuing her education to attain certifications in higher levels as well as studying International Ballroom. She enjoys teaching social dance, wedding dance preparation and competition training, but above all else, loves helping people harness the mental and physical wellness benefits of dance.

TeRay Bingham ~ Staff Instructor
Bio coming soon!



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