Matthew is a Chicago native, but has called Nashville home for over 6 years. He has been dancing since he was in his early teenage years and has had a wide variety of experience as a dancer, singer and performer all over the United States. He has performed in countless shows and productions ranging from theme park shows at Six Flags to giant rock concerts with The Rolling Stones. He is currently a ballroom dancing instructor at Champion Ballroom Center while also performing as the lead singer in a high-energy, dance-based, private-event band in Nashville called The 8South Band. Performing and teaching dancing are his two biggest passions and he hopes to share his love of both with you!
Michael Hosale is a certified professional ballroom dance instructor. After starting at a young age, he now has over 20 years of experience. He was born and raised in the Nashville, TN area, but has traveled the world coaching, training and competing as a professional dancer. He competed professionally with his wife, Sheri Hosale, in American Smooth and American Rhythm. As a pro/am competitor he has competed in all styles of ballroom dancing, including Standard, International Latin and Country and Western.
Although a top-ranked competitor, Michael’s passion lies in helping his students reach their dance goals. While working in a franchised studio, he received several awards, including top instructor in the organization for several years.