David is the founder and owner of Champion Ballroom Center. He has years of experience, having taught for over 28 years, competing both professionally and with his many students throughout the country. He was the 1996 Ohio Star Ball 9 Dance Champion, excelling in both the smooth and latin divisions simultaneously. David has owned and managed several studios and is happy to be back in the Franklin area where he ran Dance Unlimited for 10 years. David also owns and runs many competitions throughout the country one of which is in Nashville each summer in July. He is excited to share his love of dancing with the Franklin community!
Manager and Certified Instructor
Rachel is the manager of Champion Ballroom Center. She is a professional competitive dancer with a World Championship Title in Country Dancing and Championships in Rising Star and Open American Rhythm and Show Dance. Being a professional dancer she has trained several other professionals and still competes in pro-am with several talented students while judging and coaching around the country. Her experience as a professional trainer and engineer provide her with a charted system sure to have you dancing in no time.
I am Tara and I have been teaching ballroom dancing since 2005. I believe dancing and music is a healer and I find joy in helping those who seek it. I love to see the progression from someone who has either been dancing their whole life or those who are too timid to move a muscle when the music strikes. I just love watching people shine! I think dancing is vulnerable, creative, fun, giddy, and can spark a fire! When I’m not dancing in my kitchen or on the dance floor you can find me on my balcony with my pups, hiking, laughing with and sitting by a fire with my tribe, road tripping, beaching or laking, and eating delicious food. I can’t wait to get you started on your dance journey!
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.
Stacy Rogers, a Franklin Tennessee native, has been teaching ball room dance for 13 years. Stacy began her dance career while she was earning her degree in Cinematography & Directing from Watkins Film & Art School. Following her graduation she decided to marry her passion for dance with her skills as a director and cinematographer. Stacy has been teaching social & competitive students ever since… Stacy continues to push herself as a dancer and an instructor by training with some of the world’s best coaches. Her continuing education and her excellent communication skills make for an exciting, informative & fun lesson for all.
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