ABOUT US

Julius Solano

Julius Solano, born of Peruvian decent, has been dancing from the time he could walk. True to his heritage he grew up dancing salsa, bachata, meriengue, cumbia, and piricio ripiao. The rhythm of Latin music flows in his veins. Growing up in New York fueled his dance addiction and at age 10 began competing in Hip Hop, winning various local contests. As an adult Julius fell in love with Ballroom dancing, appreciating the beauty of two bodies moving in complete harmony. Julius is certified in several dance syllabi and has had much success competing in rising star & open professional American Rhythm competitions (cha cha, rumba , swing, bolero and mambo) and is currently preparing to compete in American Smooth (foxtrot, waltz, tango, and Viennese waltz). Julius’ love of dancing and musicality is infectious and sure to make learning any dance style a fun time for all.

Lauren Stephenson- Solano


Lauren began ballroom dancing in college where she obtained degrees in athletic training & exercise & sport science. Her background in these areas has lead her to appreciate the beauty of how the body moves in all the styles of ballroom; she specializes in dance medicine with focuses on dance kinesiology (human movement) as well as adaptive and rehabilitative dance for those who have physical impairments or injury. Lauren has experience in several different dance syllabi. She is currently competing in rising star and open professional American Rhythm, and is preparing to compete in American Smooth. Lauren’s love of ballroom in conjunction with her knowledge of the human body will get anyone up on the dance floor.


Jen Sauter
 Jen is a junior instructor and competitor in American Style Rhythm, Smooth, & 9 Dance.  She is also the head instructor for Ballet for Ballroom.  She studied at the Eglevsky Ballet School, American Theatre Dance Workshop & South Shore School of Dance. With Russian & Royal ballet training Jen has over 20 years of experience teaching ballet and musical theater. 









Ulises Molina
 Ulises is a junior instructor and competitor in American Style Rhythm, Smooth & 9 Dance. He is also teaches the Latin Thursdays salsa & bachata workshop.












Heather Glassberg
Heather is our front end administrator at the studio.  She is also an amateur competitor in American Rhythm.














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