Ballroom Dancing
Introductory Pricing
Only $597    $247 Today!
 January 4th-February 4th
No partner needed!
This is a  discounted price and only 20 people will be admitted into the program because I want to be able to give everyone individual feedback
During this time of seclusion, anxiety and loneliness, we all need
something to lift us up and and get us moving in a positive way.  
Dancing is magical! 
MAKES A GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT!  Especially great for couples needing a First Dance!
BONUS: Master the Elements
These extra classes will come FREE with your purchase of Master the Slow Dance
Learn to comfortably hold and move your partner to spark the romantic feelings you had when your relationship was new!
Learn to become a confident and strong dance partner and increase your chance for romance.
  • How to Hold your Partner 
  •  Rotating to the Right & Left
  For 5 weeks we will explore:
  • Pivots
  • Dips
  • Spins
  • Leading and Following Techniques
  • Music
Meet the Teacher
Melanie Dale is the owner and leading dance instructor at A Step to Gold based in Raleigh, North Carolina.  She is also the creator of Ballroom Dance Mentor, a virtual service for people who want to learn from the comfort of their home.

Melanie has over thirty-five years of experience in the business. She has trained professionals for years and has an extensive background in American and International styles of ballroom dancing. She has been trained by many of the GREATS from Europe and the US including her former husband, the legendary, Larry Silvers, United States 10-Dance Champion for many years.
 Jeanette Corrao Whalen 
I don’t do ballroom (yet!) but I’m very joyful when I’m tap dancing with a group of dancers who are joyful as well, fun to be with, love learning, can laugh at themselves as I’m laughing at myself, unafraid to try hard things, maybe failing but trying again. Learning from a professional, trying to be the best I can be, performing and bringing happiness to others, and the friendships made along the way....all just awesome.

Here's what our dancers are saying:  
Sharon Williams Martinez
Connecting and FUN. My hubby and I connected in a different way through dance that I just don't think you can in any other way. It's hard to put into words. We laughed every week.
 Maureen E Oakes
Comforting, because when I go to the studio, it is like entering Brigadoon. The world melts away for a time.
Professional Testimonies
"Dancing for me as a lost kid gave me the direction, dedication, and meaning to life that I so needed as a teenager.  If it weren't for the persistence of my friends to get me to a dance class, I have no idea where I would be today.  Dancing has not only given me confidence, but I have also met the woman of my dreams through ballroom dancing.  Under great teaching techniques by Melanie Dale, I learned so quickly and easily. that in no time I was moving and grooving on the dance floor.  Not only did she teach me to be a good social dancer, she also coached me to become a U.S. Amateur Latin Champion.  For that, I will always be grateful.  If it wasn't for Melanie I wouldn't be where I am today in life, dancing and business.  I would highly recommend Melanie Dale for everyone to take lessons from her."

Tommy Ditommaso founded the famed Florida Dance Classic Series, organizes ballroom dance cruises through Elegant Adventures, and is a highly sought-after competition judge and adjudicator.

"I have known Melanie Dale for over 25 years and consider her a consummate professional in every way.  She is extremely energetic and encouraging to anyone that she works with.  Her passion for dance and people carries her through each day and she is relentless when it comes to setting and completing her goals.  Melanie is fair and ethical, inspiring, conscientious, and self-disciplined and anyone that she trains is lucky to have the opportunity."

Victoria Regan is a former US Latin Champion, 5X Canadian Ballroom and Latin Champion, North American 10-Dance Champion and British Latin Finalist.  Broadway credits include the Original Cast of "42nd Street" and the Broadway and National Tour of "Grand Hotel".
"Melanie has studied under some of the best teachers in the country.  She has studied hard and she is a terrific teacher who cares about people, who cares about what they're doing and, who sincerely gives 100% of herself to the art of dancing."

Didio Barrera (Featured Editor at DanceSport News Magazine) worked extensively in the TV industry as a choreographer, producer, and casting director.  Currently, he is the Features Editor for Dance Beat International and Dance Beat Magazine.  Didio Barrera is a former Canadian and Ohio Star Ball Latin Champion, Dance Studio owner and is an active National Adjudicator. 
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