Based in Oakland, CA - serving the San Francisco Bay Area

With over 40 years in the ballroom dance industry,  I am passionate about helping my students and clients succeed.

After years of dedicating myself to helping people become ballroom dance teachers, I have passed the baton to the amazing and capable Hannah Cole who is the new director of the Ballroom Dance Teachers College. Click here to learn more about how you can become a dance teacher!

Do you want to learn how to dance for the fun of it (or to meet people, exercise, special occasion, new hobby)?  I teach Ballroom dance to anyone interested in becoming happy, joyful and fulfilled -  because that’s what Ballroom Dance is all about!

Name a dance and I can teach you!

  • Waltz

  • Foxtrot

  • Tango

  • Viennese Waltz

  • Quickstep

  • Rumba

  • Cha Cha

  • Bolero

  • East Coast Swing

  • Mambo

  • Merengue

  • Samba

  • Argentine Tango

  • Hustle

  • Salsa

  • Bachata

  • Nightclub Two Step

  • West Coast Swing

I  will continue to work with my former clients helping them to get certified and/or provide business consulting. And I'm proud to continue to offer the excellent ballroom dance books and dvds I have created over the years.


Become a Dance Teacher

The Ballroom Dance Teachers College is the nation's premier career school for ballroom teacher training offering training programs for dancers, teachers, and studio owners.

Diane's Services

Dance lessons, Examiner and Business Consulting.

Diane's Books and DVDs

Resources for dancers, teachers and studio owners.