Our friendly dance instructors possess expertise in a variety of dances that encompass the most authentic social dance styles to the highly competitive. Having taught all over Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia, they teach everyone how to be efficient in the skills of dancing whether it be for social occasions, your wedding day, dance competitions, or just to learn the latest moves to use in the dance clubs.

Dance instructors must be good communicators, as they are required to not only show the dance steps and techniques, but they must be able to explain them in ways that people understand them. Our highly decorated team strives to create confident and proud dancers out of their students making the learning process enjoyable and easy to follow.

Michael Rye

Michael's passion for dance brought him to America in 2002 to compete and teach ballroom dancing. His opening of Dance Bethesda allows him to continue passing down the skills that were given to him. Come and share his passion and joy for life.

Gizelle Merced

Gizelle joined our team over 4 years ago and is the go to person for keeping our studio running efficiently on a daily basis.

Craig Bukowski

Craig Bukowski has over 18 years of dancing experience; 12 years as a ballroom instructor. He has earned a Licentiate Degree with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (LISTD).