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Our History


The Ballroom Dance Schools brand started in Southern Arizona and we proudly teach Tucson and the Manhattan, KS area to dance daily. However, abroad, we will travel and coach around the country with our talented: Business, Dancesport and Dancing with the Stars professionals. In 2016, Tim moved to the Manhattan, KS area and found the community's need for a ballroom dance studio. Since then, the studio and it's students has grown in size and added another instructor.

Just bring yourself, come with a loved one, just come, for we welcome all. Ballroom Dance School Manhattan has spent decades learning and developing the most up to date, effective and fun based dance education system through certifications and experience. We will use it, proudly, to educate and guide you. No matter if you desire: beginner, intermediate, competitive, professional or the business levels of ballroom dancing, Ballroom Dance School Manhattan has what you are looking for.

Hi! I’m Tim. Once upon a time I attended my very first dance lesson to impress a girl. At the time, I felt like dancing wasn't "my thing" and that any guys who did dance, were not masculine ones. I was young, ignorant and totally wrong. To my surprise, I caught the dancing bug!


  • Took lessons at the acclaimed Arthur Murray’s studio in San Diego for three years.

  • Became a certified dance instructor in 2004.

  • Taught lessons in California and Arizona for 4 years.


Fast forward through a stint with the Navy, several moves and a growing posse of pets. (4 cats and 2 dogs.) I had a degree in computer networking but really wasn’t passionate about it. That’s when I decided to go back to teaching dance full time. I opened Manhattan’s only Ballroom Dance School in 2016.


Even if you think you can’t dance, I believe in you. Walking through the door is the hardest step. The rest is up to me.


Won’t you dance with me?

Tim Headshot



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