S -  Superior reputation
M -  Masters of our craft
A -  A passion for life-long learning
R -  Real people, real service
T -  Teachers who evolve with you


Would you go to a doctor to fix your car?
Would you go to a plumber to decorate your house?
Would you go to a dentist to learn to waltz?

No, of course not!
There is a reason that professionals and tradesmen have licenses for what they do!

At The Ballroom Dance Center, all of our teachers are certified by a nationally recognized association, and even more importantly, all of our teachers are passionate about life-long learning so they can evolve with you. With combined teaching experience totaling over 60 years, just like individuals in other professions and trades, the teachers at The Ballroom Dance Center pursue continuing education and certification.

We know from years of mastering our craft that most people do care about how well they dance and are willing to invest their time and money into doing so. Learning to dance is not always fun and easy; sometimes it is hard and challenging. At The Ballroom Dance Center, we know how to guide you through this process because we have been there. It has taken time for us to excel through our own dance education. Sometimes you will be asked to get out of your comfort zone, but always in a safe environment that fosters learning. We believe you want to have fun, but we also know you really want to learn.

With a superior reputation, as the oldest and most established ballroom dance studio in this area, we ALSO take pride in our innovative business model and the growth we have experienced over the years. The Ballroom Dance Center is a stable and thriving business operating under the same ownership for 25 years with a clear vision of who we are and what is important.

Our founder, Emilie Tobias, is a former college administrator excelling in student services and international business education. When she opened The Ballroom Dance Center in 1992, it was with that same vision for excellence in dance education. Her vision was based on the value of constant learning and the belief that dance teachers should themselves be both dancers and teachers.

Come have fun and learn from the only studio in the Augusta area where all teachers are certified regularly. Our staff, both instructional and administrative,
consists of real people who provide real service.


Would you go to a banker when you want your lawn mowed?
Would you go to a car mechanic when you want your teeth cleaned?
Would you go to a landscaper when you want to learn to cha-cha?


You get the picture!

Why go anywhere but The Ballroom Dance Center when you
want to have fun AND learn to dance from certified professionals?

That's right, DanceSMART at The Ballroom Dance Center.

DanceSmart!

Unique Strengths of The BDC and Its Staff:
•   The area's only United States Professional finalists in the Ballroom and Rhythm 9 Dance Division.
•   Argentine Tango dancers who have performed with internationally acclaimed QuinTango and Octavio Brunetti in North and South America and have danced at
     the world famous Spoleto Festival. Emilie Tobias, while dancing with Harby Gonzalez, toured in the United States, Argentina and Brazil as a professional
     Argentine Tango dancer with Washington-based QuinTango.
•   The Premier Facility in Augusta – The only 5,000 square foot studio with a huge floating, “leg friendly,” hardwood dance floor, featuring a large and small
     ballroom with a lovely ambiance.
•   Youth Program – An extensive youth program offering scholarships based on need.

Community Achievements:
•   Featured on the cover of Augusta Magazine.
•   Winner of Columbia County Magazine's “The Best Place to Dance.”
•   Winner of Augusta Player's Outstanding Choreography Award.
•   Recognized for excellence, The Ballroom Dance Center's
    professionals have partnered with local celebrities in Dancing
    Stars of Augusta, a fund-raiser of the Alzheimer's Association.
•   Featured on the cover of Strictly Status.
•   Supported multiple charities and arts events with time, resources and
    staff including Relay for Life, The United Way, I’m Aware, the
    Alzheimer’s Association, The YMCA, mission work in the Philippines
    and
Central America, local churches and local childcare/welfare
    organizations.

Original Shows and Performing Groups:
Broadway-style theatrical productions featuring both professional and student cast members...LEARN MORE!

Glory Dancers:
The Glory Dancers exist to glorify God through the beauty of dance and the power of dramatic storytelling...LEARN MORE!

Other Neat Stuff We Offer:
•   Expert wedding dance preparation.
•   Custom-designed classes.
•   Practice time.
•   The Augusta Dance Challenge and Show, an annual dance competition.
•   Nationally known coaches.
•   Cruises and cruise preparation.