Author: vickie allen

To someone looking in, it may seem like an easy task to find a competitive dance partner; however, that could not be further from the truth. Finding a dance partner is harder than finding a spouse. Fortunately, Emilie and Val came from an amateur competitive dance...

Valery Ganiev was born in Russia in a small town known for exploration, extraction, and exportation of oil where his parents were in the oil industry. When he was ten, his family moved to West Siberia to further their careers. Val continued to pursue academic...

Upon arriving in Augusta in 1991, Emilie began teaching International Latin at Augusta Ballroom where she let them know that she planned to open a ballroom dance studio herself soon. It was not long until she met Teena Marie who had recently moved to Augusta, too....

As The Ballroom Dance Center prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary and the 21st anniversary of the professional partnership of Emilie Tobias and Valery Ganiev, this is the perfect time to share our story with our dance family and friends. You may know that Emilie’s father...

Since childhood, Anna’s life has been centered around dance and horses.  She began studying Ballet at the age of five, adding other dance forms over the years, which included Jazz, Tap, Modern Dance, and Ballroom. Anna holds a Junior Associate of Dance Degree in American Style...

So, you’re getting married!  The first dance, a time-honored tradition at the wedding reception, should be a memory you will cherish forever!  Allow The Ballroom Dance Center to help you prepare for that special moment.  Whether you have a little time, or you are planning...